200 Exempla Circle, Lafayette, CO 80026      303-689-4000
Good Samaritan Medical Center
 
 
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Rehabilitation

Getting you back to a full and vibrant life is our top priority. Our rehabilitation services are designed to help you modify your lifestyle to help prevent another heart event. Our fully integrated outpatient clinic, part of the Health and Healing Center, provides comprehensive rehabilitation and therapy services, including physical, occupational and speech therapy, cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation, and diabetes education and nutrition consultations. We also offer integrative therapies including, massage, acupuncture and Healing Touch. Our unique complementary care gives patients easy access to multiple therapies and specialists. Our trained cardiac rehabilitation nurses provide education for coronary stent, myocardial infarction, heart failure, CAD and peripheral vascular disease. And our Outpatient Monitored Cardiac Rehabilitation and Maintenance programs are led by a registered nurse and exercise physiologist.

 

A comprehensive team for your complete rehabilitation

Our multidisciplinary team aids in heart disease recovery and management and includes a dietitian, pharmacist, counselor, physical therapist and respiratory therapist. Together, they help make up our nationally certified, patient-centered program that emphasizes a personalized approach to heart recovery through the key components of exercise, education and encouragement. The program features:

  • Closely monitored exercise sessions
  • Active family involvement through support groups and educational classes
  • Individual consultations and group seminars that focus on management of heart disease, diet changes, exercise and risk factors (cholesterol, stress, smoking, high blood pressure)

 Your healing and education process starts in the hospital and is then maintained through an ongoing outpatient program. Family members or friends are welcome to attend these classes with you.  

 According to published evidence, there are numerous, substantial benefits of cardiac rehabilitation, including:

  • Improved tolerance of exercise and daily activities
  • Improved symptoms (such as shortness of breath)
  • Improved blood lipid levels (cholesterol readings)
  • Improved general well-being and self-esteem
  • Reduced cigarette smoking
  • Reduced risk of fatal heart attack

 

Our Cardiac Rehabilitation Program has three distinct phases:

PHASE I: INPATIENT

While you are in the hospital, you will be provided with education tailored to meet your individual needs to help you start and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Education 

Each cardiac patient receives education and materials on:

  • Self-care and recovery
  • How to live a healthier lifestyle by decreasing your cardiac risk factors
  • Nutrition
  • Activity
  • Cardiac resources and other follow-up materials

 

PHASE II: OUTPATIENT

Our outpatient program helps you participate in your own recovery shortly after leaving the hospital.

Outpatient Program Components

Exercise
We provide you with an individualized exercise program designed to improve the efficiency and stamina of your heart as well as improve your overall physical health.

Education
We supply a wide range of information to both you and your family to help you develop a healthy and positive lifestyle. Education classes are held at convenient times before and after your monitored exercise sessions. Classes are free for patients and their family members.

Education Class Topics

  • Cardiac Nutrition I & II
  • Stress Management
  • Cardiac Medications
  • Exercise and Your Heart
  • Diabetes and Heart Disease
  • Cardiac Anatomy & Disease     

 Encouragement
Positive support from cardiac rehabilitation professionals and fellow participants helps to reduce your anxiety and renews your self-confidence.

 

PHASE III: OUTPATIENT MAINTENANCE PROGRAM

Post-graduate Program
This important phase focuses on lifetime management of your overall health and well-being and features physical fitness and risk factor supervision provided in a minimally supervised setting. This ongoing program is available to cardiac rehabilitation graduates to support your continued heart health. When you participate in Phase III, you are choosing to incorporate exercise and risk factor modification into your everyday healthy lifestyle.

 

Call 303.689.6580 to schedule an appointment or with questions.

Call 303-689-6420

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