Russell's Cardiac Recovery Story
Russell is a 68 year old male with a history of heart disease. After experiencing a heart attack, Russell underwent heart surgery. His doctor recommended post-acute skilled nursing and rehabilitation services before returning home.
Russell lives on his own in a split level house and was independent before his heart attack. He needed strengthening to climb his steps safely and make lifestyle adjustments. He also needed to improve his ability to care for his daily needs such as preparing meals, dressing and bathing.
At the center, the interdisciplinary team created a care plan to help Russell meet his goals. The nursing team took care of Russell's wound, taught him about wound care and medication management. The therapy team worked with Russell to regain strength so he could use the steps at home. He also learned techniques to manage his energy level while dressing, bathing and preparing meals. The dietary and clinical team helped Russell work on lifestyle changes such as diet and managing stress.
Back to Active:
"After my heart attack I wanted to get back to my life and my own home, but I was very fearful about returning home on my own so I opted to transition in a skilled nursing center. After my rehab stay, I am back home and comfortable being on my own and taking care of myself. I can safely walk up and down my steps and I know what I need to do to help prevent another heart attack." - Russell
Heartland-ManorCare skilled nursing centers provide a comprehensive regime of specialized rehabilitation services, each one designed to help you achieve your recovery goal. Find a center near you to learn more about how a post-hospital stay can help you get back to active.