The Bates County Memorial Hospital Cardiac-Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program is designed for individuals who have been discharged from a Phase I cardiac inpatient rehabilitation program. The outpatient program offers phases II and III exercise with continuous heart monitoring, as well as maintenance exercise with basic vital sign monitoring.
Patients with chronic pulmonary diseases such as emphysema, chronic bronchitis or asthma also benefit from the program, which combines education and exercise to meet the individual needs of each patient.
The Cardiac-Pulmonary Rehab team works with patients on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Most Phase II patients participate in 36 cardiac rehab sessions. The maintenance program is available for patients who would like to continue their recovery at the hospital and are no longer in need of continuous heart monitoring.
Cardiac rehab is a safe and effective way for patients with heart disease to:
- Get stronger.
- Feel better faster.
- Return to former activities.
- Reduce the risk of future heart problems.
- Live a healthier and longer life.
Bates County Memorial Hospital also offers the Diabetes Empowerment Education Program (DEEP), taught by a member of the Cardiac-Pulmonary Rehab staff. DEEP is offered free for individuals with diabetes, pre-diabetes and those who care for someone with diabetes. The workshop focuses on empowering people to take charge of this condition, avoid complications and improve self-management skills.
The DEEP working lasts six weeks from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the hospital’s Education Center. Topics include Understanding the Human Body, Risk Factors, Monitoring Your Body, Physical Activity, Health Management through Meal Planning, Complications of Diabetes, Medication Information and Mobilizing Family and Friends. Healthy snacks and drinks are provided. To register, call 660-200-7007.
A physician referral is required for participation in Phase II cardiac rehabilitation or pulmonary rehabilitation. No referral is needed for the DEEP workshop.
Call 660-200-7000, ext. 7192 for more information on the program.