Rochester, NY, September 26, 2016—Jewish Senior Life announces that it is expanding its cardiopulmonary rehabilitation program, responding to an increasing need for specialized patient care following a hospital stay. Jewish Senior Life has named the program myHeart™ Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Program, solidifying its commitment to focus on this service and remain one of the largest post-acute care providers in Monroe County.
According to recent research, risk of hospital readmission for older patients remains high for months after hospitalization for issues such as heart failure, acute myocardial infarction, and pneumonia. As the number of older patients continues to increase, there is a growing need for short-term, transitional care for recently discharged patients to reduce their risk of hospital readmission.
“Our cardiopulmonary program has been a trusted resource to help people rebuild their strength and confidence following a procedure, and to help bridge the gap between hospitalization and home,” said Mike King, President and CEO of Jewish Senior Life, “We named the program to give it an identity, and to show our commitment to maintaining and growing our leadership in this area of care.”
Cardiopulmonary rehabilitation services have been available at Transitional Care Program at the Jewish Home for more than twenty years, and nearly 20 percent of patients served in 2015 received cardiopulmonary services. The myHeart Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Program will continue to reside within Transitional Care at The Jewish Home.
The myHeart Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Program and its full-time highly skilled medical staff, including physicians, registered nurses, physical/occupational therapists and registered dietitians, offer:
- Individualized care plans
- Anxiety and pain management
- Physical and occupational therapy available seven days a week
- Nurses trained in cardiopulmonary intervention and management strategies
- Patient and family education
Transitional Care at the Jewish Home is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), an independent organization that sets stringent standards of care and recognizes only the most qualified providers.
About Jewish Senior Life:
Serving people of all faiths and ethnic backgrounds, Jewish Senior Life is guided by the values of honoring family and emphasizing aging in place—allowing people to remain in the place of their choice longer. Jewish Senior Life is a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC), offering all levels of care from independent living to skilled nursing care on a single campus:
- The Summit at Brighton for independent living;
- Wolk Manor for assisted living;
- The Lodge at Wolk Manor for assisted living memory care;
- The Jewish Home of Rochester for long-term, transitional, and memory care;
- Transitional Care at the Jewish Home for short-term rehabilitation;
- Atkin Center for Outpatient Rehabilitation;
- Marian’s House daytime retreat for those with memory loss; and
- a variety of community programs and services such as Living Well Companion Care and Physician House Calls that enable people to age and live safely, either on campus or another place that they call home.
Jewish Senior Life is the only senior care provider in the Rochester area to offer Life Care, a program which eliminates worries about unforeseen care needs and medical expenses throughout the full continuum of care.
Jewish Senior Life is CARF accredited for its high quality and customer satisfaction, and has been named a 2017 Top Workplace by the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle.
Jewish Senior Life is a member of the Alliance for Senior Care of Greater Rochester, Leading Age, Leading Age New York, and the Association of Jewish Agency Services.
For more information, please visit www.jewishseniorlife.org.