Emergency Information

What is Cardiac Rehabilitation?

Whether you are recovering from a heart attack, angioplasty, open heart surgery, angina, or you have stable chronic heart failure,program; offering support, guidanceand advice is essential.

The Cardiac Rehabilitation Program aims to meet the physical, educational and emotional needs of community members and the people who care for them, following an admission to hospital for a cardiac condition (heart and blood vessel disease).

Starting an exercise program now, and receiving evidence-based information in a supportive environment can break the vicious cycle of heart disease, and improve quality of life!

Breaking the Cycle

After heart surgery, or for those who have stable chronic heart failure, a Cardiac Rehabilitation Program is medically recognized as one of the most effective treatments.

Goals:    

  • To be active & independent
  • To have a better quality of life
  • To increase strength and endurance
  • To be understood & supported
  • To reduce all risk factors for heart disease through lifestyle changes
  • This program involves a team approach from your local Doctor, nurse, physiotherapist, occupational therapist, social worker, pharmacist, QUIT  smoking educator and dietitian to help you achieve your goals.

How

All referrals via Intake Worker on 5761 4500

Where

AL Berry Day Activity & Therapy Centre, Samaria Road, Benalla

When

  • Every Monday for 8 weeks 12.15pm—2.30pm
  • 12.15pm Education
  • 1.30pm Exercises   
  • Tea, coffee, water and fruit provided.
  • Support person welcome to attend
  • Wear comfortable clothing
  • Please bring emergency medication e.g. Nitrolingual Spray

Every new client requires an assessment appointment prior to starting the program.

Fee

Staff will discuss fees with you and provide a fee declaration form for you to sign.

No person will be refused due to inability to pay.