As Buffalo’s seasonal weather reveals its true colors, our enthusiasm for exercise and physical activity tends to cool. This trend doesn’t bode well for Western New Yorkers since we already experience one of the highest rates of stroke and cardiovascular disease in the Northeast. For those living with cardiac conditions, it’s important to stay focused on your goals, especially during the cooler months.
If your heart is deconditioned, or if you’re having heart surgery, your doctor will likely refer you to a rehabilitation center for physical and occupational therapy to help you recover faster and stronger. “A successful healing process is interwoven with an effective and personalized rehabilitative regimen,” stated Melissa Graziano, PT, director of rehabilitative services for The McGuire Group, which operates five rehabilitation centers in the area.
As a patient at one of the McGuire Rehabilitation Centers you will be treated by board certified physicians as well as nurses, therapists, dieticians and social workers who deliver a medically supervised patient-centered program to improve your cardiovascular health, address risk factors and focus on lifestyle changes to prevent further complications.
Your treatment is delivered through a team approach, which means you learn from experts in every aspect of healing. Rehabilitative therapists help you regain the physical stamina and range of motion needed to recover; physicians and nurses address the disease process and teach you how to manage your medications; and dieticians assist in helping you adopt healthy lifestyle changes and dietary habits. After your recovery, social workers will help you transition back into the community and coordinate home-based services. This full spectrum of care consistently earns the McGuire facilities outstanding ratings with the state and federal governments. This is reflected in The McGuire Group’s elite status as the only multi-facility provider in the state to have all of its facilities in the top quintile of New York’s quality benchmarking metric since its inception.
After discharge from the rehabilitative program, you will also have the option of returning for outpatient care to continue your recovery after returning home. These programs include individualized treatment plans and outcome assessments that pick up right where you left off as an inpatient.
Ask your doctor about The McGuire Group‘s rehabilitation programs at Autumn View in Hamburg, Garden Gate in Cheektowaga, Harris Hill in Williamsville, Northgate in North Tonawanda and Seneca in West Seneca. To pre-plan a stay or arrange for a private tour, call (716) 826-2010 or visit www.mcguiregroup.com.Read More