Cardiac Recovery Exercises for Elderly


Being diagnosed with a heart condition can feel life changing. But it doesn’t have to be. You can lower your risk of future heart problems and enjoy a healthier future through a medically-supervised cardiac rehabilitation program.

A comprehensive and customized Wauconda Care rehab program can help:


  • Restore cardiac health so you can resume everyday activities.
  • Decrease cardiac symptoms and potential complications.
  • Optimize your cardiovascular performance and quality of life.
  • Identify cardiac risk factors and develop a heart healthy lifestyle to mitigate those risks.
  • Cope with the emotional effects of your condition.
  • Reduce your risk for future heart problems.
  • Recover faster and return to a full, productive life.




Cardiac rehabilitation is not just helping you get healthy again after a heart attack or other heart condition. It’s helping you stay healthy with a rehab program that includes exercise training, education on taking care of yourself, and counseling to reduce stress and support your return to your day-to-day activities.

At Wauconda Care Cardiac Rehabilitation, our Cardiac Recovery team is here to help you restore your strength and move confidently forward. You can benefit from our care if you’ve experienced a:

  • Heart attack
  • Heart bypass surgery
  • Coronary artery disease (CAD)
  • Congestive heart failure (CHF)
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Heart valve surgery
  • Stable angina
  • Pacemaker or implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD)
  • Other heart condition


Getting Started: Your Medical Evaluation


Your cardiac rehabilitation program should be as individual as you are. At Wauconda Care, we ensure that it is.

Your cardiac rehab starts with a comprehensive medical evaluation. Our Cardiac Recovery Team – cardiologist, physiatrist, nurse practitioner, physical and occupational therapists, and dietician –will review your strengths and limitations, check out your risk factors, and assess your lifestyle habits and current physical capabilities.


Getting Fit: Physical Activity


At the heart of cardiac rehabilitation is a customized physical activity program designed to improve your strength and cardiovascular fitness. Our carefully monitored exercise and activity program helps strengthen heart muscles gradually and safely so you can return that much faster to your normal life. Exercise programs are carefully tailored to match your needs and abilities.

We provide regular intervals of rest and recovery to help ensure your exercise is proceeding at a comfortable and safe pace. And, we even provide a pedometer so you can track your progress and set goals for success.


Getting Healthy: Lifestyle Education And Support


Adopting a healthy lifestyle is key to a successful and sustained recovery. After all, the most important member of the team is not your cardiologist or physical therapist or dietician; it’s you.

At Wauconda Care, we help you map out healthy lifestyles that should continue long after rehab. With a spotlight on making healthier food choices, smoking cessation, changing your sedentary lifestyle, and developing coping and stress reduction skills, our aim is to lead you on a path to better health.


Getting Out: What Next?


After completing Cardiac Rehabilitation, you will be ready to continue your heart healthy habits and exercise program. The Wauconda Care team will help you make a seamless transition back to the life you love. Our therapists help make sure you have the right tools and resources to continue your progress and live at home successfully.
We’ll also help you identify and tap into community resources to help you maintain your “new normal”, with home exercise and fitness planning and more. If you ever have a question, we’re just one phone call away.