Healthy Hearts is a group information session that is part of your treatment and recovery following a heart event, often referred to as Cardiac Rehabilitation.
Groups are reasonably small with 15-20 participants and delivered in a community venue e.g. local hall.
This service will help you with:
- What has happened and why;
- Understanding your risk factors;
- Taking control of your future heart health;
- Managing physical activity;
- Making sense of cholesterol and blood pressure numbers;
- Medications and symptom management;
- Eating for heart health;
- Where to go for further support or information;
- Receiving up-to-date information/advice on your condition/treatment & medications;
- Your questions answered by specialists;
- Receiving practical guidelines for physical activity and eating for heart health;
- Listen to, or share with others who have faced or are facing similar issues;
- An opportunity for your family/whānau or support person to be involved in your care and recovery;
- Coming to terms with what has happened, and gaining the confidence to move forward.
If you need a different option / group sessions don’t suit you:
You can receive the Heart Guide Aotearoa, which is a home-based rehabilitation guide from the Heart Foundation, which is delivered over the telephone with support from the Community Education Coordinator (Heart & Diabetes).
Both options are FREE and provided by Nelson Bays Primary Health with support from Nelson Hospital Cardiology staff and The Heart Foundation.