Our Heart for Life Program, under the Medical Leadership of Kathleen Ward M.D., offers an innovative approach to cardiac care and rehabilitation. This program features specific protocols for the management of patients with Congestive Heart Failure, Post Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery, Myocardial Infarction (Heart Attack) and Left Ventricular Assist Devices (LVAD). It includes:
- Cardiac Telemetry Monitoring - ability to do IV drips (inotropes)
- Consultations by a Board Certified Cardiologist
- Staff specially trained in cardiac diseases
- On-site Coumadin management, labs and diagnostic testing
- Physical, occupational, and speech therapies available up to 7-days a week
S.T.A.T. Program- Stabilize, Treat, Assess and Transition
Our S.T.A.T. Program, led by Donald Jurivich, D.O. of The University of Illinois Medical System, is modeled off hospital based Transitional Care Units (TCU’s) that focus on smooth transitions from hospital to skilled nursing.
The program works towards preventing 30-day hospital readmissions by having more frequent consultations by physicians and nurse practitioners, increased nurse and nurse aid ratios, and more frequent monitoring of vital signs.
National research shows that unnecessary 30-day readmissions can be prevented by a TCU model that focuses on proactive medical rounding and staff training and education.
O.R.T.H.O- Optimal Rehabilitation with Healthy Options
The O.R.T.H.O Program at Symphony at Aria features orthopedic recovery and rehabilitation programs for patients recovering from joint replacements or fractures. Our skilled staff is trained to use techniques and therapies proven to help restore function, improve mobility, relieve pain and prevent or limit permanent physical disabilities.
At Symphony at Aria, a holistic plan of care is designed for our wound patients. Our staff is trained to anticipate and care for their needs.
A Nurse Coordinator, assigned to each patient, works closely with family and physician to monitor progress and serve as a resource to address concerns. They collaborate with the Discharge Physician’s hospital to ensure appropriate follow up care is coordinated upon the patient's discharge from Symphony at Aria.
Our interdisciplinary team, Physician Specialist, Wound Ostomy Nurse, Dietitian, Social Worker, Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Speech Therapist and nursing staff assess and reassess the plan of care. This has reduced our average recovery time and stay by 2- to 8- weeks.
Palliative Care – Comfort Care Program
At Symphony at Aria, we understand how difficult it can be to manage all of the issues that surround a serious or complex illness. Our specialized Palliative Care Program has been especially designed to alleviate symptoms associated with life limiting illnesses. The goal of this program is to provide comfort care while meeting the emotional and spiritual needs of the patients and their family. Our skilled palliative care specialists work together with the physicians and the clinical team to provide options to enhance quality of life.