Selfhelp Launches a New Cardiac Care Program - The Selfhelp Home

Selfhelp Launches a New Cardiac Care Program

The Selfhelp Home is proud to announce the start of a cardiac care program in our Health & Rehabilitation Center. While a heart attack is never a good thing, the right care and a strong rehabilitation program can help you make the changes in your life that may be long overdue. According to the CDC, Heart disease is the most frequent condition in older adults and the No. 1 cause of death.
By participating in a program following an event you lower the risk of death and health complications after a cardiac event or procedure and boost your chance of returning to an active lifestyle. It also reduces the chances of returning to the hospital.
Meet our New Cardiologist, Dr. Joel Okner
The Selfhelp Home - Our Team of Medical Professionals - Medical Directors - Dr Joel Okner - Cardiac Care Program

Dr. Joel Okner is a Fellowship trained Cardiologist and Chief Medical Officer of TeleMedico Physicians. He is certified by the American Board of Cardiovascular Disease and a Diplomate with the American Board of Internal Medicine. Dr. Okner is a graduate of the University of Glasgow and completed Residency at Rush-Presbyterian in Chicago, IL where he served as Chief Resident.

After over 20 years of providing cardiac care, including 10 years in private practice, Dr. Okner identified a significant need for Specialty Care in Senior Communities. Dr. Okner is a disruptor and an innovator in Transitional Cardiology. When he is not rounding in communities, he enjoys spending time with his family and is on the board of numerous non for profits.

Our Cardiac Care program is a medically supervised program designed to improve your cardiovascular and pulmonary health after a cardiac event, a planned surgery, or just to manage an ongoing heart or pulmonary diagnosis. At Selfhelp we have an onsite cardiologist to oversee your progress during rehab and works with your own physicians.
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The program consists of monitoring, a regular exercise program including counseling and training, education for heart healthy living and reducing stress. The program is overseen by Dr. Okner who will visit once a week. To participate or find out more about eligibility, contact Elizabeth Sanchez, Director of Admissions, [email protected] or call 773-271-0300.
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