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Cardiac rehab in aged care

15th October 2020 | 3 mins

Motivated and inspiring are words used to describe Darrieux in his determination to rehabilitate after open-heart surgery at his residential aged care home in Winston Hills Care Community. Cardiac rehab in aged care is most successful when physical therapy and exercise training programs can be followed on-site.

Opal Winston Hills has a Wellness Centre in partnership with Concentric Rehabilitation and after arriving at the home he was able to start physiotherapy directly from his bedroom. After suffering his cardiac episode he underwent open-heart surgery in the hospital and was very deconditioned when he arrived but he has shown huge determination to reach his goals of returning to the golf course.

Prior to coming to our home his social life revolved around his love of golf and his family and friends, it is this motivation to return to that which has contributed to his successful reablement program in the wellness centre. With the support of dedicated physios, a personalised program and the onsite gym, Darrieux’s dream of teeing off for his first round of golf since his operation is becoming a reality.

Watch the video below as Darrieux shares his story.


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