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​​​Heart Failure Support Program​

Masonicare at Newtown provides exceptional support for patients dealing with Heart Failure. Our program uses an interdisciplinary team approach that encompasses diet, education, exercise and therapy to help patients anticipating discharge home to obtain and maintain optimal health.

  • Medical Director, Yvette Fernandez, MD, and Nurse Practioner, Joan Ellen Gregg, APRN, with on-call coverage 24/7.
  • Affiliated with Masonicare Home Health, an agency with proven outcomes managing heart failure patients and decreasing hospital readmissions
  • Telehealth initiated in skilled nursing setting to get patient accustomed to self management in preparation for going home
  • Customized exercise program under the direction of a certified Physical
  • Therapist and Occupational Therapist
  • Dietary consultation for individualized menu planning
  • Heart Failure Support Group
  • MD appointments with community physician arranged prior to discharge
  • Homecare Transition Nurse visits patient in facility to establish continuity of care as they transition to home
  • Individualized care planning meetings with patients and families
  • Care by specialty trained nurses using best practice standards

Four-part patient educational series consisting of:

  • Diet: Preparation of low-sodium recipes with a Registered Dietitian and chef for patients and families to learn how to manage at home
  • Managing mecications/supporting chronic illness
  • Telehealth monitoring and how it can help you stay out of the hospital
  • Exercise conservation and management to perform activities of ​daily living

Our Location

Masonicare at Newtown

139 Toddy Hill Road, Newtown, CT

203-364-3211

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