Fitness Assessment & Class
To evaluate each patient's physical fitness, a fitness assessment is conducted at the initial appointment and repeated every three months. Once enrolled in the program, patients are expected to attend 75 percent of fitness classes. Fitness classes are held two days per week with an opportunity for some special sessions on the weekends. Class attendance is mandatory for the first three months of the program. The patient will be reassessed at the end of three months to see if he or she is ready for a more independent activity program in the community or will need to continue with the hospital program.