Effects of Rehabilitation on the Family One of the most important factors in a patient's recovery is family involvement and support in his or her rehab. Choosing a Rehabilitation Unit/CARF Rehabilitation services are provided in many different places, including hospitals, long-term care facilities, and community health centers. Thriving After a Heart Attack Over the long term, your quality of life is tied to how severe your heart attack was and how it was treated. Beyond that, any change will depend largely on you. Cardiac Rehabilitation Cardiac rehabilitation programs can be conducted while a person is a hospital inpatient or on an outpatient basis.