What to Bring with You
- Pants and/or shorts
- Comfortable pajamas
- Shoes - velcro fasteners & rubber soles are preferable
- Eyeglasses/Contact Lenses
- Hearing aides and batteries
- Reading materials
- Any special equipment you have
Bring three to five changes or comfortable, loose-fitting, wash-and-wear
clothing. You will be involved in an active exercise program. Sweat suites
are perfect. Put your name on your belongings in the event they are misplaced.
You may be able to launder your own clothes on the unit as part of your
therapy program. Otherwise, please arrange for your laundry to be done
at home by your family or friends.
What to Leave Home
Please leave your valuables at home and bring only enough money for items
such as magazines or snacks. The hospital cannot be responsible for any
money, valuables or other belongings left in your room.
Remember, you will be away from your room for most of the day.
Please do not bring electrical equipment (razors, hair dryers, etc) with
you. Check with your nurse if there are any questions.
In the event that you have to bring something of value during your stay,
there is a safe located here in the hospital for your accommodation. Please
let your nurse know if you need to utilize this service.
We encourage the emotional support visitors can provide during your rehabilitation.
However, we recommend that visitors wait until after 4:00pm. With your
busy schedule during the day, this has proven to be the most convenient
time for visitors. Special situations may be discussed with your case
manager and/or social worker.
Because you will have a busy schedule to follow, your day begins early.
Breakfast may be served as early as 7:15am. Bathing and dressing activities
begin as early as 6:00am. Instead of staying in pajamas or a hospital
gown, you will be expected to dress each day in your own clothes. Staff
members will assist you with dressing as part of your therapy.
Following your evaluations, an individualized therapy schedule will be
attached to your walker or wheelchair. Each day will be very busy and
you will be encouraged to be out of bed and active most of the day. Nap
times are not scheduled, but if you feel you need to rest during the day,
breaks will be planned.
A staff member will assist you in getting to your scheduled therapy sessions.
We strongly encourage attendance in all of your therapies. In the event
you become ill and feel unable to attend, your physician will be notified.
Because insurance mandates regular attendance, we must closely monitor
participation in your therapy program.
Rehabilitation services will be provided seven days a week as needed.
Occupational and Physical therapy will be provided at a minimum of 1.5
hours per weekday. These therapies will also be provided for at least
30 minutes on Saturday and Sunday. Speech Pathology Service will be provided
for 30 minutes to 2 hours as needed for 7 days per week. During the weekday,
treatment will consist of, but not limited to Physical and Occupational
Therapy, Speech Therapy, Neuropsychology Services, Social Service Discharge
Planning and Rehabilitation Physiatry. Rehab Nursing will be provided
7 days a week, 24 hours a day.
Your meals will be served in the Rehab Center dining room. Meals will
be provided in your room only if there is a medical reason. Eating your
meals in the dining room will allow you time to socialize with other patients.
Please encourage your family to pay attention to any diet restrictions
and not to bring food that may harm you.