Before You Arrive

When you come to Rehab Hospital, please bring with you:

  • Medicare and health insurance coverage cards
    It is important that you bring your Medicare card or health insurance card at the time of your admission. Although we verify your insurance coverage prior to admission, your insurance company may require information to confirm that your continued stay is necessary. This may involve periodic discussions with your rehabilitation team and the examination of your medical record.
  • Advance directive forms
    In addition, if you have an advance directive (Living Will, Power of Attorney, Appointment of Healthcare Representative), please bring a copy with you to include with your hospital records. If you do not have a copy, bring the original and the admissions staff will make a copy.
  • A list of current medications (if being admitted from home)
    Your doctors need to know about any medication you are currently taking. When admitted from another facility your medications will be continued as ordered by the transferring physician. If you are being admitted directly from your home, bring a list of current prescription and over-the-counter medications as well as herbals and vitamins, noting dosage, strength and time taken, so they can be reviewed. All medication from home will be sent home with your family after being reviewed. While you are here, our pharmacy will provide the medications your physician has prescribed.
  • Assistive devices
    Please bring any assistive devices you are currently using in order to participate in the rehabilitation program--glasses, hearing aids, prostheses, braces, splints, etc.
  • Personal items that remind you of home
    Please feel free to bring along any reminder of home. Family photos, books, etc., are encouraged. If you have a favorite pillow or blanket, bring it along.

Suggested List of Clothing and Toiletry Items

Since you'll be working toward a normal daily routine, when possible, you will be wearing your own clothing. You will need comfortable, loose-fitting clothing so that exercise is unrestricted. All clothing should be easy to put on and take off. Since there is no laundry service for your personal clothing available at the hospital, you should arrange with a family member or friend to have your personal laundry taken for cleaning every other day. Please allow at least three to four changes of clothes to be available at the hospital at any given time. Here are some suggestions:

  • Five (5) casual shirts/blouses (the fewer buttons, the better)
  • Five (5) pairs of loose-fitting slacks/shorts
  • Sweat suits
  • Four to five (4-5) undershirts
  • Four to five (4-5) pairs of undergarments
  • Three to four (3-4) pairs of cotton socks or hose
  • One to two (1-2) pairs of rubber-soled shoes with good support
  • Slippers or house shoes with non-slip soles
  • Robe/pajamas (hospital gowns are available)
  • Outerwear (jacket, raincoat) consistent with the season
  • Grooming articles (shampoo, powder, lotion, deodorant, hairbrush, cosmetics, toothbrush and toothpaste, along with the things needed for shaving and denture care)

Please put your name on all items.