What will I do at a Family of Caring Health & Rehabilitation Facility?
- Participate in a therapy program
- Participate in your normal daily routine, such as dressing and grooming
- Use individual and group leisure activities to help you resume normal activities
- Eat meals with others in the dining room or café. You may also order Room Service
- Work with Staff to plan your transition home
How are Family of Caring rehabilitation facilities different from the hospital?
- You will want to wear your own regular and comfortable clothes.
- You can use your own personal care items – soap, shampoo, shaving supplies, facial care items, cosmetics, hair dryer, etc.
- If you’re most comfortable sleeping with your own bed pillow & blanket (comforter, throw) – bring them with you for a good night’s sleep.
- If keeping a schedule is important, bring a watch with you.
- You will be followed by your personal or a Family of Caring Physician who will visit you within 2-days of your admission. Physicians make regular patient visits during a rehab stay. You will see a physician less frequently than when you were in the hospital.
- You may have visitors when you want them, but keep in mind the needs of other patients, your rehab schedule & your need for rest to regain your optimal health as quickly as possible.
- Wireless internet service is available if you want to bring a laptop with you. You will take responsibility for keeping your computer secure.
- Use this time to enjoy your favorite relaxing leisure activities – consider bringing books, DVDs, iPod, personal CD player or cards with you, or the Center will have many choices as well.
- You may want your family or friends to launder your clothing.
What should I bring?
You will probably be getting dressed and participating in therapies and regular daily activities, so you should bring:
- Clothing (several changes of exercise clothing is a popular choice)
- Comfortable shoes
- Bathrobe and slippers
- Toothbrush, toothpaste, etc.
- Grooming items such as shaving equipment, hair brushes, and make-up
- Glasses and/or hearing aids
- Personal assistive devices, such as a walker or wheelchair
- Laundry Bag
Helpful Documentation to Bring:
- Patient Proof of Citizenship or Residency (e.g., U.S. Passport, or Birth Certificate and State Issued Photo ID). Non-Citizens must present temporary or permanent resident card with photo.
- Patient Medicare, Medicaid, Manage Care, Social Security, and Insurance cards – including prescription drug cards, if applicable
- If the Patient has a Representative for Financial Decisions, Supporting documents such as a Power of Attorney for Financial Decisions, Guardian, Surrogate, or other
- If paying privately, a check or credit card
- In the event that you have applied for State Medical Assistance (Medicaid), a copy of the application
- Bring clothing that can be machine-washed.
- Bring clothing that is easy to pull on or remove, such as pants with elastic waistbands.
- Bring items to make your stay comfortable.
- Very expensive or irreplaceable items such as jewelry or large sums of money are better left at home.