Preparing for Rehab

Preparing for Inpatient Rehabilitation

An extended stay at The Rehabilitation Center at Southern Regional requires patients be equipped with personal items and supplies not ordinarily needed in a short hospital visit. In order for patients to feel as comfortable as possible during their stay, we encourage a family member or caregiver to accompany patients who are being admitted to The Rehabilitation Center on their first day.

Upon arrival, patients should have the following on hand:

  • Medical insurance cards and a copy of any advance directive, if available
  • Loose, comfortable street clothing in addition to underwear and sleepwear, preferably labeled with patient's name. Personal laundry services are not available. Clothing will need to be exchanged regularly.
  • Socks and sturdy, comfortable shoes with non-skid soles.
  • Dentures and supplies
  • Eyeglasses and/or contact lenses and supplies
  • Hearing aids and batteries
  • Any medical equipment already being used at home such as a walker, cane or prosthesis