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What to Pack for Your Stay

posted on Friday, February 24, 2017

What to Pack for Your Stay

If you'll be staying in a WesleyLife Community for Healthy Living to rehabilitate after a hospital stay, you may be wondering what to bring with you. The list below will help!
 

  1. Health Care and Personal Identification: Bring a copy of the front and back sides of your Social Security card, Medicare and Medicare Part D cards, and insurance cards. Bring a copy of your discharge papers if you or your spouse is a veteran.
  2. Legal Directives: Bring a copy of your Living Will, financial Power of Attorney, and health care proxy or health care Power of Attorney, if you have these documents.
  3. Doctor’s Order: If you will be receiving a skilled care covered by Medicare, your doctor must sign and send in an order indicating that skilled care is needed. Please contact the Business Office Manager at the WesleyLife community where you’ll be staying if you have questions about finances.
  4. Clothing: We suggest you bring six or seven sets of clothing that you’d commonly wear at home. Laundry service is available, so please have all items marked. (Do not bring delicate or dry-clean only items.) Please record all items on the inventory sheet: This will be given to you at the time of your admission and will be kept with your chart. Bring comfortable shoes for physical activities or therapy. Bring pajamas, slippers and robe, as well as personal products (deodorant, shampoo, make-up, etc.)
  5. Food: If you bring in food, it must be stored in airtight sealable containers. Perishable food will be stored in the kitchen and distributed to you in small amounts on a daily basis.
  6. Valuable Items: We do not advise bringing items of great value (money, expensive rings, and jewelry) with you. If you desire to bring something of value, we recommend purchasing a small lock box and keeping it in your room. You will have the responsibility for the safekeeping of the key. Neither the community nor the skilled nursing facility will assume responsibility for the loss of personal items, including loss or damage to hearing aids, dentures, eyeglasses, or other assistive devices.
  7. Miscellaneous: Most rooms are furnished with a bed and bed linens, towels and washcloths, table, dresser, clock, chair, television, and telephone. You might want to bring a radio, family photos or inspirational items to keep you motivated during your stay. Do not bring the medicine you are currently taking; your regular medications will be provided.  

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  2. skilled rehab
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