What To Bring To Short Term Rehab
Patients often wonder what to pack for their short term rehab stay. To help make your visit comfortable and give you one less thing to think about, our team at Santé has put together this list of recommendations to assist you in preparing and planning:
- Bring clothes that are comfortable and appropriate for moving around in. Much of your short term rehab stay will be spent in physical and occupational therapy, so being able to move comfortably in your clothes is important. Soft pants with an elastic waist and casual t-shirts are perfect.
- Bring pants, shirts, socks, and underwear to last 4-6 days. Laundry may be done routinely to ensure you always have something to wear. Over packing can result in an overcrowded room and excess burden to move and organize for you and your family.
- Bring your glasses, hearing aids, and dentures if you have them. If you have a cane or walker, special orthotics (braces), or compression socks, you will want to bring those as well.
- Bring must-have toiletries. If you like using a certain brand of shampoo or face cream bring them in a waterproof bag along with your toothbrush and other necessities. If you forget a necessary item, we can certainly provide something comparable during your stay.
- Bring your cell phone and charger. Although there will be a phone in your room, bringing your cell phone ensures that you have contact information for your friends and family members.
There are also a few things that we recommend you don’t bring:
- Don’t bring cash (aside from a few dollars for the vending machine) or credit cards; these will likely not be needed.
- Don’t bring valuables, such as jewelry, iPads, and laptops.
- Bedding and décor. They are not required for a short term rehab stay. However, if you want to bring a favorite pillow or blanket, that is certainly acceptable.
For more information on short term rehab services, contact our qualified professionals at Santé. We have locations throughout Arizona and are here to make your stay a pleasant one.