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ETMC Rehabilitation Center

Putting lives back on track

Preparation

Here are some basic guidelines for preparing for a stay at the ETMC Rehabilition Center and general information about a patient stay.

What You Should Bring
To help you prepare for your stay in the rehabilitation hospital, we recommend you bring these items:

  • Four or five changes of comfortable clothing Undergarments Nightwear, including a robe
  • Comfortable shoes with non-skid soles
  • Dentures, hearing aids, glasses or any prostheses you currently use
  • Jacket, sweater or coat
  • Shampoo, toothpaste and other toiletry items
  • A list of medications you currently use
  • Special equipment you currently use
  • Insurance card
  • Small amount of money (we encourage amounts under $5)

What to Expect
Your schedule at the rehabilitation hospital will be based on your individual therapy program. However, most inpatients can expect a schedule similar to this one:

6:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m. Wake, get dressed (with assistance, if needed), and have breakfast in the dining room.
8:30 a.m. -11:30 a.m. Morning therapy sessions
(Patients will have a minimum of three hours of therapy daily, including individual and group sessions.)
Noon-1 p.m. Lunch/short rest period
1-4 p.m. Afternoon therapy sessions
4-5:30 p.m. Rest period

5:30-6:30 p.m.
Dinner
6:30-8 p.m. Optional evening activities
Saturday Limited therapy
Sunday Limited therapy

Meals
Meals are served in the day room on the inpatient unit (floors 3 and 4). Menu slections will be available, unless a special diet has been ordered by the physician. Patients are encouraged to eat in the day room. For patients who have difficulty with feeding and/or swallowing, a separate program offering adaptive equipment and other helpful strategies is available on a daily basis.

Dietary services and consultations are available as requested or ordered by the physician. In addition to your meals, milk, juices, ice, dietary supplements etc. are available upon requrest.