Admissions Information - For Patients and Families
How long will you be staying?
How long you’ll be here depends on your diagnosis and how independent your lifestyle
will be after you leave us. Your therapists, doctors, nurses and social worker will
work with you and your family to identify your goals. Then you and your treatment
team will determine how long it wil take for you to reach those goals.
What will you do at the Elks Rehab Hospital?
Each day at Elks Rehab Hospital, you will work toward your independence. In addition
to caring for your medical needs, our staff will help you practice the activities that
you’ll want to do when you go home. This may include climbing stairs, dressing, bathing
or walking outdoors. Your therapists will work with you to minimize your discomfort as
you exercise to gain strength and flexibility. Because every patient is different, so
is every treatment plan at the Elks Rehab Hospital. Your rehab team will work hard to
develop a program that will meet your needs.
Your meals will be served three times a day in the dining room. Our nutrition experts
will help you choose foods that you like, enhance your recovery and most
importantly, follow your doctor’s orders. Our dietitians will also provide
dietary plans for you when you leave.
Will you have a new doctor?
While you’re at Elks Rehab Hospital, a physician specially trained in rehabilitation
(called a physiatrist) will direct your care. Your other physicians will be fully
informed of your progress while you’re here.
What to bring:
- A few changes of casual, loose-fitting clothing
- Sturdy shoes with non-slip soles
- Long pants or shorts for therapy classes
- Sweater or sweatshirt
- All of your prescription and non-prescription medications (unless you are coming to Elks Rehab
Hospital from an other hospital or skilled nursing facility)
- If you already have equipment such as crutches, a walker, a wheelchair or orthotic braces,
bring those along too. Your therapist can make sure your equipment fits you and will help you
practice using it.
- We provide gowns for you to sleep in, but you may bring your own sleepwear if you prefer.
Please make arrangements with your family or friends for your laundry. If no one is able to
bring you clean clothing, please tell your nurse.
What to leave at home:
- Expensive personal items
- More than $2 cash
Your family and/or care givers are encouraged to participate in your therapies. We also hope they
can become familiar with your nursing care before you return home. Visitors, other than those who
will be caring for you, are asked to come between 5:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., so that your
therapies, meals and rest periods will not be interrupted.
The telephone in your room has its own private line, voice mail system and data port for a laptop
computer. You will also have access to wireless internet. Family and friends can call directly to
your phone by dialing the number printed on it. Instructions on how to make outgoing calls are
also printed on your phone. Instructions for your voice mail system will be provided for you in
your admission information packet.
Coverage for our Services
Our services are covered by Medicare, Medicaid, and most insurance companies.
Need to know more?
If you have questions about admission to Elks Rehab Hospital, please call 208.489.4522
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