About Your Inpatient Stay
Welcome to Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation. We are committed to making your hospital stay a positive place for healing for you and your family. Our goal is to provide quality care in every aspect of your inpatient rehabilitation so that you can reach your greatest potential.
Before You Start Inpatient Rehab
- Make sure you have comfortable, loose-fitting clothes and rubber-soled shoes or sneakers. Your family will need to assist with your laundry; please ask them to provide you with a clean supply of clothing.
- Visitors are most welcome. We ask all visitors to consider patient therapy schedules when planning visits, and allow patients to have time to rest.
- If you wear glasses or use hearing aids, please bring them with you. Please make sure you put them in a safe place when not in use.
- If you have dentures, please ask the nurse for a special denture box. This will help prevent your dentures from accidentally getting thrown out.
- We cannot be responsible for lost eyeglasses, hearing aids or dentures.
- Leave valuables at home. A safe is available, as we are not responsible for lost or stolen items.
- Parking vouchers can be purchased for a discount of $3 through the admissions office in the lobby. Weekly parking passes are also available.
- Wireless internet service is complimentary.
- You will have a nursing call button to use when you need assistance. A staff member will respond as soon as possible. If you are unable to press the button, other devices are available. Please discuss this with your nurse. For your safety, there is also an emergency call button in the bathroom.
- Personal cell phones are permitted. Our hospital also provides telephones in each room. Family and friends outside the hospital may reach you by calling the dedicated phone number that is posted in your room.
Rules and Regulations at Our Hospitals
- No Smoking: Baylor Scott & White Rehabilitation hospitals are smoke-free and tobacco-free environments, including the parking lot and anywhere on our property. This includes cigarettes, smokeless tobacco, e-cigarettes, cigars and pipes.
- Personal Property: Personal safes are located in each patient room for personal belongings. We encourage you to send any unnecessary belongings home with family or friends. If necessary we can secure items in the hospital safe upon request. Baylor Scott & White Rehabilitation is not responsible for any lost, stolen or damaged personal items brought in by patients.
- Fire Drills: For your protection, Baylor Rehab conducts fire and disaster drills regularly. Please do not be disturbed if you see or hear evidence of a fire drill. The hospital is a fire resistant building equipped with automatic sprinklers and the staff is trained in fire protection and evacuation.
- Know Your Medications: It is important for you to know your medications and why your doctor prescribed them for you. Your physician or nurse will help you understand your medication schedule.
- Fall Prevention: Your safety is always paramount. You have an important role in helping to keep yourself safe while in one of our hospitals. Always use your call button if you need help getting out of bed, wear slippers or shoes with non-skid soles and keep frequently-used objects within your reach.
During your projected week of discharge, we want YOU to shine! Our therapists will still be there to safely support you, but will encourage you to be as independent as you possibly can. You’ve come so far and it’s time to show yourself just how much you’ve accomplished.
On the day your physician indicates you are ready to leave the hospital, a discharge order will be written. Following your inpatient rehabilitation program, it’s important that you stay on a path of healing.
- Coordinate plans with family or friends so everybody is on the same page when you leave Baylor Scott & White Rehabilitation.
- Know what follow-up medical, outpatient or other appointments you need to make and how to arrange for transportation.
- Understand how maintain your health and the gains you have made through inpatient rehabilitation.
- Know what symptoms or potential problems to watch out for.
- Be aware of medications your doctor ordered.
- Know how to manage any special care needs you may have.
- Know what equipment you will need, such as a wheelchair, walker or ramps for your home.
- Understand dietary restrictions that you may have and how you will follow them.
- Make sure your doctor, nurses, therapists, case manager and other members of your treatment team have answered all of your questions.