Before patients arrive at Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital, we want to be sure
they know what to expect. Here are some tips to make sure the transition
from an acute care hospital to our rehabilitation hospital goes
What to Bring
Patients and their families are encouraged to consider what they’ll need
during their stay at Bryn Mawr Rehab. This list can help patients plan
for admission. Patients should bring:
a comprehensive list of all medications you are taking, as well
as dentures, glasses, hearing aids and any other assistive
devices such as artificial limbs or splints.
toiletries, shaving supplies and/or cosmetics
underwear and socks
pajamas, bathrobe and slippers
comfortable clothing like sweatpants and sweatshirts for
physically active therapy sessions
clothing for non-therapy hours
sneakers or comfortable, low-heeled, rubber-soled shoes
a coat in cold weather
a small amount of cash for salon services, the gift shop or
Patients should consult Bryn Mawr Rehab staff before bringing hair
dryers or any sharp objects into the hospital, including razors,
scissors or nail clippers.
There is free parking for all patients, families and visitors on the
hospital campus, though drivers should be aware of reserved or otherwise
designated zones. Patients and visitors should always lock their
vehicles. If assistance is needed in the parking lot or on hospital
grounds, contact Security at extension 3993.
All patients receive a hospital ID bracelet with their name, hospital
number, physician’s name and any other important information. Hospital
staff checks these bracelets frequently, and patients should wear them
at all times.
There are few important policies for patients, family and friends to
keep in mind as they settle in:
there is no smoking in any hospital buildings, or on hospital
because the bathrooms in patient rooms are specially cleaned and
equipped for the patient, visitors should always use bathroom
facilities that are provided outside of the patient rooms
We recommend that patients do not bring large amounts of money,
valuables or items of great sentimental value to the hospital, though a
small amount of cash can be useful for incidentals. If patients misplace
an item, they should alert the staff immediately and they’ll help to
search for it, but Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital is not responsible for any
items lost during the patient’s stay.
If a patient is transferred to an acute care facility during their stay,
we will secure any valuables in a hospital safe until family can claim
Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital prohibits discrimination based on age, race,
color, ethnicity, religion, culture, language, physical or mental
disability, socio-economic status, sex, sexual orientation, gender
identity or expression. We ask that all patients and visitors respect
the culture, values and beliefs of all who receive and deliver care.
For a complete guide to your rehabilitative stay at Bryn Mawr Rehab
Hospital, view our Patient
Handbook. A copy will also be provided to you upon admission.
For more information, call 1.866.CALL.MLH.