This is an overview of our most important hospital policies for patients and visitors. Complying with these rules keeps Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital a safe, healthy, and comfortable place for all of our patients and their loved ones.
For more information on your stay at this and any of our other hospitals, please read through the patient hospital guide. A copy will also be provided to you upon admission.
Your family and visitors are welcome and are important to the recovery process. We have updated our visitation policy, effective July 4, 2021. For our patients’ successful rehabilitation, as well as their safety and well-being, their clinical team may need to limit the number of visitors and the time of their visits so as not to interfere with treatment schedule or resting periods.
We also ask visitors to please treat our patients, their families and our staff in a considerate, courteous and cooperative manner, respecting the culture, values and beliefs of all who receive and deliver care. This includes dressing appropriately. Shirts and shoes must be worn at all times.
Here are some additional guidelines for visitors to ensure the comfort and safety of all patients.
Visitors please do NOT:
- Consume alcohol anywhere in the hospital or on the hospital grounds.
- Attempt to assist your loved one unless you have been properly trained to assist in the activity.
- Remove any protective devices from patients.
- Give over-the-counter or prescription medications to patients.
- Leave patients unattended in the bathroom.
- Bring sharp objects, such as scissors, razors or nail clippers, into the hospital.
Visitors please DO:
- Maintain a quiet environment so that all patients’ needs are respected. Be especially considerate of patients in semi-private rooms.
- Ask our nursing staff before bringing any food or drinks into the hospital.
- Let our staff know when you’re escorting a patient from the unit.
- Please also protect your personal property and valuables while you are visiting.
A smoke-free hospital
Bryn Mawr Rehab is a smoke-free facility. While people have the right to smoke in their own homes, all patients at Bryn Mawr Rehab have the right to avoid potentially harmful second-hand smoke while they’re recovering, so there is no smoking in the hospital or on the hospital grounds. This is in line with our basic mission of helping people regain and maintain optimum health.
Please do not use the bathrooms in patient rooms. They are reserved for patients to protect their health. Public restrooms are located throughout the hospital.
Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital makes accommodations for the parents and guardians of adolescent patients to stay with their child during the inpatient rehabilitation stay. For more information, contact your care manager.
Independent Living Unit (ILU)
Our four-room, home-like ILU is arranged like an apartment so you can become acclimated to living at home. With the recommendation of your patient care team, you and your family may stay overnight in the ILU to help develop and re-establish a routine. Your occupational therapist can provide you more information about the ILU.
During your stay, your treatment team may recommend home visits and day passes. All day passes must be requested 72 hours in advance.
Day passes are available:
- Saturday: 12:00–8:00 pm
- Sunday: 12:00–8:00 pm
- Holidays: 12:00–8:00 pm
Shorter passes may be necessary based on medical and team decisions. The following criteria must be met prior to receiving approval for a day pass:
- Physician and team approval are required, along with a physician’s order.
- A patient must be admitted as an inpatient for seven days prior to request.
- Family members must participate in patient therapy, including car transfers and nursing care prior to receiving a day pass.
- Your care manager must check insurance coverage and limitations regarding day pass policy.
- Patients who receive dysphagia therapy must practice swallowing techniques and the family must receive instruction if the patient will eat any meals outside of the hospital.
- Only two passes per month are allowed per Pennsylvania regulations.
- A family member must sign the patient out of the hospital and sign the patient in upon returning to the hospital. If medication is required to be taken during the day pass hours, a prescription will be provided.
Statement of accreditation and mission
Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Hospital is licensed by the Department of Health of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and accredited by the Joint Commission.
Main Line Health’s mission is to provide a comprehensive range of safe, high-quality health services, complemented by related educational and research activities that meet health care needs and improve the quality of life in the communities we serve.
Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital is dedicated to serving individuals and their families whose lives can be enhanced through physical or cognitive rehabilitation. We continually strive for excellence by providing care and services valued by those we serve and by contributing to the community through education, research and prevention of disability.