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In the Brain Injury Rehab Inpatient Service, a team of health care professionals will care for you to help you recover and prepare for your discharge.
Our inpatient units have secure doors to enter and exit. Doors are locked to ensure the well-being of patients who may have trouble keeping track of where they are, where they are going or how to get back. To enter the unit, use the phone outside the entrance and call the number displayed on the wall. If your health care team determines you can safely leave the unit during your stay, you may be able to leave the unit on your own – for example, to go to the patio or get a coffee in the main floor lounge.
An admitting clerk or nurse will meet with you shortly after you arrive. They will welcome you and:
Your TreatmentThroughout your inpatient stay, you will be as independent as possible and actively participate in your treatment. We will develop a personalized treatment plan with you and your family to meet your needs and goals.
You will usually see 2 or more specialized therapists each day from Monday to Saturday, depending on your needs. Each therapy session will be about 45 minutes long. These sessions will focus on restoring your functions that can be restored and, when that isn't possible, we will teach you how to do things differently.
Monitoring Your Health Your health care team will see you every day. We will talk with you about how you are doing and answer any questions you may have. If you want to speak with a member of your health care team at any other time, ask the nurse looking after you.
You may have
CT scans or other tests performed during your stay. If we recommend that you receive any of these tests, we will discuss these tests with you in advance, and we will meet with you afterward to discuss the results.
Visitors We encourage you to have family members, friends and other supportive visitors during your stay. You are welcome to meet with visitors in your room, in the common lounge areas and in the visiting areas outdoors.
Amenities Throughout our hospital, you and your family and other visitors can find a range of amenities to make your stay more enjoyable and comfortable. Learn more about
amenities at UHN hospitals.
Eating and Drinking You will have a chance to tell us about your food preferences and allergies when you are admitted to the hospital. This information will be entered into our computer system, and your meals will take into account your preferences and allergies, as well as the diet plan specified by your doctor.
MedicationsIf you are taking any medications before you enter the hospital or if our health care professionals order new medications during your stay, we will provide your medications at the required times.
For each medication, you should know:
If you want to know more about your medications, you can ask your pharmacist, doctor or nurse at any time.
Pain ManagementAs your body heals after your injury, you may experience some pain and discomfort. Our goal is to make sure that you have as little pain as possible.
Managing your pain can help your recovery. Pain management can:
To manage your pain, we need to know what you are feeling. You can describe your pain on a number scale, where "0" means "no pain" and "10" means "the worst pain you can imagine." You can also describe your pain with words like:
These words can help us understand and treat your pain.
Hand WashingIt is important to wash your hands well and often while you are in the hospital. Washing your hands will reduce the chances that you will become sick or get an infection.
It's okay to ask your doctor, nurse and other health care providers to wash or sanitize their hands using a gel hand sanitizer before examining you.
You can learn more about
infection control at UHN.
Your stay in the Brain Injury Rehab Inpatient Service may be as short as 3 weeks, or it may be longer. The length of your stay will be based on your health care team's assessment of your level of function. Soon after you arrive on the unit, we will discuss with you and your family how long you will be staying.
We will work with you and your family to start planning early for your discharge to help you make a safe and successful transition to the next stage of your rehabilitation, either at home or in your community.
At the end of your inpatient stay, we will give you any discharge instructions and a prescription for any medications you require.
If you have any questions about your discharge or your care needs before you leave the hospital, don't be afraid to ask a member of your team. We are here to help you.