Information for Acute Rehabilitation Patients & Visitors

If you or a loved one are admitted to the Acute Rehabilitation Center the following information may assist you before, during and after your stay.

Items to bring with you

When you come to Methodist Acute Rehabilitation Center, please bring with you:

  • Medicare and health insurance coverage cards
  • Advance directive forms
  • A list of current medications
  • Assistive devices such as glasses, hearing aids, prostheses, braces, splints
  • Personal items that remind you of home such as photos, books, a favorite pillow or blanket

About your clothing

Since you'll be working toward a normal daily routine, when possible, you will be wearing your own clothing. Your clothing should be comfortable and loose-fitting so that exercise is unrestricted. All clothing should be easy to put on and take off. Here is a suggested list of clothing to bring:

  • Five casual shirts/blouses (the fewer buttons, the better)
  • Five pairs of loose-fitting slacks/shorts
  • Sweat suits
  • Four to five undershirts
  • Four to five pairs of undergarments
  • Three to four pairs of cotton socks or hose
  • One to two pairs of rubber-soled shoes with good support
  • Slippers or house shoes with non-slip soles
  • Robe/pajamas (hospital gowns are available)
  • Outerwear (jacket, raincoat) consistent with the season
  • Grooming articles (shampoo, powder, lotion, deodorant, hairbrush, cosmetics, toothbrush and toothpaste, along with the things needed for shaving and denture care)
  • Please put your name on all items.

You should arrange with a family member or friend to have your personal laundry taken for cleaning every other day. Blue laundry bags are available to store & transport personal laundry. In the event family or friends are not able to assist, there is a washer & dryer available in the Rehab gym for patient use during non-therapy times.

Visitor Information

Social visits should be scheduled after 3:30 p.m. Monday - Friday, to allow maximum participation in therapy sessions. Visits by all are welcome anytime on evenings and weekends. Caregivers are welcome at the Rehab Center anytime throughout the day. Caregivers are encouraged to return home at night, unless practicing care for discharge education purposes, so that both patient and caregiver can rest.

For more information about parking and hospital services, please visit the Patients and Visitors section for Methodist Hospital.

Your Independence Day

Independence Day is a 24-hour period within a day or two prior to discharge. During this time, the patient will be encouraged to demonstrate the highest level of independence that is safe for them prior to their discharge. Caregivers may also be included if they will be assisting the patient after discharge.

It is our goal to ensure that you are in an appropriate, safe environment once you leave our facility. If you have any questions about discharge planning, talk with your care coordinator.

Follow up

Within four months after you leave the hospital you will be contacted by a staff person at IT HealthTracks (a company contracted with Methodist Hospital to complete follow-up phone calls) to see how you are functioning at home. This information will help us to develop programs and services to enhance our care.


Methodist Acute Rehabilitation
8303 Dodge Street
Omaha, NE 68114