What to bring

During your stay in rehabilitation, you will get up and get dressed for therapy every day. To be prepared, you will need an assortment of comfortable, loose-fitting clothes, as well as other personal items.

Be sure to review this checklist to ensure that you have all of the necessary items for your stay.

It’s important to label all your belongings. Please do not bring valuable or irreplaceable items.

Clothing Suggestions

  • Comfortable, loose-fitting clothing (casual and fitness wear)
  • Clothing should allow you to exercise with freedom of movement
  • Soft-soled shoes or athletic shoes with nonskid soles. Shoes should be sturdy with closed backs, shoelaces or Velcro
  • Underwear
  • Socks
  • Pajamas, a robe, and slippers with tread or traction

Toiletries

  • Hairbrush or comb
  • Razor and shaving cream
  • Toothbrush, mouthwash, floss and toothpaste
  • Shampoo and other hair care products
  • Makeup
  • Denture adhesive and cleaner, if applicable
  • Feminine hygiene products

Other Items to Bring

  • Dentures, hearing aids, and/or glasses
  • Splints, braces, or orthotics, and customized equipment — such as a wheelchair
  • Any assistive devices you own, such as a cane or walker
  • The name and phone number of your primary care physician
  • A list of any medicines you current take
  • Any prescription plan identification cards
  • A living will or advance directives, if applicable

Items to Consider Bringing

  • Activities for your “off time,” such as books, magazines, cards, etc.
  • A small amount of cash ($15 or less)
  • The phone numbers of relatives and friends, including the numbers for your emergency contacts
  • Diary, pen & paper
  • Laptop, phone & chargers

Visiting

Rest is important for people with brain injury, so after 9pm we would expect clients to be left to rest. In the mornings, clients will be showering and getting ready for the day and privacy is appropriate. In the early stages, we may have to limit visitors to immediate family in order to avoid fatigue or over stimulation for clients.

Families are encouraged to be part of the rehabilitation process. Children are welcome to visit but must be supervised at all times due to the health and safety hazards. It’s recommended that any visitors under the age of five stay for short periods of time.

Some clients will be at different stages of recovery and may find a lot of noise and visitors quite disturbing. So please contact us.

Mailing address

Auckland Regional Centre

For letters:                                    For packages:

Client’s Name                              Client’s Name
PO Box 17045,                              224 Great South Road,
Greenlane,                                    Greenlane,
Auckland 1546                             Auckland 1051

 

Waikato Regional Centre

For letters and packages:

Client’s Name
138 Firth Street,
Hamilton East,
Hamilton 3216

 

Whanganui Regional Centre

For letters:                                    For packages:

Client’s Name                              Client’s Name
PO Box 4178,                                115-117 Liverpool Street,
Whanganui 4541                         College Estate, Whanganui 4500

Staying Safe

At Laura Fergusson Rehabilitation, we work hard to give safe, high quality healthcare to everyone in New Zealand. For example, preventing  falls, infections and giving people the wrong medicine.

There are also things you and your family/whānau can do to help you stay safe in hospital. Read more