Admission Day

Evaluating Your Care

Admission DayYour admission day may vary depending on your individual needs and time of day. Our medical director will do a physical assessment and write your initial orders. You may be seen by our therapists who will evaluate your needs. If you have difficulty swallowing, a speech therapist may evaluate your abilities and make recommendations about your diet. Your nurse will also evaluate you and advanced directives will be discussed with you by our social worker. An advanced directive is a document which allows you to give directions about your future medical care.

What to Bring

You will be very active during your stay, so we recommend you wear comfortable, loose fitting clothes. You will need to bring a minimum of five to seven changes of clothes. Please put your name on your belongings. Please note, you will be allowed to do your own laundry while on our floor. Laundry detergent will be provided.


  • Undergarments
  • Walking shoes and socks
  • Shirts, sweaters, pants and/or sweat suits
  • Pajamas, bathrobes, housecoats Toiletries
  • Toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, after-shave
  • Dentures, denture cleanser
  • Razors and shaving cream

Other items

  • Eyeglasses, contacts, hearing aids and batteries
  • Reading materials
  • Personal pictures

What to Leave at Home

Please leave your medications at home. If at all possible, please bring a list of your current medications as they will be provided for you upon admission. Also, please leave your valuables at home. Lakeland Health cannot be responsible for money, valuables or personal belongings left in your room. Remember that you will be away from your room for therapy throughout the day.

Securing Personal Belongings

Family should be strongly encouraged to take valuables home for safekeeping. If valuables must accompany you, nursing personnel can place the valuables in the hospital safe.