Our mission at the Family of Caring Healthcare system has always been to enlighten others on the positive aspects of aging as well as to educate the community on related issues that affect each and every one of us everyday.
Seminars and in services are available on our website monthly – check back often to remind yourself of possible interested seminars that you can choose to attend for valuable information and tools to keep you and your family knowledgeable of events and new ideas and changes.
Our resource guide highlights many areas of concern. Experience in these areas help to guide our community and strengthen our bond with others to help and support the patients we serve.
Q: What will I do at The Residence at Park Ridge?
- Participate in a therapy program
- Participate in your normal daily routine, such as dressing and grooming
- Use individual and group leisure activities to help you resume normal activities
- Eat meals with others in the dining room or café. You may also order Room Service
- Work with Staff to plan your transition home
Q: How are Family of Caring rehabilitation facilities different from the hospital?
- You will want to wear your own regular and comfortable clothes.
- You can use your own personal care items – soap, shampoo, shaving supplies, facial care items, cosmetics, hairdryer, etc.
- If you’re most comfortable sleeping with your own bed pillow & blanket (comforter, throw) – bring them with you for a good night’s sleep.
- If keeping a schedule is important, bring a watch with you.
- You will be followed by your personal or a The Residence at Park Ridge physician who will visit you within two days of your admission. Physicians make regular patient visits during a rehab stay. Therefore, you will see a physician less frequently than when you were in the hospital.
- You may have visitors when you want them, but keep in mind the needs of other patients, your rehab schedule & your need for rest to regain your optimal health as quickly as possible.
- Wireless internet service is available if you want to bring a laptop with you. You will take responsibility for keeping your computer secure.
- Use this time to enjoy your favorite relaxing leisure activities – consider bringing books, DVDs, iPod, personal CD player or cards with you, or the Center will have many choices as well.
- You may want your family or friends to launder your clothing.
Q: What should I bring?
You will probably be getting dressed and participating in therapies and regular daily activities, so you should bring:
- Clothing (several changes of exercise clothing is a popular choice)
- Comfortable shoes
- Bathrobe and slippers
- Toothbrush, toothpaste, etc.
- Grooming items such as shaving equipment, hair brushes, and make-up
- Glasses and/or hearing aids
- Personal assistive devices, such as a walker or wheelchair
- Laundry Bag
Helpful Documentation to Bring:
- Patient Proof of Citizenship or Residency (e.g., U.S. Passport, or Birth Certificate and State Issued Photo ID). Non-Citizens must present temporary or permanent resident card with photo.
- Patient Medicare, Medicaid, Manage Care, Social Security, and Insurance cards – including prescription drug cards, if applicable
- If the Patient has a Representative for Financial Decisions, Supporting documents such as a Power of Attorney for Financial Decisions, Guardian, Surrogate, or other
- If paying privately, a check or credit card
- In the event that you have applied for State Medical Assistance (Medicaid), a copy of the application
- Bring clothing that can be machine-washed.
- Bring clothing that is easy to pull on or remove, such as pants with elastic waistbands.
- Bring items to make your stay comfortable.
- Very expensive or irreplaceable items such as jewelry or large sums of money are better left at home.