18 Apr 2014 01:44:57 MDT Written by: Administration
When you come to the hospital, you'll go to the admissions or registration area. According to the National Institute on Aging (NIA), you should consider bringing:
For your stay at the hospital, you want to travel as light as you can. Some of the things to consider bringing include:
There are things you shouldn't bring as well. Valuables including jewelry, wedding rings and watches are best left at home; in fact, for many surgical procedures, no jewelry is allowed so make sure you ask your doctor about this. You'll have no need for checkbooks, credit cards and large amounts of cash, leave them at home as well. Also, do not bring food to keep in your room. Depending on the procedure you are undergoing, your intake will need to be carefully monitored.
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