You and your family will be active members of your rehabilitation – so welcome to the team!

An individual treatment program is developed with you following an evaluation of your personal goals, your family's involvement, and your discharge environment. Your support, commitment, and cooperation with the therapists and the rehabilitation nursing staff contribute significantly to your recovery. Members of your family are welcome to observe and participate in therapies – in fact, we encourage it.

We try to make your rehabilitation as comfortable as possible, so bring street clothes and undergarments to wear daily -- sweat suits or other sports clothes are most appropriate. Because we stress comfort and wellness, our nurses will be wearing everyday clothes just like you.

A comfortable pair of shoes and a sweater or coat for recreation and community outings may also be needed. It is your responsibility to have these garments laundered at home or you may launder them yourself on the nursing unit. Please bring eyeglasses, dentures, and hearing aids to the hospital if needed. Label your belongings with your name. If you bring your own radio, electric razor, or any other electrical appliance, it must be checked by the engineering department prior to use.

Sparrow does not assume responsibility for loss or damage of valuables, clothing, or other personal items. We strongly urge you to send any valuables home with a member of your family. If this is not possible, the valuables may be secured in the hospital safe.

We welcome visitors to Mary Free Bed at Sparrow, with the following guidelines:

  1. No more than two visitors per Patient at one time.
  2. Visitors are not allowed to smoke in the hospital.
  3. Children are allowed to visit only if accompanied by an adult. Please do not leave children unattended.
  4. Visitors should check with the dietitian or rehabilitation Nurse before bringing in candy, food, or drinks as these may interfere with diet restrictions.
  5. No phone calls are allowed to Patient extensions after 9 p.m. Visitors may direct calls to the nursing station after that time.

Visiting hours are flexible on the Mary Free Bed at Sparrow inpatient rehabilitation unit because of therapy schedules. Visitors are welcome any time during the day, though we request them to leave the unit by 8 p.m. Visitation should not interfere with scheduled therapy.