Tips for Getting through a Long Hospital Stay
Some injuries or illnesses may require extended hospitalizations. Though treatment can eventually lead to a healthier future outside the hospital, the weeks and months leading to that goal can wear down the emotional reserves of patients. MountainView Hospital strives to provide a comprehensive care experience that attends to all facets of wellbeing. We encourage our Las Vegas patients to take advantage of the following tips to have a more enjoyable hospital stay.
Develop a Support Group
The doctors, nurses, and other medical staff at MountainView Hospital offer not only capable treatment, but also compassionate care. Our objective is to attend to both the physical and emotional needs of our patients. However, patients can also benefit from the support of their loved ones . Visiting hours at MountainView Hospital afford patients the chance to connect with coworkers, friends, and family members. During a long hospital stay, the encouragement of loved ones can help patients thrive as they complete their treatments.
Cultivate Personal Interests
A lengthy hospital stay may temporarily preclude patients from going to school or work, but that doesn’t mean that they can’t enjoy other activities. While in the hospital, patients can take advantage of the time to read, knit, paint, and engage in other interesting pastimes. Depending on the nature of the activity, they may even be able to share their interests with other extended-stay patients.
Bring Comforts of Home
If MountainView Hospital is to be a patient’s home for a few weeks or months, we hope that it can be a place of comfort. A plain hospital room can be a barren environment, but with a few favorite belongings, a patient can transform the room into a relaxing home away from home. Some patients may want to bring framed pictures of loved ones to decorate their bedside tables. Others may prefer a handmade blanket or pillow from a favorite friend or family member. No matter the item, it can quickly enhance the physical space for a patient.
Are you readying yourself for a long hospital stay? If you have questions about how to make your experience as comfortable as possible, we can help. You can call MountainView Hospital today at (702) 233-5474 to learn more about our Las Vegas-based services and amenities.
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