8 Tips and Tricks for Your Next Long Term Medical Treatment Extended Stay
Having to travel when you are not feeling well already can be a tiring and stressful time for not only you but your close family as well. Living with a chronic illness, can be physically, mentally, and emotionally draining, on top of having it occur anything may be a mess and unpredictable. For any long-term stay that requires you to stay at the hospital for an extended period or frequent visits for a flare-up, complication, or surgery this is the article to read to make it easier on you.
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1. Stay connected with the outside world
Spend time with loved ones through in-person visits or online video chat is a great way to get in a laugh, show your love, and distract yourself from the pain and stress of a hospital stay. You can also let them know how they can help and are likely eager to. You can choose to bring your phone and laptop too, just do not forget the chargers.
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2. Ask about bringing your own food
If you are on a special diet or hate hospital food, most hospitals allow patients to keep labeled food in the nutrition room, make sure you communicate with them ahead of time, and just follow the hospital-prescribed diet. If you are permitted to, you can have friends and family visit with comforting home-cooked meals that are sure to make you feel better.
3. Take advantage of healing arts services
If You are feeling better and up for it, why not check out if there is any programming happening on your floor. The healing arts can include music, art, and pet therapy – such as therapy dogs that are popular and brings you much joy. If you are not allergic, talk with your health care provider.
4. Get comfy
Nothing will make you feel more at home while you are in the hospital and your family is nearby than wearing your own clothes like pajamas, sweats, and underwear if you can and allows easy access to IV and ports. You can also ack your own slippers to wear as you make rounds and to keep your socks clean. You may be able to bring your own pillow and blanket too if you ask ahead of time that it is allowed.
5. Bring your own toiletries
No matter the reason for your long-term hospital stays in downtown, Toronto, you should not need to feel dirty, and hospitals have showers and provide some necessities. If you are up for it, be sure to pack some shower shoes, deodorant, soap, face wash, moisturizer, toothbrush and paste, and conditioner and shampoo. Being ill does not mean you should feel terrible all the time.
6. Ask questions and voice your concerns
You may have questions about your current condition, treatment, care, and future options. Especially if you are feeling unwell or unhappy with your current care, speak up. For tips and tricks on being cared for look at how your caregiver may feel with the guide: 8 Things to Do and Keep in Mind While Caring for Someone in Cancer Treatment.
7. Talk to a counselor
Being hospitalized can take a toll on your emotions and it is alright to cry and feel upset. If you need resources of someone to talk to regarding your current mental health condition, let someone know and they can help you. If you are a traveling nurse or a front-line medical consultant, look for Avalon Suites Guide: What to Look for in Short-Term Rentals for Frontline (Medical) Workers.
If you are planning to stay with us at Avalon Suites Toronto, we are at 155 Yorkville Avenue. From Avalon Suites Yorkville to local medical treatment centers, it is accessible by walking, bike, car, or public transit. Avalon Suites Yorkville is located only 7-minutes from Bay Station on Line 2 and St. George Station on Line 1.
There are also many advantages to staying with Avalon Suites Yorkville. Each of our suites comes with a fully furnished kitchen with kitchen appliances such as a microwave, stovetop, fridge, freezer, kettle, toaster, and Nespresso machine. Suites also have an in-suite washer and dryer, a Smart Tv, and complimentary Wi-Fi, access to a gym and fitness Centre, conference room, and concierge service.
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More than a hotel room, Avalon Suites have more than 2x the space and are fully furnished. In Avalon Suites, you will be able to find amenities not available in a hotel room. Such as a cooking stovetop, fridge and freezer, dishwasher, toaster, Nespresso machine, and microwave. Need to do laundry? We also have an in-suite 2-in-1 washer and dryer for your convenience. Avalon Suites offers more than just a fully stocked kitchen, staying with us includes access to a fitness center and gym, concierge service, and meeting facilities. Suites also have sweeping views of city views of Yorkville, Toronto, modern furniture, and friendly working spaces. Including complimentary wi-fi, smart tv with access to cable, Netflix, YouTube, Prime, and more.
Located within walking distance to Wholefoods, Avalon Suites is perfect for your employee corporate relocation. You can make grocery shopping trips and cook up meals in your kitchen just like if you were at home. If you are not in the mood to cook, Yorkville is surrounded by several takeout's and dine-in restaurants, check out our blog Best Restaurants for Takeout Near our Short-term Rentals for more. And looking for an experience while you are in Toronto and want to explore? Look at our blog Things to do Around Bloor-Yorkville for local tourist destinations to visit on your days off.
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