What to pack for a hospital stay

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It is not just expectant mothers that should have a hospital bag packed !

It’s always useful to have a hospital bag packed for an elderly person in case of a fall or being taken ill suddenly. It is also handy to store it in an easily reached place.

What to pack for a hospital stay ?

Here are some suggestions

  • Nightwear
  • Slippers
  • Dressing gown
  • Fresh undies
  • Wash bag
  • Any pads needed
  • Wet ones
  • A list of medication
  • A list of contact numbers
  • Enough money for the shop and television/phone
  • Mobile phone
  • Book
  • Laptop/ Kindle
  • A set of clothes for leaving hospital

I have also discovered a compact dry mouth spray available from Boots chemist

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Award-winning blogger and former care columnist for Devon Life magazine. I am passionate about helping elderly people and people with dementia live purposeful and independent lives.
Designer of the Dementia Assistance Card and Points Of Light award recipient, Caron hopes to help carers when resources are limited and demand is ever-increasing. I am here to support you.

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