What to Expect

Nexus Health Systems values the ability to partner with families in the care of their loved ones. While our goal is to provide the best care possible, we also know that families and caregivers want to do the same. As a constant source of support and essential participant in your loved one’s care, we understand you play a central role. The information below pertains to a patient’s stay, explaining what to bring, as well as details about our facilities. Our goal is to make you and your loved one feel comfortable before admissions and throughout their time at a Nexus facility.

  •    Nexus Children's Hospital

    Each child’s schedule is unique and dictated by the recommendations from the lead physician with the nursing, therapy and allied health team, and are individualized to meet the needs of the patient and family. Ultimately, a patient’s daily activities will vary based upon the patient’s specific needs as well as what is needed in the therapeutic setting to assist the patient with achieving admission goals.

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    Example Schedule for Patient at Nexus Children’s Hospital

    7:15 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Vitals/ADLs
    8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Breakfast
    8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Physical Therapy
    9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Educational Activity
    10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Occupational Therapy
    11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Break
    11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Prep for Lunch
    12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. Lunch
    12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Quiet Time
    2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Child Life Activity
    3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Rest
    4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Prep for Dinner
    4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Dinner
    5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Educational Time
    6:30 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. Evening Vitals
    7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Free Time
    8:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Prep for Bed

    What to Bring

    Families are encouraged to decorate their child’s room with his or her favorite items from home.

    • Favorite blanket or pillow
    • Pacifier (if applicable)
    • Toothbrush and toothpaste
    • Pajamas, robe, slippers
    • Comfortable clothing for a week
    • Stuffed animal
    • Special pictures of family and friends
    • Toys, games, DVDs, music

    Details About the Stay

    • Secured entrance
    • Each patient has a private room with cable television and a phone
    • One parent/guardian may stay overnight with sleeping accommodations in the child’s room (meals are provided for the parent/guardian staying)
    • Parent/Guardian not spending the night, family, and friends are encouraged to visit between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. daily
    • Parent lounge is available with refrigerator for food storage
    • Parking is free to parents/guardians and visitors
    • Located in a quiet residential area, but close to gas stations, groceries, restaurants, churches, hotels, and retail stores
    • Major highways (I-10 and Beltway 8/Sam Houston Tollway) are easily accessed; Metro bus service stops
      near the hospital
  •    Nexus Specialty Hospital

    Therapy schedules and courses of treatment are determined by each patient’s individual medical needs and his or her ability to tolerate therapy.

    What to Bring

    • Nonskid slippers
    • Bathrobe
    • Toothbrush and toothpaste
    • Hair brush and/or comb
    • Shampoo and personal hygiene products
    • Denture care supplies
    • Eyeglasses and case
    • Comfortable clothing

    Details About the Stay

    • Private and semi-private rooms with cable television and a phone
    • Family and friends are encouraged to visit between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. daily
    • Wireless internet access in patient rooms and hospital common areas
    • Parking is free to parents/guardians and visitors
    • Hospital cafeteria is open for lunch during weekdays from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
    • Located close to gas stations, groceries, restaurants, churches, hotels, and retail stores
    • Major highways (I-45 North and 242) are easily accessed
  •    Nexus Neurorecovery Center

    Each individual’s program is determined based upon their needs, strengths and preferences. Cognitive re-training, sheltered workshop activities and vocational activities are combined with structured behavioral programs to meet your vocational, educational, social, and recreational needs.

    What to Bring

    Families are encouraged to decorate their loved one’s room with his or her favorite items from home.

    • Casual, comfortable, weather appropriate clothing (at least one week’s supply is recommended; laundry facilities are on site)
    • Toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, soap, hairbrush, comb, deodorant, make up, razors, etc.)
    • Small electronic devices (small radio, alarm clock, hair dryer, etc.)
    • We provide towels, sheets, laundry detergents, and fabric softeners, however, patients may bring their own bedding and decorative items from home to personalize their space
    • Assistive devices (wheelchairs, canes, braces, splints, eyeglasses, hearing aids, dentures, etc.)

    Details About the Stay

    • Private and semi-private rooms with cable television and a phone
    • Family and friends are encouraged to visit between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. daily
    • Parking is free to parents/guardians and visitors
    • Located close to gas stations, groceries, restaurants, churches, hotels, and retail stores
    • Major highways (I-45 North and 105) are easily accessed

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Nexus' NeuroContinuum sequence provides a range of care for those recovering from acquired or traumatic brain injuries and other complicated illnesses or diseases.
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