Preparing for Hospitalization
Here’s some helpful information you’ll need to make your stay at Los Angeles Community Hospital at Bellflower a better experience. To facilitate being admitted to the hospital, please call and speak to an intake representative at (800) 249-5551.
For your comfort and safety, there are several things to keep in mind prior to being admitted as a patient at our hospital:
- Do not wear jewelry and remove all body piercings at home.
- Leave all valuables and money at home.
- Do not bring laptops, as we are not responsible for lost or stolen cell phones.
- Bring a list of your medications and allergies.
- Personal hygiene items will be provided by the hospital.
This is a written statement of a person’s wishes regarding medical treatment. Its purpose is to ensure those wishes are carried out should a patient be unable to communicate them to a healthcare provider.
Usually, an advance directive includes both a Declaration and a Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare in one document. Having both is the strongest basis for legal enforcement. Should you have any questions about advance directives, a member of the social services team will assist you.
As a patient, you have the right to have your written statement of your wishes regarding medical treatment. Its purpose is to ensure those wishes are carried out should you be unable to communicate them to a healthcare provider.
If you have healthcare concerns, ask to speak with the charge nurse or someone from administration. We want all matters and issues resolved before you leave the hospital.
Our social workers act as advocates and advisors, assisting patients, getting answers to questions, managing crises, and directing patients to needed resources. They also are available to advise caregivers, counsel patients, and help plan for a patient’s needs after discharge by arranging for after-care services.