A Community Collaboration Between IU Health and St. Vincent


Can my family join me in therapy sessions?

Yes! Families are strongly encouraged to attend therapy sessions to observe and ask questions, especially those who will be the primary caregiver after discharge.

Are there hotels close by where my family and friends stay at discounted rates?

The reception desk has a list of all of the hotels in the area, along with a list of many hotels that offer discounts to our patients’ friends and caregivers.

Can patients have a large group join to celebrate events such as birthdays and anniversaries?

Caregivers can reserve a conference room, depending on availability, on weekdays after 6:00 p.m., and on weekends. Arrangements can be made through a discharge planner, the reception desk, or through the administration executive assistant.

Can patients go outside with visitors?

Weather permitting and with approval of their nursing unit, patients are encouraged to go outside with assistance.

Can my friends and family take me out to eat?

In some cases, patients are allowed to dine out with caregivers if it is a therapeutic activity. Insurance will need to approve this activity if their caregivers have been checked off and approved by RHI.

Can my family bring me food from outside of RHI?.

Your friends and family may bring you food in to RHI after confirming any dietary restrictions or requirements with your nurse.

Can my family/friends eat with me?

Your friends and family may join you in the dining room for meals.

How will my family find me if they come to visit me while I am in therapy?

If family or friends cannot find you in your room, the unit staff can inform them whether you are in therapy and where they can find you.

Can visitors spend the night?

Visitors are not permitted to spend the night out of respect for privacy of the other patients. Accommodations can be made for caregivers and caregivers at nearby hotels at discounted rates.

Can my pets visit me?

Your dog may visit with the written permission of your physician, and upon the provision of proper documentation of current vaccinations. Please note that you will be issued a special tag for the dog’s collar. Your dog will not be allowed to visit without the special tag.

Is there wifi available?

Yes, wifi access is available to our patients and their caregivers.

Is it permissible for patients and their caregivers to use a computer in the hospital?

There is a common computer in the library with limited access to the internet. Individuals are permitted to use their personal laptops as long as it does not interfere with therapy.

Can patients and visitors use cell phones at RHI?

Cell phones are permitted but we ask that that users be courteous and respectful to those around you.

Can my children visit me?

Anyone can visit you during visiting hours. Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

How many visitors may I have?

To maintain a healing environment, we request only 2 visitors per patient in a room at one time. Common areas are available throughout the facility for larger groups.

What are the visiting hours?

Visiting hours are from 6 A.M. to 9 P.M. daily.