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Admission Information

Planning the Move

Beginning to plan and prepare in advance will help to ease the anxiety of moving. Involving the new resident in choosing a facility and planning the move will make the transition easier.

Personal Belongings

Items from home are very important to someone moving away from familiar surroundings. If the resident will be staying for an extended time, a small piece of furniture, their own bedspread, and family portraits will go a long way in helping the resident to make the necessary adjustments. Other important items to bring are their medications and personal care items such as soap and shampoo.


Bring clothing items that are comfortable, washable and appropriate for the climate. Remember to include socks, undergarments, night clothes, and shoes, preferably rubber-soled for safety. Please label clothing with a permanent marker or iron-on labels.

Information Needed for Admission

Be prepared to provide the following information:

  • Full, legal name of resident
  • Resident's date of birth
  • Medicare card
  • Medicaid card (if applicable)
  • Supplemental insurance information
  • Social Security card
  • Resident's birthplace
  • Local attending physician's name
  • Preferred dentist
  • Choice of local pharmacy
  • Responsible party's name, address and telephone number
  • Other contact person's name, address and telephone number
  • Mortuary name, address and telephone number
  • Advance Directives, such as out-of-hospital DNR, living will or power-of-attorney

(If the resident does not already have advance directives, please read this information and consider it.)

link to advance directives page