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.
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.
Be prepared to provide the following information:
(If the resident does not already have advance directives, please read this information and consider it.)
link to advance directives page