Essential Items To Bring to Assisted Living

Category: Assisted Living | Frequently Asked Questions

Moving to an assisted living facility can be a big transition. To ensure a smooth and comfortable move, it is important to pack wisely and bring along essential items that will help you easily settle into your new home. From personal belongings to practical necessities, you want to ensure you have everything you need.

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What Belongings Should I Bring When Moving to an Assisted Living Facility?

When moving to a nursing facility or an assisted living facility, it’s important to pack belongings to make your new space feel like home, such as:

  • Furniture: Bring your favorite recliner, a few chairs, end tables, nightstands, lamps, bed, and a few bookshelves, depending on the size of your room
  • Bedding: Pack your sheets, pillows, comforter, quilts, and other bedding items
  • Kitchenware: You will want silverware, glasses, dishes, coffee maker, teapot, and other items if your room has a kitchen or kitchenette
  • Toiletries: Remember to pack toiletries such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, deodorant, shaving supplies, and personal hygiene products
  • Electronics: You will want your TV, radio, tablet, alarm clock, and computer
  • Games and hobbies: Pack games, puzzles, and other hobby supplies for activities you enjoy doing
  • Books: Bring along any books you want to keep that you have space for in your room
  • Clothing: Pack any clothing you will need, and do not forget coats, jackets, walking shoes, slippers, and coat hangers
  • Medications: Bring all medications with copies of prescriptions from your doctor so that staff can help you manage your prescriptions
  • Medical supplies and aids: Bring any medical equipment or aids you regularly use, such as glasses, contacts, hearing aids, wheelchairs, walkers, and canes
  • Towels and linens: You will need bath towels, hand towels, linens, and cleaning cloths
  • Personal items: Bring sentimental items like photographs, small decorations, knick-knacks, and wall art to make your new living space feel more personal and familiar

What Belongings Should I Pack for My Parent Going to Assisted Living?

If you are helping your parent pack for the move to an assisted living facility or skilled nursing facility, pack the same items already mentioned. It is important to help your parent downsize and only bring the items they will need that can easily fit into their room.

What Should I Pack From Home To Make Assisted Living More Comfortable?

When moving to a skilled nursing facility or an assisted living facility, it is important to bring items that will make your new space feel comfortable and familiar. Choose things you typically use daily and those with sentimental value.

What Items Are Forgotten the Most When Moving to Assisted Living?

When moving to assisted living, it’s common for people to forget certain items in the process, including:

  • Important documents: People often forget to bring important documents like their driver’s license, passport, state-issued ID card, insurance card, and legal documents
  • Chargers and power cords: It is easy to overlook chargers and power cords for electronic devices
  • Comfort items: Sometimes, individuals forget to bring personal comfort items such as their favorite blanket, pillow, or pictures that make their new space feel more like home
  • Cleaning supplies: Take along preferred cleaners, wipes, and cleaning cloths
  • Personal care products: People might forget things like denture cleaner, denture adhesive, orthopedic shoe inserts, nail polish, nail files, nail clippers, and makeup
  • Kitchen items: Some commonly overlooked items include can openers, hand mixers, coffee grinders, spices, pot holders, and trivets
  • Laundry supplies: If you have a preferred laundry soap, fabric softener, or dryer sheets you use, bring those with you

Why Choose Haven Health as Your Assisted Living Facility in Arizona?

Choosing the right assisted living facility is a significant decision, and Haven Health in Arizona stands out as an excellent choice for several reasons:

  • Exceptional care: At Haven Health, residents’ well-being is our top priority. We provide resident-centric care delivered by compassionate and trained staff members who are available around the clock.
  • Comprehensive services: Haven Health offers comprehensive services tailored to meet individual needs. Residents can expect personalized attention that promotes independence and enhances their quality of life.
  • Comfortable living spaces: Our facilities offer a range of choices for living quarters to create a warm and inviting atmosphere. Residents have access to a variety of amenities, such as outdoor spaces, dining areas, lounges, and recreational spaces.
  • Flexible dining options: Haven Health understands the importance of nutritious meals. We provide delicious cuisine tailored to each person’s nutritional needs, dietary restrictions, and allergies.
  • Community activities: We understand the importance of keeping our residents busy and entertained. We offer several different activities, hobbies, and outings that allow residents to socialize and have fun.
  • Transportation: We can help schedule and arrange transportation to and from doctor’s appointments when personal doctors cannot visit our facilities
  • Safety and security: Haven Health prioritizes the safety and security of our residents with emergency call systems, secure entrances, and security systems
  • Reputation: Haven Health has numerous positive reviews from current and former residents and family members. We also actively participate in local communities where our facilities are located.

Find Your New Assisted Living Home at Haven Health in Arizona Today

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