Samaritas: Moving into a new facility ? Here are suggested items to bring

Senior Living

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOTV)- In most cases, the resident will be downsizing when moving into an Assisted Living memory care facility. We recommend contacting the facility to determine which items may be provided and what items are suggested when moving in.

In most memory care communities, such as Samaritas, rooms will come partially furnished, but it is recommended to bring items from their home to keep their “apartment” familiar.

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To ease your loved one into their new living arrangements, bring items from home that are meaningful or familiar. This can include the much loved recliner chair, quilts, bedspreads and family portraits. These personal belongings can trigger feelings of connectedness and ownership, as well as boost your loved one’s sense of security. This is also a great time to ask about policies regarding certain items for your family member’s new “apartment.”

Some facilities do not allow heating pads or blankets, electrical cords, etc.  By creating this space as much like their home as we can, your loved one will feel more at ease, and it will calm any anxiety they might be feeling about this transition.

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