Moving into memory care near Taylors, SC, is an exciting time. You’re ready to find the right living situation for your loved one and spend more time together. However, it can also be a stressful period filled with logistical details and questions that need answering quickly: What will your loved one do while you’re away? Do they have sufficient clothing? What if they have medical needs? We’ve compiled a list of items we recommend bringing along with you on the move so that you can rest easy knowing that everything will be taken care of once you arrive at your new home.
A good place to start is a list of all the medications you take, including prescriptions and over-the-counter medicines. Also, include any supplements or vitamins that are important to your health. If you have a medical history, make sure it’s on hand.
In addition to packing a list of prescribed medications, you must bring any over-the-counter remedies they take regularly. You’ll also want to include copies of recent medical history and family medical histories (including birth certificates). You should also have contact information for all doctors, including their names and phone numbers. Finally, ensure you have an emergency contact card or sheet with detailed personal information (name, date of birth, address), emergency contacts’ names, and phone numbers so you can easily access them in case of an emergency.
When deciding what to pack for a move, clothing is a necessity. Make sure you are packing clothing that is comfortable and easy to put on. You also want to ensure you have clothing that is easy to wash and can be worn often since your loved one will likely go through them quickly with their busy schedule. When packing clothing, make sure it’s familiar and comforting, but also consider packing clothes that are appropriate for the season, so there are options if the weather changes suddenly.
Personal Hygiene Items
While there will be a bathroom in your apartment and a common area for the residents to use, there may not be any personal hygiene products provided. Make sure that all of the following are in your bag:
- Toothbrush and toothpaste
- Shampoo and conditioner
- Comb and brush (for men)
- Deodorant (or antiperspirant if necessary)
- Razor (if preferred by your loved one)
- Nail clippers, manicure kit, or another method of trimming nails if needed. If you have a manicure kit or other nail care tool, bring that with you as well. It is also helpful to have some clear nail polish on hand in case any nails get broken or cut during the move.
Bedding, Such As A Pillow
Pillows are important for comfort. They should be soft and comfortable, easy to wash and dry, and made of a material that doesn’t retain moisture. Pay attention to the weight of your pillow as well; too heavy is preferable to too light because it will help you sleep better on your side or back. If you have allergies or asthma, remember these concerns when choosing a pillow!
In conclusion, as you transition your loved one into a memory care community, it is important to remember that things will be different. It’s normal to feel uncomfortable at first, and it may take some time before they get used to their new surroundings. With this list of items at hand, however, we hope you’re able to make a move more smoothly and efficiently than ever before!