Moving into a senior living community

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Moving into a senior living community is a big decision. After you have selected a community, the clinical assessment has been completed and the financial lease agreement is understood it is time for the move in checklist.

In most cases an individual cannot move all their belongings to their new apartment. The measurements and layouts should be provided by the community or a professional mover will often coordinate and stage an apartment for the new resident, which is a very valuable service to many families. 

Examples of items often moved into assisted living apartments include:


  • Bed(s), Nightstand, Chairs, Loveseat, End tables, Lamps, Coffee table, Foot stool (we do not recommend glass top tables or furniture with sharp edges)

Home goods:

  • Waste baskets & Laundry hamper, Kitchenware; glasses, plates, silverware, coffee /tea pot,Towels; Kitchen, 2 or 3 bath towel sets, Bedding sets, at least 2; Pillows & Mattress pads, Keepsakes (we do not recommend moving valuable items), Clocks, Interests (books, music, sewing, art), Pictures framed, photo albums and artwork


  • Pajamas and underwear, Casual clothes, Active wear, Formal attire, Sweaters or jackets, Shoes


  • Non-breakable glass, Shavers, durable medical equipment, Shower Curtain, Liner and Hooks, Shower mat, Personal Care Products; toothbrush and toothpaste, shampoos, conditioners, soaps, incontinence products, wipes, creams, etc., Additional products as necessary – no medications can be stored in apartments, if the community is providing medications management, this includes over the counter medications.


  • Toilet paper, paper towels, hand soap, dish soap, food, drinks, snacks 

Time to schedule to MOVE!

If want to hire the services of a general or senior moving company to help with the transition. It does make the process of moving much less stressful. A senior move manager helps to plan the move with you, packs & unpacks, assembles all items and stages the apartment for you so you can begin to live your new life the same day you move in.