Essentials to Bring in a Senior Apartment
Moving into a senior apartment and packing the things that you will bring into your new home is an overwhelming task. However, by creating a list of the things that you will need in advance will make the transition much easier and you will avoid forgetting anything that is important to you.
Here are some essentials that you will need in your new home.
Clothes and Footwear
Most of the senior apartments have limited storage so make sure to bring an ample amount of clothing that will fit into your apartment. Bring your sleepwear, underwear, workout clothes, formal dress, footwear, hats and bags and don’t forget to bring your favorite accessories and jewelry.
Beddings and Bed Linens
If your senior apartment has already a bed, just bring a pair of bed sheets, blankets, pillows, throws, bug protection mattress cover, duvet or comforter. You can also bring a mattress pad or topper in case your mattress is not comfortable on its own.
Bathroom Essentials, Toiletries and Skin Care Products
Bring your bathroom essentials and toiletries such as bath towels, bathrobes, tissue paper, shampoo, toothpaste, mouthwash, shaving cream, razor, hair spray, deodorant, etc. Older adults are also prone to skin allergies and issues, so don’t forget to stock skin care products such as facial moisturizer, facial wash, sunscreen, body wash, scrub and soap. In addition, ask your loved one or children to install an anti slip mat and grab bars in your bathroom to prevent a fall or accident.
Medicine, Supplements and Medical Device
If you have prescription medicines and supplements, don’t forget to take it with you. Also, invest in a medical alert device that has the ability to call for help in case of emergency or fall — this device is also perfect for elderly people who are living alone.
Also, bring your important documents, identification cards, computer, laptop, mobile phone, tool kit, some food, snacks and furniture because some senior apartments are not fully furnished. You can also bring things that have sentimental value such as your favorite reading materials, Bible, home decor, mug, photos and albums to make your senior apartment feels like home.