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Moving into an assisted living facility is a significant step. It’s important to create a space that feels both comfortable and familiar. To help with this transition, we’ve compiled a comprehensive packing list, blending practical necessities with personal touches.

Personal Items

  • Clothing: Enough for a week, including comfortable outfits and special occasion wear.
  • Pajamas and Robes: For comfort during the night.
  • Comfortable Shoes: Including slippers and walking shoes.
  • Personal Hygiene Products: Toothbrush, toothpaste, hairbrush, shampoo, and other toiletries.
  • Glasses or Hearing Aids: If applicable, with extra batteries.
  • Favorite Personal Items: A few cherished items like jewelry or a watch.

Bedroom Essentials

  • Bedding: Sheets, blankets, and pillowcases (check size requirements).
  • Alarm Clock: Preferably easy to use and see.
  • Photos and Personal Decor: To make the space feel like home.
  • Reading Lamp: For bedside reading or extra lighting.

Bathroom Necessities

  • Towels and Washcloths: A few sets for convenience.
  • Non-Slip Bath Mat: For safety in the shower or tub.
  • Shower Chair: If needed for additional safety.
  • Personal Care Items: Moisturizers, denture care products, etc.
  • Toilet Paper and Incontinence Supplies: Essential for daily hygiene and comfort.

Health and Medication

  • Medications: A list of all current medications and dosages.
  • Health Records: Important documents and contact information for healthcare providers.
  • First Aid Supplies: Basic items like band-aids, antiseptic wipes, etc.


  • Hobby Supplies: Books, knitting materials, puzzles, etc.
  • Electronics: Phone, charger, tablet, e-reader, and any other essential electronics.
  • Important Documents: ID, insurance cards, legal documents, and a list of emergency contacts.
  • Small Appliances: Coffee maker, electric kettle, etc. (if allowed).

Optional Items

  • Small Furniture: Chair, nightstand, or small table (if space permits).
  • Snacks: Non-perishable items for between meals.
  • Stationery: For writing letters or notes.
  • Calendars or Planners: To keep track of activities and appointments.
  • Small Safe or Lockbox: For securing valuable items.

Entertainment and Leisure

  • Music Player or Radio: For listening to music or news.
  • DVDs or Streaming Device: For watching favorite shows or movies.
  • Craft Supplies: For engaging in creative activities.
  • Exercise Equipment: Small items like resistance bands or a yoga mat.

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