Care and support - Housing options - Preparing to move into a long-term care home

Preparing to move into your new home can be an exciting yet stressful transition. Be sure to write down any questions you have about your care for the staff in the long term care home. It might also be a good idea to write a 'personal care book' either on your own or with help from a care partner. This book can be given to the staff at the long term care home and will help them to get to know your likes and dislikes.

Some other things to think about before moving into a long term care home are:

  • Notifying family and friends about your address change
  • Ensuring you have all your documents collected (health card, personal identification, bank card)
  • Arranging transportation on the day of your move
  • Surrounding yourself with family and friends who will support you during this time of transition

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