Is there a check list of things that the caregiver should do prior to moving a parent into senior living?

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I don't know about a check list but I would type out clear instructions for the cab driver to get her there!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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I was lucky, my Dad wanted to move from his home into senior living as he was tired of trying to maintain a house being he was in his mid-90's. I had already scouting out a few places and found one that I thought Dad would like and he did, he couldn't wait to move in. Didn't even grumble about the monthly cost.

One thing you need to do is find out what is included in the monthly cost. Most places will include one or three meals in the main dining room... provide weekly linen and housekeeping services.

Check to see what optional things are available, such as a Med tech who will keep all of your parent's medicine locked in the nurses office and deliver daily pills to your parent. Some senior facilities have medical alert pendants for a monthly or once a year fee. Does the parent need physical therapy... if the parent can benefit, sign him/her up.

One big hurdle is downsizing. What furniture will the parent take? If the parent wants to take something that makes no sense to you, let the parent take it, if there is room. My Dad took all 200 of his books, including 2 very old encyclopedias.
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Even though I recently moved my mother into senior living, I cannot tell you specifically what you might want to do. Is your parent living at home or with you? Are there legal/financial accomodations that need to be made? The home my mother moved to provided a good bit of info and all we really needed to do was move her in. Maybe others, here can give you suggestions?
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