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  • Writer's pictureNatassya Lu

Long-Term Care Moving Tips

Moving yourself or a loved one into a long-term care facility can be a significant life change, and filled with emotional and logistical challenges. Although there’s no one right way to manage such a transition, below are a few tips to make it as smooth as possible. 

1. Plan Ahead

Preparation is key when moving to a long-term care facility. Start by determining what personal belongings and furniture can accompany the resident, keeping in mind the space limitations, floor plan/layout, and any restrictions.

2. Recreate home

To help ease the transition, personalize the new space with favourite and familiar items before the move-in date. This can include photos, a beloved quilt, or a cherished piece of furniture. This can make the new environment feel more like home and provide comfort during the initial adjustment period. 

3. Create a routine

Once moved in, regular communication with loved ones is crucial. Plan a routine for visits, calls, and check-ins to help your loved one feel connected and supported

4. Utilize Professional Moving Services

For a stress-free move, consider hiring professional movers. MUVE-IT offers a smooth and stress-free experience, with the knowledge to handle items with care. We help easily pick up and deliver your items from Point A to Point B. What's more, with MUVE-IT, you don’t need to handle the logistics personally; you can monitor and manage everything conveniently from your phone​​.

5. Handle Important Paperwork

Ensure all necessary paperwork, medical records, and prescriptions are transferred to the new facility. This helps maintain continuity in healthcare and personal care arrangements​, and ensures your loved ones can be taken care of appropriately.

6. Support Emotional Adjustments

Be sensitive to the emotional adjustments that come with moving to a long-term care facility. Allow your loved one time to acclimate to their new surroundings and encourage them to engage in social activities and facility programs to make new friends and maintain an active social life​.

At MUVE-IT, we understand the unique challenges posed by moving to a long-term care facility and offer compassionate, efficient moving solutions to make this transition as smooth as possible. For more information on how we can help, visit

Remember, with thoughtful preparation and the right support, moving to a long-term care facility can be a positive step towards comfort and care.

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