For the Families of New United Methodist Communities Residents
As you prepare to help mom or dad move, there are no doubt many things you have to take care of. Having done this for thousands of families, believe us when we tell you that we feel your pain! We also recognize the commitment you have made to caring for and helping your parents though what can be a major transition. Bravo!
United Methodist Communities Resident Application Process
At United Methodist Communities, we try to keep the paperwork to a minimum but there are a few things we need prior to moving into a community.
- Fill out the application – The application requires basic information along with financial information. This application is used as the basis for determining financial eligibility.
- The next step after receiving financial approval is to provide medical information. This will be used by our nursing associates during the assessment to determine what, if any, level of care is needed upon move-in. The following document copies will need to be submitted:
- Return all paperwork, along with copies of all documents outlined in the Checklist for New Residents to the Marketing Director before an assessment is scheduled.
- Schedule and complete an assessment with the Director of Residential Life. The Marketing Director can coordinate this.
- Move in!
What Should We Bring to United Methodist Communities’ Assisted Living Residences?
At United Methodist Communities, it is our intention to make this transition as easy as possible for both you and your loved one. In most cases, residents are downsizing from homes or apartments where there are many things you don’t need to bring. The process of moving-in, ideally helps simplify the life of the resident while preserving all that is most precious and important to them.
Here are some suggestions for things that you may want to bring:
Your parents’ favorite things – This will be their new home, so make sure they bring treasured mementos, pictures and their primary keepsake items.
- A comfortable bed – It’s possible that mom or dad haven’t purchased a new mattress in years, so now is a good time. Downsizing to a twin or full size will also maximize space.
- A small kitchen table and chairs – It’s nice to have a table for paperwork and dining at home.
- A comfortable chair – The type you like to curl up in … maybe a recliner.
- Lamps and wall decorations – To make the apartment feel homey and welcoming.
- A television is very important. We recommend a flat screen of 40 inches or less and a large button remote for ease-of-use.
- A computer and small desk – Corresponding by e-mail, Skype and Facebook are great ways to keep in touch between visits.
- Towels and bathroom accessories.
- Dishes, pots and pans, and cooking equipment appropriate for a tea-kitchen (unless CCRC).
- Microwave oven (unless provided).
It is best to avoid bringing large furniture pieces or refrigerators. Start with the basics so you don’t end up with too much clutter. And as always our associates will go the extra mile to assist you with any special concerns or needs — just ask!
We look forward to having your loved ones as part of our community.