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What We Can Offer You

Hope Arbor
Assisted Living Community

Whether you or your loved one simply needs a little help with everyday tasks such as dressing, bathing and medication management – or additional daily reminders due to Alzheimer’s or dementia – you’ll find an upbeat staff that is committed to caring for and serving seniors. Our Illuminations program is designed to provide our residents with a dementia diagnosis with a little more help throughout the main hours of the day to interact with others while protecting their dignity.



  • Staff available 24 hours every day
  • Wireless call system and wandering resident protection system
  • Administration and management of medication


  • Three meals and snacks available, featuring a variety of fresh and seasonal selections as well as local favorites.
  • Care services including bathing, dressing and grooming
  • Daily light housekeeping and weekly full cleaning
  • Weekly laundering services
  • Two luxurious handicap accessible spa tubs
  • Individual climate-controlled apartments
  • Cable included


  • Multiple fitness opportunities to enhance strength, balance & flexibility
  • Opportunities to interact and socialize, including sharing life stories, which encourage residents to make friends and have fun
  • Programs that stimulate memory and meaningful experiences
  • Transportation to doctor’s appointments, events and outings.

What do I bring?

The easiest answer is everything you would bring to furnish a regular apartment you were moving into but here is a checklist to help you remember.

Furniture and Household Items

  • Twin or full size bed (depending on the size of the room you choose)
  • Mattress and box springs and a mattress pad
  • Two sets of sheets
  • Pillows and pillow cases
  • Bedspread or comforter and additional blanket
  • Nightstand with lamp or small tables with drawers (for storage)
  • Chest of drawers
  • Comfortable chair
  • Trash can
  • Laundry basket, hamper or bag
  • Bath towels, hand towels and washcloths
  • Soap, shampoo, conditioner, makeup, hairbrush and hair dryer and other bathroom Toiletries
  • Bathroom organizer for under the sink

Clothes and Personal Items

  • Clothes (winnowed to fit closet space; include pajamas, robe, bathing suit if applicable, sweaters for air conditioning, nice outfits for socializing; two weeks’ worth of underwear and socks so there’s a clean set available while the other is in the laundry)
  • Shoes, nonskid slippers (minimal pairs needed)
  • Basic toiletries
  • Medications
  • Small file or other storage for medical, legal, financial paperwork
  • Photographs to display or look at in books (digitize everything else to store)
  • Special heirloom or memento to give a sense of home
  • Small safe (but don’t bring jewelry, etc., that’s not regularly used


  • Pictures of family, paintings or other favorite collectables.
  • Curtains (Blinds are provided)
  • Lamps and lightbulbs
  • Mirror
  • Books and magazines
  • Computer or tablet
  • TV, Stereo, CD player, or alarm clock with radio
  • Your favorite cup or mug for coffee or tea

What NOT to Pack for a Move to Assisted Living

As you’re preparing to move your loved one into assisted living, there are a number of items that you might be tempted to bring – but that are better left at home.

Think twice before packing:

  • Lots of knickknacks or collectibles (surface space will be limited
  • Throw rugs or area rugs (they’re a tripping hazard)
  • Chairs on wheels
  • Seldom-worn jewelry
  • Multiples of most things (e.g., mugs, appliances, bathrobes, coats, handbags)
  • Large-scale furniture
  • Boxes of stored items (bring only what’s used regularly)
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