What To Bring

There is a lot to think about when coming to live here. Here is a checklist to help make your move easier.

The following checklist is a useful guide for what to bring when moving into residential care at St. Vincent’s: Langara:

  • Clothing – six complete changes of clothing; two pairs of loose-fitting, washable, non-slip slippers; one pair of shoes; two or three washable sweaters; jacket or coat and suitable head covering for outdoor activities; and hat, gloves, scarf etc. for cool weather.
  • Personal items – toothbrush and toothpaste; dentures; denture cleaner and cup; deodorant; razor (electric); after shave lotion; cosmetics; comb; brush; face and hand creams; shampoo; eye glasses; hearing aid; cane; walker; and favourite possessions (e.g. family photos, favourite blanket, clock, books).

All personal items should have name labels on them. Dentures can be marked for a small fee. All clothing is labeled by our laundry on admission. New items can be given to the nurse for labeling. Information about special clothing for wheelchair dependent residents is available.