Jan 03, 2015 - 10:51 AM
Keep an eye on the quality of the furniture you bring. If your mom has been incontinent, it may be best not to bring a mattress or chair. Sometimes, families bring new or auxilliary furniture (like furniture from a guest bedroom at home) and every family is recommended to protect furniture using waterproof mattress pads, etc. in the event a resident is incontinent (or may become incontinent.)
For a final answer, you must check with the community you intend to move your mother to. They will most certainly have a policy regarding furniture. That policy is very important, as it may include some items that are disallowed based on state law. They may require certain items to be treated (like curtains, which in many states must be fire retardant or fire-proof). Many communities also provide residents with trash cans because of state requirements regarding UL fire ratings and will allow only certain power extension options. If your mother is in a shared space, there may be a size restriction on bulky furniture. The assisted living will also communicate with you whether your mom should include special or adaptive furniture like a hospital bed or electric reclining chair.
Source: The Fremont Senior Living