Jul 17, 2017 by Marlin Duncan
For seniors that want to travel, there are a lot of factors to consider when it comes to planning their next trip. The stress associated with travel, whether it is packing properly, potential delays, weather or other problems, is enough to make some seniors want to give up the idea. However, don’t let worry keep your loved one from getting out of the house and having a great time with a little advance preparation.
If your senior loved one has mobility challenges, has dementia, or just becomes confused easily and you can’t travel with them consider hiring an elderly care provider to travel with your loved one. A caregiver will accompany your senior loved one every step of the way during the journey. A personal caregiver can manage your loved one’s luggage, medications, tickets and other important items to help ensure that your loved one gets to their destination safely. It also will make your loved one feel more comfortable traveling to have a companion that they know and trust.
Elderly care professional also recommend the following elderly care worker to accompany your senior loved one there are a few other travel tips for seniors:
You should make at least four copies of all of your loved one’s important documents. Included should be copies of your loved one’s passport, photo ID, prescriptions, medical history, documentation of any medical issues, doctor’s name and number for emergencies, and any other relevant information. To ensure that you always have access to this information you should put one copy in a hand carry bag that your loved one or the caregiver will carry. Another should go in the carry on bag. The third should go in the luggage that will be checked on the plane. And the fourth should be sent to wherever your loved one is traveling so they have a copy too.
When your senior loved one is traveling, elderly care providers often recommend that they should carry an emergency bag that has anything that your loved one might need to stay comfortable and safe. Included should be a hat, sunscreen, water, snacks, a jacket or sweater, extra socks, and any other items that might be needed before the luggage is unpacked.
If you have a senior loved one interested in, or needing to travel, elderly care professionals recommend planning in advance in an effort to keep them safe and help them navigate the stresses of travel. Contact us or call (570) 486-6492 to learn more about senior care services available to your loved one in Wilkes-Barre, PA and the surrounding areas.