Posted on Nov 16, 2017
In Home Senior Care and Thanksgiving Travel Assistance
We’ve officially packed up the jack-o-lanterns and are considering stuffing and turkey recipes. It’s time to plan dinner gatherings and possible transportation options for elderly loved ones. You may have an elderly loved one who has a bit of difficulty with driving due to poor eyesight or medications that may make operating a vehicle more complicated. During the holidays, it comes as no surprise that you would want your elderly loved ones to attend the festive meal if at all possible. Thanksgiving is a holiday that centers primarily on gratitude and family. It is a wonderful time of year to really celebrate our loved ones and is a large traveling holiday for most of the country. This is the time of year when we appreciate having many of our family members together to enjoy a homemade feast.
There are many things to consider when traveling with a senior loved one. If your senior loved one is traveling with your family, you may want to consider having additional prescriptions ready and bringing along important medical information. Also, be sure to get approval from their physician if traveling a long distance. If there should ever be an emergency, it is very helpful to have your loved one’s physician phone number, prescription information, blood type and a list of any possible allergies.
If you find that you are unable to provide the transportation to the family meal for your elderly loved one, there are options. Senior Helpers of Chattanooga, Cleveland, Signal Mountain, Hixson, Red Bank, and Ooltewah, Tennessee can provide the transportation to and from these holiday events that surround Thanksgiving. Transportation services are also very helpful for the upcoming shopping season. You won’t have to worry how your loved one will arrive and how they will return to their home. You can trust that a professionally trained and compassionate caregiver will provide door-to-door service to make sure your loved ones are safe at all times.
When planning for daily activities, remember that our elderly loved ones aren’t as energetic as the children might be. Schedule in some downtime so that your loved one can relax and regroup. Take breaks from touring spend some time to chat and enjoy each other. Build some memories made from laughter and storytelling. These are the most treasured part of being together.
In home elderly care from a compassionate caregiver from Senior Helpers of Chattanooga is a wonderful way to give your family peace of mind when scheduling does not allow for regular visits to a loved one. The highly trained caregivers can assist an elderly loved one in the comforts of their home and also accompany and drive to and from parks or shopping malls in Chattanooga, Hixson, Cleveland, Ooltewah, Signal Mountain, and surrounding areas.
If you would like to learn more about the many benefits of caring and consistent in home care for seniors and professional dementia and Alzheimer’s care, call Senior Helpers to speak to an elderly care specialist today 423-710-1500! Senior Helpers of Chattanooga provides a wide range of services including Alzheimer’s and dementia care, care for Parkinson’s Disease, companionship, personal assistance, and so much more to all areas of Chattanooga, Hixson, Cleveland, Ooltewah, Signal Mountain, and surrounding areas.