Thanksgiving Travel Assistance and In Home Help

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.  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. 

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 traveling by vehicle, it can be helpful to make frequent stops for stretching and rehydrating.  Carry along a water bottle and remind your loved one to drink often.   When flying, your loved one will benefit from frequently walking up and down the aisles to keep the blood flowing.   It is also helpful to have all medications separated in a large clear bag for security check.  Many airports also have expedited security clearance for elderly to help with the process.   If traveling with a wheelchair, it can conveniently be gate checked so your loved one can board the plane as easily as possible.

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, Hixson, Cleveland, Ooltewah, Signal Mountain, and surrounding areas 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.

If you would like to learn more about Thanksgiving travel assistance and about caring and consistent in-home elderly care and the many benefits of professional senior care or dementia and Alzheimer’s care, call Senior Helpers of Chattanooga to speak to a senior care specialist today 423-710-1500!   The compassionate senior care specialists at Senior Helpers can also guide you through the process of receiving the Veterans Administration Aid and Attendance Benefit if your elderly loved one is a veteran.   In home senior care allows your loved one to stay in the comforts of their own home for as long as possible while receiving the level of care they need. Senior Helpers of Chattanooga provides a wide range of services including Alzheimer’s and dementia care, personal assistance, companionship, peace of mind visits and so much more to all areas of Chattanooga, Hixson, Cleveland, Ooltewah, Signal Mountain, and surrounding areas.

 




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