Posted on Jul 14, 2017
It’s that time of year again! Summer is here and so are road trips, plane rides, and train rides.
While traveling is fun for most people, it can be stressful – especially if you are traveling with an aging loved one.
But, don’t worry! If you plan to go on vacation with your elderly loved one with summer be sure to check out this quick checklist before you hit the open road to ensure safe and healthy traveling for all!
Medication – Before traveling make sure to consult your loved one’s physician to ensure you have enough medication for the entire trip. We also suggest taking a little extra just in case your flight is delayed and you have to stay a day or two later.
Transportation – When you are on vacation you tend to walk more than usual, especially if you are traveling to an area for sightseeing. To make the trip easier bring along a wheelchair or a walker for your aging loved one to use in case they get tired of walking. This way you can both still enjoy the trip without having to take too many breaks.
Security – When you are traveling to a new area it’s important to keep security in mind. Make sure you do your research to make sure the area is safe. Then take the proper precaution to keep your money and other valuable information protected. We suggest keeping your money in separate areas so you don’t have a large sum of cash on you. You should also consider keeping important information in your front pockets or in a small bag that you can keep with you.
Be sure your loved one has proper identification and who to contact in case they get lost.