While there are a variety of different reasons why we should travel, but one of the most compelling reasons for doing so should be the opportunity to spend quality time with your loved ones. However, caring for your elderly parents as they travel can be difficult, with proper planning and research required to ensure their well-being during their vacation. Hence, when traveling with the elderly, how can we best take care of their physical well-being?
Picking a senior-friendly location to travel to can go a long way in ensuring their physical well-being. Pick a destination with less intensive itineraries, making it a more laidback vacation for you to enjoy with your loved ones. Keep in mind the distance between your accommodations and amenities, accessibility to medical assistance and facilities for seniors suffering from mobility impairments and language barriers. Also, keep the seasons in mind when going on vacation, avoid winter as the slippery roads may provide your loved ones with poor footing to worsen their unsteady footing, and consider hiring a wellness professional in these countries if available to ensure that their vacation remains as hassle-free and relaxed as possible.
How should you fly with your loved ones? While some airlines offer services for your elderly parents, the important services worth taking into account when picking your airline include pre-boarding for the elderly and assistance for those with mobility impairments. Having an airline capable of helping your loved ones board from the airport gate with minimal difficulty can go a long way in reducing the difficulty of traveling with the elderly, and improve your overall experience during your vacation. Airlines that provide seating with adjustable armrests can help your loved ones get on and off your chairs, and hence consider booking aisle seats to increase your chances of getting such armrests. You can also inform the airlines about any assistance you need with your loved ones, and they can take the appropriate measures required to ensure their safety and comfort during the flight. Inform the attendants if your loved ones have any visual or auditory impairments, and consider packing blankets and pillows to ensure the comfort of your loved ones during these long flights.
Create a checklist of items to bring along to your trip before the trip itself. Take special care to pack their essentials, and never place your medications in checked bags as this may result in these bags being separated from your loved ones when they might need it. Take note of their current medications being taken in case of a medical emergency, and bring along the appropriate clothing for their trip. Ensure that the clothing provides adequate warmth and comfort for them, and note the cultural intricacies of your intended country of visit to ensure that the appropriate dress code is followed. Plan ahead to ensure their safety and comfort during your trip!
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Here at Rittenhouse Village At Northside, we offer Senior Respite Care, providing your loved ones with short-term care and assistance. We provide them with professional care with resort-style amenities, events, and services to give you the respite and break you deserve. Do not hesitate to join our vibrant community and contact us now for any further questions!