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Senior Care Tips when Traveling

Senior Care in Havana FL

Traveling can be an exciting time for people, whether they are young or old. For any senior relying on extra care at home, whether it comes in the form of family members or professional home Senior Care in Havana FLcare aides, below are number of tips that can make travel safer and more enjoyable for everyone.

Tip #1: Rely on the experience of professional caregivers.

Senior home services can encompass a wide range of care, including the most common, which happens to be a home care aide. These home care aides can provide assistance for elderly individuals when they are traveling by car, train, airplane, or some other means of transportation. It can also alleviate the pressure on family caregivers or friends who are assisting the senior at this time.

Tip #2: Plan ahead.

Even a simple trip three hours away by car can be complicated when someone has difficulty because of age. There may need to be more frequent bathroom breaks, stops to get out and stretch, and more. Make sure to plan ahead and know the route through which you will be traveling.

Tip #3: Explain expectations to the elderly individual.

It’s important the senior understands exactly what to expect on this trip. Even if he is traveling by car, he should know how often the driver plans to stop at a rest area, a restaurant, a diner, some convenience store, or elsewhere to get out and stretch and use the facilities. Somebody who doesn’t know what to expect can become even more anxious about the trip.

Tip #4: Call an airline for extra assistance getting through the airport.

Many airlines offer extra assistance in the form of transportation from one terminal to the next or throughout the airport when they arrive. As long as the airline knows about these accommodations ahead of time, they should be able to make them in a reasonable manner.

Tip #5: Avoid impatience.

It can be frustrating at times to travel with somebody who requires a great deal of extra assistance and consideration, but it is absolutely essential that anyone traveling with the senior who requires us extra care practice more patience. If the individual gets frustrated and loses his temper more frequently, it can not only make the trip less enjoyable for the senior, but it can also potentially injury.

Rely on the assistance of an experienced and professional senior care provider when traveling with an elderly individual who requires some extra level of assistance on a regular basis.

If you or an aging loved one are considering senior care in Havana, Florida, please call the caring staff at Hopewell In-Home Senior Care today: (FL) 850-386-5552 , (GA) 229-236-5552 . Providing Senior Care Services in North Florida & South Georgia

Brian Moran, RN, Marketing Director, Partner

Marketing Director, Partner at Hopewell In-Home Senior Care
Brian Moran, RN is both a Partner and Director of Marketing for Hopewell In-Home Senior Care. Brian has worked at the Bellevue Hospital in NYC, Tallahassee Community Hospital, Select Specialty Hospital and has over 12 years’ experience as a home health care nurse at American Home Patient. Since joining Hopewell In-Home Senior Care in 2008, Brian has used his knowledge of health care and local resources to help seniors in Tallahassee, FL navigate the medical resource maze. His goal is to assist seniors and their families by increasing awareness, affordability and quality of in-home caregiver services for those who wish to age in place.