Summer Travel Tips from Neighborly Home Care, Elderly Care Provider

Neighborly Home Care, a provider of elderly care, has learned many tips and tricks throughout decades of caring for seniors. Now that summer is nearing its end, some may be squeezing in one more vacation before the leaves turn and the heat fades into sweater weather.

Those receiving elderly care in their homes may now be traveling with children and grandchildren who are heading back to school. Neighborly Home Care offers tips to prepare seniors for a fun and safe travel experience.

Seniors who no longer wish to drive may be relying on public transportation such as trains and buses to get to their desired vacation spots. Some will be boarding flights from their local northeastern airports to family friendly destinations such as Disney World or the Grand Canyon.

When traveling in these modes, seniors can benefit from packing light. There will likely be necessities such as toothpaste, shampoo, and towels at your destination, so leave those at home in favor of lighter baggage.

Lighter bags allow for greater mobility while traversing cramped airports and terminals.

One item many seniors will find themselves packing is medication. Neighborly Home Care advises that you pack medications in a carry-on bag or purse to avoid going without if luggage gets lost. When navigating security points in airports or terminals, be sure to carry medication in its pharmacy bottle, rather than in a pill container. Clearly marked medication will sail through security without a hitch.

Some receiving elderly care at home use technology on a regular basis to keep in touch with distant friends and relatives. With many destinations now outfitted with Wi-Fi, seniors can stow tablets and smartphones when traveling. Consider using weather applications (apps) to stay alert to the weather in your vacation spot. Apps for games such as Sudoku, crossword puzzles, and word searches help pass the time while waiting at the airport or even on a long car ride.

As a longstanding provider of elderly care, Neighborly Home Care can offer these helpful travel tips for seniors. Neighborly Home Care provides non-medical care services to the elderly and people with disabilities in the comfort of their own homes. Services are customizable based on each client’s wants and needs, but typical services include cooking, cleaning, companionship, transportation, or personal hygiene.

Each client will be paired with a compassionate and knowledgeable care giver from Neighborly Home Care. Even if a loved one must go into the hospital for a stay, Neighborly Home Care can still provide one-to-one care during that time.

To learn more about in home elderly care of any of Neighborly Home Care’s services, contact the company for a complimentary phone consultation today at (610) 658-5822 or visit their website at www.neighborlyhomecare.com.

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