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Title: Traveling Tips for seniors

Traveling Tips for seniors
Whether youre visiting family for the
holidays or crossing off a vacation on your
bucket list, traveling as an older person can
have unique challenges. Fortunately, when you
know your limitations, and you plan wisely, your
trip can go as smoothly as possible. Consider the
following things when you make your travel
Request Accommodations! Needing help isnt a
sign of weakness. Hotels, airlines and other
companies can make accommodations that are right
for you. For instance, you could request a first
floor room at the hotel so that you wont have to
worry about taking the stairs in the case of an
emergency. Airlines may allow you to sit toward
the front of the plane or in an aisle seat to
make it easier for you to get on and off. Even if
you dont normally require a wheelchair, you can
ask the airline staff to provide one and take you
from gate to gate. In large airports, this makes
it easier to get from place to place.
Remember Safety! Seniors may seem like easy
targets for theft. Protect yourself by keeping
your wallet in your front pocket, by wearing a
money belt around the waist or by carrying your
purse with the strap across your chest. All of
these make it more difficult for someone to take
your wallet. Its also wise to keep your cash in
the bank, carrying only what youll need for the
Pack Light! Take a few mix-and-match type
outfits rather than packing your entire closet. A
smaller suitcase is easier to manage whether
youre taking a plane or driving. Remember to
pack the things that you might need, like
medications, into a carry-on bag so that they are
easily accessible, even if the bag gets lost.
Be Healthy! When youre sitting in the same
place for a long time, you may be more likely to
get a life-threatening blood clot in your legs.
Compression stockings can reduce the risk of
this, but its also smart to take frequent
walking breaks to get the blood moving. If youre
most seniors, you probably take a few different
medications each day, and its important to
remember to take those medications on time. That
can be hard when youre not following your usual
schedule. Try setting an alarm to go off to
remind you to take your medicine.
Consider Senior-Friendly Options! When you
make your travel plans, look for companies that
specialize in travel for seniors. Choosing a
cruise or all-inclusive resort can make it easier
for you because youll have everything you need
in one place. Packaged tours may be more
convenient than cobbling together your
schedule. Retirement means that you have more
time to travel, but you want to be smart about
it. Always think about your unique needs when
scheduling vacation plans.
Thank you! Home Care Assistance of Lincoln is the
recognized leader in providing exceptional care
to seniors in our community. Families choose us
for live-in care because of our revolutionary
home care method. We believe in 100 client
satisfaction and, therefore, do not require any
long-term contracts or commitments.
6000 Village Drive, Suite 400Lincoln, NE 68516