Homecare in Silver Spring, MD: Seniors and Vacations
Homecare in Silver Spring, MD: Seniors and Vacations

If you are helping to provide care and support for your elderly loved one, you may want to think about how they can have fun. You already spend so much time thinking about their health, lifestyle, and things that they need to do to stay safe. It is time to help them enjoy their life, as well. There are some vacation tips that can make going on a trip with your elderly loved one possible. If your elderly loved one’s health allows, follow these tips to take them on a vacation. 

Mobility Issues

Homecare Silver Spring, MD: Vacation Tips for Seniors

You might think that just because your elderly loved one has mobility issues that they can’t go on a vacation. However, this might not be true. It is important to know what issues your elderly loved one has. For instance, if your elderly loved one needs a walker to get around, look for vacation ideas that would still allow them to enjoy themselves. There are many vacations that aren’t physically demanding.  

Other Accommodations 

It is important to make sure that all accommodations that your elderly loved one needs are met. For instance, you should make sure the hotel you will be staying at has handrails in the bathrooms. You should make sure the elevators are working in the hotel to prevent your elderly loved one from having to take the stairs.  

Talk to Your Loved One 

If you are going to plan a trip with your elderly loved one, talk to them. Don’t make all the plans without including them. They need to know what you are thinking and what they will be doing. You might be planning something that they wouldn’t enjoy at all. Then, the vacation wouldn’t be fun for anyone. You should be talking to your elderly loved one every step of the planning process. This can help them to get excited about the vacation, too.  

Medications 

It is important that your elderly loved one has all the medications they are going to need during the course of the vacation. If they are going to need refills, be sure you get these before leaving on the trip. If you will be flying with your elderly loved one, be sure they bring their medications in the proper prescription bottles. 

 

These are some of the tips to make a vacation successful and exciting for your elderly loved one. There might be some accommodations that you need to work with when planning the vacation. However, if you do this, you and your elderly loved one could have a great time on the trip. If needed, you can even have the home care provider come along on the trip to help care for your loved one. This could make things easier for everyone. 

 

If you or an aging loved-one is considering homecare in Silver Spring, MD please contact the caring staff at Nest & Care today at (240) 261-1328. 

 

Sources 

https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/page/senior-citizens 

Katharina Villanueva

Katharina Villanueva

RN, BSN, CCRN-K, SCRN, CNRN, DN, CDP

Kat is the founder of Nest & Care LLC, a Private Duty In-Home Care agency providing companion care, personal care, and skilled nursing services to families in and around Montgomery County and Howard County, MD.

For the past 15 years, she has devoted her nursing career to caring for patients with Neurologic or Neurosurgical conditions in the acute, subacute and chronic phases. She worked at Keck Medical Center of USC in Los Angeles, California before moving to Maryland where she exclusively worked with patients with stroke as a stroke program coordinator at Providence Hospital.

She obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing at University of Santo Tomas in Manila, Philippines in 1998. Kat is married to Mikael, a pediatric surgeon. They have 3 boys and 3 dogs.