Traveling together with an elderly parent can be a great bonding experience. You will create memories that will last a lifetime. Whether this is the first time you are traveling together or you are experienced travelers here are some things to keep in mind when traveling.
1. Be knowledgeable about your parent’s medical history: Knowing all of the medical conditions and medications that your parents are on can help you be aware of limitations that need to be put in place for the trip. Also, make sure to consult with their doctor about taking a trip.
2. Dream Vacations: Ask parents where they have always dreamed of traveling, this will help you plan out your trip and help them check off something on their bucket list.
3. Make the trip as comfortable as possible: Look into what places have wheelchair access if needed, find lodging close to all of the activities that you have planned so there is not a lot ofwalking around, bring a blanket, earplugs and a sleep mask for airplane flights.
4. Take Breaks: Make sure to schedule in time to relax so the trip is not all hustle and bustle. Many elderly parents take a long time to recover from a trip because of the constant activity.
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