I'm thinking of taking a day trip with Mom to the beach this spring. A beach wheelchair rental, some snacks, and a couple hours on the sand under a Sportbrella XL if she takes to it. A nice lunch out if she has a change of mind-I never know with her. She will ask for things then never use them. A couple of months ago she said she would never cruise, then a couple days ago she said she'd like to take one for a year. This would our first fun outing not involving a doctor appointment or other obligation. Part of my motivation is the fact that I love the beach, miss going, and wouldn't be confident using in home health care for that entire day.
The other part is that I think it would be something new and fun for us to do, and a memorable experience if she's comfortable and enjoys herself. Right now Mom gets around with a walker and uses diapers, although she can make it to the portable commode in her room sometimes. She makes it a point to use the restroom if we're out and about.
Any tips or suggestions? Because of my work hours and the fact that it's just Mom, and a dog, it would be just a 2 person trip. I figure some bottles, good snacks, some jazz, lots of leg room, and a couple of restroom breaks to break up the drive would help.