Travel with an Older Adult Articles

  • A Caregiver’s Tips: Taking a Vacation When Your Loved One Has Dementia

    Caregiver's need respite, but as our departure date got closer, I became increasingly worried about spending the time away. Based on the success of our experience, I came up with five tips for dementia caregivers who are planning a holiday.

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  • 8 Tips for Traveling with Urinary Incontinence

    Travel plans can run into any number of speedbumps, but incontinence doesn’t have to be one of them. Use these pointers to prevent embarrassing situations and ensure that the journey is as enjoyable as the destination itself.

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  • Travel Tips to Help Seniors Get Through Airport Security Screening

    When traveling with a mobility aid, artificial joint, pacemaker, oxygen concentrator or liquid medications, use these insights from a TSA spokesperson to get through security checkpoints quickly and easily.

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  • Ten Vacation Tips for Senior Travelers

    Traveling with an aging adult can present some challenges, but seniors and caregivers can enjoy a safe journey by planning ahead with these tips.

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  • Oxygen Therapy 101

    A number of diseases and senior health conditions can lead to the use of oxygen therapy. Understand how to get and pay for supplemental oxygen, ensure you are using the right equipment and observe necessary safety precautions.

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  • Senior Travel: Should You Get a Medigap Policy?

    Many seniors plan to travel after retiring, but depending on the destination and the nature of one’s Medicare coverage, you may be left paying for prescriptions, routine treatments or a medical emergency entirely out of pocket.

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  • Medigap Plans: When Do They Make Sense?

    A medigap plan can save you money if you'll be undergoing surgery, are at risk for health issues or plan to travel outside of the United States.

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  • Respite Care Helps Caregivers Take a Break

    Take a closer look at how in-home care or a short-term stay at a senior living facility can give you the peace of mind you need to recharge, avoid caregiver burnout and enjoy your time away.

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  • Finding Transportation Services For Seniors

    When selecting a system of transportation for your senior parent, caregivers must take into account a variety of factors. Costs, medical needs, and community resources all impact a transportation plan when a senior is no longer able to drive.

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  • Traveling with a Dementia Patient Can be Trying

    A caregiver’s story: I recently found out the hard way that a vacation with a dementia patient isn’t much of a vacation after all.

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  • 6 Strategies for Vacationing with an Older Adult

    When you're a caregiver you might think that taking a vacation with an elderly parent or relative who requires special care is out of the question. But a little planning can go a long way towards making a trip safe and enjoyable.

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  • A Fellow Alzheimer's Traveler

    I recently met a man with Alzheimer's who changed my outlook on my own future with Alzheimer's disease.

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  • Tips for Taking a Cruise with a Senior

    Cruise vacations are a great option for seniors because they can do as much or as little as they want, depending on their level of ability. See how you can adapt a getaway on the high seas to fit the entire family’s needs and interests.

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  • The TSA Tries to Become More Senior-Friendly

    Traveling with a senior can be difficult, especially when you have to go through airport security with elderly medical devices. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has implemented screening guidelines specific to the elderly.

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  • Caregiving Tips for Traveling With Seniors

    You don't have to cancel the family vacation just because a loved one is getting older. Transportation options, activities and accommodations may need to be adapted, but with some planning, taking a trip with a senior can be a wonderful experience.

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  • 5 Senior Living Options That Will Change Your View of Independent Living

    Independent living communities come in a variety of sizes, shapes and price points. See how these five innovative and slightly unusual options cater to the specific needs and interests of aging adults.

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