Travel with an Older Adult

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

    Caregivers need respite, but the thought of spending time away from our care recipients is often anxiety-inducing. Based on the success of our latest experience, I came up with five tips for dementia caregivers who are planning a holiday.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Ten Travel 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.

  • Caregiver Tip: Companion Cards for Coping With Dementia Behaviors in Public

    Memory problems and dementia-related behavior changes can get you into some sticky situations. As a caregiver, I’ve discovered a simple solution for making outings less stressful and more successful: “dementia companion cards.”

  • A Primer on Oxygen Therapy for Seniors

    Some diseases and age-related health conditions can reduce lung function and require a senior to use supplemental oxygen. Learn how to pay for oxygen therapy, ensure your loved one is using the right equipment and follow 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.

  • 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.

  • Long-Distance Medical Transport: Relocating a Frail Senior

    As care needs increase, many long-distance caregivers decide that their elders would receive better care if they lived closer. The best option for moving seniors who can't handle car trips or air travel is to use a non-emergency medical transport service.

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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.

  • 6 Strategies for Vacationing With an Older Adult

    Family caregivers often think that taking a vacation with an elderly parent or relative who requires special care is out of the question. But with careful planning and some minor accommodations, many seniors can still participate in family vacations.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Finding Transportation Services for Seniors

    When a senior can no longer drive, it’s important that there are alternate transportation options available to them. Be sure to consider costs, accessibility, safety and medical needs when selecting transportation and driving services for an elder.

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