I was excited for our trip, 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.
A number of diseases and conditions can lead to the use of oxygen therapy. This can interfere with a person's activity levels and even cause depression. It is important to know what kind of equipment is available and what can work best for your loved one.
Many people plan to travel after retirement, but you may not be covered for prescriptions, routine treatments, or a healthcare emergency depending on your destination and the nature of your Medicare coverage.
Vacation and holiday 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 just as enjoyable as the destination itself.
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.
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.
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.
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) will begin implementing new screening guidelines for the elderly.
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.
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.