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.

  • 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.

  • Senior Travel: Should You Get a Medigap Policy?

    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.

  • 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.

  • Finding Care for Your Loved One While You’re on Vacation

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

  • 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

    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.

  • 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.

  • Medical Devices That Might Set Off Airport Security Alarms

    How to quickly get through airport security with medical devices such as pacemakers, artificial hips, hearing aids walkers and other assistive devices that are common among elderly people.

  • Oxygen Therapy 101

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.