Trip tips: Traveling with an older loved one
Take a road trip or vacation with your loved one. This can be a chance for each of you to reconnect with family or friends. Plus, a change of scenery can do a world of good. Planning ahead can make for an easier, more enjoyable experience for all.
Make sure the doctor clears your loved one for travel, particularly if there’s a health condition with special needs. Ask how health issues could affect plans (especially if traveling out of the country), any needed vaccines and more.
Your loved one may not have the energy for multiple flight connections or early morning or late night flights. Here are a few suggestions to make the trip easier:
Consider applying to TSA PreCheck to avoid security check-in lines
Claudia Fine LCSW, MPH, CMC, CCM Humana At HomeSM caregiving expert and geriatric care leader for 30-plus years. Read more of Claudia’s tips at SeniorBridge.com/Travel.