Traveling with Your Loved Ones?
Important things to do and prepare.
Family vacations are always something to look forward to – you get to plan where to go and what to eat, most especially, spend time with your family in a new or favorite place. But if you are traveling with a senior loved one, our Home Health Services in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois, highly recommend that you go through this checklist before embarking on your trip.
- Health check
Before going on your trip, make sure you consult with your general practitioner if your senior loved one is fit for long hours of travel. If your loved one is given permission to travel, make sure to also check with them if they are okay with the itinerary prepared.
The most important thing to pack before or after toiletries should be medication. Some prescription medication may not be available in some pharmacies where you are about to travel to. Save time and money by packing your own medication, as well as prescription medicines suited to your health concerns.
It is always best to include an identification card or medical card on your purse and your senior loved one’s pockets if in case any untoward incident should arise. This will help emergency medical responders to immediately get health history information to let doctors know the person’s health and medication information.
- Wipes and sanitizers
Restrooms may be hard to find in new places but keeping sanitary wipes, tissues, and hand sanitizers will surely come in handy for quick sanitation after eating or when hands get dirty.
- Extra clothing
Weather reports are very closely accurate and really help in packing for the day’s activities. Still, make sure to bring extra shirts, pants, jackets, underwear, socks, and scarves for cold weather outdoor activities. Accidental spills may need a quick change of clothing.
- Food and water
On long drives, gas stops may be too far apart and will usually take some of your time if you are on a time-bound trip. Pack sandwiches and easy foodstuff you can have while on the road. This will save you time and money from having to do multiple stops. 16 ounces of water bottles are also essential to pack to stay hydrated, until you can grab or refill for more water.
If in case your senior loved one is not allowed to travel with you, our Home Health Agency in Illinois can provide you with a health care service for your loved one at home.
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