Planning a vacation for you and your elderly family is exciting. Spending time with your loved one and sharing vacation activities is a good way to bond and enjoy life together. However, there are some things to consider when traveling with an elderly senior. Here are some tips for getting your family vacation off to a great start!
Booking Your Flight
If your travel plans include getting on a plane, try to avoid flights that have stops. If your elderly loved one has mobility issues, it may be hard for them to move quickly enough to catch your connecting flight. Non-stop flights are your best bet, even if you may have to pay a little bit more in airfare, the convenience will be worth it.
If your senior loved one has a disability, be sure to make note of it during the booking process. For example, if a wheelchair will be needed or you’ll need assistance with getting your elderly loved one on the plane.
Try a Cruise
Cruises are a great way for seniors to enjoy a vacation. You’ll have almost everything they need at your fingertips. It’s a great vacation for elderly seniors with limited mobility and many off-shore excursions are available to those who may need to take it slow. When planning excursions and events while cruising, keep activities to a minimum to ensure your elderly loved one won’t get too tired to enjoy the vacation.
Keeping seniors active and their mind stimulated can have a positive impact on their overall health and wellness. The Arbors Assisted Living is a community that encourages seniors to participate in all types of activities. Contact us today to learn more about how The Arbors Assisted Living Communities can help you and your senior loved one.