Senior-Only Vacations – Is It Safe For Your Parents to Travel Alone?

Your mom and dad want to go on a trip.

You’re worried about them traveling alone. Is it safe? Are there ways you can make it safer? If your parents are mobile and aren’t dealing with cognitive challenges, traveling can be very safe when you’re older. Here are some things you should discuss with them.

 

Home Health Care in Claremont CA: Senior-Only Vacations

Home Health Care in Claremont CA: Senior-Only Vacations

 

Where Are They Going?

Find out where they want to go. If they’re going to a new country, you’ll need time to research travel requirements. Do they need certain vaccines? Are visas required in advance? Is the destination safe when it comes to crime?

Look at the itinerary they’ve planned. Will they be driving unfamiliar roads? Do they have a tour they’ll be joining where someone else does the driving? Is the hotel close to all city attractions or will they need to rent a car or rely on public transportation?

 

How Do They Feel About an All-Inclusive Vacation?

With an all-inclusive vacation, your parents wouldn’t have to do much. The vacation includes airfare, hotel, meals, drinks, and often activities, too. Many resorts have medical concierge staff for emergencies. This can help ease your mind. If your parents like the idea of all-inclusive, they could pick a resort or cruise ship. Both often include transfers from hotels or ships to airports.

 

Would They Consider a Senior-Only Group Trip?

There is safety in numbers. It’s also comforting to travel in a group. Some travel agents specialize in group trips where all participants are over a certain age. Your parents would go on a tour of a new city or country and be surrounded by their peers. At all times, they have a driver and tour guide to keep them safe. At night, they have a hotel room to themselves for privacy.

 

Would They Consider Traveling With You?

How about joining your parents? Turn it into a family vacation. You can spend time alone during parts of the day and together with others. You’ll be nearby if something goes wrong, and you’re there for the more challenging parts of a trip like an airport check-in and catching connecting flight.

If they will not travel with you, they may be amenable to having a trusted caregiver join them. They pay room and board for their home care provider while they’re in another state or country. It’s definitely an option worth looking into. Call a home care agency to learn more about planning all aspects of your

If you or an aging loved-one are considering Home Health Care in Claremont, CA, call the caring staff at Aviva In-Home Care. Call today: (415) 795-2203

Evan Loevner, CEO

As a former hospital administrator, I launched Aviva with the goal of having a more focused, direct impact on the delivery of care than I could ever accomplish within a hospital setting. For me, the joy of running an organization like Aviva In-Home Care is having the ability to positively improve the lives of individuals needing customized care. As a passionate San Francisco resident, I know that many local seniors can benefit from new approaches to in-home care, that will bring them more connection to the community, and provide families with a greater sense of comfort that their loved one is indeed matched with an ideal caregiver. This starts by including the family throughout the care planning process, a key component of the concept of “family-centered care,” which has been adopted by top medical centers. A strong communication loop between family, the caregiver, Aviva management, and community healthcare practitioners is essential for ensuring that all the needs of the client are met. While this may not sound like a novel concept, it is not commonly practiced within the home care community.

At Aviva, we also use the latest in health technology to maximize opportunities for communication between all members of our client’s care circles. We utilize nursing oversight to ensure that we are in compliance with physician orders, and that our careplans are being properly administered. Lastly, Aviva is a proud member of The Senior’s Choice, a national network of leading home care agencies that share best practices and focus on continual improvement.

As owner of the business, I also promise to you my direct involvement in your loved ones care, and will always make myself available for feedback and improvements in our service. I look forward to working with you and your loved one on creating a care plan that is perfectly suited to the family's needs. Thank you for considering Aviva as your care partner.