Traveling and experiencing new places is one of the joys of life. But, we all have fallen victim to trip hazards, poor planning, and the stress and anxiety that traveling can create. And as we age, traveling can start to seem too difficult and seniors may begin to limit their travel wish list or cease traveling all together. The truth is, if traveling is a priority for you, no matter your age, there are places waiting to be explored.
1. National Parks offer a beautiful travel destination for people of all ages. With senior passes available and wheelchair accessibility in many destinations, National Parks offer a broad traveling option for seniors.
2. Cruises take the guess work out of travel and provide an all-inclusive and pre-planned trip option to make travel simple. Cruises are equipped with medical personnel and are wheelchair accessible. You can hit almost every destination on your wish list with the comfort of cruise travel. A great summer destination is Alaska, providing beautiful views you can take in from your room balcony.
3. Washington DC offers accessibility for the history buff. With free admission to museums, monuments, and government sites, Washington DC provides wheelchair accessibility that makes this city a desirable destination for seniors.
4. Senior travel tours can provide peace of mind as well as camaraderie has you explore a new destination with a group of peers.
In addition to these accessible travel options, consider bringing a friend, family member, or even a professional caregiver. A caregiver could provide you with the peace of mind you need to truly enjoy the trip. Caregivers with Preferred Care at Home provide a variety of care services including, meal preparation, light housekeeping, medication reminders, dress and hygiene reminders or assistance as well as companionship.
If you have a caregiver providing care in your home, consider bringing him or her with you as you travel. Your caregiver understands your daily routine and can be beneficial in keeping the stress of travel to a minimum. If you don’t have a regular caregiver, a pending trip may be the right time to contact a local home care agency near you.
The right preparation and planning can make traveling this summer an unforgettable adventure. Happy Travels!
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