Smart Travel for Older Adults


Travelling this summer? The best advice we can offer seniors for a happy, memorable trip is to plan ahead. Here are some tips for safe and smooth travels. With advance preparations and advice from others, you can make your travels unforgettable!

Smart Travel for Older Adults

  • Research: Learn about your destination and ask for recommendations from friends to choose safe accommodations. Read reviews online before booking.
  • Look for savings: Remember to ask about senior discounts when booking hotels and look for early-bird dining specials.
  • Check your travel documents: If going abroad, be sure none of your passports expire within six months of your planned travels.
  • Make a checklist: Write down everything you’ll need and check the items off your list as you pack them.
  • Pack light: Carry-on suitcases will be easier for you – and for anyone helping you – to manage during travel.
  • Stay hydrated: When you’re on a different routine, it can be easy to forget about drinking water regularly. If you are visiting a different climate from what you are used to, you may find you need to adjust the quantity of water you need to stay hydrated.
  • Leave valuables at home Don’t risk loss or theft of your most cherished jewelry.
  • Stay in touch: Make sure family and friends know your travel itinerary. Have a list of emergency contacts with phone numbers and emails as a precaution.
  • Carry medications with you: Never put your medications in checked luggage. Be sure to bring a list of all your medications with you.
We’d like to remind our clients to give us at least seven days’ notice when they will be out of town, so we can schedule our caregivers appropriately.

If you will be traveling this summer, we wish you bon voyage!

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