Traveling soon with a loved one who needs senior care services? If yes, you are probably worried about a few things. Perhaps your loved one is prone to falls or maybe he or she has mobility issues and therefore requires extra care. Whatever the case may be, or whatever your reasons for traveling are, have you thought of bringing along a professional caregiver for your loved one?
A professional caregiver will accompany you and your loved one wherever you are traveling to, whether you intend to go on a cruise, visit family or friends abroad, or stay at a resort. He or she will accommodate the needs of your loved one and strive to make their journey and stay as comfortable as possible.
Some of the things you can expect from a caregiver during this time include the following:
- Carrying your luggage
- Assisting with check-ins and ticketing
- Assisting with security and customs
- Assistance with activities of daily living like bathing, dressing, feeding, and more
- Medication reminders
- And more according to the individual needs of your loved one
To arrange for a reliable caregiver who is available to travel immediately or according to your schedule, your local home care agency should be in a position to help. A reputable agency will hear you out and send a representative to assess your loved one in the comfort of their home. This assessment will help the agency to identify the specific needs of your loved one and the level of care they are likely to require during your travels.
If your loved one has a medical condition or is under medication, the home care agency will get in touch with your loved ones’ health care provider for their advice and other recommendations they might have. If, for example, you will be traveling to a region where vaccines are required, their doctor will advise accordingly.
Home Care Services for seniors on The Road
At Astin Home Care, we can arrange for a professional caregiver to provide the care and companionship needed by your loved one at this point, but most importantly, someone who can easily put your loved one at ease during your travels. We know that traveling, even under the best circumstances, can be overwhelming. And this is especially true when seniors, people with disabilities, those recovering from an injury or illness, and other individuals who may require special attention for any reason are involved. A change in environment can also be stressful for your loved one and because of this, the emotional needs of our clients are among the various things we look at when choosing a travel companion/caregiver for them.
Because we are a non-medical home care provider, we might not be able to provide medical care if your loved one requires it but we can refer you to a reliable provider. The same case may apply if you are not in a financial position to carry a caregiver along, we might be able to recommend a senior care provider located in your intended destination.
Feel free to reach us through the details given below to discuss your impending journey with your loved one. We are ready to answer any questions you might have, offer travel tips, and arrange for a travel companion for your senior.