Finding the Right Senior Travel Companion

January 31, 2018
Janelle Thomas MSN, RN
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Among the many lifestyle changes we endure with age is our ability to travel. As we age, travel becomes more difficult and less spontaneous, having to take into consideration the logistics of travel, our health, comfort, and security. By no means should you or a loved one be required to compromise the love and desire to travel and experience new places – you simply need to find better ways to accommodate your condition during a trip. That’s where a travel buddy comes in.

Whether you or a loved one is planning a vacation cruise or weekend getaway to visit family out of state, having a travel buddy will ease the stress of traveling and help preserve independence on the road, ocean, or in the air.

At Care Options for Kids, we extend the same quality services that are provided in the home to clients on the road. From companionship to professional nursing care, we’ve got you covered every step of the way. Take a look at a few examples of how a travel buddy can help:

Logistics & Planning: Caregivers will provide transportation to and from the airport or cruise port, coordinate check-in, baggage, and security, assist with carry-on luggage, boarding, bathroom trips, baggage claim, etc.

Companion Care: A caregiver will accompany the client to meals, or if the client prefers, a caregiver will bring the client to the table and dine separately. Caregivers will also take the client on excursions, to shows, games, and other social events.

Personal Care: A certified caregiver, home health aide, nursing assistant or professional nurse will provide the client with the same personal care as he or she would at home, providing assistance with bathing, grooming, dressing, etc.

Nursing Care: Depending on the level of care required, an RN or LPN is available to ensure the client takes all medications timely and properly, eats nutritious meals, and stays well-hydrated, healthy, and safe for the duration of the trip.

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Contact Care Options for Kids for Senior Travel Companion Services

In exchange for these services, clients are responsible for compensating the caregiver for his or her time, plane/cruise ticket, and any other expenses directly incurred during the trip. Care Options for Kids’s Travel Buddy Program provides flexibility for clients and families to make the experience affordable and enjoyable for both parties.

Wherever your travel plans lead you, Care Options for Kids is there to assist every step of the way. We’re experts at recruiting and screening companions, caregivers, and nurses to match you or a loved one with the perfect travel buddy.

Contact us to learn more about our Travel Buddy Program or to speak with a home health care professional. Together, we can determine the best plan of action for your family.

If you or an aging loved one are considering senior travel companion services, contact the caring staff at Care Options for Kids. Call today (888) 592-5855.