Senior Care in Hobe Sound FL
Seniors are creatures of comfort. They rely on a set routine, have their own ways of doing things, and even if they are receiving senior care, enjoy an essentially self-driven existence. They can visit the restrooms at home whenever they need to, eat and drink at their leisure, and stretch their legs in the ways that are most comfortable for them. Until that is, they have to travel.
While some seniors still enjoy seeing the world and its sights, many no longer relish the thought of giving up their comfortable home environments. But, for certain family events or holiday reunions, they may need to be willing to take their act on the road. If you are the one who will be flying with them, here are a few things to consider.
1. Wheelchair Service. Book this at the time that you book their ticket. Even if they are somewhat mobile, after standing in a long security line, they may be more worn out than they anticipate. A, better idea is to get the wheelchair, let them get through security and to the gate early, and then they can walk around and stretch their legs. This also guarantees them a place to sit at the gate while waiting.
2. Direct flights. While they are not usually inexpensive, they are far more comfortable, less stressful, and overall easier for seniors to manage.
3. Early flights. The earliest flights are the ones least likely to have delays due to congestion, and if for some reason the flights are delayed there are more options for later flights.
4. Pack smart. Many seniors are less comfortable flying or not aware of the newest TSA regulations so be sure to educate them about the rules regarding carry on sizes, the fact that cosmetics need to be packed into 2 ounce bottles and all cosmetics need to be in a quart sized clear plastic bag with a zipper opening, and what food or drinks can be brought through security.
5. Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate. Have them drink a lot of water the day before travel and bring an empty water bottle (you are allowed) and a powder packet of a sugared drink mix into the airport to manage blood sugar. If your senior is uncomfortable because they are worried about being able to get to the restroom on the plane, or having an accident, encourage them to wear Depends but not to risk dehydration.
If you or an aging loved one are in need of senior care services in Hobe Sound, FL or the surrounding areas, contact the caring professionals at Treasure Coast Home Health Care. Call today at (772) 678-3324.