A Caregiver in Charlotte, NC Can Make Family Vacations Possible

Family vacations our source of great excitement and anticipation for many people. Many families gather together several generations, and even extended family in order to celebrate togetherness with one big trip during the year. Whether is to the same place every year, or a changing adventure, the opportunity to reunite with family and spend quality time enjoying each other’s company and catching up is a valuable source of emotional support, and helps to keep families closer. For seniors, however, the prospect of traveling can be made difficult and even seemingly impossible by mobility issues and other physical concerns. This means that your aging loved ones may have to miss out on the family vacations that they so love. By hiring a home care companion, however, you can keep these treasured family members from missing out on all the fun.

Caregivers in Charlotte, NCA home care companion can be hired for extended service in order to help a senior during a family vacation. This companion will help the senior deal with the same issues that he deals with at home on a daily basis, as well as other challenges that are presented by the prospect of traveling. This not only means that you can feel confident that he is receiving the type of care that he needs, but the senior will also know that he’s not inconveniencing the family with his physical, medical or personal needs.

Other things to keep in mind when traveling with a senior include:

  • Make sure that all hotels that you choose have handicap accommodations and that you request these accommodations if your senior needs them
  • If your senior also has a service dog, make sure that the hotel is made aware of the presence of the dog, so that a special room can be assigned if necessary
  • Bring plenty of medication with you, as well as the original prescriptions. Make sure that you have enough for every day of your vacation, plus 3 to 4 more days
  • Make sure that you have plenty of snacks and beverages with you while traveling to help your senior stay comfortable and healthy
  • Keep in mind mobility issues and other personal concerns when planning activities. This can mean mapping out restrooms, asking for special accommodations, or simply making people aware of your loved ones needs so that arrangements can be made
  • Your senior may not be able to participate in all of the activities of a family vacation, so make sure that he knows that you understand this, and that you are fine with him taking breaks whenever he needs them.

Of course, a home care companion will be paid more for such service then is generally paid, and you will be expected to pay for traveling expenses and accommodations, but the value of having your aging loved one with you on the annual family vacation is incredible.

If you or someone you know needs help with senior care in Charlotte, NC contact the caregivers at Affordable HomeCare. We provide quality and affordable senior care for many disabled and elderly loved ones in our community. Call us at (704) 323-5454  for more information.

Our service area:

Charlotte, Gastonia, Waxhaw, Matthews, Huntersville, Concord, Ballantyne, Mint Hill, Weddington, Pineville, Cabarrus, Cleveland, Gaston, Iredell, Mecklenburg, Rowan, Union

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About Ted Nagraba

I am the Owner of Affordable HomeCare of Charlotte, North Carolina. Affordable HomeCare provides an alternative to the traditional solutions of nursing homes or other retirement institutions. Now, even with physical limitations, you can live the most independent and enjoyable life possible. With our personalized live-in or hourly care, you can continue to live in the comfort of your own home.