Senior Safety Tips in Moorestown NJ
Yes, it’s that time of year again. Time to begin talking about holiday travel. Whether or not you’re responsible for the safety and well-being of other family members, including an aging parent or other loved one, you need to consider travel plans.
Are they going to be traveling with you?
Whether the senior is going to travel with you or you’ll be on your own, you need to think about safety. Safety is one of the most important aspects of providing any type of care and support for an elderly loved one. Below are three tips that can help ensure safety for any senior this year, whether they plan to remain at home or are going to visit with other family members or friends for the holiday season.
Holiday Travel Safety Tip #1: Plan ahead.
Yes, this certainly sounds like common sense, but it seems as though ‘common sense’ is a lot less common these days. When a senior requires some type of assistance getting around the house, if they’re planning to travel by car, train, or plane, it’s absolutely essential you plan ahead.
Plan extra rest stops when traveling by car. Call the airline or train company ahead of time to make sure the senior will have the support he or she needs to get through the station or airport terminal.
Holiday Travel Safety Tip #2: Understand the limits on your time.
If the senior will be traveling with you and staying with family members, you might assume you’ll be able to take care of him or her just fine. However, your time may be extremely limited. If you don’t have enough time to devote to the senior who needs support and assistance, he or she could put or find themselves in an unsafe situation.
Take an honest assessment about whether or not you’ll truly have enough time to properly devote to the elderly individual this holiday season. If not, consider the next tip.
Holiday Travel Safety Tip #3: Consider hiring home care support.
You can hire a home care aide just about anywhere throughout the United States. You can hire somebody for just a couple of days, a week, two weeks, or some other duration.
If the senior is going to remain at home and not travel with you or visit with family, and you’ve been his or her primary caregiver, it’s a good idea to consider hiring a home care aide to help out while you’re gone.
If you or an aging loved one are considering home care in Moorestown, NJ, please contact the caring staff at TLC HomeCare Services today at 856-234-8700
Kelly C. McCabe is the co-owner of TLC HomeCare Services.In addition to management, marketing and sales, staffing and recruiting, Kelly holds her New Jersey producer’s license in Health and Life insurance and isalso a New Jersey Certified Home Health Aide.Kelly is the proud mother of two daughters and is a resident of Moorestown, NJ.