Innovative Senior Care in Grove City, PA: Making Fun Family Vacations Possible

Just because your loved one is getting older doesn’t mean that she doesn’t still want to be a part of the most fun aspects of life. Many seniors report feeling a greater sense of adventure and vigor later in life as they are no longer feeling the pressures and responsibilities that that they did when they were younger and juggling a career, children and caring for a home. Embracing this energy and enthusiasm can help you enjoy greater quality of time with your aging loved one.

Utilizing innovative senior care can make fun family vacations that include your aging loved one possible. Many family vacations, such as major trips to family theme parks, Senior Care in Grove City PAcan be overwhelming for even the youngest and healthiest of travelers, but that does not mean that seniors can’t be a part of these adventures.

Here are some tips for senior care during family vacations to make the entire experience fun, exciting and comfortable for everyone:

  • Plan to drive if at all possible. Air travel can be uncomfortable for many seniors who cope with mobility issues and by driving you are giving yourself the flexibility and freedom to travel at your own pace so you can take plenty of breaks and attend to any needs that your loved one may have.
  • Contact all hotels where you plan to stay and ask about accessible rooms that may be more comfortable or safer for your loved one. This can include the room being on the bottom floor, having a walk-in tub or featuring special considerations for the hearing impaired.
  • When you arrive at the theme park, immediately go to the guest relations office to discuss your loved one’s needs. You will be given a map that specifies special entrances and other considerations for those with disabilities. You may also be given a special needs card that will allow you to access considerations such as special lines, seating and other accommodations for your loved one.
  • Consider hiring a senior care services professional to go on vacation with you if your loved one has extensive needs such as help using the rest room, medication reminders, help bathing or other needs. This will help both you and your loved one feel confident that the senior will be well cared-for and that all members of the family will enjoy the vacation together.

The caregivers at CareGivers Plus are available to talk with you and your family about all of your home care needs. CareGivers Plus is an elder care agency providing quality and affordable senior care in Grove City, PA and the surrounding areas. Call 724-638-7110 for more information.

About Robert Devine

Robert Devine is Owner and Administrator at Caregivers Plus Home Health Care of Hermitage, PA.

Whether it’s conversation and company, or just eating a meal together, having someone to sit and visit with can help make for a happier, healthier life.

Caregivers Plus has been operating as a locally owned family-operated home care agency in Mercer County since 1994.