It’s the most wonderful time of the year to get out of the house and enjoy all the festivities happening in our area. When you’re making holiday plans and an aging loved one is involved, though, there are some extra steps you need to take. Our team at Qualicare wants to step through some things to consider so you’ll have a successful holiday outing!
Have a Fun, Relaxed Outing With Loved Ones
Preparation is the key to a happy journey outside the home this holiday season. Therefore, before you leave your home, make sure that you have everything you and your loved one need in order to make the most of the day.
First, is your loved one in need of a wheelchair? If so, will you be bringing one or renting one from your destination? Will the place be mostly flat? Or will there be hills and/or stairs? Will wheelchair access be available, or will there need to be modifications in your trip? These are all things to be considered before heading out this holiday season if your loved one uses a wheelchair.
Second, make sure to take along doses of your loved one’s medications in case your schedule gets derailed. You never know when a show might go longer than normal or you get stuck in traffic on the way home. Just in case anything causes you to get home late, you want to ensure your loved one is able to take his or her medications at the correct time to help prevent any health issues.
Finally, you might want to bring some snacks with you, as well, in case your loved one were to become hungry or the outing takes longer than usual. If your loved one has diabetes, this is especially important. Pack healthy, balanced snacks to help your loved one stay fueled and energized to enjoy the holiday outing.
Do you need to take some holiday trips out alone? Visit the Qualicare website today to learn how our qualified team members can help care for your loved ones like they were a part of our family.