Aug 2, 2017 by Alan White
Your parent may want to find a discount on their travel plans, though home health agencies don’t recommend discounting their need to travel! Remember your mother or father is still a human being. It may be true they may be walking slower, or their sight is not as good as it was twenty years ago, or they may have a hearing deficit. But that doesn’t need to keep them from traveling.
Over the years, your loved one may have put off vacationing as they raised their family or worked full-time at a busy career. Travel may not have been an option, but now it’s time for your mom or dad to enjoy a chance to explore with no strings attached. However, if money is tight, we know there are budget plans for many travelers.
If your mom or dad is not internet savvy, assist them by exploring some of the deals. Many require you to travel on certain days and at certain times of the day, but for your senior parent it may be worth the savings. If you plan to travel with your mother or father, you may notice that their fares are less expensive on certain days and times, but the same may not be true for yours. However, when checking fares, home health agencies suggest using any discount cards you and your parent may have. Discounts are often given to AARP members, AAA members, and some insurance plans also come with discounts on travel as well as being a senior citizen.
Home health agencies recommend if mom or dad are driving, whether alone or with other seniors, they should have a mobile phone and itinerary that they share with family and friends (this is recommended for people of all ages.) It is also important to have a first aid kit, bottles of water and blankets in the car in case of illness or any other emergency needs.
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