Caregiving and Traveling Can Happen Safely and Smoothly


Caregiving and Traveling Can Happen Safely and Smoothly

Tired of those trips to the doctor?  Looking for something different to do?  How about a cruise?  Yes, a Cruise! With proper planning, traveling with your Caree can be affordable, safe, comfortable and enjoyable as well.  Cruise ships offer handicapped accessible cabins and the ship staff is readily available to ensure that your trip is safe and secure.

Traveling with a wheel chair or scooter on a cruise ship is no problem! With Pride Mobility Go-Go Travel Mobility products, you are not land-locked! The Go-Go Scooters are designed to be lightweight and portable, so they are an ideal choice for travelers.

When making travel reservations, it is important to let the travel vendor know you are traveling with someone who has a special need.  Alerting the travel vendor will also help with pre-boarding. With proper preplanning, most if not all, travel vendors are happy to accommodate your special needs. Help is readily available!

When planning a trip, every Caregiver knows at a moment’s notice that the health of your Caree can change dramatically.  In order to ease the burden of planning and paying for a trip in advance, consider purchasing travel insurance. When choosing insurance, be sure to check the provider’s policy on pre-exiting conditions!  Many insurance providers will offer different levels of coverage.  For the Caregiver, I recommend a policy which clearly states, “Cancel For Any Reason.”  While these policies are going to be more expensive, in the long run, you will have peace of mind knowing you can be reimbursed for most, if not all of the cost of your trip if your Caree is too sick to travel.

When traveling by plane, try to avoid scheduling flights with connections. If you have to book a flight requiring a connection, leave a gap between connecting flights.  An extra hour or two relaxing in an airport will go a long way in securing the comfort of your Caree, rather than running from gate to gate to catch a last-minute connecting flight.

Don’t forget to pack your passport and all your important health documents!

Depending on the health of the person you are caring for, traveling is not out of the question.  Don’t get caught up in what you can’t do, rather focus on what you can do with Pride Mobility!

 

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