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Stress-Free Travel With Seniors

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Published:  July 23, 2013

Summer time is here, and with that, vacation season is in full swing. Families across the country are embarking on some of the most important bonding excursions they’ll experience together. But with an aging loved one, getting away even for a weekend can be a stressful experience. Whether or not your loved one is joining you on the trip, there are concerns.

“Vacations are extremely important for family bonding and mental recharging—even more so when you care for an aging parent,” sas Kerry Pawl, Co-Founder and Director of Mission Home Care. “However, many people avoid it all together due to the stress they think will occur when traveling with frail seniors—this doesn’t have to be the case.”

In most cases, it can be incredibly cost effective and emotionally freeing to hire a professional caregiver to help care for your loved one. “You should consider hiring professional care to stay back with your aging family member, so you can enjoy a stress-free trip,” says Jennifer Robinson, Co-Founder and Director of Mission Home Care. “You also have the option to bring a professional caregiver on the trip with you. It can be affordable and completely worth it for the extra assurance and assistance so you can truly enjoy your trip.”

Caregivers can assist in bathing, feeding, dressing and other various tasks that your loved one may need help with. They can also aid seniors in navigating new places to avoid falls in a new environment. Most importantly, caregivers can help give you a chance to relax and enjoy a stress-free trip!

For more information on hiring care for trips, call us at 888-871-0766.

About Mission:

Mission is a clinically owned and operated organization whose services include Mission Home Health, Mission Hospice, and Mission Home Care.  By providing these three service lines, Mission Healthcare strives to have a positive impact on the lives of patients, their families, and their healthcare partners no matter what their needs may be. Mission utilizes all available resources to provide the highest level of care possible to their patients, all while in the optimal healing environment, the home.