Love 2 Live Traveling Caregivers Brighten the Journey
“We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls.”
“Paris is always a good idea.”
As the above quotes indicate, travel feeds the soul. To abandon it simply because of advancing age would be a tragedy. As travel guru Rick Steves explains in a blog that encourages seniors to keep traveling, “Age only matters if you’re cheese.” Besides, the senior discounts abound at hotels, tourist sights and for airlines, trains and cruise ships!
We won’t be too naïve, however. Traveling after a certain age does become more difficult. When you need to get yourself or your senior loved one to another state or country, Love 2 Live’s San Diego travel companions for seniors help every step of the way.
Traveling can be stressful for people of any age, but seniors with physical and/or memory issues are particularly vulnerable. That’s why our traveling caregivers have learned airport, train and cruise ship security, emergency procedures and special accommodations. In other words, they know both the rules and the perks . . . and when to use both! From making airplane reservations to accompanying elderly passengers and unpacking upon return, our traveling caregivers work hard to ensure seniors enjoy every mile without a glitch.
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Use San Diego Senior Travel Companions Experienced in Diabetes, Dementia, COPD, Heart Failure and More
While common senior illnesses can intimidate untrained caregivers, Love 2 Live makes sure to match clients with specific needs to caregivers who have taken online healthcare training AND worked with clients affected by the disease.
Still, Love 2 Live does not offer medical care during a trip, yet our caregivers help the client stick to his or her healthcare plan and even find emergency medical care should a crisis arise. Many of Love 2 Live’s caregivers are even certified in CPR and first aid (although not a requirement of a non-medical caregiver). They ensure the client receives the medication prescribed consistently and according to doctor’s orders. But keeping a client in good health during a trip isn’t the only thing travel companions for seniors do during a trip . . .
San Diego Senior Travel Companions Enrich Every Mile
Having an extra set of ears and eyes along on a senior vacation enables the senior to enjoy it so much more. Airline and cruise ship rules and technology change so regularly, even a seasoned senior traveler can begin to lose their adventurous edge. And then there are the glitches. Often it takes an assertive person to find a lost suitcase, follow frequent gate changes and fight when a passenger has been “bumped.” With a traveling caregiver in tow, a senior knows that they can relax, enjoy the new sights and sounds, because they are free to leave the hired hand to hammer out snafus.
During the trip, the senior companion makes sure the senior has transportation to events, recommends activities and arranges social activities (guided tours, etc). Tasked with enriching the trip, the senior travel companion acts as the concierge, all while giving the senior sufficient space and freedom.
Our Travel Companion Services Include:
- Trip planning, including discussions with friends/family/hotels/tour guides at the destination
- Assistance with airport, train, or cruise ship reservations, check-in and ticketing
- Ticket and itinerary organization
- Ordering of sufficient medications and health-related items ahead of time
- Carrying luggage
- Ground transportation arrangements and tipping
- Checking in with family members and others during the trip to relate progress
During the trip, San Diego travel companions for seniors also provide personal assistance services like:
- Bathing, toileting, dressing, hygiene
- Companionship & safety supervision
- Incontinence services
Travel Assistance for Minors, Ill and Disabled Passengers
Traveling caregivers make trips a breeze for anyone of any age who’s not up to navigating the stressful and confusing transportation and accommodation process. Selected for their upbeat attitudes and responsible natures, Love 2 Love caregivers help bring families peace of mind when trips must be taken.
Because “Paris is always a good idea . . .” Never Give Up on Travel!
Don’t let anxiety over travel stop you or your loved one from going to see family, venturing to an exciting destination or attending an important event. We are happy to provide a no-obligation in home assessment to assess your travel needs. Call us at 619-291-4663 or leave us a message here.