Summertime is often travel time. Graduations, weddings, and family vacations often mean getting in the car, or on a plane, and heading out to where the festivities are located. Sometimes, travel with an elder loved one, especially one who might be frail or have health issues, can be stressful. Some elders, who worry about their ability to cope with the rigors of travel, might be reluctant to leave home. Caregivers can help their loved ones be more comfortable while traveling, though. This article from caring.com provides helpful tips for easing the stress of travel for those who are frail or have some kind of chronic health condition.
If you are caring for a loved one who is frail or dealing with a chronic health condition, we can help. St. Francis Healthcare System can provide services in your home on Oahu or Kauai, or in our two inpatient facilities in Nuuanu and Ewa. Our call center professionals can answer your questions and help you access the services you need to care for your loved one. Please call us at (808) 547-6500. We understand, and we want to help.