Nov 30, 2016 by Comfort Keepers of Fredericksburg
With the holiday season now in full swing, spending time with friends and family is a top priority for many. While some have the advantage of loved ones living nearby, which may require nothing more than a quick drive, air travel is sometimes the only option to visit those further away. But it certainly comes with a price.
Along with the risk of delays, cancellations, and other setbacks caused by inclement weather, air travel can typically involves waiting around in cramped airports and dealing with large crowds at nearly every turn. Needless to say, maneuvering your way through all of this is not always the most pleasant experience. For aging adults, it can be even more taxing.
Several factors make air travel inherently stressful, there are ways to help alleviate some of the physical and emotional wear and tear. If your loved ones plan on travelling this holiday season, consider sharing the following tips to keep them safe and mitigate difficult situations. Even if you are travelling with them, it never hurts to keep them up to speed on best practices.
Whether your loved ones are flying solo or with others this holiday season, consider sharing the guidelines above to make their experience a bit more enjoyable and – more importantly – to ensure they get to their destinations safely. Flying may not always be the easiest or most convenient transportation option, but it doesn’t have to be a nightmare.
At Comfort Keepers® in Fredericksburg, VA we understand that travel may not be an option for some seniors. But that doesn’t mean they have to spend the holidays alone. Our compassionate, professional caregivers are ready to provide the companionship and care your loved ones deserve, whether it’s throughout the week around the clock. Additionally, we can drive them to see friends and family in the area. Above all, our goal is to see that your aging loved ones have the means to live happy, healthy, and independent lives.