When families are looking after elderly or disabled loved ones, they may be concerned about vacation time. Many vacations take place during the summer, but they can also be ideal in spring and autumn months. With spring already here and summer just around the corner, it’s time to begin thinking about proper care options for any senior or disabled adult who requires assistance.
In many situations, when you plan accordingly, early enough, and rely on the right home care support services, these aides may be able to travel with their clients.
It’s not always the case, so plan ahead.
There are some home care aides that won’t be able to provide these services and travel with their clients because they have other clients depending on them. When hiring through an agency, though, many agencies have plenty of caregivers working for them and might be able to provide a single caregiver to travel with families and elderly clients.
That’s why it’s so important to plan ahead. With so many vacations going on throughout the year, some agencies may book up and have a difficult time finding availability to allow their caregivers to begin traveling with clients.
It’s also possible to hire a home care aide at your vacation destination, at least if the destination is somewhere in the contiguous United States. Because there are numerous agencies all across the country, most seniors and disabled individuals can get care through an agency. Some rural locations or more isolated regions may only have limited availability, so plan early.
Safety should always be a top priority.
Whether the elderly person will be traveling with the family or remaining home, it’s crucial to make sure safety is their top priority. If they are going to be left behind, they need somebody who can support them whenever they need assistance.
For example, a family caregiver may be helping them get up in the morning, get dressed, prepare meals, go shopping, get to a doctor’s appointment, and much more. If that family caregiver is going to be away for a week or longer on vacation, provisions need to be made now to ensure the senior receives adequate support to not just maintain daily life, but to be safe.
The best option is to always choose an agency when looking into home care support services. It offers more flexibility, more benefits, and a greater selection of experienced caregivers.
If you or an elderly loved one are considering home care for a senior in High Bridge, NJ, or the surrounding areas, call the caring professionals at Comfort Keepers of Flemington, NJ. Call today (908) 806-2220.
Comfort Keepers of Flemington, New Jersey, has a team of eight support staff who will be your primary contacts and your advocates.
Nancy Hmieleski, R.N., C., B.S, is the Director of Nursing and supervises the Certified Home Health Aides (CHHA) that work out of the Comfort Keepers Flemington office. Pat Corlett, RN, is the Case Manager.
General Manager Rebecca Tenore, Client Care Coordinators; Suzanne M. White, Kelly Balodis, Christine Lehr, along with Office Assistant, Nancy Russell, are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days per year to answer your questions. You will hear a friendly voice no matter when you call.
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