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5 Vacation Spots Seniors Should Consider This Summer

By Dian Brannen, 9:00 am on

It’s summertime, and you may be planning a vacation with your family. If you have a senior loved one, it’s important to make sure he or she is a part of those vacation plans. Whether your loved one travels alone or with you and the rest of the family, consider choosing one of these five vacation spots. 

1. Nevis 

If your loved one dreams of a Caribbean vacation, Nevis may be the best choice. It’s one of the quietest and most beautiful islands in the tropical destination. If your loved one is a golfer, he or she will enjoy the golf course at the island’s Four Seasons Resort, which has been named one of the most gorgeous resorts in the world. After the game, dine at the island’s delicious restaurants or enjoy a nap on a peaceful sandy beach.

Many seniors who prefer to age in the comfort of home do not enjoy traveling. If you have a senior loved one who needs help maintaining a high quality of life while aging in place, reach out to Home Care Assistance, an in-home care provider Allentown families can rely on. All of our caregivers are bonded, licensed, and insured, there are no hidden fees, and we never ask our clients to sign long-term contracts. 

2. Key West, Florida 

Another beautiful tropical destination your loved one may enjoy is Key West, Florida, the southernmost city in the continental United States. Key West is a top destination for seniors who love fishing and water sports such as snorkeling and diving. Key West is also home to several restaurants and bars where your loved one can try new cuisine, socialize with people of all ages, and have a good time. 

3. Europe

If your loved one wants to visit the old cities of Europe, he or she can take a river cruise. Walking along historical European sites can be difficult for some seniors, but river cruises make it possible to see the beautiful architectures without even getting off the boat. River cruises tend to be smaller and more relaxed than ocean cruises. 

When planning a vacation for your loved one, you may need to take a break from your caregiving duties to make the necessary travel arrangements. If you are the primary caregiver for a senior loved one in Allentown, respite care is available when you need time away from your important caregiving duties. At Home Care Assistance, our respite caregivers are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help your loved one manage everyday tasks in the comfort of home while you have the chance to take a much-needed break.

4. Alaska

If your loved one prefers ocean cruises, consider planning a trip to Alaska. During the entire trip, you and your loved one will be surrounded by beautiful scenery and wildlife. When the boat docks, your loved one can shop and explore the coastal villages or hike the wild terrain. 

5. Walt Disney World 

Walt Disney World may not seem like an ideal vacation spot for seniors, but it’s perfect for those who want to spend time with their children and grandchildren. Disney goes out of its way to ensure guests, even those with limited mobility, are taken care of. Wheelchairs are available to rent, special dining options are plentiful, and first aid and emergency care is everywhere. Buses and scooters can help get you and your loved one from point A to point B without too much effort. While the kids are enjoying rides and hanging out with Mickey Mouse, seniors can play golf, visit a spa, or engage in other adult activities.

Certain medical conditions can limit seniors from traveling, and they may have to stay at home. Performing daily tasks while simultaneously managing the symptoms of a serious illness can be challenging for seniors. The Allentown live-in care experts at Home Care Assistance are available 24/7 to make sure your loved one has the care he or she needs to remain safe and comfortable while aging in place. For customized, high-quality care plans, families rely on Home Care Assistance. Give us a call at 484-350-3874 to hire a dedicated caregiver for your elderly loved one.