The Right Tools Can Help Ease Elderly Travel

 The right tools make travel more enjoyable.

by Lynn Wilson, Founder of The CareGiver Partnership

As nicer weather turns thoughts to travel and recreation, even senior family members can join in the fun with confidence.  

Whether visiting family or being pampered at a resort, travel can be one of the greatest gifts you can give an elderly loved one. Keep it fun and stress-free by planning ahead and stocking up on the right tools.

Here are some ways to help a senior travel with normalcy, dignity and ease:
  • Support stockings use compression to improve circulation and relieve swelling in legs and feet, especially important after sitting for prolonged periods. When driving with someone who’s elderly or disabled, allowing time for frequent stops for walk breaks and stretching makes a trip more enjoyable for all.
  • Elderly skin requires proper cleansing, moisturizing and protection from irritation. When managing incontinence, it’s especially important to use skin care products made for maximum comfort and odor control. Sunscreen is essential at every age.
  • The CarCaddie by Stander mobility products lends a helping hand to seniors getting in and out of vehicles. The portable nylon handle with non-slip grip easily buckles onto a vehicle’s upper door frame.
  • Incontinence products come in a multitude of styles and absorbencies to meet the needs of any traveler. From high-capacity briefs for long trips to premium products that look and feel like regular underwear, incontinence doesn’t have to ruin a trip.
  • Individuals managing urinary or bowel incontinence at any age can swim with confidence. The SoSecure Swim Brief is a machine-washable garment designed to be worn under a swimsuit and comes in sizes to fit adults, teens and even older children.

For seniors managing incontinence, it’s important to monitor fluid intake, plan frequent restroom visits, and plan ahead by stocking up on absorbent undergarments and underpads for beds and seats.

Stay right here on The CareGiver Partnership website to for more information on any of these products, samples to try before buying and much more. Or call 1-800-985-1353 for personalized attention by experienced caregivers. 

About The CareGiver Partnership. The CareGiver Partnership helps caregivers and their
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loved ones with answers to their caregiving questions, including information about home health care products and supplies, from our Wisconsin-based team of Product Specialists who are all current or former caregivers. The company’s Web site provides the largest online library of resources on subjects most important to caregivers — from arthritis to assisted living, and Parkinson’s to prostate cancer — as well as access to more than 3,000 home care products for incontinence, skin care, mobility, home safety and daily living aids. The CareGiver Partnership was founded in 2004 by Lynn Wilson of Neenah, Wis. Visit to learn more or call 1-800-985-1353. Help support this ad-free blog by answering several questions about caregiving here. It will take just two minutes.

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