Holiday health for seniors

Everybody loves a good holiday, be it a quick weekend getaway or a fortnight of fun in the sun. However, as you age, you’ll most likely find it difficult to maintain your independence as much as you did before – be it a physical disability, a decrease in cognitive skills, or the sudden appearance of a multitude of health problems.

This doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a holiday, though – you just have to find ways in which you can do so in a healthy manner. To help you do so, here are some of our top tips and tricks regarding holiday health for seniors.

  • Shop around –  if you or your holiday partner has restricted mobility, there are plenty of holiday companies which are dedicated to offering holidays and breaks for you.  Some come in the form of retreats – like a village of holiday cottages with care available on site should you require it, whilst others will offer specially made packages that feature accessible hotels and activities.
  • Keep an eye out – even if you’re browsing on a generic holiday site, it’s always wise to keep an eye out for options which may enable you to go on a holiday that you may have originally thought was inaccessible – things such as seat assignment in the rows designated for disabled travellers on a plane, or cost-free wheelchair service at airports.
  • Stay healthy –  ensure that you’re applying sun protection when needed, and to drink plenty of water. If you’re staying somewhere catered by staff or carers, make them aware of any dietary or medication requirements.

If you still need a little help when you return home, why not contact Kentish Homecare? Our team have over 25 years of expertise within the homecare industry, and are dedicated to doing their utmost to provide you with all manner of care that meets your exact needs. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch to find out more.

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