Travel Tips for Seniors

One of the greatest joys of retirement is the opportunity it provides for you to spend time doing things you love. And if you have always dreamed of traveling, but never had the time, now is the perfect opportunity to check out all the incredible sites on your list!

To ensure you have a safe and relaxing vacation this fall, here are a few helpful tips:

Avoid Advertising Your Absence

To protect your home and belongings while you are gone, we recommend asking a relative or trustworthy neighbor to check in on your home every few days, collecting your mail for you, watering your plants and ensuring everything is in proper order.

You may also want to take extra precautions with the belongings left in your hotel room, as seniors are often seen as targets for thieves. Instead of posting the cleaning sign on your door when you head out for the day, call down to the front desk to let the staff know that you will be leaving.

Leave a Copy of Your Itinerary

Especially if you are traveling alone, an important safety precaution – and way to provide your loved ones with peace of mind – is to leave a copy of your itinerary with them. Also keep your cell phone handy while vacationing, just in case of an emergency. If you have a smartphone you can turn on your location to share with your family.

Consider Travel Insurance

A way to ensure that your medications will be covered, and hospital visits will be taken care of should you end up away from home longer than expected, travel insurance will cover you in case of emergency or illness.

Pay Attention to Your Health

On top of taking the above safety precautions during travel, it is also important to pay close attention to your health during your adventures. Pay attention to the foods you eat, take your medications daily and be aware of how much time you are spending in the sun.

An afternoon nap is a great way to rejuvenate yourself for the rest of the day while also avoiding the hot mid-day sun.

It is easy to forget to take your medication, especially when you are on vacation. Instead of trying to keep track of this yourself, invest in the pill turtle. This simple device securely holds medication for 7 days and even has an alarm clock to help remind you to take your meds.

BEK Medical offers a variety of different items to help seniors maintain their health both at home and during travel. For more information and to view our full range of products, visit us online or contact us by phone at 915-599-1129.