CallSafe's Travel Safety Tips for Seniors



CallSafe's Travel Safety Tips for Seniors

CallSafe Reminds Seniors to be Careful this Holiday Season

Health-wise:

  • 1.Makes sure you’re healthy enough to travel. Visit your doctor for a check-up to make sure you’re in the best possible physical condition and to make sure you have enough of any medications you’ll need while traveling. Be sure to also get a written and signed note from your doctor detailing your needs and his/her prescription of your meds to you.
  • 2.Many tours have accommodations to meet the needs of travelling seniors. Ask your travel agent about arrangements for wheelchairs, guide dogs, seating needs, etc.
  • 3.Look into purchasing travel insurance with pre-existing illness coverage.
  • 4.If health is a concern, package tours are a good choice. You’ll get to see and do a lot of things in a more controlled environment.
  • 5.If you’re traveling and need to buy medication be sure to check the dosage as dosage may vary from country to country.
  • 6.Stretch and exercise your legs and feet before and during long flights or rides. This will lessen chances for blood clots, aches, and cramps.
  • 7.Be gentle with yourself when recovering from jetlag. Leave some time in your itinerary for rests and try to eat at the local times to acclimate more quickly.
  • 8.Be careful what you eat especially if you have a sensitive tummy or have been maintaining diet restrictions. Big changes in diet can have some unpleasant consequences.

Safety:

  • 1.Don’t advertise your absence from your home or even your hotel room. The best time for robberies is when a tenant is gone. Keep safe and be smart about “clean this room signs” or Facebook posts advertising when you’re leaving and for how long you’ll be gone.
  • 2.Know your limits. If you’re tired, hungry, or thirsty, tend to yourself.
  • 3.Keep the bling to a minimum. It may be hard because you’ve worked so hard to acquire the things you couldn’t have when you were younger, but flashy things catch people’s and thieves’ eyes.
  • 4.Keep your shoes as flat as possible. Flat does not mean ugly, but if you’re going to be walking around a lot you’ll want to be as comfortable as possible. Sidewalks and streets may or may not be as up-kept as it is at home. A trip on your trip would not make for a good time.
  • 5.Keep others that are traveling with you in the loop. We all watch out for each other, especially when traveling. Always try to keep a cellphone on you too. If you’re traveling within the US, take your CallSafe pendant with you too.

*Bonus tip: TSA has special programs to aid those with disabilities, and for the frequent flyer, TSA Pre-check program will help streamline your way through security. Say goodbye to hassles and long lines.

To check out more useful tips or to find out about safety pendants, visit www.callsafe.net.

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