caregiver (cg) needs to take Care recipient (cr) to a family event which requires long distance travel

Try: If air travel is necessary make sure the airline and airport are notified if a wheelchair will be necessary be prepared for anxiety and confusion – take along familiar objects; a favorite afghan or pillow small photo album of family pictures or a favorite book on airplanes or trains cg needs to take the aisle seat and put cr in the inside seat to control wandering if that is a problem also the window seat could serve to keep the cr occupied looking out bring all necessary medical and insurance

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Categories: Personal, Mobile, Needs Some Assistance, Needs Much Assistance

Information: Have a duplicate copy of any itinerary including stops at hotels and the final destination along with phone numbers for each plan for plenty of rest time for the cr during the day – don’t schedule too many activities in a row don’t talk about the trip too far beforehand the cr might get confused and anxious make sure cr dresses comfortably because of frequent rest room stops and that they wear comfortable shoes bring snacks and activity books to relieve boredom while waiting for transportation or during the trip itself information

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*This information is listed as a Tip and is not explicitly medically licensed

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