As the year continues, seniors are ready to get up and move on to their next adventure. While COVID-19 is still present, seniors need to take extra precautions when traveling on vacation. The older seniors get, the more vulnerable they become to getting sick. Accidents can occur without notice and injuries take time for older people to heal from. This is why seniors need to plan for the unexpected while traveling. By following a plan, seniors can easily travel and avoid unfortunate events. Here are some tips to consider:
While planning their next trip, seniors should also add travel medical insurance to the package. Insurance can assist in keeping seniors safe and secure financially if an accident presents itself. Travel insurance allows seniors to receive medical attention if needed while they are away. Without travel medical insurance, seniors can end up with piles of medical bills to pay when they arrive back home. Yes, medical insurance while traveling can be costly, but it is worth it. Although seniors will hopefully not have to use their insurance, it brings reassurance to know coverage is possible if needed.
If an incident occurs to a senior before they take off, medical insurance purchased with the ability to cancel at any time for any reason is beneficial. Some basic plans will allow for trips to be canceled for only a few reasons. More extensive plans allow for trips to be canceled without need for a good reason. Travel medical insurance that can be canceled is essential in the era of COVID-19 where you do not know what may happen in a few months.
Before packing the bags, seniors need to ensure that they have enough medication to make it through their trip. Putting in order at the pharmacy might be necessary. Having at least enough medication to cover the days are gone and a few days back can remove the hassle of rushing to the pharmacy once back home. While traveling, medications should be kept in a carry-on, close by to seniors. Proximity allows seniors to have access to their medications when they are needed. Additionally, flights can be delayed. When this occurs, if medication has been checked into a bag below the plane, it can become almost impossible to get the bag. In the worst scenarios, it can even take a few days.
Plane tickets and travel documents are the top items to remember. Seniors should consider making copies of their documents to leave with family back home in case they need assistance making unexpected accommodations. Copies of travel insurance, passport ID, emergency contact, and medical information should be kept on hand.
Airports can be confusing. Before heading to one, it is vital to receive as much information as possible regarding flights departure and arrival time, terminal maps, customs information, and more. Getting to the airport early allows seniors to navigate their way without being rushed. On the plane, if seniors are flying internationally, they may be asked to fill out an immigration form.
At high altitudes, it is easy to become very dehydrated. To avoid this, seniors should request water rather than other beverages. Thankfully, flight attendants come around frequently asking if they can provide refreshments.
Don’t Forget to Stretch
Flights can take hours. Seniors need to get up and stretch throughout a flight. Getting up at least once per hour can avoid cramps and be unable to move properly during arrival. Of course, watch for the seatbelt signs.
When in need of non-emergency transportation services, seniors in Melbourne, Florida can count on Stellar Transport. Make your trip to the airport easy with friendly experienced drivers. Stellar Transport also provides travel up to 150 miles for more local trips. For more information, contact Stellar Transport.