Going on a road trip with the family this summer? Why not include your older relatives? Tim’s Truck Capital in Epsom, NH has some practical tips for you to keep in mind if seniors are included in your vacation plans. If you’re looking for used trucks NH, come see us.
It’s important not to cram too much into your vacation itinerary. In fact, you should minimize the time spent in your vehicle. It’s wise to stop often at tourist destinations or for meals or bathroom breaks. Seniors shouldn’t sit for too long in the car to avoid the possibility of a blood clot forming in the legs. Travel earlier in the day when it is apt to be cooler. When you do make stops, make sure you accompany your elderly traveler. New places can be confusing to older individuals, especially if they are experiencing dementia. Enjoy your time together, take a slower pace and enjoy your family!
Ask your elderly travelers for input in advance of the trip. Propose where you’ll be traveling to and find out if they have any special places they want to see or activities that they might enjoy. While traveling, point out places of interest. Provide a pillow and throw blanket in the vehicle for their comfort.
Be sure to help your elderly traveler(s) pack. Remember to pack extra hearing aid batteries, diabetic test strips and meter, support hose or other medical devices they may need. Make sure they have enough medication for the trip and have a list of all prescribed medicines and phone numbers of his or her physicians.
Have a medic I.D. bracelet made for your traveling senior. Include any information that might be helpful, such as alerts for diabetes, dementia, a pacemaker and other such conditions. Put a card in their wallet with your name and mobile phone information in the event you become separated.
Come to Tim’s Truck Capital and we’ll be glad to help you find the perfect vehicle to fit your budget. Our Finance department has a variety of financing options to offer and can make it easy to drive it off our lot today. Check out our website at www.timstruckcapital.com. We have the best used cars for sale in NH.
Tim’s Truck Capital
904 Suncook Valley Hwy
Epsom, NH 03234
Phone: 888.659.1537Website: http://www.timstruckcapital.com
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