Don’t Miss Out on Holiday Fun: Prepare early for your travel needs

It happens every year.  Families and friends get together to celebrate Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, or New Year’s.  Don’t get left behind because of mobility or other house-guest concerns.

If your grandmother, grandfather, mother or dad is able to stay with you, make it easy on everyone by planning ahead.  You will want to consider mobility issues, bathroom needs, dietary restrictions, and other comfort items.

Mobility

If mobility is an issue for your family member, make sure to have a walker, rollator, cane, or other walking aid available.  Some travelers use the Nova Carrying Case to bring their transport chair or walker with them.  It is good for flying, train, or car travel.

Some families will keep a spare rollator or walker on hand, for those grandparents or parents who need a little help getting around.

A bed rail can help with climbing out of bed in a guest room.  It can ease the worry of getting up during the night, and taking at tumble onto the floor.

Canes and walking sticks will help your family member navigate new terrain.  And let’s face it, after a long day of celebrating with family it feels good to lean on a sturdy walking stick or cane.

Dietary Restrictions

If you are hosting this holiday season, make sure to ask about dietary restrictions.  Some family members cold be diabetic.  It is important to know how to cook and what food to have on hand, for diabetics.

If you are diabetic, make sure to carry a travel medical kit.  It will be very important to follow your doctors recommendations while traveling, just like when you are at home.

Sleeping Aids

Bed wedges can make all the difference between getting a good night’s sleep and waking up tired.  You don’t want to be grumpy during this festive time!  Charron Medical has inflatable bed wedges for all types of conditions.  A battery powered motor will blow up the bed wedge to the desired level.  Some people have told us these bed wedges are more comfortable than the memory foam versions.  

 

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