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Bringing Your Parent’s Senior Care Provider on Summer Vacation with Your Family

Senior Care in Quincy FL

Simply because your parent is getting older does not mean that they cannot enjoy the fun and excitement of a summer vacation. The warmer months of the year are a popular time for families to Senior-Care-in-Quincy-FLget together and go on adventures because of the more relaxing pace, longer days, and pleasant weather. From trips to the beach and favorite theme parks to explorations of historical sites or jaunts to the mountains, summer vacations are a wonderful time for the generations of your family to spend quality time together, get physical activity, and stimulate their minds. If your aging parent needs more extensive care, however, it can seem daunting to think about leaving the home. In this situation, bringing your parent’s senior care provider along with you can give everyone peace of mind.


Some of the benefits of bringing a senior health care services provider along with your family on summer vacation include:

  • Maintain their schedule. Predictability and routine are extremely important to elderly adults, particularly those who are dealing with cognitive limitations or challenges. Many seniors cope with several medical conditions at the same time, meaning that they need to keep up with treatments and management methods even when they are away from home. Having a senior care provider along with you means that that care provider can maintain as much as the same schedule as possible, offering treatment reminders, and monitoring their routine.
  • Offer personalized support. Your parent will have different needs when you are on vacation with your family. These needs will change depending on the location that you choose for your vacation and the activities that you have planned. The care provider can evaluate those activities and come up with a personalized approach to your parent’s needs so that they can continue to receive the level of care, assistance, and support that they need even during the vacation.
  • Give you peace of mind. It can be challenging to bring your aging parent on a vacation with your family. You might feel like you are not going to be able to enjoy your time with the other members of your family because you are worried about your parent’s needs. Having a care provider with you means that you can relax knowing that your aging parent is in good hands. You will know that the senior health care services provider is there to give your parent the assistance, support, encouragement, and direct care that they need while you are paying attention to the needs of your children and others. This will allow all of you to have fun together while still enjoying the most of your time on vacation.


Bringing a care provider on a vacation with you is something that requires extensive planning. Be sure that you discuss this possibility with the care provider well in advance so that you can make the proper arrangements for private sleeping accommodations, travel expenses, pay, and other considerations for a stress free trip.


If you or an aging loved one are considering senior care in Quincy, FL, please call the caring staff at Hopewell In-Home Senior Care today at 850-386-5552. Providing Senior Care Services in North Florida.


Jami D. Eddy

Jami Eddy is the Administrator and an owner of Hopewell In-Home Senior Care. She graduated from Florida State University in 2005 with a major in criminology and a minor in psychology. Jami has been with Hopewell for more than 10 years and is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the business.