Ron D’Aquila was the featured guest on WTNH News 8 recently and discussed some tips for traveling with seniors or special needs persons. Ron stressed that pre-planning is really the key to having a successful trip. Talk to your senior’s doctor, ensure prescription medications are available, and talk to the airline if necessary. Advance legwork will pay-off during your trip.
Specifically, during the interview Ron shared some technology solutions that can alleviate some of the stresses that may come with traveling with a senior. If wandering or getting lost is a concern, there are discreet GPS tracking devices available. Your senior loved one can wear an eResponder. The eResponder is a Mobile Personal Emergency Response System. It’s a small, black necklace that is lightweight and waterproof, has a long battery life and acts like a phone. Also, Assisted Living Technologies offers Smart Soles. These shoe inserts can also track your senior if he/she becomes lost.
Staying on schedule with medications can also be a source of stress. An automated medication dispenser that can be pre-filled and provide reminders to assure that your loved one is taking their medications while traveling is a great tool to use.
We invite you to watch the 3-minute interview and learn more tips for traveling with seniors.
Assisted Living Technologies and Assisted Living Services work with families to find the right solution for their needs. Contact our office at (203) 634 8668 if you have any questions.