Summer is upon us and that means that everyone is trying to get out and enjoy the sun just a little more this time of year. Seniors who require assistance to maintain their quality of life might not be thinking of how to spend their summer holidays, but the truth is that most seniors are still able to do some traveling and soak up as much of the nice weather as the rest of us. So if you are caring for a senior this summer, consider planning a vacation to make the most of summer. We’ve put together a list of the best vacation ideas for seniors across North America.
Walt Disney World – Orlando, Florida
Disney World is not just for kids: it’s for the kids at heart too. But more than nostalgia and tremendous entertainment value, Walt Disney World is well versed in welcoming people of all ages, activity levels, mobility levels, and more. With on-site hotels, wheelchair accessible transportation, as well as private transportation, ground-floor hotel rooms, special lines for people with disabilities and families traveling with seniors, Walt Disney World can make anyone smile. There’s a reason it’s still considered the happiest place on earth. So when planning your next vacation, consider taking the senior in your life to the one place on earth they’ll feel like a kid again!
If culture and a soul-filled experience are on the to-do list, consider taking a vacation to Nashville, Tennessee. The home of the Grand ‘Ol Orey, Nashville is a bustling hub of music and entertainment and it’s a beautiful backdrop for taking a walk down memory lane. With modern amenities offered by classic hot spots, there’s no reason why a senior can’t enjoy a bit of the high life in the country-music capital of the world. When seniors are receiving assistance from programs like CDPAP, it might not seem easy to coordinate time away from care, but the truth is that seniors can continue to receive care regardless of where they are located, as long as it is approved. [Read more…]