Summer Travel with the Elderly Requires Additional Planning, Says The CareGiver Partnership

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As we welcome summer and the travel that goes with it, Lynn Wilson of The CareGiver Partnership reminds readers that traveling with a senior family member, or someone with limited mobility or other physical challenges, requires extra planning.

Traveling with a senior family member can be relaxing and enjoyable with a little planning and the right health care tools, according to Lynn Wilson, Co-Founder of The CareGiver Partnership, a national retailer of incontinence products and other home health care supplies.

“Family travel can be highly rewarding, but it has the potential to be stressful as well,” says Wilson. “If you’re traveling with an elderly loved one, the key to success is in planning, and that may include stocking up on products that make travel safer and easier.”

Wilson says the following items can make summer travel easier and more rewarding:

  •     Fun in the sun often means swimming, and the SoSecure Swim Brief makes it possible for a man, woman, teen, or child with urinary or bowel incontinence to feel confident in the water. This machine-washable garment is designed to be worn next to skin, under a swimsuit, for maximum normalcy and convenience.
  •     Incontinence products come in a multitude of styles and absorbencies to meet the needs of any traveler. From high-capacity briefs for long trips, to premium products that look and feel like regular underwear, to protective pads for beds and furniture, incontinence no longer has to ruin a trip.
  •     Support stockings offer compression that improves circulation and relieves swelling in legs and feet, especially important after sitting for prolonged periods. When driving with someone who’s elderly or disabled, allowing time for frequent stops for walk breaks and stretching makes a trip more enjoyable.
  •     A CarCaddie by Stander lends a helping hand to seniors getting in and out of vehicles. This portable handle attaches in seconds to a vehicle’s upper door frame. It’s also ideal for preventing slips and falls in icy winter weather. Stander’s other products, such as the CouchCane — being given away by The CareGiver Partnership in its June sweepstakes — helps seniors stay safe and mobile at their travel destinations.
  •     In addition to sunscreen, elderly skin requires proper cleansing, moisturizing and protection from irritation. When managing incontinence, it’s especially important to use skin care products made for maximum comfort and odor control.

The CareGiver Partnership is a national direct-to-consumer retailer of home healthcare products for incontinence, diabetes, nutrition support and more. In its sixth year of providing products and services that help caregivers and loved ones maintain personal dignity, the company also offers an online library of more than 1,200 family caregiver resources and personal service by experts in caregiving. Call 1-800-985-1353 or visit online at

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