Do you want to spend time with your loved one? Are you having a hard time deciding where to go or what to do? Are you concerned if travelling would be safe for them? Here is a trip safety checklist for you and your loved one.
Before going on a trip, make sure to consider what activity your loved one will enjoy the most. Does it involve going on a nature walk or driving along a scenic view? Does your loved one enjoy doing fun activities or just engaging in relaxing conversation? From the answers, you can start making an itinerary. It is important to take inconsideration the preference of your loved one to make the trip more meaningful.
Choosing a Destination
After knowing the activity your loved one prefers, you can start searching for the safest destination. Does it fit the listed itinerary? Is it adult-friendly? Explore your target destination through their webpages. Read reviews of people who previously went to that place. Consider the amount of time to be spent travelling to your destination. Look into the terrain and people traffic in that area. Make sure to familiarize yourself about the nearest health care facility in case of emergency.
When going on a trip, you may become overwhelmed with all the things that you need to prepare. Remember that it is a day trip and you do not need to fit the whole house inside your bag. Also, take into consideration the weather. Here a list the basic things to pack.
- Medicine: Your loved one will need their daily dose of medicine, but, you do not need to bring all of their bottles. You can have a properly-labelled travel pill box, and just place one medicine of each kind (or two if in case the other one gets accidentally lost).
- Tumbler of water enough to last for the day
- Your loved one’s favorite snack to munch
- First aid kit
- Extra Clothes
- Identification Card and Medical Cards
- Assistive devices
Make sure to bring all essentials but keep the bag light so you wouldn’t have a hard time bringing it along, especially when your chosen activity involves long walks.
Use Appropriate Clothing
Ensure that your loved one is dressed for the weather. Keep in mind that your loved one has to be comfortable to better enjoy the trip. Proper footwear is essential especially for trips that require your loved to walk or hike.
During the trip, you should always be attentive to the needs of your loved one. Be ready to offer a hand or an arm just in case the terrain becomes tricky for them to traverse. Pay attention to non-verbal cues which may indicate signs of fatigue or boredom. Be ready to stop for breaks so your loved one may relax. When going on a trip during a hot weather, make sure that they keep drinking ample amounts of water. Make sure you know the basic signs of dehydration.
These are just some tips to bear in mind in order to keep your loved one safe and the trip more enjoyable and memorable for them.