With summer on its way, many people are thinking about what summer travel they’ll be planning and experiencing. But if you have someone in your life that you’re wanting to travel with but that has some kind of limited mobility, taking a trip together can come with its own unique sets of challenges. Luckily, with appropriate planning and preparation, you can have an enjoyable vacation with your loved one despite their limited mobility.
To help you see how this can be done, whether your loved one is elderly and living in an assisted living facility or has recently sustained some kind of injury, here are three tips for taking a vacation with someone with limited mobility.
Choose A Mode Of Travel That Doesn’t Require Too Much Physicality
For many people, one of the most exciting parts of taking a vacation is getting to see a new place that they’ve never been. But when someone has limited mobility, getting around a different location can be a real challenge.
To be able to still see a lot of the world without having to do too much strenuous activity, you may want to be careful with the mode of transportation you choose. One great option is to take a cruise. On a cruise, you can see a lot of different parts of the world without ever having to leave the ship.
Get Ready To Make A Lot Of Phone Calls
Once you’ve decided where you want to go and what you want to do while you’re there, you should then devote some time to calling all of the services and accommodations that you’ll be using. On these phone calls, you can ask about their procedures for people with limited mobility. You might be able to get all kinds of assistance that you may not have known about had you not called. So while spending the time to make the phone calls or other inquiries can be a lot, it can also be well worth it for the safety and comfort of your loved one.
Consider Working With A Travel Agent
If you’re feeling overwhelmed about taking on all the preparation for you and your loved one by yourself, you can always work with a travel agent who specializes in working with people with mobility issues.
By consulting with someone who has experience working with other people who have limited mobility or various types of mobility issues, they can help you find shortcuts to get the help you need and make the most of the vacation that you’re taking.
If you’re wanting to take an unforgettable vacation with a loved one who happens to have some mobility issues, consider using the tips mentioned above to help you know what you can do to make the most of this experience.