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Guest Post: Considerations when Buying a Wheelchair

In Guest Posts, Health/Medical/Safety Concerns, Mobility Challenges On September 6, 2015 0 Comments

A few weeks back, I wrote a blog on buying vs. renting a wheelchair as I was considering purchasing a sturdy model for our upcoming trip to Yellowstone…. Read More »

Traveling with Incontinence

In Gadgets, General Considerations, Health/Medical/Safety Concerns, Need to Know, Packing Suggestions On July 30, 2015 0 Comments

Interestingly, I received two emails this week from TWAP followers asking the same question: Should I leave an aging parent at home if he or she suffers from… Read More »

Reader Question: Is an African safari safe for my 92-year-old Mom?

In Africa, General Considerations, Health/Medical/Safety Concerns, Hotels, Reader Questions On July 20, 2015 0 Comments

We really are lucky. We live in an age where there is very little holding us back from realizing our dreams, attacking our bucket lists, and experiencing the… Read More »

traveling with a catheter

READER QUESTION: Tips for Traveling with a Catheter

In Health/Medical/Safety Concerns On April 11, 2015 0 Comments

Mari Guerra asks: Hi, can you please guide me as how to prepare to travel abroad with my 80 year old father who had an enlarged prostate (catheter)… Read More »

Vital Paperwork when Traveling with an Aging Parent

In Health/Medical/Safety Concerns, Packing Suggestions On February 22, 2015 0 Comments

The only thing worse than having your own medical emergency while on vacation is standing by while someone with whom you cannot communicate works on your parent who… Read More »

Vital Paperwork when Traveling with an Aging Parent

In Health/Medical/Safety Concerns, Packing Suggestions On February 22, 2015 0 Comments

The only thing worse than having your own medical emergency while on vacation is standing by while someone with whom you cannot communicate works on your parent who… Read More »

Getting Diabetes Supplies through Airport Security

In Health/Medical/Safety Concerns, Packing Suggestions On February 8, 2015 0 Comments

Beyond airport considerations (which I’ll tackle next), the key to traveling with a diabetic parent is to keep a quick-acting source of glucose with you at all times… Read More »

Assessing your Parent’s Physical Capabilities from Afar

In Health/Medical/Safety Concerns On October 28, 2014 0 Comments

Many of us don’t live in the same town where our parents are located so trying to assess your parent’s physical capabilities from afar can be a bit… Read More »

READER QUESTION: Traveling with a Parent on Dialysis

In Health/Medical/Safety Concerns, Reader Questions On October 21, 2014 0 Comments

Veronica Purcell asked the question: I’m traveling with my mom and she’s on dialysis and in a wheelchair. Where do I start planning? Although this may sound daunting… Read More »

Reader Question: Traveling with a Chronic Disease

In Health/Medical/Safety Concerns On March 18, 2014 10 Comments

Fusun Dulger Charles posted this question on the Facebook page for Travel with Aging Parents: “How can people travel when they have a chronic disease and really don’t… Read More »