July is National Vacation Rental Month. With many families looking ahead to family road trips and experiences, making plans as early as possible and being ready to enjoy your time together without worrying about your family being safe, comfortable, and having their needs met is incredibly important. As a family caregiver, this can be particularly important as you look for ways to maintain your care routine while on vacation. This can mean choosing a vacation rental over a hotel could be a fantastic way to make your trip even more successful.
Some of the benefits of renting a house for your trip during National Vacation Rental Month include:
- More space. When you choose a vacation rental, you have far more space than if you packed the entire family into hotel rooms. With a rental, you have an entire house at your disposal, usually for far less than multiple hotel rooms, which helps everyone stay more comfortable.
- More privacy. Along with more space comes more privacy for everyone in the family. Multiple bedrooms mean parents, children, and grandparents can all have their own space to relax, spread out, and feel more at ease during the trip.
- More amenities. Especially when caring for an elderly adult, the amenities available during a trip are very important. A house gives you the option of doing laundry, cooking full meals, and spending more time enjoying activities together with the rest of the family rather than always having to go on outings. This makes the trip more convenient, and your care efforts more accessible. The option of preparing meals and snacks also saves money and time while ensuring your parent’s dietary needs are followed.
Traveling with an elderly adult can pose a wide variety of challenges. If you are planning a vacation with your family, but don’t feel your aging parent is up for traveling, or would not enjoy the trip, now may be the time for you to consider respite care. With this type of senior care, you can take the time off you need while still feeling confident your parent has consistent, personalized care. A respite senior home care services provider steps in on an emergency or temporary basis to provide care and support to your senior so you can take time off to handle other needs in your life, or just for a break. This can be for a few hours one afternoon, or even for a few days so you can get-away with your family. The care provider will follow your parent’s schedule as much as possible and ensure they have the support and assistance necessary to manage their needs and support quality of life while you are away.