Graduation is just around the corner! You’ll want everyone in the family to come out and take part in that special day. But for some senior citizens, trips out of the house are getting harder and harder to take. Read on for some tips on how to safely get your loved one to a graduation ceremony so that they can enjoy time with family and friends.
Review Medications Beforehand
Your loved one is quite probably taking some type of medications, often multiple kinds. You will want to make sure they have taken whatever medication they needed to before getting on the road. If they will need to take more as the day goes on, make sure that the right ones are brought along. It doesn’t hurt to jot down a schedule of daily medications and how they are taken (with or without food, early or late) before departing the house to avoid confusion later.
Pack to be Prepared
A senior citizen often needs a little more preparation for a journey out, especially when it is a big event such as a graduation ceremony. Packing a small bag to carry along may be necessary. Items to include are medications, snacks, their phone, baby wipes for easy clean-up, prescription glasses and whatever else they need to feel comfortable. If your loved one needs them, discreetly pack a few adult diapers. You will also want to make sure they have enough water to stay hydrated during the graduation ceremony, especially when many are held outside in the summer months.
It isn’t always possible to stay with your senior citizen during the entire graduation ceremony. If this is the case, consider bringing along a caregiver who will be there when you need to leave them alone for a bit. They can provide assistance to your loved one when you are not able to, so that you are free to enjoy the ceremony without worry.
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