No doubt each of us would love to find the Fountain of Youth and live a longer life. While such a fantasy may not really exist, lengthening our life could be possible – according to recent research. The Global Commission on Aging, U.S. Travel Association and the Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies polled a number of seniors and discovered that traveling – particularly for older adults – prevents cognitive impairments such as dementia and Alzheimer’s. The research also found that women who vacationed twice a year (compared to only once in six years or fewer), had better heart heath and fewer coronary deaths. Men who skipped annual vacations were 20 percent more likely to die with a 30 percent higher risk of death from heart disease.
So that trip you’ve been putting off for one reason or another? Book it today! Not only will a vacation relax and rejuvenate you, but it just might extend your life. How?
Traveling has been proven to relieve the pressures of daily stress. Experts suggest even a 24 hour getaway can significantly refresh and renew a person. Vacations may lower blood pressure and help seniors sleep better. With more free time for leisure activities, seniors can learn to enjoy life again. For those who find traveling stressful or difficult, bringing along a caregiver may make the trip much easier. Caregivers who use ClearCare Online’s home care system or home care software can set daily tasks for important activities – such as taking medications – so that even while the senior is away, he can maintain his normal routine.
Wondering where to go? Depending on your interests and personal preferences, the sky is the limit when it comes to choosing the right destination. With your caregiver along for assistance, and ClearCare Online’s home care system and home care software keeping your schedules on track, there’s really no reason you can’t go just about anywhere. A few of the top travel destinations for older adults include:
- Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia
- The Grand Canyon
- Las Vegas
- Niagara Falls
Many resorts cater to seniors – including the handicapped – and offer special pricing. If packing, planning, and transportation seem overwhelming, ask your caregiver for help. ClearCare Online’s home care system and home care software will help keep you organized and ready to go. ClearCare Online’s home care software and home care system also make it easy to keep in touch with your family members while you’re away.
Life can be stressful. Isn’t it time you took a well-deserved vacation? Let ClearCare Online’s home care system and home care software relieve the burden of scheduling and organizing so you can just focus on enjoying yourself - and maybe even extend your life!