Travel Resources for the Disabled Senior Citizen

Mar 2nd, 2010 | By | Category: Senior Travel

I am continually amazed at all the travel aids that I find for the disabled or those who need help and seek a travel companion.  Travel by people with disabilities, also known as “disabled travel” or “accessible travel,” is on the rise. The travel industry is waking up to disabled travelers’ special needs by providing more services and greater accommodation. Meanwhile, the sheer abundance of information on accessible travel is astounding — much of it generated by disabled travelers themselves.

If you can’t or don’t want to travel alone, Flying Companions will provide an experienced and insured air traveler who has passed a background check to accompany and assist you when flying anywhere in the world, making the trip as comfortable and hassle-free as possible. The escort does whatever is needed from start to finish, including making reservations, picking you up at home or meeting you at the airport, handling airport check-in, getting both of you through security, handling the baggage, helping with meals and bathroom trips if necessary and delivering you to a pre-arranged location. 

Accessible Journeys is making the world more accessible.  Their accessible lifestyle vacations© harmonize their clients’ abilities with the resources needed for slow walkers and wheelchair travelers to visit the living classrooms of culture and history around the globe.  They welcome families, single travelers, and friends on their wheelchair accessible group tours and cruises. As a private alternative they create custom accessible vacations for travelers who want their own adventure at their own pace. With 25 years of experience making dreams come true for travelers with wheels, they know wheelchair travel firsthand. Enjoy an accessible vacation with no surprises – the way you imagined it should be.

Their Featured Group Tours include  Alaska SouthboundAlaska / Seattle RTSouth Africa SafariPanama CanalChile & Argentina.   

Disabled travel offers travel tips for disabled travelers.   If you have a pacemaker, be sure to read the Disabled Travel Tips below. 

Medications for Travel 

Finding Health Care Abroad 

Get the Independent Traveler Newsletter 

Share Your Disabled Travel Tips! 

If you are taking any of these medications and do not know the technical terms, copy this list BEFORE you depart.

 Advil/Motrin/Alleve = ibuprofen;  Tylenol/Excedrin = acetaminophen; Bayer, others = aspirin; Benadryl (antihistamine) = diphenhydramine; Dramamine, Bonine = dimenhydrinate, meclizine;  Pepto-Bismol = bismuth subsalicylate; Antacids = calcium carbonate, aluminum hydroxide or magnesium hydroxide; Imodium = loperamide.

Active Living magazine is a “First Rate Resource for People with Disabilities.”  It features adapted activities, products and places for healthy living. It has been providing information and activities for people with disabilities for 18 years.    

Strategies for seniors to get out and about are numerous on the Internet .  This site caters to seniors who find it difficult to travel independently, especially if they have medical issues that require special attention. Nevertheless, there are many ways for them to get around — locally, nationally or internationally — using various transportation options.  jeb

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