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Tips for Managing Your Medications As You Travel


Proper medication management is crucial to senior health. With the Thanksgiving holidays approaching, many seniors are traveling to spend time with their loved ones. This can make it more challenging for them to manage their health. As a healthcare service provider in Hawaii, we will share tips for helping seniors manage their medications as they travel:

  • Travel with a list of prescriptions.

    Although you may be familiar with your medication schedule already, it can be helpful to write it down. Traveling can cause jet lag and fatigue while visiting loved ones may cause you to be distracted and forget to take your medications. A comprehensive list will also help your home care services provider along the way in case of an emergency.

  • Consider how to travel with your medication.

    Does your medication need to be kept cold or will high temperatures make your medication less potent? Make sure your medication is stored at a safe temperature while you travel to ensure efficacy and potency.

  • Keep medications readily available.

    Keep your medicine easily accessible in your carry-on during your travels. Having your medication with you will help in case of emergency or travel delays. This will also prevent problems in case your luggage gets lost.

  • Be mindful of changes in time zones.

    If traveling means changing time zones, seniors may need to adjust their medication schedule. Your healthcare provider can help determine the appropriate hour to take your medicine. Care providers can also offer medication reminders to make it easier to remember.

Helping Hands Hale is a well-established home care service provider in Hawaii. Promote good health and wellness during your golden years with our services. Get in touch with us to get started.


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