At The Woods Law Office, we specialize in senior law, elder crisis management, asset protection, estate planning, veterans benefits, and Michigan Nursing Home Medicaid eligibility. We also offer information and advice for elderly Michigan residents and their families. For example, because holiday travel season is drawing near, we have a few safety tips for senior travelers.
Three Tips to Keep Senior Travelers Safe this Holiday Season from The Woods Law Office Elder Law Attorneys
Whether traveling alone or with family members, friends, or caregivers, here are three important tips to keep seniors safe on their holiday trips.
1 – Consider taking out some form of travel insurance to cover health expenses.
Hopefully, you will not need to use this insurance, but it is good to be covered in case you experience a fall at any point during your travels or if you run out of medication.
2 – Only allow certain individuals to know about your impending absence.
Yes, it is wise to let certain people (close friends, neighbors, and family members) know where you are going and when you will return. However, if you openly advertise that you will be away from home for a week or more, thieves may take this as an opportunity.
3 – Leave your best jewelry and other valuables locked away at home.
Speaking of thieves, you can avoid becoming their target while traveling if you do not openly display jewelry, cash, or other items of value. Or, if you must carry items such as extra cash, credit cards, and identifying information, make sure to keep them close. For example, you can purchase an inexpensive travel pouch that can be easily concealed under clothing.
Finally, whether you are traveling or staying home this holiday season, make sure to plan for your future. Estate planning and power of attorney selection often involve complicated processes and difficult decisions. The caring and knowledgeable attorneys at The Woods Law Office can answer your questions and help you prepare for the holidays to come.
Contact The Woods Law Office to Speak with a Michigan Elder Law Attorney Today
If you or a family member needs assistance with estate planning, power of attorney, asset protection, or even elder abuse issues, give The Woods Law Office a call at (586) 532-8970 or reach out to us with any questions you may have through the contact form on our website.