Planning to go out of town for a while or maybe just a small getaway? Weekend getaways can be a source of energy and something we look forward to months in advance. Leaving the house for the weekend or longer may mean locking the house and heading to the airport or it could be much more complicated. As our relatives and loved one’s age it is often common that they will move in with their children as they become unable to maintain living comfortably on their own. This can be a practical and economical short- and long-term solution. This is clearly not realistic for everyone and Assisted Living and Nursing Homes certainly have their place and purpose. For those who do have live-in relatives it can become tricky to be away from home for extended periods of time. Respite care can be invaluable in these times. Find Us @ Home and several other great companies in the Vancouver, Washington area provide high-level care for short or extended periods of time. Going on vacation and can’t leave mom or dad alone? We offer trained CNA’s 24 hours a day 7 days a week so you can maintain the ultimate peace of mind. Whether you need split shifts multiple times a day or you need someone there 24 hours a day Find Us @ Home has the trained professionals you need! Why wait call or click today for more information and to get a free quote! Hiring a professional home care service is a great first step to ensuring mom and or dad stay safe while you are away, but there is more to do. First, make sure you alert friends and relatives who live nearby that you will be leaving. A friendly neighbor can be the perfect person to keep an eye on your house while you are away. Ensure everyone has your most up to date contact information and instructions on how you can be reached while out of town or out of the country. Second, make sure you leave all pertinent information in an easily accessible location. Maybe mom and dad have food allergies or medication allergies. These small details such as doctor information and allergies are important to have even if they never end up being used. Talking about and openly planning your trip with a certain level of excitement is natural. It can, however, cause anxiety for parents who aren’t going when they start thinking that you will be gone. It is better therefore not to mention the trip to far in advance and after telling them don’t bring it up again. Leave basic information for your loved one. Write down the dates you will be gone, where you are planning to go, who you are going with, and contact information. Leaving a written reminder for your loved ones helps them stay calm in your absence and maintain clarity within their own minds. Planning a vacation can be stressful enough without having to worry about the people who aren’t going with you. Let Find Us @ Home handle the details so you can relax knowing everything is taken care of.