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Caregiving While Traveling

  • By Chris H. Keymaster

    As a caregiver or care partner, traveling with someone with Parkinson’s can be difficult. Have tips or advice for other caregivers while planning a vacation, or even just going to the store? Share with us below!

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  • By Kelley

    If you are traveling outside of the United States and you depend on Medicare for insurer be aware, should you or your PWP get injured or become sick Medicare will not cover these cost. Also, many foreign medical facilities require payment up front, even in emergency situations

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    • By Chris H. Keymaster

      That’s a great tip, Kelley! Thanks for sharing that. There are international travel plans available from some insurance companies that will cover folks abroad. This could be an option for some! Thanks again for sharing! – Chris, ParkinsonsDisease.net Team Member

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  • By yoopergal

    I am caregiving to an undiagnosed PD because of refusal to see a physician. We have no discussion about health issues, except mine. Complete shutdown. He doesn’t want to go anywhere, so I usually go by myself. I am seeking counseling on how to cope. So many issues to deal with. I just joined this group and need support and advice.

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    • By Chris H. Keymaster

      That sounds incredibly difficult, @yoopergal. I’m sure that’s a really big strain on you. Refusing care is a giant obstacle! We do have an article that may help address some of your concerns here: https://parkinsonsdisease.net/caregiver/tips-caregiving-refuses-care/. As a caregiver, you absolutely need care for yourself and support. It’s great to hear that you’re taking a proactive step in protecting your mental health. In addition to our online support, I thought I’d share this resource with you: https://www.parkinson.org/Living-with-Parkinsons/Resources-and-Support/Helpline. This helpline is staffed by various nurses, social workers, and therapists that can help point you to resources in your area. I truly hope this helps. Please keep us updated! – Chris, ParkinsonsDisease.net Team

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  • By yoopergal

    Thanks for your reply. I made a few phone calls today. Trying to figure this all out. I will read the article you linked. More later.

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