Is a Staycation the Best Way to Take Your Parents on a Trip This Summer?

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Vacations help families relax and unwind for a few days or weeks. When you have an aging parent joining you, it can make the vacation harder to manage. You have different activity levels. Your kids may have a lot of energy, but your parents need time to stop and rest.

Elder Care Crestline OH - Is a Staycation the Best Way to Take Your Parents on a Trip This Summer?

Elder Care Crestline OH – Is a Staycation the Best Way to Take Your Parents on a Trip This Summer?

You want to try new cuisines and really get a taste for the area’s culture and gastronomy. Your parents want foods they know won’t upset their digestive system. You like renting a house, but your parents prefer hotels with a specific type of mattress. It gets frustrating.

A staycation can solve many of these issues. You still go out and do new things. At the end of the day, everyone goes to their home and bed for a great night’s sleep. You save money avoiding the cost of renting a home or hotel room. Plus, you’re close enough to return your parents to their home if they get tired.

What Do You Do on a Staycation?

Staycations are totally up to you. Pick things you love to do and spend a few hours or days doing them. If you love spending time at the beach, pack a picnic and hit a beach for the day. On day two, pick a different beach and pack a different picnic. You could skip the picnic and find a beach that has food trucks or restaurants for your meals. Dine out in between dips in the lake or ocean.

If you’d rather explore new cultures or history, plan an itinerary that stops at museums in your area. You could tour a historic home, visit an art museum, and finish the day exploring an aquarium. Again, you could save money with a picnic lunch or visit an area restaurant that no one has tried before.

There are many other ways to have a staycation. Drive to a neighboring city that you don’t often take time to explore. Go into a state forest or a local nature preserve to spend time in nature. Sign up for a cooking class at a local culinary institute or arrange a tour of the coastline by boat.

Keep Yourself From Burning Out When You’re Not Taking a Vacation

When you’re not taking a vacation, you may start taking on too many tasks. You’re helping your parents around their home. You have work and your own household responsibilities. If you do too much and never take breaks, it can lead to caregiver burnout.

Make sure you step away to have time to yourself. Elder care services provide you with the chance to take a break, run errands, and have some downtime. Discuss rates and services by calling our elder care specialist today.

If you are considering Elder Care Services in Crestline OH, call the caring staff at Central Star Home Health at (419) 610-2161.  Providing services for families in Mansfield, Lexington, Bellville, Mt. Gilead, Loudonville, Crestline, Galion, Shelby, Ashland, Wooster, and the surrounding areas.
About the author: Stephen Sternbach
Stephen Sternbach has been the Chairman of the Board of Directors, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Star Multi Care Services since 1987. After the sale of the New York and New Jersey operations of Star Multi Care Services, Sternbach brought the company private where he remains President and CEO of this newly developed $22M home healthcare company. With Sternbach at the helm, Star Multi Care Services employs more than 550 employees, in six offices throughout Florida, Pennsylvania, Ohio and New York. From 1978 to 1986, Sternbach was associated with Automated Data Processing, Inc. (“ADP”)–a provider of information services, where he held several marketing positions before becoming the Director of Sales. 1999-2008 Sternbach was an active participant on the Board of Directors for Proginet–a computer software company based in Garden City, New York. He also served on the Board of Trustees of the Long Island Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society from 1996-2002. In 1996, Stephen Sternbach was named “Entrepreneur of the Year” by Ernst & Young, Paine Webber and NASDAQ. Sternbach was also named in Crain’s New York Business Article, “40 Under 40” Successful Business Executives/Future Business Leaders in 1995. While maintaining a diversity of business and personal interests, Sternbach concentrated most of his efforts over the past 28 years towards continuously improving the quality of services delivered by the Star Multi Care Services’ family of companies. Stephen Sternbach holds a Master of Public Administration from Syracuse University – Maxwell School of Public Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in Industrial Relations and Personnel Administration from Ithaca College.