Why Certified Senior TravALZ Companions?
Growing older doesn’t mean travel needs to end. Even people living with dementia desire to stay connected to family and friends and still explore new places. For many, chronic health conditions, added frailty or lack of family and friends to join in will limit travel. Having a competent and knowledgeable travel companion who can plan and carry out travel allows older adults to relax and enjoy the experience.
AARP notes that older adults spend more money to travel than any other age group. Prior to covid, many were taking up to 5 trips per year. Health and mobility issues are what sidetrack most older adults from reaching their travel goals.
We created Certified Senior TravALZ Companions to meet the growing demand for seniors (and younger) who need added assistance to make travel possible. We provide detailed training to ensure that Certified Senior TravALZ Companions know how to assess, plan and execute travel for the unique needs of a variety of clients. Our intensive 2-day training, with ongoing supervision, provides individuals to become competent and confident travel companions for trips that include relocation, celebrations and leisure travel.
Day 1 reviews impact of travel on aging adults with a focus on dementia as this is and will continue to be one of the greatest barriers to travel. Participants will learn practical hands-on tips to support basic needs, changing cognition, effective communications skills, safety precautions and MORE.
Day 2 will focus on the business aspects of companion care to include client intake, setting fee schedules, managing liabilities, planning and booking travel, client satisfaction and MORE. Real case studies will be used as participants learn to problem-solve situations. As participants begin their companion work, debriefing before/after trips will be scheduled with the faculty to ensure competence.
SAVE THE DATES FOR OUR UPCOMING EVENTS:
March 25 & 26, 2022 in Tempe, AZ
October 7 & 8, 2022 in Minneapolis, MN
We look forward to seeing you there!
-Carol & Jan