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5 Tips for Traveling with a Chronically Ill Friend or Relative

U.S. News & World Report—August 21, 2017

In an article by U.S. News & World ReportSuzan Fischbein, LCSW, social worker and coordinator of the Myositis Support Program at HSS, provided tips for loved ones traveling with someone who has a chronic illness.

Fischbein advised to factor in practicalities, such as the distance from your accommodations to your desired activities, during the trip planning process.

She said it is important to plan regular down time during the day and to pace yourself.

According to the article, Fischbein added that a top issue for those with chronic illnesses face while traveling is invisibility. To ensure your loved one is cared for during travel, Fischbein said to call your airline carrier at least 48 hours ahead of departure. Customer service can be contacted to be informed of any special assistance required during travel, such as help getting through security and picking up luggage.

Read the full article at travel.usnews.com


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