Travel and Transportation

Are you ready to take your loved one with Parkinson’s out of the home for an appointment, family visit or other activity? Traveling can be a cumbersome process with advanced-stage Parkinson’s, but these outings are sometimes needed, and can even be beneficial to your loved one’s well-being. The videos on this page will help you prepare for your journey, whether you are traveling around the corner or around the globe.

Part 1 gives tips to get ready for outings, including making sure your home and car are accessible. Part 2 helps you complete the preparation for your outings with tips for working with a transport company and traveling by plane.

The information here offers suggestions and helpful hints, but is not designed to answer all questions. Each person with Parkinson’s is unique, so the suggestions may need to be modified for your particular situation. You are strongly recommended to seek and build a team of professionals in your local area to help you on your caregiving journey. If you have questions or need a referral to a local provider, call the Parkinson’s Foundation Helpline at 1-800-4PD-INFO (473-4636).

Tip sheets to download
Books
Resources on the web
Videos
Groups that can help