Online Buzz: Take a Trip, You'll Live Longer

Summer is almost over and the kids are heading back to school. For empty nesters, fall is the perfect season to take a vacation! Popular destinations and attractions are not as crowded, while the weather is still pleasant.

But what if you are a family caregiver? Is it worth all the planning and preparation to find someone to take care of your loved one while you are away? It is! Experts tell us that vacations are not only relaxing and exciting, but also can actually boost your health and lengthen your life.

The Global Commission on Aging, the U.S. Travel Association and the Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies polled a number of people and found that travel, particularly for older adults, prevents cognitive impairments such as dementia and Alzheimer's disease. The research also found that women who vacationed twice a year, compared to only once in six years or fewer, had better heart health and fewer coronary deaths. Men who skipped annual vacations were 20 percent more likely to die with a 30 percent higher risk of death from heart disease.

Learn more about the benefits of travel on the Right at Home blog, where you will always find the latest information about senior wellness and home care.


Right at Home, Inc. is a national organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for those we serve. We fulfill that mission through a dedicated network of locally owned providers of in home care services.