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Although all travelers should plan carefully to ensure health and safety, older loved ones have a few extra concerns to consider. Pre-Trip Preparations It’s a good idea to consult with your travel agent for suggestions – many tour operators specialize in accommodating the needs of elderly loved ones and traveling seniors. Take time before your trip to research local medical facilities in the areas you’ll be visiting. This is applicable to anyone going on a trip – take time to research factors such as culture, language, and climate. Purchase a guide book and read it before you go. Organize any equipment or special accommodations you will need beforehand, including seating needs, wheelchairs, and guide dogs. Should you have significant health