Disabled Traveller And Caregiver
by Anne Peterson
(Sonoma County, CA)
I am Anne, the sister of Hugh, an ambulatory 52-year old man who sustained a brain injury when he was 15. I am administering a supported living program for him.
He loves to camp, but it has become a burden on the staff and Hugh has difficulty getting out of the tent multiple times in the night to locate the men's room.
We are thinking of renting an RV to try this out. We need a toilet and enough room to sleep 2-3 unrelated people. We'd like to start with local trips and then (hopefully) go farther afield, should Hugh become comfortable with this.
Could you give us your thoughts on this?
Are there are any readers who can offer any first-hand advice on this topic? If so, your comments would be appreciated.