For people visiting the US, especially seniors, staying healthy in a foreign environment is often a serious concern. For your safety and wellbeing, it is good to take the necessary precautions, so you can avoid falling sick and ruining your vacation.
Familiarize yourself with your new surroundings; take care while moving around the house as slipping or skidding in the washroom can lead to some serious injuries. Make sure you have a non-skid bath mat in the tub to avoid slipping in the soapy water; look out for slippery floors and be sure to cover them with rugs and carpets. Weather changes in the US are quite frequent and visitors who are not used to this fall sick often. It is good be prepared with appropriate clothes for all the changing seasons in the US. When traveling, get the weather information before hand, so you are well equipped with the right kind of clothes.
Another major cause of injuries in the US is road accidents; be sure to familiarize yourself with the traffic rules and road regulations. Elders need to pay special attention while crossing the road and should follow pedestrian safety rules. To play safe, carry all your medicines and prescriptions from home and stock extra in case you are planning a longer stay. As medical care is very expensive in the US, it is wise to have a health insurance plan that protects you during your stay in the US. Besides taking care of all medical emergencies during your stay, a good insurance plan will save you from high medical bills, ensuring that you have a peaceful stay. However, read all the documents carefully to know the benefits and coverage offered before you decide on the right plan and remember do renew your policy if your stay is extended.