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3 Things You Need When Bringing Your Loved One Home To Age In Place

3 Things You Need When Bringing Your Loved One Home To Age In Place

By Russell Simpkins / April 3, 2020 / 0 Comments

In recent weeks, the Forward Day team has been receiving a lot of phone calls from people concerned about their elderly family members who are currently in nursing homes. The entire world is collectively battling the coronavirus pandemic. With self-isolation so highly encouraged to prevent the spread of the virus, those who have seniors as […]

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Providing Proper Care For The Elderly While Contending With COVID-19

Providing Proper Care For The Elderly While Contending With COVID-19

By Russell Simpkins / April 1, 2020 / 0 Comments

As of March 17th, the CDC has confirmed 4,226 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the United States. Needless to say, it’s necessary for us all to take action in preventing the spread of infection. This is especially true if you are the caregiver of a senior. Older adults are most at risk of succumbing to […]

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Respect The Privacy Of Your Elderly Loved One

How To Respect The Privacy Of Your Elderly Loved One

By Russell Simpkins / March 4, 2020 / 0 Comments

Your aging parents need you. It’s an interesting role reversal given the fact that they cared for you as a child and now it’s your turn to provide care for them. While the care you provide your folks is surely appreciated, it must be mentioned that it can be a hard reality to accept for […]

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Grow The Self-Worth Of Your Elderly Loved One

4 Ways To Grow The Self-Worth Of Your Elderly Loved One

By Russell Simpkins / February 25, 2020 / 0 Comments

Physical challenges often present themselves to the elderly. But the ways in which older adults are able to deal with those challenges make all the difference in the world. For most seniors, it’s all about being independent. Restoration of independence works wonders for their confidence. How can you help? Here are four ways to grow […]

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Make 2020 The Start Of Your Safest Decade Yet

How To Make 2020 The Start Of Your Safest Decade Yet

By Russell Simpkins / January 17, 2020 / 0 Comments

Safety first – it’s a term that will never get old. A new decade is here and yet, putting the safety of your elderly loved ones at the top of your priority list remains as important as ever. In fact, it can be argued that it’s more important than ever. After all, quite naturally, the […]

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Helping Your Elderly Loved One To Enjoy The New Year

Helping Your Elderly Loved One To Enjoy The New Year

By Russell Simpkins / January 6, 2020 / 0 Comments

And just like that, another decade has drawn to a close. With 2020 beginning not just a new year, but a new decade, it’s bound to be a time when a lot of changes are made in people’s lives. For many seniors, it will be their second go-around with a decade known as “the 20s”. […]

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How To Make Taking A Shower An Injury-Free Experience

How To Make Taking A Shower An Injury-Free Experience

By Russell Simpkins / December 17, 2019 / 0 Comments

At Forward Day, we’re intent on ensuring that every senior, as well as every individual who has a mobility issue, is able to maintain his/her safety when bathing. We know how hard it can be for these individuals to enjoy injury-free experiences when taking showers. So, it’s important to highlight some of the things that […]

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Finding The Best Holiday Gifts For Your Elderly Loved One

Finding The Best Holiday Gifts For Your Elderly Loved One

By Russell Simpkins / December 5, 2019 / 0 Comments

It’s that special time of year again! With the holiday season fast approaching, you’re likely already in holiday shopping overdrive. And if there’s an elderly loved one on your list, you may be experiencing a bit of a stump in your decision making. What do you get for your older parent? For many people, the […]

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Securing Safe and Comfortable Bathing Experience for Seniors

3 Steps To Securing Safe And Comfortable Bathing Experiences For Seniors

By Russell Simpkins / November 22, 2019 / 0 Comments

For many seniors, bathing can be a nuisance. The entire process makes them too cold, or it makes them fearful of falling, or it makes them uneasy about getting undressed in front of their caregivers – you get the picture. For older adults, the idea of bathing can bring about feelings of trepidation, fear, and […]

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Making Bathing A Lot More Comfortable For Wheelchair Users

Making Bathing A Lot More Comfortable For Wheelchair Users

By Russell Simpkins / November 8, 2019 / 0 Comments

At Forward Day, we understand that individuals with mobility issues don’t see bathing the way most other people do. If we’re being honest, most of us take the act of bathing for granted. It is just a part of our daily routines and the process requires little to no thought. However, for those with disabilities, […]

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Finding Dementia-Friendly Approaches To Bathing Care Recipients

Finding Dementia-Friendly Approaches To Bathing Care Recipients

By Russell Simpkins / October 31, 2019 / 0 Comments

Many people unknowingly refer to dementia as a disease. In actuality, it’s a term that describes a number of symptoms related to a decline in memory and other cognitive brain functions. When a person suffers from dementia, he/she experiences difficulty thinking and performing routine daily activities. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, Alzheimer’s disease accounts for […]

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Helping Seniors To Have Fun

Helping Seniors To Have Fun And Avoid Falls During The Fall

By Russell Simpkins / September 18, 2019 / 0 Comments

At Forward Day, we talk a lot about helping seniors to avoid slips and falls. It’s a top reason we’re so proud of our Shower Bay portable showers. Because they eliminate the bathroom when it comes to the bathing process, Shower Bay enables elderly individuals as well as those with mobility issues to avoid any […]

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The Art Of Making Bathing More Enjoyable For Seniors

The Art Of Making Bathing More Enjoyable For Seniors

By Russell Simpkins / September 11, 2019 / 0 Comments

Most people take the act of bathing for granted. It’s something they do daily with ease. Many enjoy the feeling of taking a hot shower. In fact, they stay underneath the water for far longer than necessary simply because they relish the comfort of running water. For many other people, however, bathing is a chore. […]

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3 Ways to Help Seniors Overcome Their Fear of Falling

3 Ways to Help Seniors Overcome Their Fear of Falling

By Russell Simpkins / August 28, 2019 / 0 Comments

A fear of falling is something that inhibits an older person’s peace of mind each day. “A study from Boston University estimates that the fear of falling impacts 26 to 55 percent of older adults,” reveals Philips.com, “Because the fear of falling is such a significant factor in older adults’ fall risk, addressing it directly […]

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Ensuring Your Safety While Sitting In A Wheelchair

Ensuring Your Safety While Sitting In A Wheelchair

By Russell Simpkins / August 13, 2019 / 2 Comments

We’re all well aware of the purpose of a wheelchair. For individuals with mobility issues, wheelchairs provide safe travel from one spot to another. Wheelchairs are especially useful for those who have diminished senses of balance and strength. If walking is painful or simply unsafe, it’s wise to utilize these excellent mobility solutions. However, wheelchairs […]

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The Importance Of Healthy Skin For Seniors Final

The Importance Of Healthy Skin For Seniors

By Russell Simpkins / July 18, 2019 / 0 Comments

Practicing good skincare is a year-round responsibility. No matter your age, it’s important to practice good skincare tips in order to both prevent disease and maintain your youthfulness. This is especially true, here in California, where our summers are arguably the hottest in the country. Make no mistake about sunscreen is a must! Skin cancer […]

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Helping Seniors To Maintain Their Independence And Dignity

Helping Seniors To Maintain Their Independence And Dignity

By Russell Simpkins / July 11, 2019 / 0 Comments

Most people are under the impression that the toughest challenge faced by their elderly loved ones is their mobility issues. Sure, it can be difficult to contend with limited mobility, decreased balance and diminishing strength. However, for most seniors, it isn’t the physical limitations that represent their biggest problems – it’s the loss of independence […]

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3 Keys To Helping Seniors Get Good Night Sleeps

3 Keys To Helping Seniors Get Good Night Sleeps

By Russell Simpkins / June 6, 2019 / 0 Comments

Getting a good night’s sleep is important for everybody. But it’s especially important for senior citizens who have more things keeping them from sleeping than most of the rest of us. Between the aches and pains that come with aging, they need to get up to go the bathroom several times a night and the […]

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Prevent Slips and Falls In The Bathroom

Working To Prevent Slips And Falls In The Bathroom

By Russell Simpkins / May 29, 2019 / 0 Comments

The bathroom can be a dangerous place. When you combine its already-slippery surfaces with the constant presence of water, it’s practically designed to have people slip and fall. Of course, bathrooms aren’t meant to be hazards. However, for both the elderly and those who suffer from mobility issues, a slip and fall in the bathroom […]

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Is Your Elderly Loved One Refusing To Bathe?

By Russell Simpkins / May 20, 2019 / 0 Comments

If you’ve answered “yes” to the question posed by today’s blog, fear not – you’re not alone. Caregivers all over North America are finding it difficult to get the older adults in their lives to bathe more often than they do. You may have become frustrated by this situation, and that’s understandable. But, keep in […]

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