Care Giving Tips

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How to Make Bathing an Experience Seniors Look Forward To?

By Russell Simpkins / June 25, 2020 /

For many seniors, bath time is not a fun time. This is especially true if they suffer from limited mobility and/or issues with balance. A bathroom is a place where many slips and falls occur. So, naturally, finding ways to prevent slips and falls is vital to a senior’s safety. What can you do to…

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How to Protect Your Wheelchair From the Summertime Heat?

By Russell Simpkins / June 11, 2020 /

On June 20th, the summer season will officially be here! It’s not that we need don’t already get plenty of heat and sunshine, here in California. But there truly is no season like the summertime to thoroughly enjoy it. Wheelchair users enjoy the summer just as much as anyone else. However, they have to be…

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Elderly Parent's Privacy

How Can I Honor My Elderly Parent’s Privacy While Providing Care?

By Russell Simpkins / June 5, 2020 /

If you’re the caregiver of a senior citizen, you know that getting privacy isn’t an easy feat. That is true for both yourself and your care recipient. You both deserve a little alone time. So how do you go about it? It’s your job to provide care. Can you honor your elderly parent’s privacy while…

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has COVID-19 impacted how people bathe

Has COVID-19 Impacted How People Bathe?

By Russell Simpkins / May 1, 2020 /

By now, we’re all very well aware of the importance of keeping clean in order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. For many weeks now, we’ve all been reminded to wash our hands with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds. Preventing the spread of infection is best achieved by keeping our…

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Promoting Good Habits for Disease Resistance

Promoting Good Habits for Disease Resistance

By Russell Simpkins / April 23, 2020 /

Our world is currently facing a tough time. By now, the Coronavirus needs no introduction. As of this writing, the infectious disease has impacted over 2500,000 people worldwide and has very sadly caused more than 175,000 deaths. As of April 23rd, there have been over 800,000 reported cases of the Coronavirus (also known as COVID-19)…

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Ramping up the Importance of Keeping Clean During This Time of Self-Isolation

Ramping up the Importance of Keeping Clean During This Time of Self-Isolation

By Russell Simpkins / April 17, 2020 /

Stopping the spread of the coronavirus requires us to stay at home to self-isolate. It also involves practicing social distancing when we must leave home. For many, this new lifestyle is hard to get used to. Senior citizens, however, are having especially tough times right now. In many cases, they’re being forced to cancel or…

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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 /

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 /

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 /

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 /

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 /

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 /

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 /

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 /

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 /

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 /

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 /

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 /

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 /

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 /

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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