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3 Important Ingredients Of A High-Quality Shower Wheelchair

By Russell Simpkins / March 12, 2019 /

Mobility issues should never impede a person from carrying out his/her regular daily routines. At Forward Day, we’re especially mindful of the importance of regular bathing and sympathize with those who may find it more difficult than the rest of us. Our Shower Bay portable showers are designed with wheelchair users in mind. In most…

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Make Showering Safer For Seniors

4 Ways To Make Showering Safer For Seniors

By Russell Simpkins / February 26, 2019 /

As is widely known, slips and falls count for a great deal of hospitalizations among seniors in the United States. Naturally, it’s important for homes where seniors live to be safeguarded in order to protect them from injuries as best as possible. This is especially important in the bathroom, which is notorious for its slippery…

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How Walk-In Tubs May Leave You Out In The Cold

How Walk-In Tubs May Leave You Out In The Cold

By Russell Simpkins / February 12, 2019 /

For caregivers of elderly people and those with mobility issues, the need to come up with safety solutions is a constant one. And, it should probably go without saying that maintaining safety in the bathroom is of paramount importance. In past blogs, we’ve regularly highlighted the importance of bathroom safety considering how slippery the surfaces…

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Assisting Seniors with their Goals

Assisting Seniors With Their 2019 Goals

By Russell Simpkins / January 29, 2019 /

You are never too old to set new goals. And making New Year’s Resolutions is certainly not an activity exclusive to young people. With 2019 now in full swing, it’s the ideal time for seniors to set some things in motion for a happier, healthier and more prosperous new year. As you are surely aware,…

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Practicing Wheelchair Safety

Practicing Wheelchair Safety: It’s A Must!

By Russell Simpkins / May 15, 2018 /

There is no question that wheelchairs provide individuals with mobility issues much safer modes of transportation than walking. When unstable on your feet, the risk of slipping and falling is great. And, unfortunately, far too many slips and falls lead to major injuries that require hospitalizations. However, it’s important to note that just because one…

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Comfortable For Seniors

The Importance of Making It Comfortable For Seniors To Live At Home

By Russell Simpkins / April 18, 2018 /

Most elderly individuals would much prefer to age in place (another way of saying “live at home”) than at assisted living facilities. The first and most obvious reason is that it allows them to be around their families. Who wouldn’t prefer to wake up every day to their children and grandchildren rather than a constantly…

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Finding Ways To Promote Greater Safety For Seniors In The Bathroom

Finding Ways To Promote Greater Safety For Seniors In The Bathroom

By Russell Simpkins / April 3, 2018 /

The bathroom gets a bad rap. But it’s hard to blame those of us who point it out as the most dangerous room in the household. Bathrooms are known for their slippery surfaces. Add the much-required presence of water and you have rooms that are practically designed to make people slip and fall. This is…

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3 Major Benefits Of Going With Shower Bay

3 Major Benefits Of Going With Shower Bay

By Russell Simpkins / April 2, 2018 /

At Forward Day, we’re extremely proud of the fact that our unique Shower Bay portable showers provide wheelchairs users with both thorough showers with running water and newly-found boosts in their confidence. Independence is highly cherished by those who have mobility issues. And because Shower Bay can be snapped together in any room of the…

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Shower Bay Can Be Put Together In A Snap!

Shower Bay Can Be Put Together In A Snap!

By Russell Simpkins / March 16, 2018 /

The team, here at Forward Day, gives you full permission to take the title of today’s blog literally. And that’s because our Shower Bay portable showers can literally be snapped together in any room of the home! One of the main reasons we’re so proud of this wonderful innovation is because it completely eliminates the need to…

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Introducing Our New State Resources Page 300 - Santa Cruz CA

Introducing Our New “State Resources” Page!

By Russell Simpkins / October 27, 2017 /

We’re happy to announce a brand new wrinkle to the Shower Bay website! The tab to the far right of our home page reads “State Resources” Clicking on that new tab will bring you to a page that provides a state by state resource list of both government and non-government organizations and programs that may…

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Shower Bay Offers An Ideal Emergency Temporary 300 - Santa Cruz CA

Shower Bay Offers an Ideal Emergency Temporary Shower Solution

By Russell Simpkins / September 11, 2017 /

  On behalf of the entire team, here at Forward Day, we would like to express our sincere sympathies and offer our heartfelt support to everyone affected by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma. It is without question that our nation is facing some of the worst weather conditions it has seen in a long time.…

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Avoiding the Huge costs of remodeling your bathroom - Santa Cruz, CA

Avoiding the Huge Costs of Remodeling Your Bathroom

By Russell Simpkins / August 3, 2017 /

For just about everyone, the home is a place of comfort, familiarity and convenience. It doesn’t matter how old you are; you are always likely to believe in the “There’s no place like home”. Naturally, our homes are where we spend the most time. It’s where we sleep, eat most of our meals and enjoy…

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Providing The Perfect Solutions For Those Returning Home From Rehab - Santa Cruz CA

Providing The Perfect Solutions For Those Returning Home From Rehab

By Russell Simpkins / July 14, 2017 /

Most often, people associate physical disabilities with individuals in their elder years. And while it’s true that aging is a top culprit for a loss of strength and balance, it’s important to be mindful that there are a variety of reasons why people may experience difficulties with mobility. Injuries sustained due to various mishaps can…

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What Are The Advantages Of a Shower vs Sponge Baths - Shower Bay

What Are The Advantages of a Shower vs Sponge Baths?

By Russell Simpkins / February 20, 2017 /

When a loved endures a debilitating injury or illness, his or her life undergoes some significant changes. Not the least of which is facing a difficulty with bathing. Bathing is no small matter as most of us consider it a vital daily task. So what happens when someone with a major mobility issue is unable…

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4 Health Situations that May Call for a Roll-In Shower Santa Cruz CA

4 Health Situations That May Call for a Roll-In Shower

By Russell Simpkins / February 19, 2016 /

While the need for a roll-in shower may be more crucial for some patients than it is for others, roll-in shower units can come in handy for those that have suffered from either life-altering or temporary disabilities. From children to teens, and adults, here are 4 possible health situations for using a roll-in shower at…

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Shower Wheel Chair - Santa Cruz CA

What is a Shower Wheelchair?

By Russell Simpkins / July 20, 2015 /

Convenience and safety during your activities of daily living become major considerations when you or your loved one experience mobility issues. While bathing is an activity usually thought of as relaxing, it may become dreaded due to the risk of a fall. The bathroom is the area of the home most prone to an accident, especially for the elderly. The wet…

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Shower Bay

What Is a Roll-In Shower?

By Russell Simpkins / June 16, 2015 /

Caregivers, occupational therapists, and family members know the frustration experienced by those indefinitely dependent upon a wheelchair, especially when it comes to bathing. Roll-In Showers to the Rescue A roll-in shower is exactly what the name implies–a shower specifically designed to accommodate a bather in a shower-wheelchair. Just roll in, sit in safety, and enjoy…

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