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Providing a Safe Bathroom for Loved Ones With Physical Challenges

It’s important to do away with stereotypes about those with physical challenges. Just because a person lives with a disability, it doesn’t make him/her helpless. In fact, the majority of people with mobility issues have learned to live with their impairments as if they aren’t impairments at all. This doesn’t mean, however, that they couldn’t…
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Putting Elder Care at the Top of Your New Year’s Resolutions List

Happy New Year everyone! On behalf of everyone at Forward Day, we would like to wish you a very happy, healthy, and prosperous 2021. We imagine you join us in being hopeful that this year will see the end of the pandemic. With health and safety at the forefront of our minds, it’s important to…
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Finding Fun and Safe Ways to Enjoy a Pandemic-Impacted Holiday Season

The Forward Day team would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! As 2020 draws to a close, we can’t help but think about what a tough year it has been for all of us. Needless to say, COVID-19 has impacted our lives in ways we never imagined.…
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What Are the Best Holiday Gifts for Your Elderly Loved Ones?

It’s an exciting time of year! Even despite COVID-19, Americans are gearing up for the holidays. Arguably, there’s never been a more anticipated start to the holiday season. With 2020 having been so rough on all of us, most people likely can’t wait for a reason to celebrate their annual traditions and get a new…
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How to Ensure Your Wheelchair Is Always in Proper Working Order?

Keep your wheelchair in tip-top shape is of paramount importance. Safety, of course, is always a primary concern. Just because you are seated in a wheelchair, it doesn’t mean you are immune to mishaps. It’s vital that your wheelchair is regularly maintained and serviced, when necessary. What are some of the steps you should take…
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The Importance of Warm Water for Elderly Bathing

It goes without saying that regular bathing is a necessary part of maintaining proper hygiene. Being clean helps you to avoid the onset of illnesses as it keeps germs and unhealthy bacteria at bay. Furthermore, it just feels good to be clean, doesn’t it? With that said, it’s important to point out that temperature matters.…
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What Is Needed to Ensure Comfortable Aging in Place?

According to the Nursing Home Abuse Center, there are 1.4 million Americans living in nursing homes. Only 15.5 percent of those individuals are younger than 65 years of age. The majority of them – 33.8 percent – are between the ages of 85 and 94. Naturally, many older adults require assistance with everyday living. However,…
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When It Comes To Bathing, Temperature Matters

We all have our preferences. Some people prefer hot and sunny days. Others like cooler temperatures. When it comes to bathing, opinions also vary. There are those who greatly enjoy hot and steamy baths. For others, cooler bathing experiences are best. Ideally, a person’s bath temperature should be just a few degrees higher than his/her…
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Making Your Wheelchair Use An Always-Comfortable Experience

Health experts recommend that we don’t remain seated for long periods of time. It’s important to get up and get some exercise, they say. For many wheelchair users, such advice can’t be followed. Because of their mobility issues, they must exercise in other ways. Naturally, safety is a must. And, in addition, being comfortable is…
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Personal Hygiene Upkeep Is Necessary for Healthy Senior Living

Caregivers of older adults know how important it is to safeguard their homes. Ensuring that there is nothing to trip over, insisting upon healthy meals, and using mobility solutions are all ways to maximize senior safety. Keeping clean, however, is also of major importance. There are many reasons why personal hygiene upkeep is necessary for…
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Keeping Your Elderly Loved One With Dementia Safe During Bath Time

According to Markus MacGill on MedicalNewsToday.com, approximately 4.7 million people aged 65 years or older, in the United States, live with Alzheimer’s disease. He goes on to mention that the Alzheimer’s Association estimates that Alzheimer’s disease accounts for 60-80 percent of all cases of dementia. Dementia, of course, is synonymous with forgetfulness. Do you live…
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Safeguarding Your Bathroom to Avoid Injury

“Elderly members of your family who may have mobility and balance issues are especially susceptible to bathroom injuries,” reports American Home Shield, “According to the National Council on Aging, one-fourth of older Americans fall each year. Further, a senior dies from a fall every 19 minutes.” Bathroom safety is something none of us should take…
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The Importance of Giving Thanks to Your Aging Parents

The elderly deserve our admiration. In far too many cases, our older generation is met with “they’re too old for…” rhetoric. And while it’s true that senior citizens often contend with balance, strength, and mobility issues, it doesn’t mean they deserve any derision. In fact, they deserve the exact opposite. Our loving support and respect…
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What Are the Most Common Barriers to Aging in Place?

For many older adults, aging in place is a much-preferred living situation than living out your days in a long-term care facility. “Old folks homes” are especially undesirable given the current coronavirus pandemic we’re all enduring. Sadly, such living facilities are known to have tough battles with COVID-19 cases and deaths. Naturally, most Americans would…
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The Art of Keeping Seniors Safe During Summer’s Hottest Days

The State of California is known for many things. Without question, the heat is one of them. While our state provides us with year-round warmth and sunshine, it’s especially important to be mindful of the heat during the summer. That goes double for seniors. Our elderly loved ones are more susceptible to heatstroke and heat…
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