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proper wheelchair use safety measure

Ensuring Proper Wheelchair Use Is A Vital Safety Measure

Wheelchairs are among the most popular mobility solutions on the market. They’ve been around for centuries – and with good reason. These fantastic mobility devices have a long-standing track record for safety. However, it must be noted that a wheelchair can only be as safe as the way it is used. Make Use of The…
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caring for older adults with confidence

Caring For Older Adults With Confidence

As we all know, the older we get, the greater our physical limitations. As well, seniors often contend with mental and emotional issues that exacerbate fatigue and stress. So what can you do to ease both the physical and emotional hardships your elderly loved one endures as a caregiver? Needless to say, caring for older…
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helping your elderly loved one bathe regularly

Helping Your Elderly Loved One To Bathe On A Regular Basis

Older adults don’t always wish to bathe on a daily basis. The reasons are many and not hard to understand. Seniors who contend with mobility issues often feel that the efforts required to keep clean are just too much to bear. In addition, elderly people who have cognitive impairments may simply forget when they last…
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how to help your elderly loved one enjoy halloween

How To Help Your Elderly Loved One Enjoy Halloween

Halloween is on the way! As the end of the month draws closer, the excitement surrounding the annual haunt-fest grows. People of all ages enjoy dressing up in spooky costumes, dispensing (and receiving) candy, and partying with friends. Don’t assume that seniors don’t enjoy the festivities. While you’re not bound to see any older adults…
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importance of keeping seniors warm

The Importance Of Keeping Seniors Warm

Here, in the state of California, we don’t worry too much about cold temperatures. But, of course, we have our chilly days now and again. But, for the most part, keeping warm is pretty easy. There are, however, members of our elderly population who don’t find it all that easy to ward off feelings of…
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4 tips bathroom safety seniors

4 Tips For Ensuring Bathroom Safety For Seniors

No one expects their bathrooms to be dangerous. These rooms of the home are used on a daily basis, and, for the most part, the experiences are incident-free. That doesn’t mean, of course, that injuries can’t occur. It goes without saying that bathrooms have slippery surfaces. People with mobility issues are cautioned to take extra…
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turning autumn season fun for older adults

Turning The Autumn Season Into A Fun One For Older Adults

September is here. We all know that that means. For all intents and purposes, the summer has come to a close. Here in California, “mild” would be the best way to describe autumn on its worst days. However, just because we don’t get as many cold days as our northern counterparts, the season does feel…
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introducing new activities to your elderly loved ones

Introducing Your Elderly Loved Ones To New Activities

If you’re the caregiver of an older adult, you undoubtedly know of the many hurdles that seniors face. For many, it’s their mobility issues. Difficulty in performing what most of us view as simple, everyday tasks can be quite frustrating. For many other older folks, feelings of isolation and loneliness prevent them from enjoying fulfilling…
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help aging parents personal hygiene routines

How To Help Your Aging Parent’s Personal Hygiene Routines

If you live with a senior citizen, you are undoubtedly concerned about his/her well-being. It’s important to remember that your aging parent’s physical safety doesn’t just require avoidance of injury and illness. It pays to be clean. The upkeep of a senior’s personal hygiene is a big part of what keeps him/her healthy. What steps…
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the art of keeping seniors from overheating in the summer

The Art Of Keeping Seniors From Overheating In The Summer

The state of California is widely known for its Mediterranean-like climate. Warm, dry summers with average daily high temperatures hovering around 70°F and up are the norm. However, from time to time, those temperatures can spike to 80°F. While many Californians love such weather conditions, our elderly population is put at risk when they occur.…
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4 smart ways assist older adult safe shower

4 Smart Ways To Assist An Older Adult With A Safe Shower

When it comes to giving care to an older adult, many safety measures must be taken. Arguably, your strictest attention should be paid towards bath time. Needless to say, the bathroom is a location of the home where many slips and falls take place. If your elderly loved one experiences difficulty with balance or has…
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how to ensure wheelchair survives summer heat

How To Ensure Your Wheelchair Survives The Summer Heat

It’s not like the state of California doesn’t get its fair share of heat and sunshine all throughout the year. However, with the summer season now officially underway, we’re all bound to experience some of the hottest temperatures of the year in the months to come. The Forward Day team would like to remind you…
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how to keep seniors safe when shower time

Revisiting How To Keep Seniors Safe When It’s Shower Time

Showering should be a fun experience. Who doesn’t love the feeling of warm running water pouring over them as they cleanse themselves of the day’s dirt? Well, there are many people who’d raise their hands in opposition to the idea that shower time is fun. For many senior citizens, the very thought of stepping into…
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protect seniors from injury inducing slips falls

How To Protect Seniors From Injury-Inducing Slips And Falls

According to the World Health Organization, falls are the second leading cause of unintentional injury deaths worldwide. Each year, an estimated 684,000 people die from falls globally. Adults older than 60 years of age suffer the greatest number of fatal falls. Here, in the United States of America, 20 to 30 percent of older people…
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3 secrets treating aging parents summer fun

3 Secrets To Treating Your Aging Parents To Summer Fun

Thankfully, here in the Golden State, we enjoy fairly warm temperatures all year round. However, there’s no question that the summertime brings the heat like no other time of the year. The forthcoming summer season is certainly one to enjoy. However, it’s also one when safety measures must be taken. This is especially true if…
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