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Offering care to the elderly

Friendly Reminders About Offering Care to the Elderly

It isn’t easy to be a caregiver to an elderly person. It takes a special individual to devote his/her time and energy to the well-being of a loved one. Of course, most caregivers would simply refer to their responsibilities as something they “have to do”. They don’t even think about it. That makes them awesome…
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4 wonderful health benefits of bathing for seniors

4 Wonderful Health Benefits Of Bathing For Seniors

Sensibly, most of us associate bathing with our need to look and feel clean. It goes without saying that it feels good to exit a warm shower or bath, knowing that we are at our absolute freshest. However, there are many benefits to bathing that far exceed how great we smell once we’re finished. Bathing…
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How battling memory loss improved hygiene

How Battling Memory Loss Can Lead To Improved Hygiene

Over 6 million Americans live with Alzheimer’s or other dementias. With approximately 44 million sufferers worldwide, the disease most greatly associated with memory loss is a global issue. In many cases, memory loss is a top reason why seniors will refuse to bathe. Simply forgetting to get into the shower is a common factor in…
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Advantages of working with a family-owned business

What Are The Advantages Of Working With A Family-Owned Business?

Forward Day LLC is a true family business. It was founded by the Simpkins siblings from Santa Cruz, California. While working in the home healthcare industry, the brother and sister team noticed that the main reason families were seeking help taking care of their loved ones at home was due to bathing complications. Bathing can…
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Resolving happy healthy new year

Resolving to Have a Happy and Healthy New Year

On behalf of everyone at Forward Day, we hope you had an absolutely wonderful holiday season! No matter how you chose to celebrate (and even if you didn’t celebrate), we sincerely hope you were able to take advantage of the holiday by making new fond memories with the ones you love. Our team would also…
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3 reasons to gift your loved one with shower bay this christmas

3 Reasons To Gift Your Loved One With Shower Bay This Christmas

The holiday season is practically here! With Christmas just around the corner, you’re surely gearing up for a wonderful time with your loved ones. On behalf of everyone at Forward Day, we wish you a very happy holiday season! Will you be celebrating with elderly loved ones or family members with mobility issues? If so,…
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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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