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How to care for a loved one with dementia

How To Care For A Loved One With Dementia

Dementia refers to a wide range of conditions, such as Alzheimer’s disease, that alter brain function. Sufferers are known to endure memory loss as well as problems with speech, thoughts, and physical activity. As well, dementia is known to cause mood swings. Understandably, caregivers of people with dementia face uphill battles. Because dementia can change…
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Making bathing fun for seniors

How to Make the Bathing Process a Fun One for Seniors

Most adults just love bath time. Whether it’s relaxing in a tub or enjoying a warm, soothing shower, the act of bathing is one we often look forward to. This isn’t necessarily the case, however, for many older adults. It’s not that seniors don’t like to be clean. In many cases, they simply fear the…
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Assisting seniors happily aging in place

4 Steps To Assisting Seniors With Happily Aging In Place

Who doesn’t love the idea of coming home after a long day and resting comfortably? For the most part, we often use the word “home” to describe the place where we feel the most comfortable. Our homes are the places where we live, eat, sleep and enjoy time with family. These are things most of…
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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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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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