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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 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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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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How to best assist someone using a wheelchair

How To Best Assist Someone Using A Wheelchair

Are you the caregiver of a wheelchair user? If so, you know the job comes with its challenges. Of course, it also comes with its rewards. Assisting a loved one with disabilities ensures that he/she is able to enjoy more aspects of his/her life. Of course, there are care recipients who would much rather do…
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How to make showering a safer experience for seniors

How To Make Showering A Safer Experience For Seniors

For many seniors, showering or bathing is an unwelcome act. It’s not that they wouldn’t prefer to be clean and fresh. It’s just that the act of taking a shower or bath often presents more difficulties than what seems worth the experience. Do you live with an elderly loved one who finds bath time to…
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How costly is it to remodel your bathroom for safety

How Costly Is It To Remodel Your Bathroom For Safety?

If you live with an older adult or person with a disability, it’s vital you safeguard your home. While all areas of where you live should be considered during your safety inspection, extra attention should be paid to the bathrooms. It goes without saying that bathrooms have slippery surfaces. Add the constant presence of moisture…
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3 ways to put a smile on your elderly loved one’s face

3 Ways To Put A Smile On Your Elderly Loved One’s Face

With March now here, we are rounding out an entire year of living in a pandemic-burdened world. We’re certain you join us in hoping that, by the end of 2021, we’ll have left coronavirus safely behind us. Until this crisis is over, however, it’s important we do all we can to remain healthy. It’s also…
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Importance of proper wheelchair maintenance

The Importance Of Proper Wheelchair Maintenance

Individuals with mobility issues have a wide variety of mobility solutions to choose from. The wheelchair, however, is often the most popular choice. Dating back to the 1600s, the use of wheelchairs has helped countless people safely move from place to place without falling and hurting themselves. It’s no secret that wheelchairs are widely used…
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The art of taking the danger out of the bathroom

The Art Of Taking The Danger Out Of The Bathroom

The bathroom can be a very busy place. Depending on the number of people in your household, your bathrooms might be in constant use. The safeness – or lack thereof – of the room should not be underestimated. With it being a location of the home that is used so frequently, it stands to reason…
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Smiling woman in a bathrob

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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Smiling elderly woman with her smiling daughter

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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Two girls wearing christmas hat having a video call with santa claus

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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