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Elderly parent's privacy

How Can I Honor My Elderly Parent’s Privacy While Providing Care?

If you’re the caregiver of a senior citizen, you know that getting privacy isn’t an easy feat. That is true for both yourself and your care recipient. You both deserve a little alone time. So how do you go about it? It’s your job to provide care. Can you honor your elderly parent’s privacy while…
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Has covid-19 impacted how people bathe

Has COVID-19 Impacted How People Bathe?

By now, we’re all very well aware of the importance of keeping clean in order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. For many weeks now, we’ve all been reminded to wash our hands with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds. Preventing the spread of infection is best achieved by keeping our…
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Promoting good habits for disease resistance

Promoting Good Habits for Disease Resistance

Our world is currently facing a tough time. By now, the Coronavirus needs no introduction. As of this writing, the infectious disease has impacted over 2500,000 people worldwide and has very sadly caused more than 175,000 deaths. As of April 23rd, there have been over 800,000 reported cases of the Coronavirus (also known as COVID-19)…
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Ramping up the importance of keeping clean during this time of self-isolation

Ramping up the Importance of Keeping Clean During This Time of Self-Isolation

Stopping the spread of the coronavirus requires us to stay at home to self-isolate. It also involves practicing social distancing when we must leave home. For many, this new lifestyle is hard to get used to. Senior citizens, however, are having especially tough times right now. In many cases, they’re being forced to cancel or…
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3 things you need when bringing your loved one home to age in place

3 Things You Need When Bringing Your Loved One Home To Age In Place

In recent weeks, the Forward Day team has been receiving a lot of phone calls from people concerned about their elderly family members who are currently in nursing homes. The entire world is collectively battling the coronavirus pandemic. With self-isolation so highly encouraged to prevent the spread of the virus, those who have seniors as…
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Providing proper care for the elderly while contending with covid-19

Providing Proper Care For The Elderly While Contending With COVID-19

As of March 17th, the CDC has confirmed 4,226 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the United States. Needless to say, it’s necessary for us all to take action to prevent the spread of infection. This is especially true if you are the caregiver of a senior. Older adults are most at risk of succumbing to…
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Respect the privacy of your elderly loved one

How To Respect The Privacy Of Your Elderly Loved One

Your aging parents need you. It’s an interesting role reversal given the fact that they cared for you as a child and now it’s your turn to provide care for them. While the care you provide your folks is surely appreciated, it must be mentioned that it can be a hard reality to accept for…
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Grow the self-worth of your elderly loved one

4 Ways To Grow The Self-Worth Of Your Elderly Loved One

Physical challenges often present themselves to the elderly. But the ways in which older adults are able to deal with those challenges make all the difference in the world. For most seniors, it’s all about being independent. Restoration of independence works wonders for their confidence. How can you help? Here are four ways to grow…
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Make 2020 the start of your safest decade yet

How To Make 2020 The Start Of Your Safest Decade Yet

Safety first – it’s a term that will never get old. A new decade is here and yet, putting the safety of your elderly loved ones at the top of your priority list remains as important as ever. In fact, it can be argued that it’s more important than ever. After all, quite naturally, the…
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Helping your elderly loved one to enjoy the new year

Helping Your Elderly Loved One To Enjoy The New Year

And just like that, another decade has drawn to a close. With 2020 beginning not just a new year but a new decade, it’s bound to be a time when a lot of changes are made in people’s lives. For many seniors, it will be their second go-around with a decade known as “the 20s”.…
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Making bathing a lot more comfortable for wheelchair users

Making Bathing A Lot More Comfortable For Wheelchair Users

At Forward Day, we understand that individuals with mobility issues don’t see bathing the way most other people do. If we’re being honest, most of us take the act of bathing for granted. It is just a part of our daily routines and the process requires little to no thought. However, for those with disabilities,…
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Helping seniors to have fun

Helping Seniors To Have Fun And Avoid Falls During The Fall

At Forward Day, we talk a lot about helping seniors to avoid slips and falls. It’s a top reason we’re so proud of our Shower Bay portable showers. Because they eliminate the bathroom when it comes to the bathing process, Shower Bay enables elderly individuals, as well as those with mobility issues to avoid any…
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The importance of healthy skin for seniors final

The Importance Of Healthy Skin For Seniors

Practicing good skincare is a year-round responsibility. No matter your age, it’s important to practice good skincare tips in order to both prevent disease and maintain your youthfulness. This is especially true here in California, where our summers are arguably the hottest in the country. Make no mistake, sunscreen is a must! Skin cancer is…
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Helping seniors to maintain their independence and dignity

Helping Seniors To Maintain Their Independence And Dignity

Most people are under the impression that the toughest challenge faced by their elderly loved ones is their mobility issues. Sure, it can be difficult to contend with limited mobility, decreased balance, and diminishing strength. However, for most seniors, it isn’t the physical limitations that represent their biggest problems – it’s the loss of independence…
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3 keys to helping seniors get good night sleeps

3 Keys To Helping Seniors Get Good Night Sleeps

Getting a good night’s sleep is important for everybody. But it’s especially important for senior citizens who have more things keeping them from sleeping than most of the rest of us. Between the aches and pains that come with aging, they need to get up to go the bathroom several times a night and the…
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