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Helping Seniors With Their Personal Hygiene

Helping Seniors With Their Personal Hygiene

It’s such a touchy subject, isn’t it? Discussing with your elderly loved one the need to maintain personal hygiene can sometimes because of his/her discomfort and embarrassment. Naturally, as we age, we lose some strength and balance and, as a result, performing seemingly easy everyday tasks can be difficult. For many elderly people, a lack…
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Portable Showers

The Advantages Of Shower Bay Over A Walk-In Tub

Many seniors have fears about bathing. Because so many elderly individuals often battle with diminished strength and balance, they often fear to slip and falling while in the bathtub. As a result, a lot of senior citizens refuse to bathe. Naturally, this isn’t a healthful practice. Quite obviously, it’s important to maintain personal hygiene. However,…
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how often should seniors bathe

How Often Should Seniors Bathe?

Here’s the truth: The question posed by the title of this week’s blog can be a tough one to answer because it all depends on the senior. Contrary to popular belief, bathing isn’t totally necessary every day. However, it does depend on what one does in a day that will determine whether or not bathing…
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The Secret To Making Elderly Loved Ones Happy

Communicating: The Secret To Making Elderly Loved Ones Happy

For most caregivers, a strong focus is placed on the physical well-being of their care recipients. Of course, this makes sense. Elderly individuals and people with mobility issues often require assistance with their everyday tasks. Such help is necessary in order to prevent injuries. However, it’s important to note that care recipients require emotional stability…
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dementia patients

How To Assist Someone With Dementia With Bathing

Dementia is a particularly serious condition because it causes memory loss and issues with cognitive function. It is well known as a progressive and neurodegenerative disease that affects the brain. While there are several forms of the disorder, Alzheimer’s disease is the most common. Caregivers of Dementia Patients Face Numerous Challenges. Their jobs don’t simply…
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Making Bathroom As A Safe Place As Possible

The Hassle Of Making Your Bathroom As Safe A Place As Possible

The bathroom has a bad reputation for being one of the least safe rooms in the household. It’s hard to deny, however, that the bathroom is known for its slippery surfaces. Add the presence of water, which is obviously necessary there, and you have a room where slips and falls are imminent. Unfortunately, statistics don’t…
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We All Deserve To Bathe With Dignity

We All Deserve To Bathe With Dignity

As caregivers of elderly people know, bath time can be a tough time. As we’ve pointed out in past blogs, many seniors are averse to bathing for many reasons. In some cases, it’s a fear of slipping and falling. Because the bathroom is notorious for being a place where slips and falls occur, many elderly…
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Practicing Wheelchair Safety

Practicing Wheelchair Safety: It’s A Must!

There is no question that wheelchairs provide individuals with mobility issues much safer modes of transportation than walking. When unstable on your feet, the risk of slipping and falling is great. And, unfortunately, far too many slips and falls lead to major injuries that require hospitalizations. However, it’s important to note that just because one…
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Ideal Situations for Seniors

3 Steps to Helping Your Elderly Loved One Enjoy Aging in Place

There’s no place like home. This isn’t just a cliché or a euphemism exclusive to young folks. It’s practically a mantra for the elderly members of our population. Because those of advanced ages commonly find themselves in assisted living facilities, homesickness is as likely a condition for them as their physical ailments. There are, however,…
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Comfortable For Seniors

The Importance of Making It Comfortable For Seniors To Live At Home

Most elderly individuals would much prefer to age in place (another way of saying “live at home”) than at assisted living facilities. The first and most obvious reason is that it allows them to be around their families. Who wouldn’t prefer to wake up every day to their children and grandchildren rather than a constantly…
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Finding Ways To Promote Greater Safety For Seniors In The Bathroom

Finding Ways To Promote Greater Safety For Seniors In The Bathroom

The bathroom gets a bad rap. But it’s hard to blame those of us who point it out as the most dangerous room in the household. Bathrooms are known for their slippery surfaces. Add the much-required presence of water and you have rooms that are practically designed to make people slip and fall. This is…
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3 Major Benefits Of Going With Shower Bay

3 Major Benefits Of Going With Shower Bay

At Forward Day, we’re extremely proud of the fact that our unique Shower Bay portable showers provide wheelchairs users with both thorough showers with running water and newly-found boosts in their confidence. Independence is highly cherished by those who have mobility issues. And because Shower Bay can be snapped together in any room of the…
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Shower Bay Can Be Put Together In A Snap!

Shower Bay Can Be Put Together In A Snap!

The team, here at Forward Day, gives you full permission to take the title of today’s blog literally. And that’s because our Shower Bay portable showers can literally be snapped together in any room of the home! One of the main reasons we’re so proud of this wonderful innovation is because it completely eliminates the need to…
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Overcoming Your Elderly Loved One's Resistance To Bathing 300

Overcoming Your Elderly Loved One’s Resistance To Bathing

It’s fair to say that bathing is a daily routine. For the majority of us, taking a shower is part of our every day. So imagine how difficult it would be if you weren’t able to bathe yourself. For many of our elderly loved ones, bathing is a chore. It’s not because they don’t wish…
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Helping You to Avoid Expensive Bathroom Renovations 300 - Santa Cruz CA

Helping You to Avoid Expensive Bathroom Renovations

Happy New Year everyone! We certainly hope you’ve gotten your 2018 off to an amazing start. On behalf of everyone, here at Forwarding Day, we wish you all the best for this year and much more to come. Of course, if there’s anything we can do help 2018 to be your best year yet, please…
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