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What Makes Shower Bay The Perfect ADA Roll In Shower-Santa Cruz, CA

What Makes Shower Bay The Perfect ADA Roll In Shower?

What Does Ada Stand For? The Americans with Disabilities Act  is a civil rights legislation that was passed in 1990 to prohibit discrimination against people who have disabilities. As described by the ADA National Network  “the purpose of the law is to make sure that people with disabilities have the same rights and opportunities as…
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cause of Injuries for the Elder

Stats Show Bathroom Slips And Falls Are Top Causes Of Injuries For The Elderly

We all use the bathroom every day. It’s the place where we all freshen up and get ready for our days each morning. The commonplace and often mundane acts of brushing our teeth, washing our faces, and combing our hair all take place in the bathroom. Of course, showering is another bathroom activity that we…
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The Role Of Handicap Accessible Showers In Restoring Independence - Santa Cruz, CA

The Role Of Handicap Accessible Showers In Restoring Independence

As we age, we find our physical abilities decreasing. Nothing is strange about this. The majority of us know that mobility issues come with the territory of getting older. However, mobility issues are not exclusive to the elderly. Serious injuries and illnesses can occur at any age. And when such circumstances impact one’s mobility in…
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Handicap Shower -Santa Cruz CA

What Are the Most Important Elements of a Handicap Shower?

When an individual endures a major injury or illness that presents him/her with a disability, life changes drastically. Of course, the older we get, the more susceptible we are to get hurt or experiencing changes in our health. So, whether it’s a specific trauma or our advanced ages, getting into the home safely is eventually…
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Minimizing Bathroom Hazards for Our Elderly Loved Ones - Santa Cruz CA

Minimizing Bathroom Hazards for Our Elderly Loved Ones

It won’t be a surprise to you to learn that, as we get older, we become more prone to injury. Naturally, with either the loss or diminishing of our motor skills, strength, balance and mobility, we become more susceptible to slips and falls. And of course, the older we get, the more hazardous to our…
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Difficulties of Getting an Adult Parent to Shower Frequently - Santa Cruz CA

Difficulties of Getting an Adult Parent to Shower Frequently

Are You Having Issues Getting Your Elderly Loved One to Bathe on a Daily Basis? If so, you’re not alone. It probably won’t surprise you to hear that many elderly people resist the need to take baths or showers on a daily basis. And there are many reasons for this. On, Carol Bradley Bursack…
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Advantages of a Shower vs Walk in Tubs - Shower Bay Santa Cruz

What are the Advantages of a Shower vs Walk-In Tubs?

When a mobility issue prevents an individual from being able to comfortably perform their activities of daily living, it can be as deflating to his or her emotional state as much as it is to his or her physical strength. In our last blog, we discussed the fact that bathing – one of those all-important…
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Stroke Victim Bathroom Safety First - Santa Cruz CA

How to Ensure a Stroke Victim’s Safety in the Bathroom

For a person with a mobility issue, a bathroom can be a very dangerous place. Due to its often slippery and wet surfaces, bathrooms present hazards that are far more difficult for a person with a disability to avoid. This is especially true for stroke victims. Unfortunately, the once-easy task of getting in and out…
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What Are The Advantages Of a Shower vs Sponge Baths - Shower Bay

What Are The Advantages of a Shower vs Sponge Baths?

When a loved endures a debilitating injury or illness, his or her life undergoes some significant changes. Not the least of which is facing a difficulty with bathing. Bathing is no small matter as most of us consider it a vital daily task. So what happens when someone with a major mobility issue is unable…
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3 Important Tips For Caregivers Of Stroke Victims - Santa Cruz CA

3 Important Tips for Caregivers of Stroke Victims

Stroke survivors are incredibly strong people. They live daily with debilitating limitations that present them with difficulties in completing tasks that were once considered easy. Naturally, stroke survivors often depend on the assistance of loved ones once they’ve returned home from the medical centers and rehab facilities where they were receiving care immediately after suffering…
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What Sh0ould You Look for When Buying a Shower Wheelchair - Santa Cruz CA

What Should You Look for When Buying a Shower Wheelchair?

What Is a Shower Wheelchair? Much like its name suggests, a shower wheelchair is a wheelchair that is designed for individuals with mobility issues and who require a means of getting in and out of the shower safely. Generally, wheelchairs are designed for those with mobility limitations to transport around their homes and communities. However,…
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What Are the Safest Bathing Options for Stroke Victims - Santa Cruz CA

What Are the Safest Bathing Options for Stroke Victims?

As many stroke victims have already learned, a stroke can occur out of nowhere and without any warning. The debilitating results of a stroke, however, can have long-lasting effects that significantly change the lives of sufferers. Because a stroke involves a prevention of blood flow to the brain, the effects can be far-reaching throughout the…
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Presenting Shower Bay at the Stroke and Disability Learning Center - Santa Cruz CA

Presenting Shower Bay at the Stroke and Disability Learning Center

At Forward Day, we believe in offering solutions to those who may be under the impression that help is unavailable. We’re strong supporters of those who have mobility issues and face difficulties getting around and performing everyday tasks that most of us find easy to do. Bathing is one of those activities of daily living…
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Enjoying The Benefits Of Safely Showering Without Remodeling - Santa Cruz CA

Enjoying the Benefits of Safely Showering Without Remodeling

It’s simply a part of life. Aging, that is. No one is immune to it. And, in fact, the luckiest among us age the furthest. However, it goes without saying that as we age, we tend to encounter greater challenges with strength and mobility. It’s not uncommon for the elderly to require mobility solutions such…
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Cost of Assisted Living vs Staying at Home

A recent article by Consumer Reports outlined the average cost of assisted living in the USA is $3,600/month. It details that pricing varies by state/facility and in some areas is up to $6,000/month and over $11,000/month for nursing home care. With these high prices it is no wonder why both seniors and their adult children…
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