The holiday season is practically here! On behalf of the entire Forward Day team, we’d like to wish each and everyone one of you a very joyous holiday season!
Of course, our team is well aware that when you live with elderly loved ones or family members with mobility issues, some extra special attention needs to be devoted to enjoying happy holidays. And generally, it has everything to do with their health and safety. For that reason, we believe that our one-of-a-kind Shower Bay portable showers makes for the perfect holiday gift.
Shower Bay Places One’s Safety as a Top Priority
By eliminating the need for your elderly loved one to enter the bathroom in order to bathe, you significantly reduce the risk of injury due to slips and falls. Elizabeth Burns and Ramakrishna Kakara of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention explain just how dangerous it is for seniors to slip and fall.
“Deaths from unintentional injuries are the seventh leading cause of death among older adults, and falls account for the largest percentage of those deaths,” they explain, “Approximately one in four U.S. residents aged ≥65 years (older adults) report falling each year, and fall-related emergency department visits are estimated at approximately 3 million per year.”
Shower Bay Restores Independence
Shower Bay also helps for the emotional states of those with mobility issues to be improved. For many who battle with decreased strength, balance and mobility, feelings of sadness, disappointment and worry are prevalent. This is especially true for those who require caregivers to assist them with everyday tasks. The importance of restoring one’s independence cannot be understated.
“The importance of being independent is twofold for seniors,” says ComfortKeepers.com, “Independence is sometimes the only thing seniors may feel they can control as certain aspects of their life change with age. Additionally, maintaining independence promotes a sense of achievement that for many seniors generates a great sense of self-worth and well-being.”
Thanks to Shower Bay, a wheelchair user can roll his/her wheelchair into the shower and close the door for a private bathing experience. Without having to be lifted into and out of a bathtub, an individual is able to renew his/her sense of independence and emotional well-being.
Shower Bay Eliminates the Need for Costly Remodelling
At Forward Day, we’re very proud of the fact that our customers have been able to save thousands of dollars on what would have been major renovations to their bathrooms. By having the Shower Bay portable shower, you can avoid having to remodel your bathroom to accommodate for the wheelchair user in your home. In many cases, such renovations include the widening of doorways and the changing of bathtubs to slide-in tubs or shower stalls.
Because Shower Bay can be snapped together in any room of the home where there is a faucet nearby, no reconstruction of the home is necessary. The money-saving investment that is Shower Bay helps for it be a perfect holiday gift!