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Personal Hygiene Upkeep Is Necessary for Healthy Senior Living

By Russell Simpkins / September 15, 2020 /

Caregivers of older adults know how important it is to safeguard their homes. Ensuring that there is nothing to trip over, insisting upon healthy meals, and using mobility solutions are all ways to maximize senior safety. Keeping clean, however, is also of major importance. There are many reasons why personal hygiene upkeep is necessary for…

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Keeping Your Elderly Loved One With Dementia Safe During Bath Time

By Russell Simpkins / September 3, 2020 /

According to Markus MacGill on MedicalNewsToday.com, approximately 4.7 million people aged 65 years or older, in the United States, live with Alzheimer’s disease. He goes on to mention that the Alzheimer’s Association estimates that Alzheimer’s disease accounts for 60-80 percent of all cases of dementia. Dementia, of course, is synonymous with forgetfulness. Do you live…

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elderly woman looking at mirror in her bathroom

Safeguarding Your Bathroom to Avoid Injury

By Russell Simpkins / August 18, 2020 /

“Elderly members of your family who may have mobility and balance issues are especially susceptible to bathroom injuries,” reports American Home Shield, “According to the National Council on Aging, one-fourth of older Americans fall each year. Further, a senior dies from a fall every 19 minutes.” Bathroom safety is something none of us should take…

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The Importance of Giving Thanks to Your Aging Parents

By Russell Simpkins / August 6, 2020 /

The elderly deserve our admiration. In far too many cases, our older generation is met with “they’re too old for…” rhetoric. And while it’s true that senior citizens often contend with balance, strength, and mobility issues, it doesn’t mean they deserve any derision. In fact, they deserve the exact opposite. Our loving support and respect…

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The Art of Keeping Seniors Safe During Summer’s Hottest Days

By Russell Simpkins / July 9, 2020 /

The State of California is known for many things. Without question, the heat is one of them. While our state provides us with year-round warmth and sunshine, it’s especially important to be mindful of the heat during the summer. That goes double for seniors. Our elderly loved ones are more susceptible to heatstroke and heat…

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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

By Russell Simpkins / April 3, 2020 /

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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Respect The Privacy Of Your Elderly Loved One

How To Respect The Privacy Of Your Elderly Loved One

By Russell Simpkins / March 4, 2020 /

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

By Russell Simpkins / February 25, 2020 /

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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How To Make Taking A Shower An Injury-Free Experience

How To Make Taking A Shower An Injury-Free Experience

By Russell Simpkins / December 17, 2019 /

At Forward Day, we’re intent on ensuring that every senior, as well as every individual who has a mobility issue, is able to maintain his/her safety when bathing. We know how hard it can be for these individuals to enjoy injury-free experiences when taking showers. So, it’s important to highlight some of the things that…

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Finding The Best Holiday Gifts For Your Elderly Loved One

Finding The Best Holiday Gifts For Your Elderly Loved One

By Russell Simpkins / December 5, 2019 /

It’s that special time of year again! With the holiday season fast approaching, you’re likely already in holiday shopping overdrive. And if there’s an elderly loved one on your list, you may be experiencing a bit of a stump in your decision making. What do you get for your older parent? For many people, the…

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Securing Safe and Comfortable Bathing Experience for Seniors

3 Steps To Securing Safe And Comfortable Bathing Experiences For Seniors

By Russell Simpkins / November 22, 2019 /

For many seniors, bathing can be a nuisance. The entire process makes them too cold, or it makes them fearful of falling, or it makes them uneasy about getting undressed in front of their caregivers – you get the picture. For older adults, the idea of bathing can bring about feelings of trepidation, fear, and…

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Finding Dementia-Friendly Approaches To Bathing Care Recipients

Finding Dementia-Friendly Approaches To Bathing Care Recipients

By Russell Simpkins / October 31, 2019 /

Many people unknowingly refer to dementia as a disease. In actuality, it’s a term that describes a number of symptoms related to a decline in memory and other cognitive brain functions. When a person suffers from dementia, he/she experiences difficulty thinking and performing routine daily activities. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, Alzheimer’s disease accounts for…

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The Art Of Making Bathing More Enjoyable For Seniors

The Art Of Making Bathing More Enjoyable For Seniors

By Russell Simpkins / September 11, 2019 /

Most people take the act of bathing for granted. It’s something they do daily with ease. Many enjoy the feeling of taking a hot shower. In fact, they stay underneath the water for far longer than necessary simply because they relish the comfort of running water. For many other people, however, bathing is a chore.…

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Ensuring Your Safety While Sitting In A Wheelchair

Ensuring Your Safety While Sitting In A Wheelchair

By Russell Simpkins / August 13, 2019 /

We’re all well aware of the purpose of a wheelchair. For individuals with mobility issues, wheelchairs provide safe travel from one spot to another. Wheelchairs are especially useful for those who have diminished senses of balance and strength. If walking is painful or simply unsafe, it’s wise to utilize these excellent mobility solutions. However, wheelchairs…

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The Importance Of Healthy Skin For Seniors Final

The Importance Of Healthy Skin For Seniors

By Russell Simpkins / July 18, 2019 /

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 about sunscreen is a must! Skin cancer…

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Make Showering Safer For Seniors

4 Ways To Make Showering Safer For Seniors

By Russell Simpkins / February 26, 2019 /

As is widely known, slips and falls count for a great deal of hospitalizations among seniors in the United States. Naturally, it’s important for homes where seniors live to be safeguarded in order to protect them from injuries as best as possible. This is especially important in the bathroom, which is notorious for its slippery…

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