The Wiser Home Care Services Blog

Here, we provide a fresh look at current caregiving issues as well as share caregiving tips from our own personal experiences.

Vascular dementia is the second most common form of dementia, knowing the symptoms and signs is the first step to caring for vascular dementia patients.

The Caregiver’s Guide to Caring for Vascular Dementia

Last week we began our blog series on caring for people with dementia. We discussed what one may expect to encounter and briefly touched on three of the main forms of dementia. Each of these forms of ...

Dementia is a is a chronic syndrome that is caused by a number of brain illnesses & can progress differently in each person. Wiser Home Care can help.

What is Dementia and How Do You Care For It?

Have you ever had a lapse of memory and innocently joked about having a “senior moment”? You’re not alone. A lot of people believe that loss of memory is just a fact of aging. However, even though dem...

While the consistently warm weather has made this a summer to remember, it has also increased the risk of heat illness. These 6 tips will keep you safe.

6 Ways To Prevent Heat Illness This Summer

A combination of long stretches of hot weather and a lack of precipitation has made this summer one for the record books here in the Pacific Northwest. In fact, with only .23 inches of precipitation i...

Gardening can be of great benefit to people of all ages! Learn about the benefits of gardening and how to tailor this activity for a senior you care for.

The Benefits of Gardening

May is almost over and June is upon us! In the Northwest, the skies are lightening and the sun is shining. It’s a GREAT time to get outside! More time to be outside gives us a great opportunity to get...

Personal care is a type of in-home care for older adults who are choosing to age at home. It addresses many of the physical needs of an aging adult at home.

What Are The Benefits Of Personal Care?

Many adults are choosing to continue to live at home as they age. They feel more comfortable in their own space rather than moving to a retirement home or assisted living facility  Because of this dec...

Mothers are amazing people! But do you really know how amazing your mom is? Read about all of the things that make our moms the most amazing people we know.

Mothers Are Amazing

Mothers are pretty amazing!  They nurtured us when we were infants, cared for us through childhood, and support us in adulthood.  Throughout our lives our mom is the one that we turn to for both advic...

Wiser Home Care Services' companion care program provides seniors with the care they need to stay healthy and safe while maintaining independence.

What Is Companion Care?

According to the AARP, 90 percent of seniors desire to stay in their own homes rather than live in a retirement community/home. This trend, known as aging-in-place, is expected to continue growing in ...

As a caregiver it can be hard to find the time or motivation to incorporate self-care. However, self-care is a critical aspect in the life of all caregivers

How Important is Self-Care?

Most of the topics that we discuss in our blog center around the many different ways that we as caregivers can take care of those around us.  Today, we would like to talk about another aspect of care:...

Easter is a holiday for all ages! Read about the many different, fun activities that all ages can do, especially the senior citizens that you care for.

Senior Easter Activities

We are approaching another wonderful holiday: Easter! On April 5th Peter Cottontail will take his long journey hopping down the bunny trail to deliver eggs to millions of children everywhere. On the s...

Spring is a great chance to change routines. To help renew your routine, we have compiled a list of fun things you can do with the seniors you care for.

10 Spring Activities for the Elderly

It is official.  We have made it through winter, and SPRING is here! Spring is a wonderful time. Flowers bloom, birds return, and animals come out of hibernation.  It is a time of renewal. As caregive...