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.

Caring and living with a loved one who suffers from Alzheimer's can be painful and difficult. This blog provides tips on how to cope.

The ABC’s of Alzheimer’s

For loved ones, patients and caregivers alike, dementia can be a difficult and scary disease to live and work with. We decided several weeks ago that it would be helpful to share our knowledge of deme...

More than 1 million Americans are living with Parkinson’s and each year 60,000 more are diagnosed. These tips will help you care for Parkinson’s patients.

The Caregiver’s Guide to Caring For Parkinson’s Patients

This week in our blog we will explore in depth the form of dementia most commonly known as Parkinson’s. According to the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation (PDF) over 1 million Americans live with this fo...

September is national falls prevention awareness month. A majority of falls take place in the comfort and security of home these tips will come in handy.

11 Falls Prevention Tips for Around the House

The mornings are frosty, nights are crisp and the leaves are turning colors and falling. Not only was yesterday the first official day of fall, it also marked the 8th annual Falls Prevention Awareness...

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 ...