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.

Tips and information on the importance of exercise for elderly loved ones, focusing on stretching as a means for increasing and maintaining mobility.

Elderly Exercise Tips for Safe Stretching

We are entering the second full week of January. The holiday rush is over, winter is underway, and most people are working hard to stay on top of their New Years resolutions. According to statistics c...

Constipation amongst our elderly loved ones is an increasingly prevalent issue. Using these tips from WHCS' caregivers can help reduce your elders risk.

How-To Approach and Reduce the Risk of Elderly Constipation

Constipation amongst our elderly loved ones is a prevalent issue. In fact, according to some studies, nearly 20% of elderly citizens living in communities and up to 50% of elderly living in nursing ho...

Often assessing pain is one of the more challenging tasks for caregivers. Our blog provides several tips caregivers can utilize to reduce pain for clients.

7 Caregiver Tips for Assessing and Managing Pain in Older Adults

Assessing pain is one of the more challenging jobs a caregiver will have to tackle. Especially when caring for an older adult who cannot or will not communicate. Not only is unrelieved pain uncomforta...

Malnutrition is a critical issue amongst the elderly. In this blog, Wiser Home Care lays out several ideas for meals and snacks to prevent malnutrition.

Battling Malnutrition One Healthy Meal at a Time

In the past we have touched on topics such as the importance of reducing salt and increasing nutrient rich foods in your elderly loved ones diet. This week we plan to cover tips on how to reduce malnu...

Moving an elderly loved one from their home to a care facility can be stressful. Wiser Home Care Services provides 10 ways to ease the stress of moving.

Wiser Home Care’s Tips to Ease the Stress of Moving

Taking care of an elderly loved one can easily and quickly become very stressful, especially if the loved one suffers from a debilitating disease such as Alzheimer’s. Often there comes a point when it...

While salt may add flavor to food, it can also take years off your life. Wiser Home Care's blog explores several ways to reduce salt in your diet.

Salt: The Silent Killer

Did you know that adults are supposed to eat no more than 2300 milligrams (about 1 tsp) of salt a day? In fact, people with high blood pressure, diabetes or over 50 should limit it to 1500 milligrams....

10 Tips for Moving Someone Affected with Dementia

10 Tips for Moving Someone Affected with Dementia

If your loved one with dementia is moving from home into a senior living community, the following tips will help you to make the move successful! Involve your elder as much as is reasonable and comfo...

Eating Well How to Choose Nutrient Dense Food

Eating Well: How to Choose Nutrient Dense Food

To eat well, it’s best to choose a mix of nutrient- dense foods every day. Nutrient-dense foods are foods that have a lot of nutrients but relatively few calories. What should I eat? Plan meals ...

Parkinson’s Care: Celebrating the Small Victories

Parkinson’s Care: Celebrating the Small Victories

Though there are many aspects and challenges for a client with Parkinson’s I wanted to focus on the day-to-day in this blog post. The unknowns of the day-to-day caregiving are probably the most stress...

Wiser Home Care Presents the FD Cares Assistance Program

Wiser Home Care Presents the FD Cares Assistance Program

The FD CARES program is an evolving and growing community assistance program. The program is based on solving issues for people before an emergency takes place. Their mission is to “professional...