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.

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...

The Senior Prom was a big hit thanks to this team from Wiser Home Care Services and the YMCA.

Wiser Home Care Services Co-Hosts Annual Senior Prom

Senior Prom 2015!!  Wow! What a night!  Wiser Home Care Services and Morgan Family YMCA recently hosted the annual “Senior Prom” together with Point Defiance Village retirement community. ...

Older generations have lived a full life. Read about how to give credit to that full life and see beyond the task at hand to the person you care for.

Seeing A Life Regardless of Age

Last week we discussed one of the challenges caregivers often face when caring for the elderly.  We talked about how it is important to try to think of things from your loved one or clients perspectiv...

One common challenge caregivers experience is finding the balance between professionally caring yet allowing their elderly loved one to voice their needs.

Honoring the Voices of the Elderly

“To care for those who once cared for us is one of the highest honors.” – Tia Walker For those who have taken up the task of caring for an elderly person, whether as a career or for a loved one ...

Creative activities can help keep our minds and senses active. Read about the many benefits creative time can have on us and our loved ones as we age.

Creative Activities for Seniors

It is important if you are caring for an elderly loved one that you make time for creative activities. Staying creative as we age can have many benefits for both our minds and our senses.  Creative ac...

Endurance exercises are an important aspect of any exercise routine. Read about endurance exercises for the elderly in this blog.

Elderly Endurance Exercises

This week we conclude the four part exercise routine series that we began in January. This week’s topic: endurance exercise. Endurance exercises are those that are intended to increase your heart rate...

Senior skin care is important. Issues like infection can cause serious issues for seniors and can be avoided. Read tips to avoid senior skin problems here.

Seniors and Skin Health

Our skin changes as we age. It becomes less supple, thinner and dryer.  Because of these changes, seniors are more susceptible to skin infection and skin disease. Senior skin problems can range from m...

Strength training is an important component of any exercise routine for elderly or older adults. Learn about the benefits here along with exercise examples.

How to be Active Through Strength Training

Anyone who has considered beginning a new exercise routine has had some feelings of apprehension towards making a commitment to a new physical challenge. This can especially be true for the elderly an...

As we age it is normal for our eyesight to be negatively impacted. Our caregivers discuss top eye issues and how to maintain eye health in this blog.

9 Ways to Improve and Maintain Good Eye Health

Eyesight is perhaps one of the more widely known effects of aging. As we age it is normal for our eyesight to be negatively impacted. In addition to the normal effects of aging on our eyes, senior cit...

Balance exercises are an important aspect of every elderly fitness routine. Increasing balance will lower a loved ones risk of a fall and resulting injury.

Balance Exercises for the Elderly: Why Balance is Necessary

The New Year has just begun and we hope that you are doing well with your New Year’s resolutions. Last week we started a four week series exploring the different aspects to one of the most popular New...