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.

Often Seniors with Dementia repeat themselves. This can be frustrating for all parties involved. In this blog we offer tips to help.

What to Do When Seniors with Dementia Repeat Themselves

Remember that movie “Groundhog Day” where actor Bill Murray is forced to repeat the same day over and over? Sometimes being a caregiver for an older adult who has dementia can feel a little like that....

Six Tips for Managing the Practical Problems with Incontinence

There is a lot to deal with in terms of helping an aging adult with incontinence, but if you stick to the practical considerations, you and your senior can get a handle on what is happening. Talk Abou...

Daylight Saving Time stole our sleep & the coffee isn't quite cutting it, keep reading to learn the 7 things that are helping us safely adjust.

How to Conquer Daylight Saving Time Safely and with Minimal Coffee

If there’s one thing we love more than sunny weather and caregiving, it’s our sleep. And thanks to Daylight Saving Time we lost some of it this weekend. Fortunately, we live in the Pacific Northwest, ...

2300 Americans die of heart disease each day. The good news is that with the right knowledge and some hard work, you can reduce your risk of heart disease.

6 Simple Ways to Reduce Your Risk of Heart Disease

There’s no denying that the biggest day in the shortest month is Valentine’s Day. In fact, thanks to Valentine’s Day and pop culture, February is often called the month of love. But did you know that ...

Valentine's Day is the most romantic holiday, but it wasn't always that way. Keep reading to find out the real beginnings of this romantic holiday.

The Valentine’s Day Story: Love, Intrigue, Mystery

Thanks to pop culture, many people wrongly assume that Valentine’s Day is only a day for people who are in a relationship or in pursuit of starting a relationship with a special someone. We believe th...

The combination of water & slick flooring make the bathroom extremely dangerous. The tips in this article will help keep your senior safe in the bathroom.

The Bathroom: How to Make Your Home’s Most Dangerous Room Safer

“Help! I’ve fallen, and I can’t get up.” Many may remember this phrase from a popular television commercial by a medical alert company known LifeCall. Even though it aired back in the 90’s, the age of...

Technology. Some people love it. Some people hate it. These 7 tips will help you successfully teach your elderly loved one how to use technology.

Your Guide To Successfully Teaching Your Senior How To Use Technology

Technology. Some people love it, some people hate it, but there’s no denying, it has made the world a better place. From the simplest technological advances such as the wheel to the most advanced such...

Are you hosting an elderly loved one for New Year's? In this blog we cover 8 tips to ensure your senior has a safe & healthy New Year's celebration.

How-To Plan a Senior-Friendly New Year’s Celebration

The week between Christmas and New Year’s is a weird one. On one hand, you can finally breathe a sigh of relief because Christmas is over, and that means holiday shopping is over. But, on the other ha...

Studies have shown that the holidays are the deadliest time of the year. These 6 tips will ensure your elderly loved one has a safe holiday season.

Deck the Halls with These Senior Holiday Safety Tips

The tree is up, the lights are hung, the gifts are wrapped and the baked goods are starting to fill our households with a sweet alluring aroma. That’s right, we are just days away from the big day. Ch...

In 2015, nearly 27.2 million Americans suffered from Type 2 Diabetes. Unlike Type 1, Type 2 Diabetes can be prevented by taking precautionary steps.

5 Critical Steps to Reducing Your Risk of Diabetes

Whew! We made it through the long holiday weekend with our sanity intact, our bank accounts in the black and our diets not destroyed. All kidding aside, we hope you had a truly amazing Thanksgiving we...