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.

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...

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...