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.

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...

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...