1. Giving Experiences Instead of Gifts to Seniors This Year

    Every year, the list of physical possessions we need seems to grow ever smaller. While getting new toys on Christmas was one of the best parts of childhood, many people in adulthood don’t have a huge need for more things — partly because they’ve acquired so much throughout their life, and partly because they have an income to support themselves. Recent studies have shown that giving people e…Read More

  2. Halloween Festivities That Can Be Enjoyed By Seniors

    Whoever said that getting older means you can’t enjoy the fun stuff in life? Specifically, who says you can’t go all-in on fun Halloween festivities even in your elder years? We certainly don’t believe that seniors are exempt from celebrating Halloween at Wilson Care, and even if your body is no longer what it once was, there are plenty of activities that are fun for people of all ages and b…Read More

  3. Foods to Avoid in Your Elderly Years

    In terms of dietary choices, the seniors of today have been through quite a wild ride. On the older edge of the spectrum, seniors in their 80s and 90s will have been born in the 30s and 40s, before America was permanently changed by the widespread proliferation of fast food and artificial ingredients. Even in the 50s where most 70-somethings were born, the food landscape of America was highly diff…Read More

  4. Great Hobbies and Talents for the Elderly and Disabled: Part Two

    In our last blog post, we discussed certain long-term talents you can pick up if you’re in a position where your capacity for physical activity is limited. However, activities that require skill and talent can often be intimidating because proficiency requires time and effort. For a lot of people, picking up a simple hobby is a less stressful way to pass time. However, it can be hard deciding on…Read More

  5. Great Hobbies and Talents for the Elderly and Disabled: Part One

    In your old age, it’s only natural that your body isn’t what it used to be. Despite our best efforts, aging is simply an inevitability, and no matter what you do, you’ll reach a point where certain activities just aren’t available anymore. This is hard for people who enjoyed highly active lifestyles or physically intensive activities. However, there are still all kinds of activities you ca…Read More

  6. Benefits of Homecare After Surgery

    There’s no doubt about it, when you go into surgery, you’re not just worried about how the surgery will go, you’re worried about how you’ll feel when you wake up after surgery. If we're honest, most patients don’t feel the best. They may be in pain, or be worried about how quickly they’ll be able to get back to their normal day-to-day life. If you’re worried about all the above, it…Read More

  7. Why Is Home Health Care Meaningful Work?

    Ever heard of the phrase “Sunday Blues?” It’s a term used by psychologists to explain the feeling of anxiety that people get on a Sunday evening, just before the work week starts back up. It’s been said that 40% of working adults feel this way to some degree, and maybe you’re one of them. But what if you wanted a change? What if you considered caregiver jobs in Honolulu? Over the last fe…Read More

  8. Why Home Health Care Is the Smart Choice

    A few years back, the United States Census Bureau released some important data. As of 2011, there were 41.4 million people in America aged 65 and older. That number continues to go up, with a projected population of 92 million by the year 2060. Our country has more seniors in it than ever before, and for many of them, home health care in Honolulu is becoming a very real option. But why? The fact i…Read More

  9. Dealing with Sundowning

    There’s a lot to learn if you’re involved in home health care in Honolulu, particularly if you’re taking care of someone suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. Sometimes, those with Alzheimer’s can experience changes in their behavior starting at dusk and continuing on into night. When this occurs, this condition is known as sundowning. Causes and Symptoms Researchers believe that sundownin…Read More

  10. Tips For Communicating with Seniors

    In the human experience, communication is key. Getting ideas across to one another helps us to share experiences, solve problems, and get things done. If you’re involved with home health care in Honolulu, you know that communication is critically important in order to maintain a high level of care and head off any problems that might occur. But what if you’re working with seniors? Sure, you li…Read More