Caregiver Tips

A collection of post to provide valuable information to caregivers and provide tips that will help in day to day care.

Put Sundown Syndrome to Bed with These Tips from Midnight Sun Home Care

If you have a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease, you know that oftentimes as the day winds down, the stress ramps up. Sundown syndrome, a common experience in dementia in which seniors become agitated, fearful, and restless during the evening hours, is exhausting for all involved. Concerns increase as family members try to keep the… Continue reading

Caring for a Senior and Feeling Invisible? Learn How to Make Sure Your Voice Is Heard.

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine has reported that family members caring for a senior loved one are “routinely marginalized and ignored within the health care system.” With about 18 million family members providing care for seniors, this report is alarming, as it points to the possibility that these seniors are at risk… Continue reading

Don’t Go It Alone! The Need for Family Caregivers in Anchorage to Ask For Help

If you’re a resident in Anchorage, AK, you know that we’re a do-it-yourself society; one that especially values self-reliance, and applauds people who pull themselves up by their bootstraps and take care of every little thing independently. But the fact is, there are some things we simply can’t carry out alone; things which can possibly… Continue reading

How to Keep Mom Out of a Nursing Home in Anchorage AK After a Hospital Stay

Think about this possibility: your 90-year-old mother, who lives in her own home alone, fell recently,cracked her pelvis, and is being released from Alaska Regional Hospital today. Leafing through her discharge papers reveals the need for medications, physical therapy, medical follow-up in several weeks,and a number of symptoms to watch for that would warrant… Continue reading

Managing Family Dynamics When Seniors Need Care: Home Care Services Can Help

As people age, it’s natural to experience changes. This is especially true in older adulthood. Aging adults can be faced with changes in physical and mental health, independence and mobility, and social connections and relationships, to name just a few. For many seniors and their loved ones, these changes are often experienced as losses and… Continue reading

Is Someone You Love at Risk of a Fall?

Every 13 seconds and older adult is treated in the emergency for a fall related injury. Falling is the leading cause of both fatal and non-fatal injuries for elderly Americans. But aging doesn’t necessarily mean that your older loved ones have to fall. There are certain risk factors that you can look for that will… Continue reading