Caregiver Tips

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

Don’t Get Caught in the Cold – Winterize with Midnight Sun Home Care

Don’t Get Caught in the Cold – Winterize with Midnight Sun Home Care
  Winter is rough on seniors. Let the staff at Midnight Sun Home Care (MSHC) help get your home winter-ready. Seal Gaps: Installing weather strips around doors and caulking cracks will keep the cold air out and reduce heating bills. Program the Thermostat: By using a programmable thermostat you can save big bucks. We’ll help… Continue reading

Think Pink This October

Think Pink This October
This October, we celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness month, an annual campaign to increase awareness about this devastating disease. One in eight women will face a breast cancer diagnosis during their lifetime. According to the American Cancer Society, 1,000 Alaskan women will diethis year from breast cancer. Awareness months are about taking action. Please consider getting… Continue reading

How to Talk to Your Siblings about Getting Help for Mom and Dad

Watching our parents age can be tough; for many years they were our caregivers and when the roles become reversed it can be a challenging time for everyone. Understanding the level of care they require can be complicated and if there are many opinions involved, deciding on a care plan can feel impossible. Talking to… Continue reading

Men’s Health Month – Help Dad Stay Safe This Summer

What better time of year to celebrate Men’s Health Month than when the salmon are running and dad is out enjoying his favorite summer activities. Men’s Health Month is certainly about celebrating the men in our life but more importantly, it aims to keep them healthy by spreading awareness about the importance of preventative care… Continue reading

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

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

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