Community

Midnight Sun Home Care’s collection of blog posts that focus on the community.

Honoring our Veterans with Care

Honoring our Veterans with Care
Every November we celebrate Veterans Day a day meant to honor the men and women who have served in our military. With our neighbors Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, there are many active military professionals and veterans living in our community. These men and women signed up to serve and we believe the least we can do… Continue reading

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

Ways to Celebrate Senior Citizens Day

Ways to Celebrate Senior Citizens Day
In 1988, President Ronald Reagan signed Proclamation 5847 declaring August 21 National Senior Citizens Day. The day is meant to recognize the achievements and leadership of seniors, and thank them for all they’ve done. It’s also a day meant to remind people to take care of seniors by providing them with the proper care and… 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

Utilizing the Resources Around Us

Guilt. This single word can be used to describe so many people and the feelings that they have when caring for a loved one. They may have guilt over how much they are or are not doing or feeling guilty about not knowing if what they are doing is right. It is going to be… Continue reading

Keeping Halloween Happy

Keeping Halloween Happy
  Halloween is a fun time for most kids and their parents. Well, after The Perfect Costume has been found anyway. The candy, costumes, and over-stimulation of the day is what makes many kids love the day. But for a growing portion of our community Halloween can cause undue stress and anxiety. Elderly loved ones… Continue reading

Setting Appropriate Boundaries

We have all had those times in public where we’ve seen people not being treated well by those around them. Many of these instances occur when one individual is taking care of another, such as a parent with a child or a caregiver with a client. It is a natural reaction for us to judge… Continue reading

Prevention and Treatment

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”-Benjamin Franklin Drug abuse is often associated with our younger generations, but it can also be very prevalent among the elderly. It is among the fastest growing health problems facing our country, yet it is labeled an invisible epidemic. This is, in part, because we tend… Continue reading

A Sense of Community

At any age, but especially as a person ages, social interaction plays a large part in physical and mental well-being. For the elderly, isolation is a key factor that limits social interaction and is largely due to the fact that the person becomes housebound and doesn’t have the encouragement to get out. Yet, there are… Continue reading

Community Voice

Recognizing the month of our independence provides a great opportunity to remember and celebrate the freedoms that we all have. As an American, you probably have a good idea of your freedoms and rights, but how do any of us really make sure that we are putting those rights to good use and fully embracing… Continue reading

Dad’s Place in the Community

When Father’s Day was originally proposed as a holiday in the early 1900s, many viewed it negatively and considered it emasculating. It took several decades for Father’s Day to be recognized as the holiday that we celebrate today; one in which we honor our fathers or father figures for all of the wonderful attributes and… Continue reading

Internet Safety is Important for You and Your Family

By now, you probably know that the Internet is a communication network that allows almost all of the computers in the world to connect. This is the beauty and the curse of it: there are unlimited resources that can be found on the Internet but it also exposes people to a lot of safety and… Continue reading

How can we get more out of life from laughing?

Laughter is universal. No matter how old we are, what language we speak, our gender, or our physical capability, humor and laughter are a part of being human. Our ability to find humor in almost every situation is a true gift and what makes it even better is that laughing is actually good for us!… Continue reading