Midnight Sun Home Care’s collection of blog posts that focus on the community.
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
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
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
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
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
“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
As we age, the logistics of our life often change—we may retire, move to a new community and lose some dear friends and family to illness or relocation of their own. We might not have as many opportunities to socialize, but that doesn’t mean we can’t or shouldn’t make them.
In fact, there is ample… Continue reading
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
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
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
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
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
As the air warms and sun shines longer each day, we all begin to dream about the promise of spring and summer and with that, we might think about nourishing our bodies—in many ways. I think about planting seeds to prepare for my garden and of course, all the activities that warm weather brings like,… Continue reading
“HEART,” which has so many meanings, is truly the most essential piece of our lives. It is crucial that we live every meaning of it in the healthiest way possible.
The most well known definition of heart is that which describes the organ that circulates blood inside our bodies. Follow these five steps to keep… Continue reading
Quality of Life: The general well being of a person or society, defined in measure of health and happiness, rather than wealth.
This definition feels fairly accurate for me. However, we all know that each person defines quality in various ways. Some people focus on health or family, while others may focus on possessions or… Continue reading