Midnight Sun Home Care Blog

Senior Living Arrangements: Should Mom Move in with You?

Probably one of the most commendable and admirable choices adult children can make is to open up their house to an aging parent. Our parents raised and took care of us when we needed help and support, so it seems like a no-brainer to return the favor when it becomes unsafe for Mom or Dad […]

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Senior Living: What Does it Mean to Remain Independent?

Alaskans are an independent lot. It’s really a huge part of our identity and perspective. As we age, we often experience threats to aspects of our independence that we may have taken for granted. That’s why we’re celebrating the spirit of independence and independent living throughout the month of July—to increase dialogue about ways to […]

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A Guide to Ensuring Senior Safety at Home

As we age, our homes may need certain modifications to ensure they remain safe and comfortable environments. At Midnight Sun Home Care, we understand the importance of senior safety, and we're here to provide you with valuable tips and insights on how to create a secure living space for your loved ones. Assessing Home Safety […]

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Tips on How to Avoid Overstepping Boundaries with Senior Parents

We desire what’s best for our elderly parents. As our parents age, it is not necessarily a straightforward task to determine our role as adult children. However, if we’re not very careful, it is possible to find ourselves overstepping boundaries with senior parents and trying to parent them. Avoiding boundary issues is particularly true when […]

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The Senior Assistive Devices That Can Be Life-Changing

Consider the many tools you use every single day – your phone, toothbrush, hairbrush – simple things, but ones you cannot envision living without. For hundreds of older adults, there are basic senior assistive devices available that might mean the difference between living at home and facing a move to assisted living. Yet almost 50% […]

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Safely Celebrate the Holidays with Seniors During COVID-19

Think about the most ideal holiday season you can envision. While that image may vary a little for every one of us, it might include gifts, lights, good food, and traditions passed down through the generations. However, what most certainly holds true for all of us is the enjoyment in spending time with the people […]

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ls Senior Forgetfulness Normal? What to Do When Memory Issues Are a Concern

You altogether forgot about the physician's appointment scheduled for last Thursday, misplaced your reading glasses for the umpteenth time, and can’t remember the name of your new neighbor for the life of you. Are senior forgetfulness and problems with memory normal? Or could it be the beginning of Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia? […]

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Living with COPD During COVID-19: The Resources and Tips You Need

Seniors diagnosed with COPD have needed to stay particularly vigilant since the COVID-19 pandemic started, because they are likely at both a higher risk for contracting the virus and also for developing more serious complications as a result. A recently available research study published by the European Respiratory Journal reported that people with COPD were more […]

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Improve Living with Dementia Through Journaling

Being a caregiver for a senior living with dementia is a fluid, ever-evolving undertaking. One day may be calm and peaceful, with your senior loved one taking pleasure in activities, eating healthy meals, and sharing laughter with you; while the following day may be fraught with agitation, anxiety, and sullenness. Exactly what will today bring? […]

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5 Ways a Geriatric Care Manager Can Change a Senior’s Life

Family care providers recognize that navigating the process of locating appropriate care resources for a senior can feel like trying to cross the ocean in a rowboat – blindfolded, and blindsided by the buffeting waves and winds. The chances of arriving safely to your destination are fairly slim without having the necessary tools, and an […]

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