Midnight Sun Home Care Blog

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Can I Afford In-Home Care?

  In-home care can be affordable. On average, seniors need about twenty hours per week of in-home assistance in order to remain independent in their home. Compared to the cost of selling a home, moving belongings, and paying rent at an assisted living center, the monetary cost of twenty hours of in-home care is much […]

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Home Care Matchmaking

Matchmaking is a word that tends to conjure up visions of blind dates or scenes from Fiddler on the Roof. But it’s a word that really applies to what we do with our clients and our caregivers. Thankfully in our version you don’t need to carry a tune or suffer through an awkward dinner. When […]

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Keeping Medications Safe with In-Home Care

  One of the realities of aging is an increase in medications. It could be as simple as an increase in daily vitamins or as complicated as a strict regime of prescriptions to counteract age-related diseases. No matter what the reasons for taking it, medication is something that requires close attention to detail. There are […]

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Signs of Addiction in the Elderly

  For many of us, we don’t typically think about grandma or grandpa when we think about drug abuse or addiction. But, the truth is, substance abuse is increasing significantly among our older population—especially as the baby boomer generation enters the senior facet of our society. It is predicted that by the year 2020, the […]

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6 Ways to For Elders to Stay Social

We’ve already talked about the importance of maintaining friendships and a social life to the wellbeing of everyone, especially elders. But, sometimes, that’s easier said than done. Let’s look at six ways we can help foster the social butterfly in our loved ones or ourselves: Volunteer: We’ve put this at the top of our list, […]

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Keeping Your Loved Ones Safe Through the Night

  For many people, night time is their greatest concern when it comes to caring for an elderly family member. Worries about falls, wandering, health emergencies, or even just not wanting someone you love to be lonely are all very common and very normal. These issues make choosing Assisted Living communities nearly impossible because they […]

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How Are We Keeping You Safe?

When you hire someone to come in to your home you’re opening a door into your personal life. When someone comes in to your living space they could have access to your financial information and all of the documents that make up your legal identity. Even if you keep all of these things locked in […]

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5 Reasons Why You Should Stay Social and Maintain Friendships as You Age

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 […]

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Choosing the Right Extended Care

We’re privileged to be living in a time when there are more options than ever for the care of our aging family members. But with all of these options come a lot of decisions. Decisions that aren’t always easy to make. How do you choose between In-Home Care, Assisted Living, or a Nursing Home? There are […]

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Peace of Mind: Knowing Your Caregivers are Qualified

One of the hardest parts of inviting someone into your home to care for someone you love is knowing if they’re qualified to be there. We all want what’s best for the people that are close to us, but how can we be sure that they are getting it? At Midnight Sun Home Care we […]

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