Caregiver Tips

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

How to Keep Mom Out of a Nursing Home in Anchorage, AK After a Hospital Stay

How to Keep Mom Out of a Nursing Home in Anchorage, AK After a Hospital Stay
Think about this possibility: your 90-year-old mother, who lives in her own home alone, fell recently, cracked her pelvis, and is being released from Alaska Regional Hospital today. Leafing through her discharge papers reveals the need for medications, physical therapy, medical follow-up in several weeks, and a number of symptoms to watch… Continue reading

Managing Family Dynamics When Seniors Need Care: Home Care Services Can Help

Managing Family Dynamics When Seniors Need Care: Home Care Services Can Help
As people age, it’s natural to experience changes. This is especially true in older adulthood. Aging adults can be faced with changes in physical and mental health, independence and mobility, and social connections and relationships, to name just a few. For many seniors and their loved ones, these changes are often experienced as losses and… Continue reading

Is Someone You Love at Risk of a Fall?

Is Someone You Love at Risk of a Fall?
Every 13 seconds and older adult is treated in the emergency for a fall related injury. Falling is the leading cause of both fatal and non-fatal injuries for elderly Americans. But aging doesn’t necessarily mean that your older loved ones have to fall. There are certain risk factors that you can look for that will… Continue reading

Earthquake Safety with Reduced Mobility

Earthquake Safety with Reduced Mobility
  At 1:30 am on January 24, 2016, most of southern Alaska was jolted awake by a massive 7.1 earthquake. This was the biggest shake we’ve felt since the Big One in 1964. Most people were able to find safety and thankfully there were no injuries reported. But, for many seniors with limited mobility, finding… Continue reading

Holiday Gatherings with Alzheimer’s

Holiday Gatherings with Alzheimer’s
  The holidays should be a time of gathering together with joy and love. But for many families, large gatherings can be stress inducing and a cause for months of anxiety. An estimated 5.3 million Americans have Alzheimer’s, and this disease affects their whole family. We believe that every family should be able to celebrate… 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

How to Establish Healthy Boundaries in a Caregiving Relationship

How to Establish Healthy Boundaries in a Caregiving Relationship
It goes without saying that when you are in a caregiving relationship, you are likely treading in personal territory—emotionally and physically. Providing meaningful support to someone can be very rewarding, but it also requires a healthy understanding of boundaries and the development of positive behaviors for both the person providing the care and the person… Continue reading

We’re Here to Help You

We’re Here to Help You
  Midnight Sun Home Care doesn’t just provide in-home care for seniors. We are also a resource for family and loved ones of those that need care. Sometimes, choosing to care for a loved one all on your own isn’t possible, but you still want to do some of it yourself. No matter the level… Continue reading

Maintainable Boundaries

Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.-Mark Twain The idea presented by Mark Twain is what most of us see the elderly community utilize as the backbone to their thought process. In all actuality it does matter, no matter your age or respect level. It is important… Continue reading

Choose Not to Fight For but Choose to Fight With!

Being the addict is never the hardest part of an addiction. It is being the love one watching the addict suffer from their affliction. Addiction is much harder to overcome than it is to be caught in its grasp. The great writer, T.S Eliot, once said “It is never too late to be what you… Continue reading
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