Midnight Sun Home Care Blog

Category: Family Matters

Aging in Place: Making Your Home a Haven of Comfort

Aging in place is a concept that resonates with many seniors who wish to remain in the comfort of their own homes as they age. At Midnight Sun Home Care, we believe that creating a safe and comfortable environment is essential for seniors' well-being. In this article, we explore how to transform your home into […]

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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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Are You Experiencing Caregiver Dread? These Tips Can Help

What are your first thoughts as soon as you wake up in the morning? Are you looking forward to what your day holds, or would you like to crawl back beneath the covers and remain there? If you’re feeling more caregiver dread than delight as you consider your responsibilities for the day, you are not […]

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Work-Life Balance for Caregivers: Post-Pandemic Predictions

If there’s one particular positive after-effect regarding the pandemic, it’s the awareness generated for the plight of family caregivers. Finding a post-pandemic work-life balance will be without question an incredible challenge for people taking care of an older relative. As Lindsay Jurist-Rosner, CEO of Wellthy, explains, “Caregiving went from a silent struggle to being in […]

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Caring for Aging Parents SOS: Family Caregiver Therapy

There are specific milestones we might encounter in our lives that, while not automatically negative, are known stressors. Losing a job. Starting a brand new job. Getting divorced. Getting married. And one that we in the home care industry are especially mindful of: the mental and physical effect on family members who are caring for […]

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Caregiver Support - Keys to a Successful Family Meeting

“It takes a village” was never a truer statement than when caring for a senior loved one. It’s important for that “village” to maintain effective, ongoing communication so that everyone involved with care is on the same page for how to care for aging parents. It is also essential to have the chance to express […]

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The Best New Year’s Resolutions for Those Taking Care of Family Members at Home

If you are one of the 8% of Americans who actually stick with their New Year’s resolution goals, congratulations! However, if you’re like most of us, you quit well before even turning the calendar page to February. Although it is commendable to make an effort to better ourselves by resolving to lose 10 pounds or eat healthier, […]

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Five Tips For Taking Over Elderly Parent’s Finances

One of the most delicate issues to navigate in senior care is taking over elderly parent’s finances. Personal finances are both exceedingly personal and a representation of our self-sufficiency, and adult children specifically may be met with resistance when stepping into the financial arena with their senior parents.  Yet for many reasons, like the mounting incidence of senior scams and […]

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Research Now Links These Common Prescriptions as Risk Factors for Dementia

They’re already understood to cause various short-term unwanted side effects, such as memory issues and confusion, but new research links some of the stronger anticholinergic drugs (such as those prescribed for Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy, depression, and overactive bladder) to an increased risk factor for dementia.

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Make the Most of Your Next Visit with Your Primary Care Doctor

On any given day, a physician usually has approximately 20 patients to see – combined with phone calls, paperwork, and other administrative duties. It leaves precious little time spent with each person, which explains why it’s crucial to optimize that time and ensure you clearly understand the results of each visit. At Midnight Sun Home […]

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