Midnight Sun Home Care Blog

Category: Family Matters

Solo Agers: Do You Have a Designated Senior Planner?

If you are a baby boomer without children, the new term "solo ager" applies to you. This strong and self-reliant group faces some distinct concerns in aging, chiefly who to designate as guardian and decision-maker in the event that they become unable to do so themselves. Inside her book, Essential Retirement Planning for Solo Agers, […]

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Steer Clear of This Latest Senior Fraud Danger

  Telephone scams aimed at the elderly aren't anything new, with an astounding $36 billion lost every year to financial abuse. And the current senior fraud danger circulating is hard for most seniors to recognize until it’s too late. Center for Elder Law and Justice attorney Nicole K. Parshall explains, “There is always a new […]

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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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Alcohol Abuse and the Elderly

Alcohol – it can be used responsibility but it can also become a major health problem if abused. April is Alcohol Awareness Month and it was established in 1987 to help reduce the stigma often associated with alcoholism. Alcoholism is a chronic, progressive disease, genetically predisposed and fatal if untreated. Millions of Americans suffer from […]

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Love Makes You Live Longer

Valentine’s Day – some celebrate it as the ultimate day of love, while others call it the Hallmark holiday. Love it or leave it, whatever your take on Valentine’s Day, there are a lot of benefits to letting a little love into your life on any given day. Several studies have shown that married people […]

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Stay Safe and Independent with Lifeline

Many of our seniors did not grow up in Alaska, they moved here for an exciting job opportunity or adventure. As this independent generation ages, their spirit stays the same but unfortunately sometimes their body can’t keep up. Luckily, with Philips Lifeline, seniors can stay safe while maintaining their freedom. Philips Lifeline is the number […]

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Think Pink This October

This October, we celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness month, an annual campaign to increase awareness about this devastating disease. One in eight women will face a breast cancer diagnosis during their lifetime. According to the American Cancer Society, 1,000 Alaskan women will diethis year from breast cancer. Awareness months are about taking action. Please consider getting […]

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Ways to Celebrate Senior Citizens Day

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 […]

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How to Talk to Your Siblings about Getting Help for Mom and Dad

Watching our parents age can be tough; for many years they were our caregivers and when the roles become reversed it can be a challenging time for everyone. Understanding the level of care they require can be complicated and if there are many opinions involved, deciding on a care plan can feel impossible. Talking to […]

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Men’s Health Month – Help Dad Stay Safe This Summer

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 […]

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