Senior Safety

Senior safety is very important, whether it’s in the home or out in the world. Get some helpful tips on how to keep seniors safe and find out how we provide the dedicated homecare Matanuska-Ausitna AK seniors need to stay safe and healthy at home.

Tips on How to Avoid Overstepping Boundaries with Senior Parents

Tips on How to Avoid Overstepping Boundaries with Senior Parents
Avoid overstepping boundaries with senior parents with these tips from the Anchorage, AK senior care experts. 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… Continue reading

The Senior Assistive Devices That Can Be Life-Changing

Midnight Sun Home Care recommends senior assistive devices. 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… Continue reading

Caring for Elderly Parents: Assessing Mental Health from a Distance

Caring for Elderly Parents: Assessing Mental Health from a Distance
Caring for an aging parent from a distance includes assessing their mental health. The isolation and fear due to COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on the wellbeing of older adults, with nearly half of seniors surveyed in a Kaiser Family Foundation poll stating that their degree of stress and worry was negatively impacting their own health.… Continue reading

Expired Prescriptions? Here’s How Properly Dispose of Medication

Expired Prescriptions? Here’s How Properly Dispose of Medication
Proper and safe medication disposal is important. With many aging parents taking multiple prescriptions, and with physicians adding and changing medications and dosages to discover ideal solutions, it is crucial to know how to properly dispose of medication safely once it is expired or no longer needed. There are several medication disposal options: Check labels.… Continue reading

Is Home Care for Seniors Safe During a Pandemic?

Is Home Care for Seniors Safe During a Pandemic?
Home care for seniors follows rigorous safety protocols to keep clients safe. Looking back at the past several months, family caregivers have had to face seemingly insurmountable challenges connected with the care of the senior family members they love. With COVID-19’s specific dangers to the elderly and those diagnosed with underlying health conditions, such as… Continue reading

Beyond Fall Prevention: Regain Confidence After the Trauma of a Fall

Beyond Fall Prevention: Regain Confidence After the Trauma of a Fall
In-home support can help seniors regain confidence in physical activity after a fall. While circus clowns and comedians may stir audiences to laughter over such stunts as slipping on a banana peel, there is nothing funny about falling when it comes to the elderly, who are at an elevated risk for serious injuries which could… Continue reading

Seniors Postponing Elective Procedures – Is Now the Right Time?

Seniors Postponing Elective Procedures – Is Now the Right Time?
During a pandemic, your doctor can provide guidance on weighing the risks of an elective procedure against the risks of postponing it. The COVID-19 pandemic put our world on pause, including, among a great number of other activities, medical appointments and procedures. In fact, approximately one-half of all adults either canceled or put off routine… Continue reading

Isolation and Loneliness in Seniors – Is it Time to Venture Out of the House?

Isolation and Loneliness in Seniors – Is it Time to Venture Out of the House?
Venturing out of the house after social isolation can decrease loneliness, but not without potential health risks. After months of isolating, quarantining, and distancing from friends and family, stay-at-home orders have been relaxed this summer. However, for older adults in particular, is it safe to head out? Unfortunately, there’s no cut-and-dry answer, and a… Continue reading

Tips for Managing Dementia and Incontinence

Tips for Managing Dementia and Incontinence
Incontinence is a common issue that affects those suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. Dementia care requires both compassion and creativity to manage a variety of complicated behaviors and effects, and that’s especially true when it comes to dementia and incontinence, something that is extremely common in Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia. These tried-and-true strategies can be effective in minimizing the impact of incontinence and preventing an escalation of emotions in someone you love with dementia. Continue reading

5 Tough (But Normal) Caregiver Emotions – and How to Manage Them

5 Tough (But Normal) Caregiver Emotions – and How to Manage Them
Family caregivers experience a wide range of emotions while caring for aging parents. If you’re feeling a bit discouraged in your role as caregiver, take heart; you’re in good company. Providing care for a loved one is perhaps one of the most complex roles we can hold: highly rewarding on one hand, while simultaneously frustrating and ever-evolving, often leading to caregiver emotions and feelings of doubt about whether we’re up to the challenge and providing the best possible care. Continue reading

The Importance of Hydration in Seniors and How to Help Maintain Optimum Fluid Intake

The Importance of Hydration in Seniors and How to Help Maintain Optimum Fluid Intake
Lack of hydration in the elderly can lead to severe health issues. Did you realize…approximately 50% of all older adults are chronically under-hydrated, as reported by a new scientific study conducted at UCLA? Not only that, but seniors over age 65 account for the highest category of hospital admissions due to dehydration. … Continue reading

Research Now Links These Common Prescriptions as Risk Factors for Dementia

Research Now Links These Common Prescriptions as Risk Factors for Dementia
Do you have a loved one taking one of these common prescriptions? 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. Continue reading
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