Family Smarts!

The first and most important step toward preventing elder abuse is to recognize that no one — of whatever age — should be subjected to violent, abusive, humiliating or neglectful behavior. In addition to promoting this social attitude, we can take positive steps such as educating people about elder abuse, increasing the availability of respite… Continue reading

How We Can Prevent Abuse in the Home

Most caregivers find it gratifying and enriching to provide care for an elderly individual. Often times the responsibilities and demands of care giving, which often escalate as the elder’s condition deteriorates, can be extremely stressful. The stress of being a care giver can lead to mental and physical health problems that make caregivers feel burnt… Continue reading

Signs of Elder Abuse

Senior – Hello? Caller – Hello, is this Mrs. Johnson? Senior – Yes, speaking. Caller – Mrs. Johnson, my name is Fred Moore. I am calling today to let you know that you have been selected to receive a free gift from our company. In order for you to receive this gift, all you have… Continue reading

What is Elder Abuse?

Midnight Sun Home Care is dedicated to providing the safest and most comfortable care to our elder clients. This involves addressing the very real threat of elder abuse.  This month’s blog posts will focus on helping elders and their loved ones to recognize, prevent and end elder abuse.  Did you know that as… Continue reading

Four First Dates, for Seniors

To honor the month most focused on matters of the heart, we’re exploring the world of dating and love among seniors.  Hopefully, our post about seniors and romance helped you get used to the idea of seniors dating. Now, we’re working on how to best support our elderly loved ones in their dating endeavors.… Continue reading

Caring for the Love Birds

“Respect your Elder’s!”  has now reached a whole new level when it comes to senior intimacy and romance and relationships. As caregivers it is our duty to remain an advocate for our loved one’s quality of life. If they are communicating their needs and/or desires listen up! It should only aide you better in… Continue reading

Oh Crap, Mom has a new Love Life! Now What?

An elderly parent or loved one with a newly active love life can raise concerns with adult children. Some may fear Dad’s new girlfriend is too young or wonder about the strange man who has paired up with Mom who has dementia. When our loved one’s competence has been compromised these concerns can be legitimate… Continue reading

For the Love of Seniors

The topic of romance and the elderly is sensitive. Many people are uncomfortable thinking about their elderly loved ones in a romantic relationship (including the elders themselves), and at the end of the day, people just don’t like to discuss it. However, a growing number of seniors have a love life; love and romance is… Continue reading

Why Romance and Seniors Go Hand in Hand

To honor the month most focused on matters of the heart, we’re exploring the world of dating and love among seniors.  It wasn’t long ago that common perception defined romance among seniors as an odd or unwise choice, perhaps even, a result of dementia.  But that has changed—for a lot of reasons. Let’s… Continue reading

Emergency Communication for the Elderly and Disabled

This month, we’re talking about emergency preparedness from the perspective of seniors and those who require in-home assistance. Often, when a large-scale emergency or disaster strikes, finding your loved ones or getting help can be very difficult. Sometimes traditional telephones stop working, for hours or days. Sometimes even cell phones are compromised for a period… Continue reading

Preparing for Large-Scale Emergencies

This month, we’re talking about emergency preparedness from the perspective of seniors and those who require in-home assistance. We’ve already talked in general terms, about why it’s important to have an emergency plan. But, there is a difference between small emergencies and large emergencies and we’d like to focus on the large emergencies for this… Continue reading

Why Emergency Communication Technologies are Important for In-Home Care Patients

This month, we’re talking about emergency preparedness from the perspective of seniors and those who require in-home assistance. When we think about emergency preparedness, we often think about big emergencies that impact many people. But, emergency preparedness is about being prepared for crises big and small—and at the heart of successful preparation, for any size… Continue reading

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