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8 Key Health Benefits of Laughter: Care Tips From the Anchorage Senior Services Team

8 Key Health Benefits of Laughter: Care Tips From the Anchorage Senior Services Team
Learn some of the many incredible health benefits of laughter. Have you ever caught yourself preparing to bubble over with uncontrollable laughter at the most inopportune moment – in a packed elevator, a hushed waiting room, or a religious service? While there are, of course, times when we need to control the silliness, author Jane… Continue reading

Alaska Home Health Pros Share Latest Recommendations on Senior Diabetes and Low Blood Sugar

Alaska Home Health Pros Share Latest Recommendations on Senior Diabetes and Low Blood Sugar
Learn the latest surprising recommendations related to senior diabetes and low blood sugar levels. The newest recommendations from the Endocrine Society concerning the elderly and diabetes are surprising, to say the least: lower blood sugar is not always best. And for individuals who have been keeping a routine of finger pricks, insulin injections, and thorough… Continue reading

Replace Caregiver Fatigue with Joy with These Tips

Replace Caregiver Fatigue with Joy with These Tips
Overcome caregiver burnout with these tips. Our facial expressions display so much to those around us, and when you’re experiencing an abnormal degree of stress, well-meaning friends and family will certainly notice it, perhaps encouraging you to simply, “Cheer up, buttercup!” In reality, of course, it will take so much more than a couple of… Continue reading

The Real Cost of Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia. Recently the Alzheimer’s Association released its annual report detailing the state of Alzheimer’s in America. The report shows 5.7 million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s and its costing Americans $277 billion a year! But that figure isn’t the true cost. Millions of Americans take time away from work… Continue reading

Caregiver Spotlight: Sharon Ameline

Caregiver Spotlight: Sharon Ameline
MSHC Caregiver Sharon Ameline approaches every day with her clients with one goal in mind, “to make them have a smile every day.” Sharon is MSHC’s longest-serving employee; she’s been with the company for 15 years. “I was like, what do I do for a job,” said Sharon. “I’ve raised four kids, I’ve been a… Continue reading

Don’t Get Caught in the Cold – Winterize with Midnight Sun Home Care

Don’t Get Caught in the Cold – Winterize with Midnight Sun Home Care
  Winter is rough on seniors. Let the staff at Midnight Sun Home Care help get your home winter-ready for seniors. Seal Gaps: Installing weather strips around doors and caulking cracks will keep the cold air out and reduce heating bills. Program the Thermostat: By using a programmable thermostat you can save big bucks. We’ll… Continue reading

Stay Safe and Independent with Lifeline

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… Continue reading

10 Ways We Can Help Expecting and New Moms

10 Ways We Can Help Expecting and New Moms
Get the nursery ready Many expecting moms experience nesting but may be too exhausted. MSHC will come in remove all the tags and wash all the new baby clothes, help organize the closet and run errands to pick up last minute supplies. Clean the house Relax in the weeks before baby arrives and let MSHC… Continue reading

Ways to Celebrate Senior Citizens Day

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… Continue reading

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… Continue reading

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… Continue reading

Avoiding Alzheimer’s – Healthy Habits to Keep Your Brain In Shape

Avoiding Alzheimer’s – Healthy Habits to Keep Your Brain In Shape
Read Grab the newspaper with your cup of coffee or sit back and enjoy the latest mystery novel. Reading keeps your mind sharp and stimulated, and can ward off dementia. Exercise Staying fit promotes overall wellness but keeping your blood pumping can also keep Alzheimer’s at bay. Increased blood flow to the brain reduces the… Continue reading

Dad Wants to Avoid the Nursing Home, But Is Home Health Care an Affordable Option?

Dad Wants to Avoid the Nursing Home, But Is Home Health Care an Affordable Option?
Pick a senior, any senior, and you’re likely to hear the same sentiments: the vast majority of older adults agree that they’d prefer to spend their elder years at home over moving to a nursing home facility. However, there are a number of misconceptions about who will pay for home health care. Medicare? Medicaid? Insurance?… Continue reading
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