For most my life, I worked as a journeyman mechanic. When people would need help fixing their vehicles, I knew exactly what to do. Helping people who truly need it fills my tank and allows me to empower others. So, 15 years ago when I was looking to switch careers, I knew I wanted to find another way to give back to the community I cared about. 
Midnight Sun Home Care (MSHC) allows me to assist the people who need it most. This year, we celebrate 15 years in business and I’m proud to lead a team serving Alaska’s seniors. MSHC is in the business of ensuring the quality of life of all our clients and providing peace of mind to their loved ones. We help them to stay in control of their independence. Seniors are one of Alaska’s most vulnerable populations and too often they’re taken advantage of but the heart of our business is based on treating them with respect, kindness and compassion.
Alaskans are independent by nature, many moved away from family and friends to pursue new adventures. In recent years our business has expanded to also help Alaskans who need an extra hand and may not have much help around, like new mothers and people recovering from surgery. For many, the team at MSHC becomes part of an extended family making sure life is easier, happier and healthier. 
Looking back on 15 years of service, I’m thankful for the relationships I’ve developed with clients and their families. I’m proud of the positive impact we’ve made on our community. As we continue to serve Alaskans for the next 15 years, the team at MSHC will remain focused on empowering individuals through our service.

Kevin Turkington
Founder & CEO
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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 your siblings about what kind of care to get for mom and dad can be a difficult conversation to have as everyone experiences different emotions.
Is It Time to Seek Help?
Often parents won’t seek help themselves or refuse to accept they may need a little extra assistance. This can also be the case for siblings, with differing opinions about what’s best. When considering whether or not mom and dad need help, there’s a checklist that can be useful. Answering questions with family members about how they handle basic tasks, hygiene, health and cognitive functioning can determine what level of care may be needed. Midnight Sun Home Care (MSHC) has this helpful checklist.
Consult a Professional
Once your family comes to the conclusion mom and/or dad needs care, the next question to answer is what type of care. There are a variety of options and family members may have differing opinions. Bringing in a professional to do an assessment and offer advice and information is the best way to bring the family together and determine the appropriate level of care. The experts at MSHC do in-home assessments and meet with your family to answer questions and assess the situation.   
Coming Together
Seeking in-home care for a loved one can feel overwhelming but working with the experts at MSHC, everyone can get on the same page and mom and/or dad can get the help they deserve. While the decision to seek in-home care for family members is a difficult one, making the right decision will benefit everyone in the family. In-home care allows people to maintain their independence and keeps families whole.  

Fresh Halibut Ceviche

• 1 1/2 lbs halibut filets
• 1 cup lime juice
• 1/4 cup red onion, chopped
• 1 jalapeño, finely chopped
• 2 tsp salt (or more to taste)
• 1 1/2 cups diced tomatoes
• 1 1/2 cups diced cucumber
• 1 cup diced watermelon
• 1/4 cup cilantro
• 1/4 cup olive oil
• Fresh ground black pepper

1. Dice the fish into 3/4-inch cubes and place in a medium nonreactive (glass, ceramic, or stainless steel) bowl. Add the lime juice, onion, jalapeño, and measured salt. Make sure the fish is covered with juice and refrigerate for 15 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, in another bowl combine the tomato, cucumber, watermelon, cilantro, and oil. Add some salt and black pepper and toss to combine. Set aside until the fish is done.

3. Add the cured fish to the cucumber mixture (feel free to hold back some of the lime juice if it seems too wet). Serve immediately, with chips or crackers for scooping.


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