Alaska Alzheimers


“I don’t know who you are. And I want you out of my room and to leave me alone. Or 
I’m going to call for help!” These and similar responses are not uncommonly heard in 
nursing homes and healthcare facilities across Alaska. They are harsh words indeed, 
and usually spoken by an aging parent to […]



The elderly population grapples with an array of problems, which have adverse effects on their capacity to remain steady. Medical conditions such as arthritis, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis, and heart disease can reduce their ability to stay balanced and move freely. It is this unsteadiness that eventually leads to falls and, subsequently, injuries. […]

Planning for Assisted Living in Anchorage

Preparing and Planning for Assisted Living in Anchorage

Preparing to take a loved one to an assisted living in Anchorage can be a challenge in the best possible situations and a disaster when everything goes wrong. A little preparation and planning ahead can save a lot of the headache and heartache, however, leaving more time for what’s really important. Defining “Assisted Living in […]

Memory Care in Alaska

Memory Care in Alaska

Alaska has 625 senior care providers, including 16 dementia care facilities. The daily costs of memory care in Alaska range from $164 to $363, with an average expense running around $266. Costs of Alzheimers care facilities in Alaska typically range from $4,915 to $10,875 monthly, with the average cost running around $95,700 annually. source Here […]

Dementia Care in Anchorage, AK

Dementia Care in Anchorage, AK – Alzheimers

Alzheimer’s disease is the most frequently diagnosed cause of dementia, but it is not the only cause. The tips below will teach you about your aging brain and current approaches to treatment. Unfortunately, treatments will not reverse or stop the advancement of dementia, but they can help to slow the progress. Baxter Senior Living will […]

Retire in Alaska

Retire in Alaska : Learn Why

“For retirees, there are other perks as well. The state doesn’t levy income or sales tax, and many cities exempt seniors from some portion of their property taxes, says Linde.  And permanent residents actually paid to live in the state, with proceeds from the Alaska Permanent Fund, which passes a percentage of royalties from oil […]


Visiting With A Loved One Who Has Dementia

People are getting older and living longer than at any time in previous history. Dementia has become a growing problem for many of these individuals. Although elders may be in relative good health, they may experience lapses in memory and cognitive function that require more intensive monitoring and care. These individuals often move into assisted […]

Aging in Alaska

Alaska Senior Survey: Make Your Voice Heard! Aging in Alaska

2018 Alaska Senior Survey for Aging in Alaska The Alaska Commission on Aging wants to hear your input on these topics and others related to aging in Alaska. If you are an Alaskan resident age 55 years and older, we invite you to complete the 2018 Alaska Senior Survey. Your opinions matter and we want to hear […]

Senior Assisted Living and Pets

Senior Assisted Living and Pets | We LOVE pets at Baxter Senior Living!

As our Alaska population ages, more and more people are turning to assisted living facilities in order to stay as independent as possible while still receiving the daily care they need.  Assisted living facilities can provide help with bathing, dressing, grooming, and even eating or using the bathroom.  These facilities are usually made up of […]