Sunday, February 28, 2021

What Qualifies A Person for Hospice Care

One important fact to keep in mind about the aging process is that it is not the same for every person. When we talk about the age of a person, we usually refer to "chronological ageing" which relates to how many years it has been on earth. However, another and often better way to look at the aging process when it comes to health and the elderly is to base it on the functioning of a person or "functional ageing". As the saying goes, health is wealth, but how do we handle health, protection, and elder care in our senior years?

Elderly health care helps many people manage their health in their old age and remain as involved in their advanced years as possible. The term applies to several different types of care arrangements, which means that there are a variety of options for elderly people and those who support them to choose from, depending on their individual needs.

There are several choices for senior care that families and caregivers need to face and take into account. One such alternative is hospice care, also referred to as' end of life care.' Volunteers and health practitioners offer this form of treatment, which provides psychological, medical, and spiritual assistance.

Hospice treatment is normally provided to people who are expected to live for six months or less, and it may take place in a skilled nursing facility, a hospital, a hospice care center, or the patient's home. Your physician or support worker will be able to recommend the best choice for your loved one for hospice care and a list of recommended hospice services should be included.

When choosing a hospice, be sure to inquire about how long the hospice has been in service, whether they support government programs, and whether financial help is available in the event you need it. You can also find out specifics of whether or not after-hours services are given, and which hospitals and other treatment facilities the hospice actively works with. The hospice facility should be delighted to take the time to answer these and other questions you might simply have concerning your treatment or your loved one's care.

Hospice treatment is normally covered by Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance. When a person's insurance coverage is inadequate, the hospice will work with the client and/or family regarding their hospice billing to ensure that appropriate services are provided. The majority of hospice care programs are provided by Medicare, and the majority of hospices in the United States are Medicare-approved, with a large percentage of hospice patients being over the age of 65 and thus qualifying for the Medicare Hospice Benefit.

Individuals are considered eligible for Medicare Hospice Benefits if they meet any of the following criteria: Medicare Part A eligibility, doctor and hospice director endorsement of a life-limiting condition, and preference for treatment from a Medicare-approved hospice program. Usually, patients and/or their relatives are only financially accountable for a fraction of the cost of outpatient treatment and inpatient respite care.

Talk to your doctor as easily as possible to learn more about hospice care choices for yourself or anyone in your care. To help you and your family cope through this stressful period, hospice care provides many essential resources, including prescription equipment and grief therapy assistance.

Monday, February 22, 2021

How to Make Your Home Safe from Natural Calamity

*This is a sponsored post written by me for ces4. All opinions are mine alone.

If you live in an area with a high seismic activity level, you've probably experienced at least several minor earthquakes before. The feeling can be unsettling, and it can take you entirely off guard. Although you may know the dangers of such a natural occurrence, you still may not have a safety plan or even a clear idea of how to respond. Hardly any home alarm system will protect you from natural disasters in the world, to alert you that something is wrong. Many of the major risk zones for earthquakes have at least one or more major cities within their boundaries, people simply assume that their houses, apartment buildings, office buildings, and other frequented areas have been made safe for earthquakes. 

Seismic retrofitting is the improvement of existing structures to prevent and respond to seismic events, ground motion, or soil collapse due to earthquakes. The need for seismic retrofitting is well recognized with a deeper understanding of seismic demand on structures and with the recent experiences with major earthquakes near urban centers. To achieve resistance to seismic activity or soil collapse due to earthquakes, earthquake engineering can be consulted for seismic retrofitting of structures requiring modification of existing structures. Retrofit is now widely practiced, especially in the active seismic regions. It is done by the inclusion of structural changes that can prevent seismic waves from harming structures, individuals, and equipment. For bridges, overpasses, tunnels, and houses, retrofitting may be necessary for seismic zones. While new construction will require seismic requirements to be adhered to.

On concrete masonry, unreinforced masonry, soft story, and concrete tilt-up building, seismic retrofitting can be executed. Soft story architecture is a multi-story building with abundant open space and tilt-up construction in concrete. The panels that form the walls of the frame are filled with concrete. Seismic retrofitting may be required because the concrete tilt-up walls are usually high. Preventing the isolation of the roof from the building walls is the motive for the concrete tilt-up retrofit. 

There are many seismic retrofitting types, and their existence depends on the reason for which the retrofit is carried out. The primary type is the retrofit to public safety requiring structural strengthening to save human life, while some degree of injury is appropriate. This retrofit is carried out on buildings that are not very costly and for which a complete reconstruction is not needed. A lower-level retrofit can be set to ensure the structure's earthquake endurance with some required repairs after the earthquake. For buildings that are significant for cultural, historical, or other purposes, a comprehensive retrofit may be appropriate. Mostly, retrofit is carried out with an inappropriate earthquake vibration frequency on buildings that are heavily elevated. Roads also have a retrofit priority because their operation is necessary to ensure the function of emergency services after an earthquake.

Various methods are used for structural seismic retrofitting. Their selection is based on the retrofit purpose, structure type, conditions of the soil, and the expenses involved. Through appropriate structural modifications, seismic retrofitting of buildings can reduce earthquake damage, but no technique can fully eliminate the risk of seismic waves. To maintain the buildings secure, reinforcement of the buildings by the use of girders and trusses is usually introduced. To decouple the structure from the shaking field, base isolators are used, thus achieving seismic vibration power. Supplementary dampers mitigate the resonant effects of the system, improve energy dissipation and reduce structure displacement. The use of absorbers and baffles to keep the building stable from an earthquake requires other retrofit techniques. 

These are the background information to reinforce, regain, and stabilize your home, buildings, and other structural space against possible destruction from natural calamities. 

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

My Funny Valentine Bouquet!

Belated Valentines Day to everyone! I hope you enjoyed your weekend in this new normal of course with your family and loved ones! Since, everything outside is still limited we celebrated Valentines Day in the comforts of our home. Although, things are limited we are all thankful for this day that we get to celebrate hearts day. One of the most fun. loving and exciting holiday for all, if you will agree with me. 

I just want to share with you guys the Valentine bouquet I got from my Tay, it was a funny and hilarious that I didn't expected. After we had our breakfast he left the house to buy some food in the market, the usual things we do on a Sunday. Him going to the market while I tidy up the house and prepare for the Sunday mass online. After he got back, he went straight up to the kitchen and our babies (puppies) Jack and Billy followed him there, Jack picked up something from the kitchen counter and Tay realized that Jack was nibbling was rose petals from the bouquet he placed on the kitchen counter. 

To my amazement, the bouquet he got for me consist of the following; (this is the time you need to click on the video and watch it for yourself!) hahaha! 

It was too funny as he told me how he assembled the bouquet in the fish market and how he got the rose petals for free! hahaha.

I hope you enjoy the video and share away for everyone to see and we hope we can make someone smile! :)