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! :) 



Monday, February 8, 2021



Last December 2020 I won a raffle from this online Christmas Party a new automatic coffee maker with the brand Baumann and I unboxed and made cups of fresh brewed coffee and I was impressed. Aside from this is free we were able to replaced our old electric manual coffee maker from Teco. I also made a side-by-side comparison of the two in the video. 

Your digital barista

Coffee lovers know – making a perfectly balanced cup requires scientific precision. Heat, time, pressure and quantity must all work in synchrony to produce the desired aroma and taste.

The Baumann 5-Cup Programmable Coffee Maker was created precisely for that function. Completely programmable with its four control buttons and clear LCD display, it takes away the guesswork and produces coffee tailored to your taste, quickly and easily. And at a 5-cup capacity, you can make a great batch of coffee for family or friends in minutes. Brew your best cup yet, right in your own home with this digital barista.

Features & Benefits

  • Auto brew function allows you to set brew time in advance
  • Brew-pause feature lets you enjoy a cup of coffee before brewing has finished
  • Removable and reusable filter basket for quick and easy cleanup
  • Reusable filter basket – no paper filter required
  • 40 minute automatic shutoff for added safety
  • Water level indicator on water tank for accurate filling
  • Includes 5-cup dishwasher-safe glass carafe

How to Improve Your Health with Dental Hygiene


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You hear about dental hygiene at all times and how critical it is. But did you know that because of the effects it has on your teeth and gums, it is not just important? Dental hygiene is extremely crucial because of the health implications.

First and foremost, what is dental hygiene? Dental hygiene entails brushing your teeth at least two to three times a day with fluoride toothpaste that has been recommended by the American Dental Association. At least once a day, you will need to floss your teeth to make sure you remove plaque and any debris that may be stuck between your teeth. Having a healthy diet and visiting the dentist for daily examinations is another aspect of dental hygiene. It is all part of oral hygiene. 

There are many dental clinics that you can visit and consult regarding your dental needs, specific areas within your locality, for example, Google the dentist in South Tampa, if you are from Florida. A list of dental clinics with various services they are offering is posted. 

Your health is more affected by dental hygiene than you thought. If you do not regularly brush your teeth, plaque will form. Plaque is a type of bacteria developing right above the line of your gum. The plaque will turn into tartar if you do not keep up with your dental hygiene by brushing and flossing every day. The only way to get it off is to go to see the dentist until the plaque develops to tartar. Your dentist has a method to take the tartar off, called scaling. You can develop gum diseases, such as gingivitis if the tartar is not removed. It could turn into more extreme periodontitis if you develop gingivitis and do not get it treated.

Periodontitis is a severe type of gingivitis that is a damaging stage of infection. The damage involves bone weakening, loosening of teeth, or even loss of teeth. Recent studies have also shown that periodontitis can be related to strokes, diabetes, and heart disease.

Due to inflammation in the mouth, periodontitis can lead to strokes, diabetes, and heart disease. Inflammation in the mouth contributes to the increased development of white blood cells and proteins that help combat infections. A negative side effect is caused by the increased development of white blood cells and proteins. The detrimental side effect is that inflammation not only triggers inflammation of your gums, but the infection that causes it gets into the bloodstream, and the inflammation is brought into the arteries. Causing inflammation in the arteries makes them more susceptible to cholesterol and fat deposition. Cholesterol and fat accumulation in the arteries is what contributes to heart attacks and strokes. Studies have shown that people who have more plaque in their mouths and bacteria have a greater risk of heart disease and strokes. You might need long treatment for periodontitis, which may include dentures and veneers as well. 

You will also need to make sure you keep up with your oral hygiene if you have a current heart problem. Your health can be influenced by dental hygiene. For example, if you start bleeding in your mouth and your gum bacteria get into your bloodstream and remain on the irregular valve, a severe infection may be caused.

Aging is also a factor where your dental hygiene is affected. You would have to have dentures or you might have oral infections if you do not take care of your teeth now. Weight loss or malnutrition may be caused by having oral infections or dentures that do not fit well.

All these examples include how your health is affected by dental hygiene. Contact your dentist or doctor if you want more specific details or have questions you want to be answered about how dental hygiene affects your health and tell them your concerns. You will be able to help your dentist or doctor figure out what you need to do to get the best oral hygiene depending on your age and what health concerns you have.