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Retaining Independence Through Home Care

With the many advances constantly taking place in the field of health and medicine, Americans are living longer than ever before. The life expectancy rate for males and females in the United States is between 75 and 80 years. A simple but unfortunate fact of life that everyone must face, is that upon growing older, it becomes difficult to keep up with all of the everyday activities that are natural parts of living-cooking, cleaning, running errands, etc. For many seniors, the thought of relinquishing these simple but meaningful parts of life for the confinement of a nursing home is devastating. Receiving home care services, however, can significantly reduce the loss of personal freedom, and help seniors retain a sense of independence.

Practicing good nutrition is always an important part of life. Having a healthy and well balanced diet becomes even more crucial upon aging. One of the main benefits of home care, is the help that seniors receive in the kitchen. Whether one prefers to avoid the kitchen all together, or just needs a little bit of help, home care professionals can make sure that seniors are receiving the necessary nutrients to continue to remain as healthy as possible. As cooking becomes more difficult, many people fall into the habit of eating too many processed foods and empty calories. Eating well is crucial to well-being, and proper care at home makes that possible.

Living in a clean home is a vital part of remaining healthy, especially as one’s immune system is weakened by age. Some chores simply become too onerous for many seniors to be able to complete. Housekeeping services are an integral part of proper home care. By helping seniors have clean bathrooms, kitchens, and general living areas, care aides at home make sure that seniors can feel comfortable and stay healthy in a clean home.

There are many different options for seniors to consider, when it comes to choosing the best home care program. A great deal of research should be done, in order to find the best program for you or your loved one. Look at testimonials to see what patients have said about different programs. Networking and talking to people you know who are already receiving this service can be the best way to find the right company. Compare the cost of different services. For those who worry about the financial aspects of home care, government aide and non-profit options are available.

The important thing is staying happy, healthy, and independent. Home care is a great way to make the later years of life as joyful and productive as the years that brought you there.

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Georgia’s Independence – Why We Should Care

These are troubled times we live in. The independent free nation of Georgia has been violated by a larger, stronger nation that is run by a man with dreams of empire. Mr. Vladimir Putin, an ex-KGB officer, has instigated a national push to rebuild the power and glory of the old Soviet Union. The idea is to take advantage of the weaker states around Russia first. Then, if the tide of world opinion doesn’t sweep the Russians back, they will advance upon other hapless victims in their quest, once again, for world superpower status.

The Russians took their first baby steps with the attacks on the Chechnians under the guise of retaliation against the “rebels”. Although some response was necessary, in my view, the response was way too harsh for the alleged crimes against Russia. I beleive that this was a test to see the response of world opinion. Once it was clear that there would be no great outcry, the Russians decided to plan and proceed with their next step. Georgia was the obvious choice and the ultimate test to determine if their plans of domination would be halted or even slowed by the free world. So far, it appears as if there is no great opposition to their plans.If the russians get away with abusing a free country like Georgia, there is no stopping them when they move to the next logical choice. That would the Ukraine.

After taking these steps, the rest of the countries in the area would be taken, one at a time, with nothing but useless words hurled at the Russians. I think it has been proven to everyone’s satisfaction that words bounce off the Russians like rubber chickens off their t-72 tanks. If I were a citizen of Latvia or Lithuania, I would be planning an emigration to America. They’re on the list.

Where is the line drawn? Why does the free world allow this potential future threat to happen? It must be said here that it will be far easier to stop the Russians in the free nation of Georgia than in the plains of Europe. This is just my opinion, but I know that others feel the same way. The world doesn’t need another war, cold, nuclear, brush fire or otherwise. Let someone stand up and say No!