Caring for Disabled Veterans

Facing a wide range of challenges, both mentally and physically health related, veterans often exhibit cases of more long-term, debilitating effects coming into their senior years. This means that not only do they deserve a high quality home care regime, but often need it more than what is expected of the general senior citizen population. Various pension programs, in many countries throughout the world, usually fund the cost of care of veterans. Whether it is preparing meals, medication schedule reminders, assisting with hygiene maintenance, dressing, grocery shopping, or offering a kind ear and friendly company, there are many ways that veterans can benefit from in-home care.

 

Physical disabilities from combat are an obvious and very prevalent situation – oftentimes missing limbs and wheelchairs add to a more complex in-care regime. Exposure to various elements and substances throughout their experiences have been linked to causing hearing issues, and in some cases, may have resulted in neurological imbalances. This is important to keep in mind when caring for any veterans in the home environment, as issues such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder can also be very prevalent in any generation of veterans. It is estimated that 10-30% of people returning from war end up suffering from PTSD. This brings with it a range of emotional and mental fluctuations ranging from detachment to anxiety and distress and flashbacks being some of the common occurrences in a sufferer. This is especially important to know as PTSD can go well into the senior years, even decades after the events take place. This requires an in-home caregiverr to be mindful and gentle when it comes to the emotional state of the veteran.

 

To find a qualified caregiver, visit Griswold Homecare’s website: http://www.griswoldhomecare.com

Why Choose Floating Laminate Floors?

For any home building or renovation project, homeowners eternally search for the best quality materials for interior and exterior inclusions for the best possible prices. For those not looking to compromise on quality and aesthetic, sometimes breaking the budget seems the only option to get the style that they desire. Floating floors offer the best of both worlds – affordability and quality – so homeowners don’t need to compromise on their design preferences. Due to their vast array of colours, patterns and styles, floating laminate floors are a great option for those looking to upgrade their interior spaces to get that look and feel of the more expensive, higher quality flooring options. They are fast becoming the popular choice for home improvements and building projects.

 

Floating laminate floors are planks made out of wood fibers, which have been bonded to a plastic surface. They generally mimic the look of hardwood, stone or tile. The pieces connect and interlock with each other, quelling the need for gluing, stapling and nailing. As the name suggests, they ‘float’ over the substrate and subsurface floor, rather than attaching directly to it. This makes the installation process very fast and very simple. There are some things to consider in using this option for flooring, such as how even the surface is. If it is not installed on an even surface, this can result in ‘squeaking’ from the floor. Cushioning underneath the planks can reduce this. Although this can be as simple as a DIY job, it is also suggested to hire professionals for the installation, where possible. There are 3 main reasons why floating floors are a desirable option. They are VARIABLE, with tons of style options to explore. They are AFFORDABLE, being less expensive than hardwood, bamboo and stone. They are also DURABLE, being more resistant to chipping and scratching. Floating laminate floors can be a perfect choice for many homeowners.

 

If you’re look for a shiny and modern look, you could also turn to stone tiles. Visit MARBLELIFE’s website for details on how they can help you transform your home: http://marblelife.com