Mistakes To Avoid When Choosing Assisted Living Facility

While there is no doubt that choosing the right assisted living community for your parents or elders ones is an important decision, quite often we end up making mistakes. If we look around the internet, we most certainly will come across many such options and choices for elderly people and seniors. This could make things difficult and unless we are well informed we could end up making the wrong choices. We are happy to share some common mistakes that many of us make when choosing assisted living facilities for our elderly people. We are sure it will be useful in more ways than one and help us to avoid costly errors and mistakes. There are many families that postpone assisted living searches because they worry that they could end up making the wrong choice. Understanding common mistakes could be a good learning process in more ways than one.

Avoid Rushing The Decision

The most common mistake is to rush through the decision-making process. Many believe that the whole process can be decided in a day or two. This often leads to the wrong choice based on inadequate information or wrong information. Many families often delay the process of choosing an assisted living facility for their seniors because of the fear of making mistakes. While this is not the right approach, at the same time, you must spend time and go through the right due to diligence processes. You must try and look up as many sources of information and also look at as many assisted living centers before taking a decision. You certainly will come across many such centers in and around Long Island and therefore you must look up as many of them as possible.

Proximity Alone Should Not Be The Consideration

Many families make the mistake of choosing assisted living facilities in Forest Hills that are located near their homes. While proximity and easy accessibility is an important attribute, this alone should not be the only point on which assisted living homes are chosen. You must also take into account other aspects like the right level of care, the security features for your loved ones, the kind of social activities that they offer and other such things. Your objective should be to look for something that is complete and total in all respects.

Involve Your Loved Ones

Many seniors often have the habit of choosing such facilities without involving their loved ones, sons, and daughters. You should ensure that your loved ones are also a part of the decision making the process. This will ensure that you choose the right facility because your loved ones would be able to look at the facilities under the binoculars rather than going by what the assisted living in Glen Cove  centers speak for themselves.

Take The Future Needs Into Account

Many families often make the mistake of choosing an assisted living facility in Glen Cove based on the current requirements of their seniors. While this is partially correct, you must also take into account their future care and needs. This could be problematic because the facility may not take into account the services that the seniors might need when they get older and medically more dependent. You must look for a facility that is capable of taking care of the future needs of your loved ones and this again boils down to proper research, information, and knowledge.

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Supreme Court delivers blow to Trump administration in census case

(Worthy News) – The Supreme Court on Thursday sent the case involving the Trump administration’s efforts to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census back to the lower court for further proceedings in a loss for the Trump administration.

In its ruling, delivered by Chief Justice John Roberts, the high court said there is a “significant mismatch” between Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross’s decision for adding the citizenship question and the rationale — that asking about citizenship would ensure better enforcement of the Voting Rights Act — he provided. The court blocked the administration from including the citizenship question on the census for now, but did not rule out the possibility of the Trump administration providing an adequate justification for doing so.

“Altogether, the evidence tells a story that does not match the secretary’s explanation for his decision,” Roberts wrote. [ Source: Washington Examiner (Read More…) ]

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US gets no commitment from NATO for help on Iran threat

(Worthy News) – NATO allies gave the U.S. no firm commitments that they will participate in a global effort to secure international waterways against threats from Iran, acting Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Thursday, wrapping up his first alliance meeting.

Esper said the U.S. will come back next month and provide reluctant allies more details on exactly how the Iranian threat has escalated in recent months, and how nations can work together to deter further aggression.

“At the end of the day what our ask is here, near term, is to publicly condemn Iran’s bad behavior,” Esper said as he prepared to leave Brussels. “And in the meantime, in order to avoid a military escalation, help us maintain the freedom of navigation in the Strait of Hormuz, in the Persian Gulf and wherever.” [ Source: Washington Times (Read More…) ]

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After US-Russia summit, Netanyahu says Israel won’t stop hitting Iran in Syria

(Worthy News) – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday vowed to continue to act against Iranian entrenchment in Syria, days after a high-level trilateral meeting with the US and Russia.

Netanyahu also warned that an Israeli retreat from the Jordan Valley in the West Bank would lead to war, speaking at a ceremony for pilots graduating from the Israeli Air Force’s 178th flight school training program.

“We will continue to act against Iran’s attempt to establish itself in Syria, with the air force having a central role,” Netanyahu told the new pilots. [ Source: Times of Israel (Read More…) ]

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Trump’s latest Iran sanctions target $200B economic empire of supreme leader

(Worthy News) – The Trump administration’s latest sanctions against Iran reinstate an embargo on some of Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei’s front companies that President Barack Obama lifted as part of the nuclear deal and could further expose the Iranian dictator’s corrupt economic empire.

Khamenei oversees a vast network of corporate and financial assets worth $200 billion, the Foundation for Defense of Democracies estimates. Trump signed an executive order this week giving the Treasury Department broad powers to sanction Khamenei, those tied to him, and anyone doing business with him.

“Today’s actions follow a series of aggressive behaviors by the Iranian regime in recent weeks, including shooting down of U.S. drones,” Trump said Monday. “The supreme leader of Iran is one who ultimately is responsible of the hostile conduct of the regime. He’s respected within his country. His office oversees the regime’s most brutal instruments including the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.” [ Source: Washington Examiner (Read More…) ]

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House sends Trump border aid bill after Pelosi caves to pressure from moderates

(Worthy News) – The House on Thursday passed a bipartisan Senate bill that would address the crisis at the southern border, dealing a major blow to Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and progressives who had pushed for stronger protections for migrant children.

Ninety-five Democrats opposed the measure in a 305-102 vote. The legislation now heads to the White House, where President Trump is expected to sign the $4.6 billion package into law.

Pelosi and her leadership team had initially intended to hold a Thursday vote to amend the Senate-passed bill to include language that would implement safety and care standards for law enforcers working with migrants — provisions pursued by liberals that were in the previous House-passed bill.

But moderate Democrats in groups like the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus and the Blue Dog Coalition put pressure on Pelosi to take up the Senate bill immediately. [ Source: The Hill (Read More…) ]

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European Signatories Attempt Last-Ditch Effort to Save Nuclear Deal, While Iran Prepares To Break It

by Jordan Hilger, Worthy News Correspondent

(Worthy News) – Brian Hook, U.S. special envoy for Iran, is in Paris discussing the looming crisis in the Persian Gulf with Britain, France, and Germany, ahead of talks Friday that will see the European allies seek to implement the “INSTEX” currency system with Iran to circumvent Trump’s sanctions.

French President Emmanuel Macron took a conciliatory attitude toward the escalating US-Iran crisis Thursday by warning of the costliness of any military conflict, even while a UN security council meeting Wednesday saw Majid Takht Ravanchi, Iran’s UN Ambassador, conclude that the 2015 nuclear Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action with European powers was in “critical condition.”

“There is no brief war,” Macron told reporters during his trip to Japan, echoing comments by Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on twitter the same day that “’Short war’ with Iran is an illusion,” both in response to President Trump’s assurances that war with Iran “wouldn’t last long.”

Iran was set to breach its 661-pound uranium limit as stipulated by the 2015 deal Thursday, though reports had not surfaced to the effect that it had done so, Iranian officials having claimed this week, in any case, that their rate of uranium enrichment had “quadrupled” since the imposition of sanctions.

European allies, and even Russia, continue to call on Iran to abide by the terms of the 2015 nuclear accord, but the Islamic Republic is looking less and less likely to do so as its spokesmen become increasingly irate in response to Trump’s dialectical negotiating style.

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Massachusetts Democrats Seek Abortion Expansion, Hoping to Join 6 Other States

by Jordan Hilger, Worthy News Correspondent

(Worthy News) – Massachusetts is looking to join Rhode Island, Maine, Vermont, Illinois, Nevada, and New York as the next state to reduce restrictions on abortions, even as other states pass “heartbeat” bills seeking to prevent it.

The “Removing Obstacles and Expanding Access to Women’s Reproductive Health” Act, first presented on the Massachusetts House Floor by Democratic Representatives in January, removes the prohibition on minors seeking an abortion without parental consent, and allows for abortions to take place after a fetus is considered to be viable outside the womb in certain cases.

Massachusetts State Republican Party Chairman Jim Lyons lambasted the proposal as an “extreme infanticide act,” even while polls conducted by pro-life groups found Massachusetts to be one of the most abortion-friendly states, with 83% of Bay State residents supporting legal abortion, and 76% supporting late-term abortions in certain extreme cases.

The bill currently enjoys the support of 24 of 34 Senate Democrats, but could be debated until 2020, according to an aide for the state senator who presented it.

Republic governor Governor Charlie Baker, who repealed a 173-year-old Massachusetts state prohibition on abortion in 2018, has nevertheless said that he is not a supporter of late-term abortions and prefers Massachusetts state law on abortion as it exists currently.

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Ohio Diverts Funds Formerly Allocated to Planned Parenthood to Crisis Pregnancy Centers

by Jordan Hilger, Worthy News Correspondent

(Worthy News) – Ohio will devote $5 billion to crisis pregnancy centers if a new bill passes in the Ohio House of Representatives, having almost completely withdrawn the $1.5 million in annual funds it formerly allocated to Planned Parenthood through a federal appeals courts decision earlier this year.

The crisis pregnancy centers, according to Republican Ohio Senate President Larry Obhof, will offer pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, baby items, prenatal care, and financial aid, in hopes of disproving the longstanding notion that the pro-life position hurts society’s most vulnerable women.

“They’re providing pretty valuable services to women in need, and that’s true for rural communities, suburban and urban alike,” Obhof said of the 200 crisis pregnancy centers currently operating in Ohio, whose mission will be bolstered by the new bill.

Ohio, under the leadership of Republican governor Mike DeWine, became one of seven other states this Spring to pass a “heartbeat bill” banning abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detected, or around 6 weeks into a pregnancy.

The bill allocating $5 billion dollars in state budget funds to crisis pregnancy centers was passed in the Ohio state senate, but awaits ratification by the House of Representatives—an outcome Obhof fully expects due to its pro-life majority.

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Almost 100 Malian Villagers Killed by Islamists as Genocide Against Christians in West Africa Continues

by Jordan Hilger, Worthy News Correspondent

(Worthy News) – 95 people, all of them Christian, in a traditionally Dogon village in Mali were slaughtered by a band of Muslim Fulani Herdsmen June 9th.

According to witnesses, 50 of the nomadic pastoralists, who have been a significantly radicalized segment of the Muslim population in West Africa, surrounded the village in trucks and razed it to the ground, killing men, women, and children.

“Anyone who tried to escape was killed,” a witness named Amadou Togo told AFP.

The government of Mali resigned in April of this year, leaving its Christian inhabitants at the mercy of the roving bands of Islamic militants that have swarmed West Africa in recent years, making it one of the most violent places in the world and contributing to a situation that the Nigerian House of Representatives called “genocide” in July 2018.

Despite the obvious religious dimension of the conflict, with Open Doors having reported that all of the Malian villagers killed in Sobame Da at the beginning of June were Christian, the BBC attributed the massacre to “clashes between Dogon hunters and semi-nomadic Fulani herders”–a mere fight for resources.

In a newsletter on the attack, Open Doors on June 22nd asked partners to pray for the country ranked 24th on its World Watch List 2019, as well as the rest of the countries in the African Sahel region (Burkina Faso, Chad and Niger) beset by instability and genocidal Islamism.

“As we see the magnitude of these attacks and previous ones, pray that God would end this movement,” the newsletter read.

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