Home for seekers of better lifeModern lifestyles are raising the bar for Filipino individuals and families seeking a better life. These days, prospective homeowners will settle for nothing less than well-designed cozy homes situated in a safe and secure environment, where recreational amenities provide means to relax and bond. They now also favor residential communities from which key establishments — schools, churches, health facilities and even malls — are just a ride or drive away. Luckily, long-time denizens of Bulacan can now experience a “better life” in Amaia Steps Altaraza, a mid-rise residential condominium situated on a 1.9-hectare property, part of a 109-hectare master-planned urban community in the province.With Bulacan keeping in step with property developments in Metro Manila, Amaia Steps Altaraza fulfills Ayala Land’s vision of building affordable homes for Bulacan residents who want to update their lifestyles. Amaia Steps Altaraza is the … [Read more...] about Home for seekers of better life
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DND chief unaware of telecom project in military camps MANILA, Philippines — Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana was not aware of the signing of an agreement that would allow a China-backed telecommunications firm to build its communication facilities inside Philippine military camps, Malacañang said yesterday. Presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo said Lorenzana would look into the agreement signed last Wednesday by the Armed Forces of the Philippines and Dito Telecommunity, formerly Mislatel. Lorenzana, on official travel abroad, said AFP chief Gen. Benjamin Madrigal Jr. had told him that the memorandum of agreement (MOA) on the project “is going to my office for my approval.” “So now I am aware of it and I will scrutinize it carefully before giving my approval. I’ll be back in Manila on the 20th (of September),” he said. Dito Telecommunity is a consortium led by Dennis Uy, a Davao-based businessman and a major … [Read more...] about DND chief unaware of telecom project in military camps
NEW YORK: CVS Health said on Wednesday it will start a clinical trial of its new home dialysis system this week, setting it up to compete directly with the two largest operators of U.S. dialysis centers, Fresenius Medical Care AG and DaVita Inc.CVS is one of the largest U.S. pharmacy operators and pharmacy benefits managers and also owns Aetna, a top health insurer. It had announced last year that it was working on a home hemodialysis system, which would enable patients with end stage renal disease to have more frequent dialysis and potentially better health outcomes compared with clinic-based care.Without a transplant, patients with end-stage kidney disease require dialysis to clear their blood of waste and excess fluid, which involves spending three-to-five hours hooked up to a machine three times a week.The U.S. government, which covers most patients with end stage renal disease in its Medicare health program, last week announced plans for several pilot programs aimed at overhauling … [Read more...] about CVS enters home dialysis care with clinical trial of new system
By Kristin Rushowy Queen's Park Bureau Laurie Monsebraaten Social Justice Reporter Tues., May 7, 2019 Vanessa Kelly, a mother of three, says there is a child-care “crisis” in her community. The Goderich resident, who used to run a licensed child-care in her home, lives in Education Minister Lisa Thompson’s riding of Huron-Bruce and came to the legislature Tuesday with a number of parents to voice their opposition to child-care funding cuts. “Child care needs more investment from the provincial government, not less,” Kelly said. Carolyn Ferns of the Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care said municipalities will see a drop in provincial funding well over the $80 million calculated so far, given other changes still need to be factored in. Thompson has said the government is making a “historic” $2-billion investment in child care, including a tax rebate for families. Article Continued Below However, … [Read more...] about Child-care cuts will harm municipalities, advocates say
SINGAPORE: When a loved one becomes a patient at home, it can take a toll on the family, especially the primary carer.Take, for example, Mr Richard Ashworth, who left behind a career as an office manager to take care of his adoptive father, John, nine years ago.His father, 86, suffers from a host of age-related health issues, including dementia and colon cancer. Not only have these conditions left his elderly life in tatters, they have also taken their toll on his son’s mental health.“I’d get so frustrated — how to handle him when he started screaming?” recounted the 65-year-old.“I’d start arguing with him also: ‘Why are you doing this to me? Why all these things?’ That was a really hard journey for me at the beginning.”Like anyone caring for a frail or disabled loved one, he experienced fatigue and stress. But what might push carers into a state of mental and physical exhaustion known as caregiver burnout?Prolonged stress is … [Read more...] about When carers are burnt out, who cares for them?