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Senior-Friendly Housing in Canada

As the Baby Boomer generation ages, the need for senior-friendly housing is on the rise. Josh Crabb of CTV Edmonton reported that currently seniors make up about 15% of Canadian population. By 2036 this number is expected to skyrocket to nearly 24% (CMHC, “2011 Canadian Housing Observer”). It’s been noted that a large portion of seniors prefer giving up their family homes in favor of condo living for its convenience, but much consideration and weighting of pros and cons should be done before opting in for a condo lifestyle.

Condo living is attractive to seniors due to perceived convenience and ease of maintenance. In fact, many seniors choose to sell family homes and relocate to condos before they reach the age, when such a move becomes very difficult. Despite a wide variety of retirement homes, NDIS Service facilities and other times of senior housing readily available across all Canadian provinces, independent condo living is something a staggering number of seniors opt in for.

The CMHC report says that condominium projects accounted for one-third of housing start-ups in Canadian cities in 2010 and that’s up from 29 percent in 2009. It’s been predicted that the rapidly aging population will translate into a growing demand for smaller homes.

The CMHC report further estimates that as the population ages across the country, its needs are changing, thus even smaller communities will need proper facilities to accommodate seniors with disabilities and other medical conditions.

While both large cities and smaller towns hold appeal for … Read More

Down Syndrome – The Conflicts in Having a Down Syndrome Baby

OLDER MOTHERS APPEAR MOST AT RISK

Down Syndrome occurs in one in eight hundred births in the U.S. About 5,000 children with Down Syndrome are born in the country annually. The general, conventional belief is that the incidence of this disorder increases with the mother’s age, with less than a one in a thousand risk of a woman under thirty having a Down Syndrome baby. The risk is presumed to increase to one in twenty-five for the 45-year-old mother.

However, the National Association for Down Syndrome points out that more current research shows that 80% of babies born with Down Syndrome are to women under 35 years of age! So this suggests very strongly that the mother’s age will not determine the actual risk. A close review of current research statistics provides a convincing argument that is merely looking at the mother’s age will miss 75% of all Down Syndrome cases.

So much for statistics. We need to keep in mind that younger women are much more likely to get pregnant. This fact alone can skew all the statistics doctors are so fond of reciting. A meticulous analysis of them brings us back to the original idea that older women have, a higher risk, as individuals, of having a Down Syndrome baby.

TO ABORT OR NOT TO ABORT

The question every woman over 35 and contemplating pregnancy are faced with is; “should I consider screening?” Moreover, if the test comes back positive, it then comes down to the question of … Read More

Terrifying fire and explosion and fire protection experience of some Asian Countries

In Hong Kong (China), India, Singapore and South Korea

In these countries, buildings are often required to have more floors called refugee floors. This is an area with open space outside so that smoke does not accumulate in one place, helping to evacuate quickly in an emergency. Every 6 months, the fire protection system of buildings will be required to check. Fire fighting rehearsals to improve people’s coping capacity were also organized.

In Japan: the country has the best fire protection education system

Characteristics of Japanese architectural works are to use a lot of wooden materials, so it is easy to generate fire. Therefore, the fire room has become a strong consciousness handed down from generation to generation in Japan, with the following contents focused:

Education of FPF at all ages: In Japan, people can find signs of refugees in the event of a fire everywhere. All apartment buildings are equipped with flame and fire extinguisher tools. Japan’s fire protection content is one of the most important educational contents with the aim of bringing knowledge to each individual, helping them protect their lives, the safety of the community and the common property of society.

In books for preschoolers, the content of refugees in the event of natural disasters and hazards is also included in the teaching: how the children follow the instructions of adults, how to act and move. This educational content is repeated and rehearsed since the Japanese were children until they became adults working in public agencies every … Read More

Improving Your House by Demolition And Ensure The Best Remodeling

Improving and redesigning your home is a standout amongst the hugest venture you might need to do, it includes a considerable measure of cash and takes a long of time. On the other hand, home change will make your home more agreeable, livelier and your family more content. You might want to destroy your entire house and build them from the scratch, if so you might want to hire John F Hunt, demolition services. However, you can simply focus on improving your kitchen to improve your house properly. Kitchen is one of the centers of your home that needs appropriate attention. Along these lines, today I will give you an orderly guide on the most proficient method to pick the best contractor and demolition service for your kitchen legitimately.

The following step is ensuring that you get a contractor and demolition service that has leadership qualities and excellent communication skills. A demolition service that has leadership qualities will guide you and recommend you on the best way to enhance your home legitimately; excellent communication skills additionally permit the contractor to translate your needs into their works. Along these lines, you will have the capacity to get the best result on kitchen renovating. You can check the leadership qualities and excellent communication skills with check their approach to speak with you.

The following step is calling no less than three contractors and meetings them. You should get an experienced contractor and make a point to pose any question about your … Read More

8 Things to Know Before Building an Oak Frame House

It will never go out of style if you choose to build an oak frame house. This construction method brings a timeless appeal and warmth that is hard to surpass. Before you get lost in the planning and excitement of building a new home made from oak, here are some things you should know.

  1. Clean Your Oak Frames After They Are Erected

As soon as the construction phase of your trade oak frames is completed, you need to clean them. This can help remove any marks such as watermarks brought on by the building process. There are many products available that work well for this task.

Your supplier may provide this kind of service if you cannot do it yourself. Hiring someone to clean the oak frames for you is a convenient option as it can be time-consuming.

  1. The Seasoning Process Is Beneficial for the Oak Wood

Green oak has a high water content as it is considered an unseasoned timber. Oak will have some shakes on its structure, which is splits and cracks. But it does not negatively affect the oak. In fact, the natural seasoning process helps make the oak frame wood stronger.

Shrinking is natural on the oak frame but only for the width. The length of the oak frames will always be the same, so there will be no tennon coming out from the mortise. Talking to a specialist will make it easier for you to understand the oak seasoning process.

  1. Oak Beams Can Be Hidden
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