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Only takes 3 minutes, and it has 95% accuracy. German firm developed alternative test to detect presence of coronavirus. Positive or Negative results will be determined by scanning of your eye. It only takes three minutes to identify the disease. The indicator is about 95% accurate. This scanning application was developed by a Munich company along with friends from the United States according to Reuter agency.

Application is using picture of the eye taken by a smartphone and identifies the virus on the bases of symptomatic inflammation so-called “ pink eye” The application was tested on over 70 thousand people, can process about million scans a second and has the potential of expending this capacity further.

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USA TODAY updated data tracking of how many COVID-19 vaccines your state received, and how many people have been give it so far. This is quite interesting.



For many years I worked in palliative care. My patients were those who had gone home to die. Some incredibly special times were shared. I was with them for the last three to twelve weeks of their lives.

People grow a lot when they are faced with their own mortality. I learnt never to underestimate someone’s capacity for growth. Some changes were phenomenal. Each experienced a variety of emotions, as expected, denial, fear, anger, remorse, more denial and eventually acceptance. Every single patient found their peace before they departed though, every one of them.

When questioned about any regrets they had or anything they would do differently, common themes surfaced again and again. Here are the most common five:

1. I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.

This was the most common regret of all. When people realize that their life is almost over and look back clearly on it, it is easy to see how many dreams have gone unfulfilled. Most people had not honoured even a half of their dreams and had to die knowing that it was due to choices they had made, or not made.

It is very important to try and honor at least some of your dreams along the way. From the moment that you lose your health, it is too late. Health brings a freedom very few realize, until they no longer have it.

2. I wish I didn’t work so hard.

This came from every male patient that I nursed. They missed their children’s youth and their partner’s companionship. Women also spoke of this regret. But as most were from an older generation, many of the female patients had not been breadwinners. All of the men I nursed deeply regretted spending so much of their lives on the treadmill of a work existence.

By simplifying your lifestyle and making conscious choices along the way, it is possible to not need the income that you think you do. And by creating more space in your life, you become happier and more open to new opportunities, ones more suited to your new lifestyle.

3. I wish I’d had the courage to express my feelings.

Many people suppressed their feelings in order to keep peace with others. As a result, they settled for a mediocre existence and never became who they were truly capable of becoming. Many developed illnesses relating to the bitterness and resentment they carried as a result.

We cannot control the reactions of others. However, although people may initially react when you change the way you are by speaking honestly, in the end it raises the relationship to a whole new and healthier level. Either that or it releases the unhealthy relationship from your life. Either way, you win.

4. I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.

Often they would not truly realize the full benefits of old friends until their dying weeks and it was not always possible to track them down. Many had become so caught up in their own lives that they had let golden friendships slip by over the years. There were many deep regrets about not giving friendships the time and effort that they deserved. Everyone misses their friends when they are dying.

It is common for anyone in a busy lifestyle to let friendships slip. But when you are faced with your approaching death, the physical details of life fall away. People do want to get their financial affairs in order if possible. But it is not money or status that holds the true importance for them. They want to get things in order more for the benefit of those they love. Usually though, they are too ill and weary to ever manage this task. It all comes down to love and relationships in the end. That is all that remains in the final weeks, love and relationships.

5. I wish that I had let myself be happier.

This is a surprisingly common one. Many did not realize until the end that happiness is a choice. They had stayed stuck in old patterns and habits. The so-called ‘comfort’ of familiarity overflowed into their emotions, as well as their physical lives. Fear of change had them pretending to others, and to their selves, that they were content. When deep within, they longed to laugh properly and have silliness in their life again.

When you are on your deathbed, what others think of you is a long way from your mind. 

How wonderful to be able to let go and smile again, long before you are dying.


  • Medicare / Insurance Card
  • Social Security Card
  • TB Skin Test or Chest X-ray
  • Physician’s Orders including Current List of Medications
  • Advance directives (Living Will, Medical P.O.A. or DNR form)
  • Pharmacy’s name, address and telephone
  • Physician’s name, address and telephone
  • Current History / Physical
  • Recent Covid-19 test results

1: Medication Services: Frequency = 149

  • Medication must be stored in a separate locked room, closet, cabinet, or self-contained unit used only for medication storage.

2: Environmental Standards: Frequency = 145

  • Poisonous or toxic materials stored by the assisted living facility are maintained in labeled containers in a locked area separate from food preparation and storage, dining areas, and medications and are inaccessible to residents.

3: Medication Services: Frequency = 94

  • Ensure that medication is administered in compliance with a medication order.

4: Residency and Residency Agreements:  Frequency = 89

  • Before or at the time of acceptance of an individual, the individual submits documentation that is dated within 90 calendar days before the individual is accepted by an assisted living facility. If an individual is requesting or is expected to receive supervisory, personal, or directed care services documentation must include:
  • level of care the individual is receiving
  • documentation is dated and signed by a medical professional

5: Service Plans: Frequency = 76

  • A caregiver or an assistant caregiver must documents the services provided in the resident’s medical record

6. Residency and Residency Agreements: Frequency = 62

  • Resident must provides evidence of freedom from infectious tuberculosis before or within seven calendar days after the resident’s date of occupancy.

7: Medication Services: Frequency = 60

  • If an assisted living facility provides medication administration, a manager shall ensure that medication administered to a resident is documented in the resident’s medical record.

8. Directed Care Services: Frequency = 57

  • A manager of an assisted living facility authorized to provide directed care services shall not accept or retain a resident who, except as provided in R9-10-814(B)(2); is confined to a bed or chair because of an inability to ambulate even with assistance.

9. Environmental Standards: R9-10-819(A)(6); Frequency = 55

  • A hot water temperatures must be maintained between 95 F and 120 F in areas of an assisted living facility used by residents;

10. Personnel: Frequency = 53

  •  A manager, a caregiver, and an assistant caregiver, or an employee or a volunteer who has or is expected to have more than eight hours per week of direct interaction with residents, provides evidence of freedom from infectious tuberculosis, on or before the date the individual begins providing services at or on behalf of the assisted living facility.
  • Emergency and Safety Standards: A disaster drill for employees is conducted on each shift at least once every three months and documented;

Traveling to the US

On January 12, 2021, the CDC issued an order requiring all passengers traveling to the US from a foreign country to present a negative COVID-19 test for entry. 

Passengers that are 2 years of age or older including US citizens and legal permanent residents are required to test.

This order goes into effect on January 26th, 2021

Be sure to take the test no more than 3 days before your departure. It must be a viral test (NAAT or antigen test). Make sure you receive your results before your flight departs. You must have test result documentation to show the airline

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Did you know that many advance directives don’t include the authority to make mental health decisions? That’s why it’s vitally important to protect yourself and your loved ones.

The mental healthcare power of attorney, or POA, is probably the least known of the advance directives. As with healthcare and financial powers of attorney, this document is critical for all Arizonans, regardless of age or health status.

Mental health POAs are important in ensuring your loved one gets effective care. Without a mental health POA, family members and friends stand by helplessly when a loved one experiences an episode of mental illness, unable to intervene until their loved one’s condition deteriorates severely enough to meet state law standards for involuntary commitment and treatment. A mental health POA is also important because it can ensure you know your loved one’s wishes in advance and have the authority to carry them out.Did you know that many advance directives don’t include the authority to make mental health decisions? That’s why it’s vitally important to protect yourself and your loved ones.

Without a mental healthcare POA, if inpatient behavioral health treatment is required and you’re unable or unwilling to accept treatment, the only other option is for someone to pursue an emergency guardianship.

Power of Attorney is a legal instrument that delegates an individual’s legal authority to another person. If an individual is incapacitated or mentally incompetent, the POA assigns a trusted party to make decisions on his or her behalf.  It’s hard to argue that anyone does not need a power of attorney.  Here’s what you need to know about putting a power of attorney in place.

Many Power of Attorney documents are “durable.”  The word “durable” means the Power of Attorney will still be effective  even if the principal becomes mentally incapacitated. A Durable Power of Attorney must state that “this Power of Attorney shall not be affected by the subsequent disability or incompetence of the principal” or similar words. The powers you give to your attorney-in-fact will remain effective even though you are unable to give your agent instructions.  Without these special words, your agent will not be able to use the Power of Attorney when you are unable to manage your own affairs, which is when most people want it to be used.

When you give someone a Power of Attorney, you still have the right to control your money and property.  However, you are giving your attorney-in-fact the ability to access your money.  Your agent is not supposed to take or use your money without your permission, but there is a risk that a dishonest or unscrupulous agent might steal your money.  It is therefore very important to choose an agent you trust.

Such a legal document can help you protect your right to make medical choices that influence your life and the lives of your loved ones. It can protect your family from the stress and responsibility of having to make difficult choices about your medical care. It can even help your physician by providing specific guidelines for your care. If you would like more information about establishing a Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care, talk to your physician, attorney, or other appropriate person.

living will, also called a directive to physicians or advance directive, is a document that lets people state their wishes for end-of-life medical care, in case they become unable to communicate their decisions. It has no power after death. Living will can give invaluable guidance to family members and healthcare professionals if a person can’t express his or her wishes. Without a document expressing those wishes, family members and doctors are left to guess what a seriously ill person would prefer in terms of treatment. They may end up in painful disputes, which occasionally make it all the way to a courtroom.

By planning ahead, you can get the medical care you want, avoid unnecessary suffering and relieve caregivers of decision-making burdens during moments of crisis or grief. You also help reduce confusion or disagreement about the choices you would want people to make on your behalf.

Advance directives aren’t just for older adults. Unexpected end-of-life situations can happen at any age, so it’s important for all adults to prepare these documents.