VALUE & CARE FOR ELDERS

God says value elders and care for them so you will live long and be blessed by God it will be well with you. This is the commandment God made and condition attached for those obeying word of God. There are three types of care provided for elders depending on their needs. 1. Medical Care for their health by doctors, pharmacists, nurses and auxiliary staff. 2. Personal Assistants: family, friends or employed to feed, wash, clean premises, personal hygiene, laundry, shop, outing and talking to them as human beings daily if able to communicate. If unable to talk suitable contact for awareness so not alone. 3. Financial Provisions by family if they can afford it or support from public funds. Examine your life and see which category of care needs is possibly provided by you. There are so many unsung heroes 24/7 doing all care needs alone without support or respite care or break to rest and recover from stress. God says HE judges the nations by care provided for “the least of these” in society which includes elders. Those unable to repay the cost of kindness and generosity towards them is important to Jesus who at times disguises Himself to test love for others. There is assumption as long as money is sent regularly to the elders, latest most expensive gadget and grandest designer homes provided, paid for agency staff taking care of them they will be fine. Genuine caring agencies have limited time per person from 15 minutes to hour because of shortage of staff. Quality care impossible to provide within such a limited time frame. They must spread their time between many patients and rush through care because it’s so expensive to pay for the services. Most elders are forced to sell the family homes to pay for medical care so have no inheritance left to pass on to loved ones. These elders sacrificed and fought wars to defend and protect the nation’s and resources taken for granted by the modern generations. Sadly, when elders are too old to work, earn or mobile they are considered useless by very society indulging in their labour, sweat or toils. cheerful african family at home using tablet pcRemember one day you too will grow old and must not forget the elders. Many have incomes that can provide for elders but choose to ignore them. Others lost contact so do not have awareness of their wellbeing whether they are even alive. Many live close by for many years unknown to each other until after death they discover how near each other they were. A misconception of Bible to “leave father and mother and cleave to wife” misinterpreted by some to mean ABANDON FAMILY. So they cut the family off, isolate themselves from a family that sacrifice everything to raise them into who they are. They prefer the company of their vibrant friends as the society promotes friendships above the family. Many do not realise they can set up funds to provide an elders needs and delegate assistant for the personal care PAY for their time and services and not taken for granted because relatives in the family. Gadget care is good idea but is limited in PRACTICAL FUNCTIONS so mechanised human care. People in their last stages of life need comforting touch of healing even from a hired wellbeing or death doula is better than complete isolation. Often an elder in “second childhood” of life is literally a helpless toddler unable to think, decide or care for themselves. This shocks the family who watch a strong parent turn into a helpless child. To many people they seem as acting to demand attention so may not be helped immediately. It is after years of trying in vain before the help required is ascertained for them. It is necessary to understand some cannot keep up with paper work, documents, online technology constantly changing, become forgetful and in extreme cases suffer from dementia. Dementia means they have no control over thoughts so can offend others, use perverted speech totally unlike them in the previous years. May eat but forget and say they have not eaten or not eat and say they have eaten. Those immobile are carried like baby, washed, fed or use commode wheelchair, zema frame. ideas_reuniones_familiares.destacadaActive elders can be slow in walking or going up and descending stairs as Mr Bean’s video experience shows. Some drive slower or misunderstand road signs so find themselves in the wrong lane. Its not attention seeking deliberate winding of modern generations. It is the lack of awareness due to peering society so seen as them versus us. It is worse if they cannot express themselves or they became dependent on the very people they raised. Some unfortunately resent them or are embarrassed due to their nature, illness or condition. Elders now live longer due to better health care but after pension some outlive their income and need top up from the family or the society as a whole. The amount of waste thrown away can be used to provide the care needed. So many unemployed can volunteer to help clean premises, shop and cook for those who want help. Pool of human resources available is ignored for the sophisticated expensive gadgets gulping limited resources. So society is responsible for all elders not privileged few whose needs are not compromised. It’s beyond belief how quickly resources are made available for some while the others are delayed or ignored because not regarded as human enough. Above all nobody brought anything into this world or will anyone take anything out. So GOD is the source of all human life and the material resources HE provides for the well-being of all. A competitive spirit wants to be seen as having the best and most expensive material things mislead some to not provide for elders. Take a look at past gadgets, you often ask yourself “what was I thinking?” You laugh at old useless past fads, fashions, bags, shoes, clothes, hairstyles, decors, gadgets, or phones, homes etc. prices paid for by starving elders abandoned. Some use coban excuse to give to God, church, other societies, organisations, charities, animal welfare but not give to human relatives. The irony is those abandoned elders celebrated after death by family members dressed like going to wedding. Changing funeral clothes to show off or partying into late hours, nights for days, weeks and some for months. The house painted, decorated to impress guests, plenty food or drinks provided to feed thousands. But if elder requested help for food or a medicine ignored as needy or greedy or too demanding. Fear of not burying in grand style overrules need to provide adequate care to celebrate life while alive. Needs of the elders must be compulsory academic subject taught in schools to put some sense into modern generations to teach them respect and value of senior citizens who built the nation’s they enjoy so take for granted. Volunteer must support professional medical teams and value each other. Befrienders can visit and talk to elders to keep them in their own homes than lump them together just for high profit margins at the expense of priceless lives now devalued and treated as worthless by those who do not understand God’s command with condition attached for the good of the blesser and the blessed. The government must stop punishing carers and mothers who provide 24/7 care often treated as unemployed. They provide care, manage home and work in addition but mistreated. Human life is priceless and children, women, elders pay the price for reckless policies that abandon those not considered worthy for equal treatment by privileged. Those working have limited time allowed off work to care for elders, forced, abandon them to work to pay for their rent, basic food without the essential human touch. Everyone has relative somewhere who is elderly and needs their attention and care. Others may not be aware a family extends beyond 2:4 structured family. It is not EASY to care but God’s command instructs all to value and care for elders who bear or sacrificed their life to help you. God did not say only care if they are perfect, so do it through negotiated family team appointed, well noted by all on board of care plan. Past cultures use to frown on stranger seeing ‘nakedness’ of elders but better than abandonment. If you do not provide care while elders are alive, spare yourself debt to impress your friends for grand funeral. God will not ask you how grand was their send off funeral party you organised. God will ask for souls you provided for alive, entrusted to you, believe it or not. God says your life and wellbeing depends on their care. Ethical medicine must treat them as humans not commodities for sale to lowest bid cheap services. Some carers punished “as not working” this must be reconciled to treat them well as foster carers paid for doing same jobs. Just because they are relatives or family members does not mean they do not provide excellent care. In fact the elders prefer loved ones in their last moment but work prevents them. So those who choose to fulfil God’s command to care for and value their loved ones must not be treated less than other professional carers. Elders and poor people must be valued and treated better everywhere in the whole world including deprived underprivileged in Western countries to obey God in Jesus Name.

DEFIBRILLATOR SAVES LIFE

article-1329133-0BFE2B7F000005DC-908_468x322Using defibrillator recently installed at a boy’s school highlights urgent training for public to use them. A 15-year-old’s life is saved by father after Ethan Askew started to feel ill in sports class and told his teacher before he stopped breathing and collapsed in his arms. Stuart Askew works as premises manager at Steiner Academy school at Much Dewchurch in Herefordshire, which his son attends, and ran to deliver emergency aid. He said afterwards: It was very scary, but I remembered we had a defibrillator so didn’t doubt it will be OK ending. NHS England and NHS Scotland are joining British Heart Foundation and Microsoft over next 12 months to create database of defibrillators across UK. The move is in response to figures of public-access to defibrillators used is less than 3% of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests British Heart Foundation says it “significantly reduces the survival chances of tens of thousands of people each year.” Stuart says the device was “very easy” to use, acknowledges considering the stressful circumstances. “Thank God this terrible and frightening experience turned into life saving of son. Ambulance arrived in five minutes and Ethan was taken to the hospital and put in induced coma. Tests revealed one of his coronary arteries is too narrow as random genetic condition and because he exercised so much, not enough oxygen was getting to his heart.Ethan Askew went back to school to see his friends three days after his double coronary bypassThree days after his operation Ethan surprised his friends at school and was filled in on what went on at school the day he collapsed. Ethan had surgery to replace his artery. Now 16, he says he’s fully recovered and “even better than before.” He says it feels like a bizarre dream. “I still can’t believe it happened. Honestly I can’t remember anything from that day. I can remember the day before and I can’t remember anything in past until I woke up from my induced coma and then after that it was a bit hazy.” And he was not fully aware it was his Dad that saved him. “Everything was so overwhelming, I didn’t really acknowledge it that much. I kind of just accepted everything that happened from then on. “They only told me they put it in two days before after I came out of hospital, so was quite a surprise.”IMG_20180810_075002Ethan AskewEthan was hiking in the Brecon Beacons six months after his collapse. But Stuart says things could be very different. “He was due to go on his Duke of Edinburgh silver expedition the week after, which means he’d have been in the middle of the Brecon Beacons. We’re so fortunate that it happened within sight almost of a community defibrillator.” The first thing Stuart did when he went back to work was to register the defibrillator with the West Midlands Ambulance service. He says people shouldn’t be scared to use them in an emergency, even if they haven’t had any first aid training. “Have the confidence that the device is there to help. As soon as you unzip pack only one or two buttons to press and the device tells you what to do. “Don’t be afraid and just know that you’re doing some good – you have the potential to save someone’s life having the guts to go get this device is really is having confidence to grab it to help save somebody’s life. Airports, village halls, railway stations and nationwide is now available so look out for them. You can help save 30,000 people who suffer cardiac arrest away from hospital each year.  Chances of survival are as high as 75 per cent if defibrillation is delivered rapidly. British Heart Foundation said at least 230 lives are saved already. A heart attack is the main cause of cardiac arrest, when the heart stops effectively pumping blood around body and goes into ventricular fibrillation, meaning the muscles are contracting randomly rather than regularly so heart stops. A defibrillator uses electricity to shock the heart out of this lethal rhythm and back to normal. From the moment one stops breathing, it takes four minutes before brain starts to die. Applying a controlled shock within five minutes of collapse provides best chance of survival. For every minute heart stopped, chances of staying alive reduced by 14 per cent. It is important to remember you can be someone to use defibrillator,’ says Clive James, St John Ambulance trainer. The AED automatically carries out many of the key stages of resuscitation, such as recognising electrocardiogram rhythm (ECG). ‘This assesses whether the heart is shockable,’ says James. ‘In 80 per cent of cases it will be.’ Shoppers at London's Westfield practice using a defibrillatorShoppers at Westfield practice using a defibrillator, 10,000 AEDs placed in shopping centres, airports, village halls and railway stations. If cardiac arrest has not occurred, rhythm incompatible, a shock not administered. So sensitive are machines they assess how strong the shock needs to be so most city’s Tube and train stations, international airports, churches, schools or in the markets to provide AEDs on sites placed in small white boxes on walls around these places to notice in advance in case you need to help someone. Open the box and lift out the AED to find a small package containing two sticky pads you plug into the main AED box similar to a child’s lunchbox. Its latest technology of adhesive pads for better contact with skin than traditional paddles. The gyms need AED trained volunteers to help the fitness instructors during emergency. A defibrillator pack has turn on machine instruction’s so voice says put pads on a patient’s chest and press buttons.Alice Smellie with a defibrillator pack

Carefully lay the two large, white sticky pads on bare chest, one up near right shoulder and the other down by the left ribs. The normal-electro impulse starts in the top right-hand side of the heart and passes to the bottom left-hand side. The machine’s electricity pass through heart’s normal route. The AED tells you it checks heart rhythm. ‘Clear!’ Means press the orange shock button if heart in arrest, the shock brings back rhythm but for training pads no current runs through. It is crucial to remember the medic and onlookers take care not to touch patient. ‘There are no recorded cases of injury, but it’s not worth risking an electric shock. Importance of AEDs is remember to locate and use them and be sure to supply at least three in small premises and 20 in large complexes of playing sports centres. Clinically dead for minutes saved by the defibrillator available and someone prepared to use it. Defibrillators need onsite training for volunteers to test out AED on dummy. Shoppers be aware where its available, as public allowed its use in emergency. Ideally people should be trained, but lack of training shouldn’t stop use,’ says Dr Jasmeet Soar, of the Resuscitation Council, body behind recent change in regulation. Studies show schoolchildren are able to turn them on and follow the instructions. Trained first-aider may not be at the sight of collapsed patient so people can help save lives. Generis, 37, saved two lives using defibrillator said  help save someone. He felt buzz as the paramedics arrived and they told him he brought patients back.’ If one suffers cardiac arrest there’s a good chance of survival thanks to AED in sports and social clubs. AEDs are everywhere. And that’s very reassuring.Rebecca Shorrocks and Paul F Taylor in hospitalIts always recommended to see a doctor for regular check ups if you feel unwell with changes in your body you cannot understand. It may be the sign of other health issues so take your life seriously and get help immediately. A commedian last year found she had arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy, ARVC condition similar to the Premier League footballer Fabrice Muamba’s collapse on the pitch during an FA Cup game in 2012. He recovered although his heart stopped for 78 minutes, but it ended his career as a top-flight footballer. Paul F Taylor’s wife Becky Shorrocks spent two weeks in hospital, where she was eventually diagnosed with ARVC. The condition is rare but they think there are more people living with it unawares Shorrocks says. With 80% of people it’s found post-mortem so pretty lucky that they did discovered it.” After diagnosis, Shorrocks was fitted with an internal defibrillator, which shocks her when her heart rate rises to a dangerous level. Above all take a personal care of health, eat, rest, sleep, drink plenty of water. Remember God is life Giver so honour and preserve life. It is good to press the chest to kick start or give the kiss of life. Learn more about reviving people using massage in places where there is no defibrillator. People use massage and rely totally on prayer in the Mighty Name of Jesus of Nazareth to raise the dead. GLORY be to God.

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COMMONWEALTH BRITAIN?

Queen Elizabeth II riding an elephant during her visit to India in 1961.A Professor of a Commonwealth institution discussed championing of multiculturalism changes after Brexit takes place. Global affiliated countries of colonial master colonies from 1965 elected heads after independence to be leaders. Some want a conferred leader by an automatic birth as empire head to change after Brexit. Some use a ‘racism’ xenophobic antimmigration sentiments as reasons for a complete separation of long term friendships. Intergenerational commonwealth nations are being put to the test. They query the Commonwealth post-colonial club nation’s relationships with past empire. Various decolonising conversations around the world, from Rhodes Must Fall to Black Lives Matter, think of Commonwealth decolonising relationships to former colonial ruler Great Britain. Divisive Commonwealth members question privilege leadership of a post colonial institution headed by the colonial masters. Commonwealth inherited crown head for years from a single country they want to change. As Commonwealth’s headquarters London in history of empire is routed think its convenient geography. Commonwealth’s power flows through London conferred by the monarch to the former colonies. Maintains centre periphery dynamics of empire Queen head of Commonwealth help complement power associated with the monarchy and friendship of nations. wp-1577967341474.jpgCommonwealth of Nations is a group of countries. Originally, called the British. Commonwealth of Nations founded in 1926 when the British Empire began to. break-up. The 53 member countries of the Commonwealth of Nations except Mozambique were part of the British Empire. Changes have taken place many years in terms of these Commonwealth relations. The people’s common wealth belongs to colonial masters like natural resources drained by Western countries to survive. The West depends on Commonwealth resources but colonial nations do not prosper as their colonial masters for generations. So negotiations must be reconsidered for fair treatment.

Perhaps strong association with crown made sense in the early years, when the Commonwealth’s goal of bridging their economic gap between “developed” and “developing” countries as coloniser and colonised envisioned north-south flows. But is this the case? The world has more complicated needs of a Commonwealth secretariat’s established in 1965. Global economy flowing in emerging economic power members of the Commonwealth country nations support Queen as head.wp-1577967353417.jpgCommonwealth nations led by a British Commonwealth Queen is symbolic of a relationship that endures to adjust to a postcolonial world of people. Real issue is Commonwealth countries completely interdepend on the West for economic development. Relationships developed needs each other more as their natural resources flow from these post colonial regions to the Western world. Processed goods sold to nations are indispensable as manufactured goods essential foods, medicine, services, computers, modern gadget lifestyles of postcolonial nations. Like Brexit, sentimental feeling of some is relative deprivation so causes them to start “race wars” for chaotic association. They want to detach for an individualist selfish racist goal but no one is an island so people need to co-operate as nations. Citing “hinderance” to good success of a nation reinforce idea people took action to vote to leave. Only to realise politics is deeper than anticipated without a full understanding of implication of various consequences in advance until too late.wp-1577967329471.jpg

Refusal to contribute millions requested to EU triggered the Brexit but departure equally demands payment. Question is, is contributing to protect international interests abroad by union members as a united front better than paying without same privileges a new reality unforseen in advance? The complex set of Brexit is new grounds negotiated through trade deals with individual nations as part of consequences of Brexit. Some wonder if leaders realise that inciteful statements without proper research or homework makes their nations suffer. Their lack of understanding of practical issues of the basic necessities: food, water, medicines also hits the postcolonised nations most. Often the innocent women and children bear the brunt of macho policies flexing muscles to prove their point. No perfect alternative is possible to counteract the effect of policies imposed on all. Living history repeats itself showing 70 years of relentless wars of all past years linger on today causing more sufferings to all.  wp-1577967305023.jpg Peaceful long-term friendship is a better choice option than bitter vitriol hatreds of racism sown by the few. Ignorance is bliss so some who demand change lack knowledge of past history consequences of damaging effects on some nations. Its NOT WISE to get rid of the post colonial friends in need of each other. So its best Commonwealth headquarters REMAINS in London as the Queen is the life head. Interdependence of nations is essential to stop divisive worst alternatives. This is true as all nations on earth need each to learn to listen and value differences, God created nations for HIS GLORY. The former Canadian prime minister Lester Pearson remarked, the Commonwealth went from having an emperor to a king to a head by upheaval of decolonisation. The Queen is the best head as excellent leader of Britain, has best experience of Commonwealth nations for generations used to diversity in serving as head. The organisation’s diversity is represented by position of secretary-general, which provides the real leadership on a world stage. Shridath Ramphal of Guyana, the longest serve Commonwealth secretary general (1975-1990), championed these Commonwealth as the family of nations that fosters community relationships.wp-1577967290348.jpg Kings and Quuens are ordained by God by birthright as heads, so international aspiration of the Commonwealth must remain Supremacy of community above selfish greed and racism.” Sounds nice, but possibly not truthful in terms of the realities of all these members. Ramphal embraced Commonwealth represented by values of fairness and anti-racism. Its inherent contradiction: Commonwealth exploitation, violence, deeply ingrained racism makes such a perfect existence impossible. If Commonwealth members want change this opportunity to infuse institution with MATURED COMMITTED new leadership structure. Young naive are so impressionable in universities so the queen must ensure they are led by a stable emeritus experienced academics. Is United Kingdom’s extension of British crown capable of such moral leadership required to fulfil this role? Is monarchy facing current exploitation from former colonies using megawatt ‘racism’ liberal views try to undermine monarchy not aware of their underhand tactics? Since Brexit vote revealed Britain’s nationalist isolationist position in the world affairs, their leave sentiment campaigns fuelled by xenophobia impacts Commonwealth nations to force for change for control.wp-1577967277850.jpg Politicians campaigning for Brexit did so with imperial nostalgia mixed with the white man’s burden; the alternative proposed for Britain is special status in Commonwealth is first among equals. Is this questionable if Britain cannot be trusted to champion internationalism and fair multiculturalism? Cameroon’s struggles of relics of British colonialism as Eliza Anyangwe wrote in Guardian is this opportunity to reconsider rotating a democratic approach to Commonwealth leadership? Refreshing organisation for relevancy to the majority of members is an idea peddled to elect the titular head from outside Britain’s royal family? But look at OAU among others, did increase in international spirit of the “family” of Commonwealth nations without Britain as head succeed? Most nations lack the adequate resources or security to host a large gathering of nations consistently. wp-1577967252882.jpgSome divisive people want to capitalise on post colonial sentiments to use their own selfish agenda by using “racism” to incite a race war. Their evil motive is to spread hatred and division to portray the Commonwealth nations as “victims.” Some Commonwealth people are pliable trained to submit to authority so can be manipulated through universities. Most military coup de tats in the third world countries start on university campuses, in conjunction with naive students. The changes promised by using harsh forces maltreat people whose assets they take. They kill elected leaders and topple the government sponsored from abroad to gain access to natural resources. Yet the nations remain poor and their people suffer while the military enjoy luxury.wp-1577967236934.jpgRethink structures of Commonwealth is an ideal but practical costs involved are too much for all nations. If the head of the Commonwealth title is auctioned off there are plenty of oligarchs in London willing to pay for such privilege. Money brought in from auctions to be invested in fund for reparations would be no less fairer than conferring of a title by birth. History shows monarchy destroyed by the tyrants who take over is worse than sovereigns. Power shifts into the hands of vying liberal view groups or military who makes life for citizens but enriched themselves in offshore foreign accounts. It seems good to appoint young leaders but can be influenced by the powerful forces using them to destroy monarchy. Beware of those enthusiastic people’s  demands for “alternative progressive” Commonwealth to flaunt themselves at the centre of all photo opportunities to promote their “Soft Business” agendas. The Commonwealth needs a dedicated team of leaders committed to duty first to help the poor people get basic needs met. Villages need bicycles, motors for emergency health care workers, food or suitable walking shoes in hot climate. It is enough watching the lavish waste of people jet flying in luxury hotel blocked off for an exclusive use to identify with. wp-1577967265605.jpgThey deprive their own people to enrich their cronies and their families as their own people suffer. Royalty is so STABLE and potentially unites the people if their lavish excesses does not deprive others of hospitals, schools or essential lifeline services. Ensure fair share of resources to the working people literally starving, dying in many countries due greed but watching leaders flaunt wealth in their faces. And giving relentless speeches of meaningless word salad to the common people in life. Commonwealth citizens under economic colonialism struggle to pay IMF loans borrowed from colonial masters. Post colonial masters ensure a firm grip on resources to stunt growth of past colonised nations. Described as “institutionally racist” what would Jesus say about this use of resources provided by God freely for all mankind to enjoy?

Mankind cannot inherit bitter grudges of hatred injustice of perpetrators. They feel angry forced slavery or colonialism that built Western countries deprive the post colonial nations. Are forming their “alternative progressive” alliance of the Commonwealth of citing racism hatred to whip up dark emotions to members by “forces for change” agenda. Obsessed by dominance of the world feel entitled to rule because ancestor’s blood and toil built the West. Want “forces for change” of enmity hatred through envy jealousy to spread to 53 Commonwealth nations. Plan upheaval sentiments to whip anger rebellion to take place among nations to emerge as their head. This delusions of grandeur is driving them to portray the monarchy as “archaic” and irrelevant to modern generations. Descendants of the slaves want to rule the world because it is their ancestors who built it. Planning to incite hatred so naive people will join their agenda to destroy the royal family. So Commonwealth royal family head is targeted as their ‘enemy’ to achieve the liberal goals of perceived injustice for a future rule by them. British monarchy is seen as obstacle to achieving black head of the Commonwealth they feel entitled to rule because their ancestors earned it so must take over. Monarchy must wake up to underground liberal view of woke naive people who lack understanding of proper leadership protocol or decorum but strongly want to rule the world. The “forces for change” use racism hatred to recruit naive antimonarchy sentiments to create “alternative progressive” ruler. This is going on behind the scenes so as to incite Commonwealth Universities or academics for reparations of injustice of slavery and colonialism. Their error is a past generation of enmity hatred cannot be the excuse for selfish motives to rule. Commonwealth must be preserved and a transparent working agenda must not vilify any race war to promote divisions. Commonwealth community of nations must continue by mutual respect for all because rebellious mutinies never last. The toxic divisive people always destroy others to prove their superiority to rule but genuine people who care preserve Commonwealth as the only best option.

Reblogged & Updated Article By: Nalini Mohabir: – Nalini Mohabir is assistant professor of postcolonial geographies at Concordia University, Montreal, Canada