Eight projects to get more than $160,000 to improve quality of life in Vermont nursing homes

first_imgGovernor Jim Douglas today announced the “Enhancing Quality of Life” grant recipients.  More than $160,000 will go toward measures that will improve the quality of life for residents in Vermont nursing facilities.“These grants will enable our high quality nursing facilities to further enhance the nursing home residents’ everyday experiences” said Governor Douglas. “I am pleased that we will be able to help our elders live better, fuller lives.”The grants are funded from penalties collected from nursing facilities across the state over the last decade for regulatory deficiencies.  By law, these funds must be directed to improve resident life in Vermont nursing facilities.“It took ten years to accumulate enough money to make this grant process successful,” says Jim Beeler, President of the Vermont Health Care Association, the trade organization representing long term care providers.  “That says something about the high quality services our nursing facilities provide.”The competitive grant process was open to all of Vermont’s 42 nursing facilities as well as others interested in implementing quality improvement projects in nursing facilities.  Eight projects were awarded a combined $166,654.  Winning project ideas ranged from creating a courtyard garden to implementing a nationally recognized end of life program for those with Alzheimer’s or other dementia related diseases.Each applicant submitted a proposal on how they would use the money to make improvements for the benefit of nursing home residents.  The projects were required to have a continuing and long-term beneficial effect on the quality of life of residents in nursing homes. “The winning projects are consistent with our members’ continuous focus on quality improvement and ‘culture change’,” said Laura Q.  Pelosi, Executive Director of the Vermont Health Care Association. “We’re excited because these projects will enhance the individual residents’ experiences in such a positive way.”Grant award recipients include Derby Green in Derby; Mountain View Center in Rutland; Pine Heights at Brattleboro; Porter Healthcare and Rehab Center in Middlebury; Starr Farm in Burlington; Thompson House in Brattleboro; the Vermont Veterans’ Home in Bennington; and PHI in coordination with Bel-Aire Center in Newport, Greensboro Nursing Home and Woodridge Nursing Home in Berlin. Grant recipients were acknowledged at an event on May 19.  In addition, the Vermont Health Care Association will designate the 2010 Nursing Home Gold Star Employers to those facilities that have achieved success in creating a workplace that staff enjoy and take pride in.  To round out the day, recipients of the 2010 Nursing Home Quality Awards will be recognized at this event for achieving high standards of quality service and care to residents.  These awards are presented annually to no more than five nursing facilities by the Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living based on stringent criteria. Source: Governor’s office. 5.19.2010###last_img read more

Samsung Smart Monitor With Mobile and PC Connectivity Launched: All You Need to Know

first_imgThe latest Samsung Smart Monitor series has a refresh rate of 60Hz, a 16:9 aspect ratio, and VA panels. All models run Samsung’s Tizen 5.5, feature VA panels with a 8ms (GTG) response time, a typical brightness of 250 nits, and support for the HDR10 standard. The monitors also support Bluetooth 4.2 and Wi-Fi 5 connectivity, and feature two 5W built-in speakers.As mentioned, the Samsung Smart M7 monitor series has a single 32-inch variant, featuring an ultra-HD (3,840 x 2,160 pixels) resolution, while the M5 is available in 27-inch and 32-inch variants, both of which have a full-HD (1,920 x 1,080 pixels) resolution. The M7 has a USB Type-C port that allows for data transfer and charging up to 65W. There are three USB 2.0 ports on the M7, while the M5 has two. Both variants have two HDMI 2.0 ports as well. Both support VESA (100mm x 100mm) wall mounting.Users can connect their mobile devices using Tap View, App Casting or Apple AirPlay 2. With wireless Samsung DeX, you can have a desktop experience using a mobile device on the Samsung Smart Monitor. It is possible to use mobile productivity apps, see photos, and watch movies using your monitor and phone.- Advertisement – For entertainment, you can stream content from Netflix, YouTube, Apple TV and more, without a connection to a PC or mobile device. The content can be accessed with a remote control. There is also voice assistant support for Alexa, and Bixby 2.0. The Samsung Smart Monitor incorporates Microsoft Office 365 applications without a PC connection. You can use remote access to access files from an office computer or a laptop placed somewhere else.The Smart Monitor has Adaptive Picture, which optimises picture quality by automatically adjusting brightness and colour temperature in response to room conditions. The monitor also has an eye-saver mode to reduce blue light, and flicker free features. You can use Ultrawide Game View to adjust your screen to 21:9.Will Apple Silicon Lead to Affordable MacBooks in India? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –center_img Samsung Smart Monitor was launched in two series on Monday, a new lineup that is meant to incorporate mobile and PC connectivity apart from offering smart TV features like video on demand (VOD). The Samsung Smart Monitor is available in two series – the M7, which currently features a 32-inch model that supports ultra-high definition (UHD) resolution, and the M5, currently available in 32-inch and 27-inch models that support 32-inch. All the models in the Smart Monitor run the company’s Tizen OS (v5.5), come with two 5W built-in speakers, and offer DeX and mirroring features. Samsung calls the monitor ‘The world’s first do-it-all screen.’Samsung Smart Monitor M5, M7 price and availabilityThe Samsung Smart Monitor will be available in Canada, China, and the US from today, November 16. The South Korean tech giant has plans of expanding the Smart Monitor to global markets at the end of this month. In the US, the Smart Monitor M7 model is priced at $400 (roughly Rs. 29,800); the 27-inch variant of the Smart Monitor M5 lineup is priced at $230 (roughly Rs. 17,130) and the 32-inch M5 variant at $280 (roughly Rs. 20,900).Samsung Smart Monitor M5, M7 features and specifications- Advertisement –last_img read more

Shaban Lubega: PML Daily Premier League team of the Week 8

first_imgAdama Traore scored twice in the victory over Man City on Sunday. (PHOTO/Courtesy)Liverpool maintained their perfect start to the 2019/20 Premier League season as they saw off Leicester City 2-1 on Saturday afternoon. James Milner scored an injury-time penalty to win the game after James Madison had canceled out Sadio Mane’s opener. The victory sees the Kops move 8 points ahead of second-placed Man City.For City, they were subjected to a second loss of the season on Sunday as they lost 2-0 at home to Wolves. Both of the visitors’ goals came in the final 10 minutes with Adama Traore helping himself to a brace. Pep Guardiola’s side now have 16 points from their first 8 games of the campaign.Third place is currently occupied by Arsenal who required a David Luiz early strike to negotiate past Bournemouth on Sunday. The Gunners are now just a point behind defending champions.For Chelsea, they registered their second consecutive victory as they trounced Southampton 4-1 at the St. Mary’s Stadium on Saturday. Tammy Abraham, Mason Mount, Ngolo Kante and Michy Batshuayi were all on the score sheet for the Blues who now have 14 points from their first 8 games and are 5th on the log.The other Big Six occupants Man United and Tottenham Hotspurs both lost their respective match-day 8 fixtures. Man United lost 1-0 at Newcastle United on Sunday with 19-year old Matty Longstaff scoring the winner while Spurs were humiliated 3-0 at Brighton on Saturday.Elsewhere, Aston Villa hammered Norwich 5-1 away from home, Crystal Palace were 2-1 winners at West Ham, Burnley beat Everton 1-0 while Watford and Sheffield United drew 0-0.Here are the XI players who stood out according to Shaban Lubega.GK: Mat Ryan (Brighton)Ryan made four top saves as Brighton beat Spurs 3-0 on Saturday afternoon. The one to deny Lucas Maura in the second half was as good as they got this past weekend.RB: Martin Kelly (Crystal Palace)Kelly set up Jordan Ayew for the winner as Palace defeated West Ham 2-1 on Saturday afternoon.LB:  Patrick Van Aahnolt (Crystal Palace)Openned the scoring in Palace’s 2-1 win away to West Ham on Saturday.CB: David Luiz (Arsenal)Netted the winner as Arsenal beat Bournemouth 1-0 on Sunday. 10 of Luiz’s 12 Premier League goals have been scored in home matches.CB: Fabian Schar (Newcastle) The clearance to deny Marcus Rashford a would-be equalizer was as brilliant as Schar was in the 1-0 win over Man United on Sunday.MF: Matty Longstaff (Newcastle)Longstaff became the youngest player to score on his Premier League debut for Newcastle United as they beat Man United 1-0 on Sunday.MF: Anwar El-Ghazi (Aston Villa)The Dutch international had his best outing in the Premier League this past weekend, setting up two goals in Aston Villa’s 5-1 victory away to Norwich.MF: Adama Traore (Wolves).Not the best finnisher but shown composure as he scored a brace in Wolves’ 2-0 win away to Man City on Sunday.FW: Sadio Mane (Liverpool).Mane is arguably Liverpool’s most important player and was it again as he scored the opener and was fouled for James Milner’s winning penalty in the 2-1 victory over Leicester this past weekend.FW: Wesley (Aston Villa)Scored twice and assisted the 5th goal in Aston Villa’s 5-1 victory away to Norwich City on Saturday.FW: Aaron Connolly (Brighton)Scored twice as Brighton humiliated Spurs 3-0 on Saturday afternoon.Comments Tags: premier league team of the weektoplast_img read more