Preventing falls at home and Hematoma

Senior care experts offer the following advice for preventing falls at home:
  • Clean up clutter
  • Repair or remove tripping hazards
  • Install grab bars and handrails
  • Avoid wearing loose clothing
  • Light it right
  • Wear shoes
  • Make it nonslip
  • Live on one level

Review medications, have a caregiver, home monitor and use walker, cane, wheelchair, rollator, belt and other tools.

Potassium tablets can provide energy in the morning.

Interactions between medications can cause falls among the elderly.

Hematoma is very common when they fall.

A hematoma is a localized collection of blood outside the blood vessels, due to either disease or trauma including injury or surgery[1] and may involve blood continuing to seep from broken capillaries. A hematoma is initially in liquid form spread among the tissues including in sacs between tissues where it may coagulate and solidify before blood is reabsorbed into blood vessels. An ecchymosis is a hematoma of the skin larger than 10mm.[2]

They may occur among/within many areas such as fat, skin and other organs, connective tissues, bone, joints and muscle.

A collection of blood (or even a hemorrhage) may be aggravated by anticoagulant medication (blood thinner). Blood seepage and collection of blood may occur if heparin is given via an intramuscular route; to avoid this, heparin must be given intravenously or subcutaneously.

It is not to be confused with hemangioma, which is an abnormal buildup/growth of blood vessels in the skin or internal organs.

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Thirdhand smoke consists of residual tobacco smoke pollutants that remain in the house

Thirdhand smoke consists of residual tobacco smoke pollutants that 1) remain on surfaces and in dust after tobacco has been smoked, 2) are re-emitted back into the gas phase, or 3) react with oxidants and other compounds in the environment to yield secondary
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Michael Siegel of Boston University School of Public Health believes one potentially meaningful question is whether significant exposure to toxic THS constituents could occur as a result of smoke absorbed onto a smoker’s clothing. “This
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Georg Matt of San Diego State University points out that in the absence of any hard evidence of actual long-term health effects of THS, many nonsmokers—and former smokers—have already been sensitized to the phenomenon. “The most

You may never have heard of thirdhand smoke, or THS, but chances are you’ve smelled it. THS is, in the words of The New York Times, “the invisible yet toxic brew of gases and particles clinging to smokers’ hair and clothing, not to mention cushions and carpeting, that lingers long after secondhand smoke [SHS] has cleared from a room.”1 Recent research exploring potential dangers of THS has received a flurry of coverage in the international media2,3,4 and the scientific press.5,6,7 And in the United States, court cases are beginning to appear in which plaintiffs are citing these alleged dangers,8,9 despite a lack of human health studies on the long-term health effects of THS exposure.

So how dangerous might THS really be? The answer, still to be pronounced, will depend on many factors.

THS was a topic of interest long before it received its present name. The seed of the idea that cigarette smoke toxicants might linger on room and car surfaces long after the smoke itself was gone was planted in 1953, when it was reported that smoke condensate painted onto mice caused cancer.10

In 1991 the house dust of smokers’ homes was first found to be contaminated with nicotine.11 Later, in 2004, nicotine was quantified in the dust of nonsmokers’ homes and homes in which mothers smoked in the house over the preceding 3 months.12 In homes with the highest SHS exposure, in which the mothers smoked in areas where their children were present, nicotine in dust averaged 64.0 μg/m2 in living rooms and 15.8 μg/m2 in infants’ bedrooms. Surfaces in living rooms and infants’ bedrooms averaged nicotine coatings of 73.05 μg/m2 and 56.26 μg/m2, respectively. The same study showed the dust and surfaces of homes in which smokers had tried to limit their children’s exposure (for instance, by sometimes smoking outdoors) were also contaminated, although to a lesser degree. However, no nicotine was found in the dust or on the surfaces of homes never exposed to tobacco smoke.12

In 2008 similar findings were reported for cars.13 Nicotine was detected in significantly greater quantities in the dust (mean 19.51 μg/g) and on the dashboards (mean 8.61 μg/m2) of 78 vehicles belonging to people who smoked in their vehicles than in the dust (mean 3.37 μg/g) and on the dashboards (mean 0.06 μg/m2) of 20 vehicles of nonsmokers. Eight smokers had imposed a smoking ban in their vehicles for at least 12 months. Their vehicles nevertheless were contaminated with nicotine (mean 11.61 μg/g in dust and 5.09 μg/m2 on the dashboard). The authors point out, however, that the cars may have been contaminated by smoke that entered the car from outside and that smoking bans may not have been complied with 100% of the time.

A 2010 study showed THS also remains after smokers move out of their homes, even after being vacant for two months and being prepared for new residents, sometimes with new carpeting and paint.14 Meanwhile, other lines of research have confirmed some smoke compounds adsorb onto surfaces and then desorb back into the air over time, providing a source of tobacco toxicants that lingers long after people finish smoking

Moving to smaller homes

move to smaller homes

Young and old want to move to a smaller house for practical reasons, mobility and changing times. With smart phones, computers and availability of travel choices, people wanted to be mobile and not be burdened by the cost of owning a large house.

In the bay area, that means mobile homes, condos, towhouse, apartment, senior assisted living, care homes and living with other family members.

A widow in Oregon, rented out the other bedrooms in her house. A grandma lives with her grandchildren. A divorce parent lives with their adult children. Many renters share a room in a house in the bay area.

An uncle bought a house and have his relatives/family members rent out each room in the house in the bay area.

What are some other ways we can cut housing costs which eat up more than a third of our paycheck?




$12k house in Ohio, reduced to close in 24hrs

ohio SFR for sale for $25k bank owned p5 ohio SFR for sale for $25k bank owned p4 ohio SFR for sale for $25k bank owned p3 ohio SFR for sale for $25k bank owned p2 ohio SFR for sale for $25k bank owned

Reduced to $12k, accepting offers to close in 24hrs.

Contact Connie to own this property that is acquired just recently as bank owned. 408-854-1883 Available in next 3days. You may exchange your Northern California house for this one.

$800 per month rent for a toolshed with no bathroom only in Silicon Valley


Perhaps the landlords found a taker. Or perhaps they were shamed into removing their offering of a converted backyard tool shed in Menlo Park for $800 per month.

The rental was listed among the Stanford University classifieds and aptly dubbed “Apartment Sadness” by a writer for

The digs had no running water or toilet. BUT … the 8×15 space came furnished with a water jug and a commode. And — oh! — the right to use the main house bathroom Friday to Monday.

The real shocker is someone did live there previously. Read more on that here.

But if you missed out on that deal in May, here is another: A Bay Area fellow is renting a tent in a Mountain View backyard for $30 a night.

Renting through the Airbnb, a website that lists “unique places” to rent worldwide, the tent comes furnished with a pillow and blanket. And this landlord allows the tenant inside his home for a hot shower.

And actually, the tent owner explains to NBC Bay Area, the idea sort of started as a joke at $20 per night. But the offers came pouring in … so UP went the rent.


My 18-yr old daughter is saving her money and now has $5k and told me that she wants to help me buy a small house in the bay area.  Anyone who wants to sell/donate their house/land to my non-profit Motherhealth Inc for affordable senior care is welcome to email or call me at 408-854-1883. 

Cost of building your own off the grid house

After talking to a contractor building his mansion in 5- acre lot, zoned agriculture in Gilroy, he gave me a breakdown of the initial expenses:

$350k for the land (flat)

$15k for review of Site Plan by the City planners

$27k for the well water

$30k for the sewage

___ $$$ for the pavement for the driveway and road

$30k for solar

and around $100 per sq ft to build his own structure, 3000 sq ft. For the barn, he used 4 containers, $2k each. He can convert them later on for rental place.

In the bay area, the average cost of building your own house with your chosen contractor/builder is around $400 per sq ft.

For my own modular home, you can view the design and layout with pictures at , costs:

$54k for 1100 sqt ft , 3BR, 2BA

$10k for delivery

$10k for install

$30k for foundation and car garage

$$$ for land

There is LOFT CUBE made in Germany ($40k for 400 sq ft), with no official rep in the USA and the made in Berkeley net zero home is still being negotiated with manufacturer to cut cost from $110k to half for a 300 sq ft.  Examine your options. Containers costs only $2k, talk to a dealer of modular home in your city, contractor for the foundation, and arrange for a seller financing for the land or lease option to buy (do get a real estate lawyer).

The best positive cash flow use of any land are: storage, mobile home park, apartment, multi-unit office-commercial-loft residential.

You may email if you want to donate your land to Green Research Institute or Motherhealth, both 501c(3).