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October 27, 2011 I The Lovell Chronicle I 3 New Horizons Care Center There's no place like home BY PATTI CARPENTER The staff and adminis- trators at North Big Horn Hospital's New Horizons Care Center (NHCC) are well on their way to creat- ing a home-like atmosphere at the center in Lovell, and they are using "the Green House concept" as the blue- print for their planning and staff training. The Green House con- cept deinstitutionalizes long-term care by creating a more home-like environ- ment or "culture" for elderly residents in nursing homes. The idea is to provide an al- ternative to the institution- al feel normally associated with nursing homes with the intention of improving the quality of life for resi- dents. The care center began implementing the concept about a year ago after three years of planning. For start- ers, residents are no longer referred to as "patients." They are called "elders," a term considered much more respectful by advocates of the Green House culture. Elders are allowed to con- trol their personal sched- ule by choosing many of their activities, like meal- times, baths and how much or little they participate in household tasks. They are even allowed to .help with cooking in a supervised set- tiny and to decorate their rooms with their own fur- nishings. Married couples are allowed to share a room if they mutually choose that option. "We are transitioning to this model. It's not fully implemented yet, but we definitely have made prog- ress and that is the direc- tion that we are going," said Carol Rasmussen, NHCC Business Office Supervi- sor. "We have put furniture in the atrium areas in com- Marjorie Owens, Edna Timmons, Wynter Stein, Ruth Tippets, and Colleen Peregoy help in the kitchen. Courtesy photos Mabel Mai and Inge Peterson (l-r) enjoy a hot beverage together on the sitting area outside. fortable groups and have also purchased harvest ta- bles for downstairs areas." Elders are encouraged to congregate in these com- fortably furnished common areas. Recently, 25 CNAs who work at the NHCC received specialized training. The training is in addition to their certified nurses' train- ing and trains them to be "elder assistants." The pro- cess is sometimes referred to as Shahbazim. "Our CNAs have 40 hours of additional train- ing to become elder assis- tants," explained Rasmus- sen. "That training involves learning empathy, good lis- tening skills, team building and Green House concepts." Shahbaz was the name of a falcon in a fable about a king who was inspired by the bird's compassion. In the fable, the falcon Shah- baz offered the king a part- nership where the falcons would sail the skies above the land seeking to protect, sustain and nurture the people, and the king would devote himself to the well- being of the falcons. All fal- cons in the story became known as Shahbaz and the people in the story found comfort knowing the Shah- baz watched over them. Although the CNAs at NHCC are not actually called Shahbaz as they are in some centers, they do re- ceive the special training and receive a special falcon pin to remind them of how the story about the falcon is similar to their duties as el- der assistants. The 25 CNAs at NHCC who have received the spe- cial training are Megan Mangus, Teri Oberholtzer, Keli Morgan, Lynn Harms, Tammy Badget, Matt St. Thomas, Julie Crumrine, Wynter Stein, Shelly Chris- tensen, Amy Hein, Kola Hein, Toree McNeil, Judy Lambert, Brenda Fallon, Jessica Harris, Beth Bobick, Leslie Twomey, Amanda Thackeray, Markay McIn- tosh, Kaylene Miller, Bev- erly King, Rosalie Patina, Kacee Redding and Vivia Tippetts. The CNAs all re- ceived falcon pins in a spe- cial ceremony recently to remind them of their added roles as elder assistants. Emergency FOOd Assistance Program Commodities distribution Friday The October USDA Commodities distribution is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 28. Commodities may be picked up at St. John's Lu- theran Church, 70 East 5 th St., Lovell. The distribution will begin at 9 a.m. and con- tinue until noon. Volunteers will be dis- tributing canned corn, to- mato sauce, applesauce, dried figs, kidney beans, canned peaches and some fresh produce. Commodities distribu- tion is income based. This means that a single person is eligible to receive com- modities with up to $1,174 of monthly income. A couple may have up to $1,579 of monthly income. For each additional person, quali- fying income increases by $406. A special category is used for the elderly or dis- abled. Maximum qualifying income for elderly or dis- abled individuals is $1,490 and a couple may have up the $2,004 of monthly in- come. The "elderly" classi- fication applies to "anyone age 50 or over." The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) is available to all eligible people regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or handicap, with- in the quantities of USDA commodities available. To inquire about eligibility or to volunteer to help with the distribution call Rev. Christopher Brandt at 548- 7127. For men, women and children! Powefl Open Mon. &Thurs.: 3-6 pm Fri.: Noon-6 pm Sat.: lOam-4pm Closed Sun., Tues., Wed. CONSIDERING A VASECTOMY? Why not have it done by the only board certified urologist located full time in the basin? De. GUEGORT STEWART UROLOGICAL SERVICES OF NORTHERN WYOMING 9 PC Specializing in the "no needle/no scaper technique." 15 minute office procedure. Frequently done on Friday with the possibility of back to light-duty work on Monday. Vasectomy reverals also available at competitive pricing. Dr: Gregory Stewart Clinics held in Powell Basin - Big Horn Clinic Greybull - Midway Clinic Thermopolis - Hot Springs Co. Memorial Hospital. VA patients accepted with prior approval. 225 W. YELLOWSTONE AVE., SUITE 9 a ODY, WY To schedule an appointment please call 307-587-5131 APPLICATIONS REQUESTED Big Horn County Land Planning and Zoning Board Letters of application are requested from residents of Big Horn County who are interested in serving on the Big Horn County Land Planning and Zoning Board. We must receive your letters of application by 5:00 p.m. on November 14, 2Oll. Please submit them to Big Horn County Commissioners P.O. Box 31 Basin, WY 82410 BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS 900rth Big 0000.orn 00losp, imlistrict 1115 Lane 12 Lovell, WY 548-5200 ..... 6RT"6rEDicS .......................................................... .................................................... V I I nvrl;Ul,.,,, Whitney Robinson, M.D. Jimmie Biles, M.D. November 18 November 23 t 1-800-332-7156 1-877-372-4537 !" ui6i6GY - ................................................................................................................................... PODIATRY i Richard Melzer, M.D. D. Hugh Fraser, D.P.M. December November 2 & 17 1-800-332-7156 1-888-950-9191 i DERMATOLOGY CARDIOLOGY Jared Lund, M.D. Billings Clinic Cardiology ! November 29 November 8 1-406-238-2000 / ........................................ ................................ NEUROLOGY FOOT CLINIC I ---- I i Allen Gee, M.D. December 1 548-5226 for appt. & info. , 307-578-1985 $10 initial visit, $7.50 follow-up Please use the clinician's phone number as listed to schedule an appointment. ANYTIME DAY OR NIGHT the North Big Horn Hospital and New Horizons Care Center provide services to persons utilizing the facilities without discrimii based on race, color, national origin, age, sex, handicap. www.nbhh.com Northwest Civic Orchestra concert Saturday at NWC Now that the summer intermission is over, the house lights will dim for another season of North- west Civic Orchestra per- formances under the baton of conductor Tim Schoess- ler. This year's first concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Satur- day, Oct. 29, in the Nelson Performing Arts Center Auditorium at Northwest College. The evening begins with Mozart's "Symphony No. 36 in C Major." Next on the playlist is Mendels- sohn's "Hebrides Over- ture," a stand-alone piece the composer started in 1830 during a visit to Fin- gal's Cave off the coast of Scotland. Following intermis- sion, Bach's "Piano Concer- to in D Major" will fill the hall. Admission is $7; senior citizens pay $5. NWC stu- dents and children 12 and under are admitted free. Doris AIIphin Doris Allphin, 91, for- merly of Lovell, died on Sunday, Oct. 23, at her daughter's home in Farm- ington, Utah. Services will be held on Saturday, Oct. 29, at 10 a.m. at Haskell Funeral Home in Lovell. Burial will be in the Lovell Cemetery. Haskell Funeral Home in Lovell is in charge of local arrangements. CHEAP THRILLS Absaroka Head Start. Lovell Center Itmm llntt000B 00I0041VOL Friday, Oct. 28, 5-8 pm National Guard Armory Games, Food. Rock Wall. Tickets just 25 each! Friday, October 28 Absaroka Head Start Halloween Carnival, National Guard Armory, 5-8 p.m., Main Street Trick-Or-Treat, 2-5 p.m. Saturday, October 29 Lovell Rod and Gun Club Annual Turkey Shoot, Lovell Shoot- ing Complex, 10 a.m. Monday, October 31 Trick-Or-Treat at New Horizons Care Center from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, November 8 Lumps and Bumps Day at North Big Horn Hospital Clinic BHC School District No. I Board, 2nd Tuesday, RMES, 8 p.m. BHC School District No. 2 Board (Love,), 2rid Monday, board room, 7 pro. BHC Treasurer at County Annex, 1st and 3rd Thursday each month, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Big Horn Basin chapter of Gold Prospectors Association of America, Skyline Cafe in Powell, 2nd Tuesday, 7 p.m., 754-5921. Big Horn County 4-H Leader's Council, 1st Monday, Extension Office on Hwy 310, 6:30 p.m. Big Horn County Weed and Pest monthly board meeting, 2nd Tuesday, 1 p.m., W&P office at 4782 Hwy. 310, Greybull. Byron Lions Club, 548-7543. Cancer Support Group, 3rd Thursday, 7 p.m., NHCC multi-purpose room. Cowley Riding Club, 3rd Monday, 7 p.m., 307-664-2235. Home School Club, twice monthly, Friday, 1 p.m. Call Wendy, 548- 9336, for more information. Lovell Area Chamber of Commerce general membership meeting, 3rd Monday, noon, Lange's Kitchen Love, Bulldog Booster Club, 3rd Wednesday, Big Horn Federal Hos- pitality Room, 7 pm. Lovell Library Story Time, every Tuesday, 10:30 a.m. Lovell Riders, Inc. meeting, 1st Friday, 7 p.m., call 548-9918 for loca- tion. Lovell Town Council, 2nd Tuesday, Town Hall, 7 p.m. Lovell Woman's Club, 2nd Wednesday, Big Horn Federal Hospitality Room, 1 p.m. Contact Deanna Wagner, 548-7793. Narcotics Anonymous, Mondays at Big Horn Federal at 7 p.m., contact Permillia, 272-8384. North Big Horn County Health Coalition, 3rd Tuesday, noon, rotating locations, 548-6410. Ostomy Support Group meeting, 2rid Tuesday, 6 - 8 p.m., North Fork room, West Park Hospital in Cody. Pindroppers Quilt Club, 4th Thursday, 7 p.m., Mayes Fabric, 406-788- 9689. TOPS @ VVY169, every Thurs- day, St. John's Episcopal Church basement in Powell, 6 p.m. 664-2394 Tri-Mountain View Masonic Lodge, 2nd Thursday, dinner 6:30 p.m., lodge meeting 7:30 p.m. WyDOT Driver Licensing Facility open in Lovell every Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call the Lovell Chronicle at 548. 2217 to list your club here. Sponsoredby F DlCe;:eured 1 Big Horn Federal |( G,IL Pow l'hermopolb, Cod)', Worbmd, Lovell