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SENTINEL TRIBUNE Area Focus Wednesday, April 14, 2004 P Shetek Home Care provides needed care for many area residents Shetek Medical Services, a three hospital collaborative health care delivery system, was formed in large part, to establish a program of home health services that would be pro- vided through all three health care facilities. Hospital board members from the Westbrook Health Center, Murray County Memorial Hospital and Tracy Area Medical Services began discussions centered on working together to develop an area program of home care services. What is Home Care? Shetek Home Care provides services that enable recover- ing chronically ill or dis- abled individuals to receive high quality health care in their own homes. Who is served by Home Care? Shetek Home Care offers its services to all indi- viduals in its service area regardless of age, race, color, religion or national origin. Why Home Care? You remain in the privacy and comfort of your own home. You receive personalized health care. Home care can shorten the length of hospi- tal stay, or prevent re- admission to the hospital, thereby reducing the cost of illness. Home care offers an alternative to hospitaliza- tion or placement in the nursing home. Home care maintains a continuity of care between the physician, other community agencies and you. What Services Are Provided? Shetek Home Care skilled nursing staff provides services such as assessments and monitoring 0f patient's condition. Assistance is given with spe- cific procedures such as IV therapy, wound care, ostomy care. and teaching for the patient/family in medica- tions and diet. Home care may also provide blood pres- sure, blood sugar monitoring and toenail clinics. Certified home health aides provide assistance with bathing, personal care and exercise. Physical, occupational and speech/language services are also available. Because the boards of directors from all three facil- ities, the Westbrook Health Center 0NHC), Tracy Area Medical Services (TAMS), and Murray County Memorial Hospital (MCMH) realized the needs of people in their areas and actively sought a means to resolve the issue, the services of Shetek Home Care are now available 7 days a week. These much needed home care services are available in portions of Cottonwood, Lyon, Murray and Redwood Counties and at present more than seventy (70) indi- viduals are receiving the benefits of this organization. The willingness of these hospitals' board members to seek out partners in order to offer expanded home health care services led to the establishment of Shetek Medical Services and the ability to provide home care services for the area. Continuing with a posi- tive attitude and realizing 'together we are stronger,' WHC, TAMS, and MCMH Board members, as part of the Shetek Hospitals' Task Force. are now exploring options for providing long term, comprehensive, health care for this entire area of southwest Minnesota. Shetek Hospitals' Task Force minutes can be read, or be responded to if you wish, by going on-line to HYPERLINK http://www. tracyareamedical.org west- brookhealthcenter.org and clicking on the task force icon at the left of the home page. f MILLER - CONSTRUCTION Serving all your carpentry needs for over 25 years Kim and Derek Residential contrators, Lic,# 3688 41861 270th st Jeffers, MN 56145 37261 280th st Westbrook, MN 56183 Ph. 507-628-4258 507-227-0207 j Buy, Sell, or Rent in the Classified ads Sentinel Tribune Ph. 274-6136 1-800-410-1859 Auto & R.V. Repair Wheel Alignment Glass mstalleo We have one of the South- west's most modern body shops, with separate paint- booth - all makes - KLASSE Sales & Service Westbrook, MN. 507- 274-6166 National Public Safety Telecommuni- cations Week April 11-17 A week of recognition and awareness The State Patrol Office in Marshall announced its participation in honoring the many Public Safety Telecommunication profes- sionals who aid in providing communications for our offi- cers, public information and 9-1-1 service in our district. April 11 - 17, 2004, has been declared National Public Safety telecommunications week. Counties represented from the Marshall office of the State Patrol include Chippewa, Cottonwood, Jackson, Lac Qui Parle, Lyon, Lincoln, Murray, Nobles, Pipestone, Redwood, Renville, Rock and Yellow Medicine. Everyday millions of people depend on the skill, expertise and commitment of public safety telecommuni- cations professionals who help save countless lives by responding to emergency calls, dispatching emergency professionals and equipment and providing moral support to citizens in distress. The term 9-1-1 is often associated with rapid emer- gency response, poise under pressure, aid and compas- sion in times of distress and critical decision making within seconds. Many people don't stop to think about the seemingly nameless, faceless individuals who answer 9-1- Fishin in the pond These people were enjoying the day fishing in the pond lakes at Double Lake Monday afternoon. 1 calls until they experience actual emergencies them- selves. These telecommuni- cators make the difference between life and death in many instances. By officially recognizing these public safety telecom- munications professionals, we hope to awaken public awareness and promote much-needed education regarding important public safety issues and legislation. Find us on the Web www.lyon-siouxpres Find the Rest o The in the Sentinel it?ast in the Sentinel Tribune... erv-,ce and Busines.s Directory WESTER'S LOCKER Bacon - Ham - Sausage Retail Meats Custom Slaughtering - Sides & Quarters Deer Processing Available 536 1st Ave., Westbrook Tim Wester, owner 507-274-5900 State Bank of Lucan Serving the area since 1936 106 Main Street, Lucan, MN.56255 507-747-2214 or Phone toll free 888-747-2214 Member FDIC Fax: 507-747-2160 DON'S PLUMBING for all your plumbing, heating, & air conditioning needs call 507-274-5316 I appreciate your business. OoPaplow Evers Chiropractic y Westbrook Area Wellness Center Dr. Mark A. Evers; Dr. Denise A. Evers 648 7th St., Westbrook, MN 507-274-5200 Tues. & Thurs. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tracy Service Center Tom Hahn, Owner 410 Craig Ave, Tracy, MN. 56175 507-629-9243 Julie's Studio 10 Family hair care & nail design. Hair, Nails, Tanning & Waxing Hours: Tues. & Thurs. 12 - 8 Wed. & Fri. 8:30 - 5:00 Sat. 9:00 - 1:00 341 6th St. Walnut Grove, MN. 507-859-20O0 M.L. GRAMS & ASSOCIATES, APA Melissa L Grams, CPA Certified Public Accountants d I can help you with your tax & accounting needsl 628 First Ave., Westbrook, MN 507-274-6171  T_,W O R K cpagrams@rrcnet.org STEFFEN ELECTRIC Since 1939 Electrical Contractor Appliance Sales & Service steffenelectrle.com 507-859-2114 I 1 b DUANE'S BODY Auto Body Repair & Re1 Specializing in auto glaSS Call 507-274-6655 1018 4th St., Westbrook, MN. Duane Ourada, owner G & R ELECTRIC 168 4th St:,-Tracy, MN. 56175 Maytag, Magic Chef, Jenn Aft RCA & GE TV's & VCR & DireCTV We service all makes and models Residential & Commercial Wiring Phone 507-629-4250 e-mail: elect Revere Auto Body & I , $25 Gift Certificate at T-TommY 's' I ; Largo, or the Med Club with ! replacement or 500.00 Bocly I FREE pick up & delivery. Loaner We can handle all your insurance [ 40 years + experience. [' 1-800-752-6103 W rarje o Wodu e surance and s-vlces Health mJrance Retirement pta  other benefits Anibes of memberd paul IJ Thrivent Financioi for Lutherans- StOm-' ) % New Homes Additions Remodeling Siding Garages Doors Windows Shingling Finish Work Design & Drafting , Matt Jackels, owner 507"274"5505 LI 274-5499 or 360-6420  TaU  888-518-059X P Licensed & Insured Uc.#20276150 611 1st Avenue, Westbrook, MN 56183 Jackels Construction, Inc. BirkhOIzATToRNEYS &AT LAW Rye ..,...u. Daniel A. Birkholz 101 South 7th St.. St James, MN 56081 Phone 507-375-3374 Fax 507-375-3375 E-mail: birklaw@rcnnect'cm If you would like to have your message appear on this directory, please contact Wayne Rue at 274-6136 or 800-410-1859 Dave's Custom Woodworki Dave J. Schneider, Call me for any woodworking projects * Craft Projects * End Tables * Entertainment Centers * Book Cases and Give Dave a call at and we can draw up a plan together- All custom built to suit )'our needs!