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SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON Farmer's ADVOCATE -Thursday, October 28, 1999 3 ,~ ~i~ : ,t; W j 2 :.A~ ~ to the Drawing Board for Day Care Center over the new plans for the addition to the Shepherdstown Day Care Center are Gay Center Director Ruth Brown, and Judy Matlick (seated). Standing are Annette Ma- Ohrling, and Annette Van Hilst. Long-range planning committee members not pic- [ are Larry Barkdoll, G.T. Schramm, and Saundra Moreland. to the drawing board Shepherdstown Day Care Which is now involved in 1 organizations, businesses, indi- viduals, (;enter board members, and parents. $40,000 was secured from two West Virginia C, ommu- nity Partnership Grants with the aid of John Doyle, delegate to the West Virginia Legislature from this district. At this writing, the kitchen project, constituting Ptmse its child care facility. Monies tbr this phase raised in 1998 totalled $118,000 which enabled the Center to begin the project. Of these mon- ies, $78,000 came from community of an ambitious renova- mnsion undertaking of Offers An Array of g and Rehab BRITT GETTY LAW OFFICES . c ,'7, INJURED? BRAIN-DAMAGED BABIES ANDCt|II.DREN MAJOR MALPRA('TICE AND PERSf}NAL INJ[IRY WRONG}:(~[. |)EAT|| NO ATTORNEY FEE UNLESS WE COLLECT MONEY FOR YOU Britt Getty Law Offices 263.5000 JMH, states, "As we all work to- gether, we see dramatic and won- derful changes occur." In creating a safe, yet challenging atmosphere, patients are encouraged to push against new boundaries of their limitations and regain skills they though were beyond their reach. Wood states, "It's rewarding to see these dramatic recoveries every day." Memorial Hospital a reputation for excel- h its uncompromising ent to quality and focus care. Over the years, JMH has ex- physical therapy ser- offer the community a of rehabilitation Local residents no longer miles from home to and/or skilled nurs- rehabilitation services. meet the community's post-acute needs, right to home," states Joan director of rehabilita- COMMUNITY COLLEGE PROFESSOR ATTENDS DISABILITY INSTITUTE SHEPHERDSTOWN - Billie Unger, assistant professor of devel- opmental English at Shepherd College's Community and Techni- cal College, recently attended the state's first training institute for higher education and disability is- sues. The institute was created by the West Virginia University Affili- ated Center for Developmental Disabilities (UACDD). The training institute served as the first statewide meeting for the UACDD's Impact 2000 initiative. Impact 2000 is a training initiative for preparing higher education fac- ulty to serve as leaders who infuse content on disability issues into preservice coursework and practi- cal experiences in the new millen- nium. Institute participants examined state-of-the-art information on policy, law, medicine, recreation, and education issues related to dis- abilities. They explored opportuni- ties for utilizing the most up-to- date technology in the classroom, and reviewed methods that re- shape existing curricula to reflect increased emphasis on disability issues. Through these efforts, Im- pact 2000 is attempting to improve the preparation of personnel to work with people with disabilities and their families at community, regional, and state levels. In addition to the UACDD, sponsorship for this initiative comes from the West Virginia De- velopmental Disabilities Planning Council, Department of Health and Human Resources, Depart- ment of Education, and other state agencies and organizations con- cerned with the effective prepara- tion of students to interact with and serve persons with disabili- ties. of the skilled nursing I is to stabilize the patient's and promote healing enable patients to return Physical therapist states, "Our primary Is safety." When patients too early, they may Well enough to function their homes and their re- ~ay be compromised. The and rehab service that void. .Services offered at Jefferson al Hospital begin with an of the patient's ~hen proceed through a therapeutic pro- developed and carried the direction of a physi- includes ongo- ation of the patient and progress. Key to is the element of Patients about their ill- intensive rehabili- -~rvices to promote the of function quickly, them arrange addi- that may be their arrival home. "We work on family s well, so that family how to assist the their recovery." This approach puts the the center of the reha- ~eam. rehabilitation team each trained area of rehabilita- offers the area's finest pists, Physi- and Speech Thera- together to work the referring phy- the patient's family to program of for each patient. Bird offering these services Patients and their fami- have to move from one another, they can re- continuum of care right Physical Therapist at Jbe power" of U" IJnil;=d W~J ()ne, is nearing completion. Members of the long-range planni||g co|nmittee of the (;enter would heartily agree that the project has progressed like the tlow of molasses, steady, but s-l-o-w. Iiowever, slow may have been a real plus because over this period ofthne tim needs of the Center that were defined in 1995 have changed somewhat. Before-'and after- school care continues to be a highly .'taught-after service. In 1996, a portable classroom was rented to house the program and is still in use. However, over the past year, lhe Center has been inundated with calls for infant care. This kind of care was not part of the original 1996 Master Plan, but the need has become obvious. A trailer was donated to the Center. It has been renovated to meet all necessary standards fi)r state licensing, and opened in September of this year to house the new infant care compo- nent. To date, all twelve slots are filled with a waiting list. in place. I|| April, the Center's long- range planning committee began meeting again with Mark Ohrling, architect hired by the Center to de- w, lop the first Master Plan. The task at hand included revision of the plans for the addition to the main building and the second stage of the development of the Master Plan. It is interesting to note at this time that all grant pro- posals submitted for Phase Two of the 1996 plan had been turned down tbr one reason or another. Progress was not happening, things were just not working at all, but, it seems that the reason has . surfitced. The plan for the expan- sion space no longer meets the Center' s needs. The new plans are proving to be incredibly exciting because several concerns have ~ been addressed from this new per- spective. Back to the drawing- board for the Shepherds(own Day: (;are Center has turned into a good .~ thing! 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