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81. CAP GAZETTE, Fay,'Ma ':IVIy ;'i,r Support available for those '00rith tremors John has given up eating in pub- lic. His hand shakes so badly he is embarrassed to be seen, and the peas fall from his fork before it gets to his mouth. His signature is often nearly unrecognizable for the same reason, so he dreads endorsing checks. Jane's head shakes so much that even her friends have wondered what is going on. When she tries to read she has difficulty focusing on the print because of her head movement. She sometimes avoids social ER Center Continued from page 80 seen as soon as possible. There's also a certain amount of waiting for patients once they've been assigned to one of the four beds in the treatment area. Lab tests and x-rays take time. The staff allows a family member or friend to stay with. the patient, which eases anxiety for them both. A big factor in determining the amount of time spent waiting is the amount of paperwork required for each patient. Unlike the fictional M*A*S*H characters, this ER staff doesn't have a clerk whose sole responsi- bility is completing reports. Doc- tors and nurses must compile detailed medical reports on each patient so that subsequent care- givers have a total picture of that individual case. They must also collect informa- tion for insurance companies. Since emergency treatment is expensive, insurance companies insist that such care be justified. Not only is it more cost-effective to be treated in a physician's office, but funneling all bealthcare through a primary care physician is the basic tenet of managed care. Containing costs ultimately bone- Breflv lmeatial Tremor group forming A sulPpert group for Essential Tremor will meet on the fourth Tuesday of each month in the social hall of Lewes Presbyterian Church. For more information, call 645-8813 or 539-8653. Arthritis group to meet May 29 A video will discuss "Chronic Pain: When the Hurting Won't Stop," at the Thursday, May 29 meeting of the Dover Fibromyla- gin Support Group. The meeting, which will be held at the Dover Public Library on State Street, begins at 6:30 p.m. This meeting is sponsored by the Arthritis Foundation and is free and open to the public. For more information, call 1-800-292- 9599. encounters because she is embar- rassed by the stares. Both John and Jane suffer from a movement disorder diagnosed by their neurologist as Essential Tremor. John and Jane are fictional char- acters representative of an unknown number of afflicted per- sons all over the world. No one is certain of the exact cause of Essential Tremor, but much research is being conducted into the cause and treatment of the disorder, mostly under the aus- fits individual members. The ER staff must verify cover- age and receive authorization before they can treat a patient. When someone doesn't have insurance or coverage is denied, that individual must understand that he or she is responsible for all ER costs. Caputo stressed, howev- er, that Millville never refuses to treat a case within its capacity. As the tourist season has expanded into the spring and autumn months, there has been some interest in a matching exten- sion of services at the Millville Emergency Department. The partnership between Millville and Beebe meets a real need during the summer months when community populations explode. And when that popula- tion explosion jams roadways, a second site for emergency care is pices of the International Tremor Foundation. John and Jane are residents of Sussex County. Until recently they had to travel as far as Philadelphia to meet with a sup- port group of people with similar problems. Now that has changed. A newly formed local support group wel- comes anyone bothered by tremor. Meetings are held the fourth Tues- day of each month at 7 p.m. in the social hall of Lewes Presbyterian Church. " very important. "The only difference between the Millville emergency facility and Beebe Lewes emergency .facility is that we don't have all the supportive technology like ultrasound and operating rooms," said Munch. "It's the same quality care." LCC celebrates Nursing Home Week Lewes Convalescent Center celebrated National Nursing Home Week May 12.16 with a week full of special activities. The center held a barbecue for staff and residents, a fashion show, a coffee and a health fair. Shown (l-r) are James Lumalcuri, director of social services, as Mary Simonson, LPN, takes his blood pressure during a health fair screening on Wednesday, May 14. day, lvtay x-t. 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