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-, -Decembe3,t 1 E GAZETTE , Friday, November 27   '  Seeing Ey6 inc, g00eks families to train puppies for the blind As Thanksgiving approaches, why not give another person something to be thankful for? Seeing Eye Inc.. the oldest dog For information on raising a puppy for Seeing Eye Inc., call 973-539-4425. Nursing home guidg school in North America, is in need of, volunteer families to raise Seeing Eye puppies. . ,:, . .j The puppies, born into a special destiny, stay with volunteer fami- lies in NJe?sey/,astern.Penn- syJvamand Delaware :or ab?ut 1 t12 years. ..... Kenneth Roseal, president of Seeing Eye,. said, :'Puppy-raising volunteers provide an: invaluable service. A dog, raised in a kennel doesn't have the firm foundation of love and trust or the wideexpo- sure to different daily stimuli like traffic, stores and people, as does a dog raised by a nurturing family in a home. Without puppy-raisers. we would not have the Caliber of Seeing Eye dogs that our gradu- ates enjoy today.'" Seeing Eye representatives stay on staff?. "By law, each resident's plan of care is reviewed at regular inter- vals and family members are in- vited to attend these sessions," Griggs said. "Few take advantage of the offer, but the closer you're involved and the better you know the staff, the easier the transition is likely to be." Griggs knew of one instance where a mother and daughter were in the same nursing home. With people living longer, she expects such multigenerational situationg to increase. "With people living longer, the need for quality nursing homes will increase," she said. "It's im- portant to look for and reward quality care, because some day. you may need it." Continued from page 40 nursing home. They often get a good look behind the scenes and have an informed sense of a facili- ty's atmosphere and quality. Roommates. Moving in with a stranger can be difficult if the resi- dent can't afford a private room. How does the facility handle roommate problems? Room stability. If the person needs to go to the hospital, how long will the facility hold the room, if at all? Exercise. This is essential to health and healing. Is appropriate movement encouraged? Is there a physical therapist, an occupational therapist and an activity director r/ ASSOCIATES IN MEDICINE, P.A. is pleased to welcome LOURDES S. APONTE, M.D. Internal Medicine & Rheumatology (arthritis and related disorders) Dr. Aponte will be seeing patients in conjunction with NANCY A. UNION, M.D. KEVIN P.S. WALLACE, M.D. SUE ISSACS, P.A.-C General Internal Medicine and Adult and Pediatric Rheumatology 119 W, Third Street, Lewes, DE 645-6644 17 N. Atlantic Ave. - Rt. 26, Ocean View, DE 539-6641 Hours Monday-Friday by Appointment Accepting Medicare Principal Health Care AmeriHeaith Xue Crss/Blue Shield MAMSI "Aetna'US Healthca in close touch with the. volunteers monthly:allowance for food. " of a four-month training period, to help.with the puppies': care and After about 18 months, the dog each dog is matched with a blind handling, Seeing Eye pays for all returns to -Seeing Eye to begin Person and this" new team trains veterinary bills and provides a their formal training. At the end together for 20 to27 days. Home healthcare and home medical equipment. That's what many people need when they leave the hospital. And what could be easier than getting it from one place? Just over two years ago, VNA began offering home medical equip- ment -- in addition to home nursing services -- :to the people of Dela- ware. Since then, we've become one of the fastest growing medical equipment suppliers in the area. The reasons are easy: We're convenient. Just call us toll-free at 1-888-VNA-0001. We're efficient. With warehouses in Milton and Newark, and delivery vans spanning the state, we're never very far from you. We're dedicated. We're part of Christiana Care VNA, formerly VNA Dela- ware, the name you know and trust for quality homecare. Home Respiratory Therapy Durable Medical Equipment Nutritional Support Medical/Surgical Supplies CHRISTIANA CARE VISITING NURSE ASSOCIATION 1-888-VNA-0001