The Hays Daily News from Hays, Kansas on December 12, 1976 · Page 27
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The Hays Daily News from Hays, Kansas · Page 27

Hays, Kansas
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Sunday, December 12, 1976
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December 12, 1976 PAGE 4 HAYS DAILY NEWS Home Health: More Than Baths A home environment plays a significant role in promoting continued health and well- being, along with facilitating the healing process of many sick and injured. Properly coordinated and administered, Home Health Care provides a meaningful helath service in speeding the recovery and rehabilitation process of individuals with acute or chronic health problems, along with assisting in the prevention of disease and disability. Established in May 1967 at St. Anthony Hospital, the Ellis County Home Health Agency provides a service to many residents throughout Ellis County. According" to Marie Cranston R.N., Nurse Coordinator for the program, the agency maintains a continuity of nursing care from the hospital Care In Home Skilled Nursing Care in the home continues to be the primary responsibility of the Home Health Care Agency. Informal weekly visits to patients in need of professional medical attention provides continuity of nursing care to patients. into the home for all age groups by bringing nursing care Into the honte in the form of a registered nurse and other health team' members. The agency in Ellis County Is designed to meet the needs of patients who no longer require acute hospitalization, but need further nursing care, evaluation and observation, she said. Along with bridging the ,gap between hospitalization and total recuperation, the patient's needs are evaluated as to other possible services necessary for recovery. "It involves much more than just giving baths and changing bandages," Mrs. Cranston said. "Today's Home Health services are supported by talented and experienced medical staffs, and a wide range of sophisticated clinical services." Mrs. Cranston visits with head nurses at both St. Anthony and Hadley Regional Medical Center and assists in making daily rounds. 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According to Mrs. Cranston, "the number of visits and type of care depends on the nature of a person's illness, and could involve a wide variety of disease conditions such as working with stroke, cancer, 1 diabetes or ostomy patients, to providing that extra measure of confidence for a person to take that one extra step and not be afraid to fall. It sometimes seems as though our visits make patients more independent to overcome the fear they might not recover," she added. "Normally we try to create an atmosphere that is very, informal and friendly. Our mission is to provide Skilled Nursing Care to those in need, but patients must want to help themselves and must want to get better, she stated. In some instances, she said, our counseling efforts have turned a loss of hope, loneliness, and despair, into feelings of confidence and reassurance in the future," Mrs. Cranston said. Although the majority of Home Health visits are directed at older adults, the service is also available for younger patients recovering from an accident or illness, and might involve changing dressings and cast care, to providing health instruction for parents of premature infants or newborns. Working with other supportive agencies such as the Public Health Department, Social Rehabilitation Service Homemakers, Senior Companions and the Human Resources Council, the agency also provides health care experience to Fort Hays Kansas State College nursing students. More information: Marie Cranston R.N., St. Anthony Hospital. Young Children Aided Working with younger children is a service that is also provided to families throughout Ellis County. Marie Cranston R.N., Nurse Coordinator for the Home Health Care Program, weighs a young infant during a regularly scheduled visit. Red ford Remains Top Boxoffice Draw HOLLYWOOD (UPI) — Robert Redford, he of the square jaw,. blond hair and twinkling blues eyes,' is the No. 1 boxoffice draw in the country for the third year in a row. The Quigly Publications 45th annual poll of theater owners also revealed only one female in the top 10 boxoffice attractions" — 12-year-old Tatum O'Neal, actress daughter of Ryan O'Neal, who failed to make the list himself. Sentiment and favoritism has little to do with this respected poll. Exhibitors are notoriously callused when it comes to being charmed by movie stars. They look at the turnstile count and vote for the stars who bring in the most money. Redford enriched theater owners with "All The President's Men." Tatum, who was voted 8th in the poll, scored for her starring role in "The Bad News Bears." She is the first child in 30 years — and only the fourth in the history of the movies — to make the top 10. The three previous young- sters to make'the list were Shirley Temple (1934-39) Jane Withers (1937-38) and Margaret O'Brien (1945-46). Runners-up among actresses this year who did not make the top 10 marquee attractions ..were Barbra Streisand, Liza Minnelli and Faye Dunaway, in that order. Following Redford, the top 10 boxoffice attractions in the, land were Jack Nicholson, 2nd; Dustin Hoffman, 3rd; Clint Eastwood, 4th; Mel Brooks, 5th; Burt .Reynolds, - 6th; Al Pacino, 7th; Tatum O'Neal, 8th; Woody Allen 9th; Charles Bronson, 10th. Inasmuch as Hoffman costarred with Redford in "All The President's Men," one ponders why he doesn't share No. 1. It is assumed exhibitors doubt Hoffman has the capacity (i.e. sex appeal) to pull in the ladies like Redford does. Steve McQueen, who wasn't seen in a new film this year, dropped off the list. He was voted 9th last year. Also gone were Paul Newman and Gene Hackman who placed 5th and 10th respectively in 1975. 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