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Page 2C NEIGHBORS Hays Free Press May 8, 2013 Lone Star Hispanic Music Festival kicks off Friday in Lockhart The Greater Caldwell County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will join forces with the Chisholm Trail Ballroom to start the Lone Star Hispanic Music Festival, This series will include both Country and Hispanic based mu- sic performers with the goal of support- ing local and national music groups. Open- ing performance by the Tejas Brothers at 6 p.m. on May 10. For more details contact the Greater Caldwell County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce at (512) 398-9600. May Fest in Driftwood this weekend Pack up the family and head to May Fest from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Saturday at Driftwood United Methodist Church on Highway 150 West. The fest includes live music, a silent auction, a live auction, more than 20 craft vendors, a bake sale, brisket and sausage wraps, a bouncy house for children and lots of fun and socializing. (Pictured is the Driftwood UMC Praise Band.) SECOND SATURDAY Second Saturday Gallery Trail Seven Wimberley galleries will be open from 4-7 pm this weekend for Second Saturday - visitors will enjoy free wine, food, demonstrations and lots of art. The Wimberley Fine Arts Center invites everyone to join them in making blueprint art. They will supply the blueprint paper and are counting on Mother Nature for the sunshine. Gallery on the Square is featuring new paintings by Gil Bruvel. The other participating Second Saturday galleries are Pitzer Fine Arts, Bent Tree Gallery, Under One Roof, Imagine, and SongBrush Gallery. Look for the banners, pick up a map at any participating gallery and make it a fun evening. a nursln BY BOB MOOS Special to the Hays Free Press Most people think they'll never need nursing home care. But some of us will, either because we're recovering from an injury or illness or because we can't fend for ourselves at home anymore. Families often must find the right nursing home for a loved one at a moment's notice, after a crisis or emergenc~. If they had just acknowledged the pos- sibility and started sooner, they would have spared themselves a lot of stress and had more time to consider all of their options. Medicare covers some skilled nursing and rehabilitative care if a physician orders it after a hospital stay. But Medicare, like most health insurance, gener- ally doesn't pay for long-term custodial care. Most people de- pend on private long-term care insurance, their own resources or Medicaid. Even under the best circum- stances, choosing a nursing home can be trying. There are always many emotions at work. But if you do your research and take it one step at a time, you'll be able to make an informed decision. First, find the nursing homes in your area. Medicare's Nursing Home Compare website- www. medicare.gov/nhcompare- can search for homes by city, county, state orZIP code. But also ask for recommendations from friends, family or neighbors who may have had a loved one in a nursing home. If you're in the hospital, the discharge planner or social worker can help. Compare the nursing homes you're considering. The Nursing Home Com- pare website provides detailed information on recent health and safety inspections, nurs- ing homes' staffing and such quality measures as whether residents are in pain or losing weight. The site uses a five-star rating system to help families understand the differences in the quality of care between nursing homes. The website and rating sys- tem aren't meant to be the final word on the subject, though. They're just two guides to use with your other research. Talk to friends or, better yet, your physician. You may also want to call your state's long-term care ombudsman to find out how many complaints have been lodged against particular nursing homes, what kinds of complaints they were and whether they've been resolved. In Texas, the ombudsman's number is 1-800-252-2412. Visit the nursing homes that seem promising. Visit the nursing homes that interest you, or if you can't, ask a friend or family member to visit for you. Make an appointment and think of the questions that are important to you. Can you have visitors at any time? Can you choose what time to get up, go to sleep or bathe? Can you bring your pet? What if you don't like what's on the day's menu? Medicare's Nursing Home Compare website contains a helpful checklist of questions that cover everything from care and safety to activities and food. Print it from your computer and take it with you on your visit. Don't be afraid to talk money. Get a copy of the nursing home's schedule of charges to find out which services are included in the basic fee and which cost extra. Talk to resi- dents and their family members about whether they're satisfied with the care. And then make a second visit, at a different hour of the day from your first call. Finally, choose the nurs- ing home that best fits your individual needs. Trust your senses. If a nurs- ing home doesn't look clean or smell right, you may want cafe's Nursing Home Compare to scratch it off your list. Once website at www.medicare.gov/ you make a choice, run it by nhcompare or call Medicare at people who understand your 1-800-633-4227. A free Medi- personal and health care care publication, a"Guide to needs, such as your family and Choosing a Nursing Home," doctor. And if you're looking can be downloaded from the for a nursing home for some- website or requested by phone. one else, be sure to include that person in the decision- By Bob Moos is the Southwest making as much as possible, regional public affairs officer For more tips on selecting for the Centers for Medicare & a nursing home, visit Medi- Medicaid Services SHOWPLACE 321 N. 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"The American Library Association embraces the fol- lowing common goals: Celebrating children and connecting them to the world of learning through books, stories and libraries. Nurturing the cognitive and literacy development in ways that honor and embrace a child's home language and culture. Introducing families to community resources that provide opportunities for learning through multiple literacies. Recognizing and respecting culture, heritage and language as powerful tools for strength- Buda Bits Continued from pg. 1C On a sad note, we received word that Will Earl Ferguson died Friday, May 3, in Albu- querque, New Mexico, where he had lived for a number of years. Funeral services will be held on Friday, May 10 at the French-Lomas Fu- neral Home in Albuquerque. Ferguson was raised in Buda and graduated with the class of 1961. Anniversary wishes go out to Fire Chief Clay Huckaby and wife Angie on their sixth wedding date on May 12. Also congratulations to Angie as she will graduate from law school this month! Birthday wishes go out to Lee Howell on April 10; Detta Haffelder on May 13; Raigenne Evans and Jen Bi- undo on May 15. el Stop by the Buda Library on Saturday, May 11 from 2 until 4 p.m. for a program on controlling common garden pests and weeds naturally and organically with household ingredients and essential oils. Remember all the moms on Mother's Day this Sunday, May 12. ening families and communi- ties." (ALA, http: / / dia.ala.org). These common goals embrace children from all cultural backgrounds and promote the idea of child- hood literacy for all children. One will find libraries across Texas offering numerous activities and educational programs that enhance awareness of our Latino roots and literature. 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Coach: Robert Gomez Manager: Ryan Hufford Trainer: Arianna Martinez See a//you Hays supporte out there at the game/ +