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Also in the news for September 9, 2014 . . .

Nearly 50% of older adults need help with daily activities and long-term care system is falling short, analysis finds … Single-dose flu drug safely alleviates symptoms in clinical trials … Trial in nursing home case involving IL gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner set for Sept. 22 … Nursing home owner tells jury he paid former CT governor through shady arrangement

Rick Flander, president of the Tractor Guys

Residents cheer tractor parade

Many residents of the Oskaloosa Care Center in southern Iowa used to be farmers. They’re reminded of their past by the cornfield next to the nursing home — and, once a year, by a parade of antique tractors.

Transfers should be easy for residents and staff, experts say.

No need for injury

Due to dynamic factors in moving residents, facilities must invest wisely in lifts, slings and batteries to make sure workers stay safe while performing transfers

Gary Tetz

Dirty hands needed

Gardening is magic. Gardening is mindfulness. Gardening is therapist, physician and personal trainer without spandex or a copay. And now researchers have confirmed that gardening can help nursing home patients suffering with dementia.

Gov. Paul LePage (R) recently visited the Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston.

State News for September 2014

MAINE – The state’s nursing homes will get their first Medicaid rate increase in six years after a breathtaking display of mid-summer political brinksmanship. But dark days still loom in a state beset with closures and an over-65 population ratio that’s second only to Florida’s.

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