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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.

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