Nursing: Get Up & Live

Cupped in a patch of wooded hills in Issaquah, Wash., some 15 miles southeast of Seattle, a one-story building rambles comfortably across a meadow. A clear creek ripples near by, filled at the moment with salmon heading upstream to spawn. There is an air of bustling activity about the place, a liveliness that is surprising because the rustic building is a nursing home. It is one of an increasing number that are teaching their patients to get up and live rather than follow the old nursing-home formula of lie down and die slowly....

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