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September 2015


Ag Nurse at AARH conferenceCalAgrAbility staff participated in the Arthritis, AgrAbility and Rural Health Conference in Knoxville, TN. Steve Swain at AARH conferenceDr. Deborah Reed spoke about the importance of bringing holistic care to the farm family; holistic caring involves listening to the individual because oftentimes they have the answer to what they need. Consumers can give their providers and AgrAbility staff the key to what and how they need to be helped. Steve Swain talked about strategies to create rapport with farmers and their families and showed examples of assistive devices like the gloves on the photo that can help individuals with debilitated gripping.

Submitted by Esmeralda Mandujano