Greater Milwaukee Today September 27, 2021
Associated Press

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. — Miles Johnson isn’t the easiest patient to work with.

Retired from a hard life of farming 340 acres near Mondovi, his deeply tanned face has a stern look as nurses-in-training at Chippewa Valley Technical College suddenly appear at his bedside in a nursing home.

It’s 10:30 a.m. — time for a routine check of his vital signs, but he’s feeling pretty agitated.

Sitting up in his bed, he crosses his arms across his chest, occasionally shakes his head and pinches his brow into a squint. Miles asks about his wife, whether it’s mealtime and says he’d rather be back in his own home.

It’s going to take a good bedside manner to put him...

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