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Kathleen Mears

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Kathleen Mears has been a nursing home resident in Ohio for 20 years. She is an incomplete...

An unanswered call light

February 20, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears

It wasn’t a bump in the night, but resident blogger Kathleen Mears explains how scary it was waiting for her aides to come in one morning.

An odd couple

February 13, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears

As Valentine’s Day approaches, resident blogger Kathleen Mears offers a glimpse of romance in the nursing home.

A second helping

February 6, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears

Resident blogger Kathy Mears dishes on proper etiquette for extra food portions.

Brace yourself

January 30, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears

Resident blogger Kathleen Mears was told for years she was unable to get new leg braces. When hers finally broke, she was pleasantly surprised to learn she was eligible for new custom ones.  

Trying again

January 23, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears

Resident blogger Kathleen Mears is working to be more agreeable and less argumentative with an aide.

A resolve to change

January 17, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears

Blogger Kathleen Mears wants you to leap into the new year and suggests ways to set yourself up for success in 2017. 

The challenge of getting around

January 9, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears

Navigating nursing homes and Medicaid is never easy, but resident blogger Kathy Mears has had trouble getting around, literally. It took several visits and months to get her joystick adjusted and working properly—and caused an injury in the process.

Medicaid Qualified Income Trust a trying process

January 3, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears

Resident blogger Kathleen Mears details her lengthy—and frustrating—journey of setting up a Qualified Income Trust (QIT/Miller trust) to meet Ohio’s changing Medicaid eligibility requirements.

Finally, a side of hummus

December 27, 2016  |  Kathleen Mears

SNF resident blogger Kathleen Mears loves hummus. Rules prevent residents from keeping refrigerated food, so she’s advocated for activities to serve it for three years. Victory has never tasted so good.

Adapting anticipation for the holidays

December 21, 2016  |  Kathleen Mears

Blogger Kathleen Mears fondly remembers Christmases of years gone by and is learning to make new traditions in the nursing home. 

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