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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...

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. 

Don’t let Seasonal Affective Disorder make you sad

December 12, 2016  |  Kathleen Mears

SNF resident blogger Kathleen Mears reflects on the change of seasons and why she prefers them despite the dark, bitter cold mornings that make her want to go back to sleep. 

Shopping on behalf of residents

December 5, 2016  |  Kathleen Mears

Resident blogger Kathleen Mears reflects on the challenge of not being able to run to the store spur of the moment—and the added difficulty of asking someone to shop for you. 

Growing into gray

November 28, 2016  | 

Blogger Kathleen Mears has given herself freedom to stop coloring her hair and start loving her gray—even if it means showing her age. 

The ‘thankful for’ tree

November 21, 2016  | 

This holiday season, blogger Kathleen Mears is grateful for the opportunity she and her fellow residents had to give thanks and participate in the celebrations.

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