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Kathleen Mears

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Kathleen Mears is a long-time blogger who has been a nursing home resident for 21 years. She is...

Remembering a milestone

December 11, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears

Blogger Kathy Mears remembers the events that eventually led her to living in a nursing home. 

The cleanliness factor

December 4, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears

SNF resident blogger Kathy Mears shares how personal hygiene affects her mood and sense of self. 

Connecting with a church

November 27, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears

SNF resident blogger Kathy Mears shares how she wishes she had more connection time with her local church.

Giving thanks for my roommate

November 20, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears

In a year filled with changes, many of which were unexpected, SNF resident blogger Kathy Mears reflects on a relationship that has brought her good tidings of great cheer.

To vaccinate, or not to vaccinate

November 13, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears

The decision of whether to get the influenza vaccine has added considerations and consequences for those who work and live in long-term care facilities. 

Another involuntary discharge

November 6, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears

SNF resident blogger Kathleen Mears shares her experiences on being involuntarily discharged and how she thinks the process could be avoided.

Quite the fright

October 30, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears

Ghosts and goblins aren’t the only things that can spook. SNF resident Kathy Mears explains how a faulty call light rattled her.

Recognizing employees

October 23, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears

SNF resident blogger Kathy Mears liked that her former facility started an employee award program but wished it were better explained and communicated to residents.

Hydration project

October 16, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears

Soda may be popular, but SNF resident blogger Kathy Mears says ice water is often the nicest accompaniment to a meal.

Plugging in

October 9, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears

Powering on in a nursing home means meeting fire safety codes designed to keep residents safe, but compliance isn’t always easy or cheap for residents trying to make their space a comfortable, functional home. 

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