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In this issue: The 2017 OPTIMA Award winners, diabetes medication management, infection control programs, disaster planning and more.
Kathleen Mears is a long-time blogger who has been a nursing home resident for 21 years. She is...
Blogger Kathy Mears remembers the events that eventually led her to living in a nursing home.
SNF resident blogger Kathy Mears shares how personal hygiene affects her mood and sense of self.
SNF resident blogger Kathy Mears shares how she wishes she had more connection time with her local church.
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.
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.
SNF resident blogger Kathleen Mears shares her experiences on being involuntarily discharged and how she thinks the process could be avoided.
Ghosts and goblins aren’t the only things that can spook. SNF resident Kathy Mears explains how a faulty call light rattled her.
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.
Soda may be popular, but SNF resident blogger Kathy Mears says ice water is often the nicest accompaniment to a meal.
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.