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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...

When lifts break

January 4, 2018  |  Kathleen Mears

A broken Hoyer lift and shortage on lift pads means that SNF resident blogger Kathy Mears has to stay in bed for the foreseeable future. 

Student nurses make the rounds

December 28, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears

SNF resident blogger Kathy Mears writes about her experiences with nursing students doing clinicals at her nursing home.

’Tis the season

December 22, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears

SNF resident blogger Kathy Mears reminisces of holidays past spent at nursing homes, a reminder that this may be the most difficult time of year for some residents. 

The heartbreak of caring

December 18, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears

Caring can come at a cost for residents and aides, but the hurt is worth it, says SNF resident blogger Kathy Mears.

Remembering a milestone

December 11, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears

Blogger Kathy Mears reflects on 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.

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