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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...

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. 

A commanding presence

October 2, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears

How do you care for someone who doesn’t think he needs—or wants—help?

Waiting for growth

September 25, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears

The decision to go gray may have been the easy part. Blogger Kathleen Mears writes about the year-and-a-half long process of growing out her roots. 

Transport troubles

September 18, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears

Traveling from Point A to B is not as easy as getting in the car and going for blogger Kathleen Mears, who recently had a particularly harrowing drive. 

A pressing situation

September 11, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears

Bathroom access is restricted for blogger Kathleen Mears, as her shared facility is the only one she can use because of mobility issues. That can result in an uncomfortable situation.

A live feed of nursing home life

September 5, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears

Social media is a popular method of communication, but what happens when staff and residents use it to share about long term care? Resident blogger Kathleen Mears shares her observations and opinions. 

The tastes of home

August 30, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears

Comfort foods bring joyful memories and joy to our stomachs. Resident blogger Kathleen Mears longs for sandwiches on toast, a simple luxury that is difficult at best for her to get in long-term care.

Cleaning house

August 21, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears

Accumulating stuff is easy to do no matter the space, but decluttering is trickier for blogger Kathleen Mears as she needs help to sort through things. She thinks other residents could benefit from a good cleaning, too. 

Learning to cope

August 14, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears

Resident blogger Kathleen Mears shares how she has adjusted her expectations and outlook as an incomplete quadriplegic. 

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