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Kathleen Mears

@KathleenLMears1

www.ltlmagazine.com/blog/kathleen-mears

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

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. 

Clear skin is in

August 7, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears

Controlling breakouts is a trying ordeal to begin with but is more difficult for blogger Kathleen Mears because of nursing home restrictions on what she can put on her face. 

A step forward

July 31, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears

Putting your best foot forward can be a challenge with stiff foot and leg muscles, blogger Kathleen Mears explains.

A winning combination

July 24, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears

Over-the-counter pain relievers help resident blogger Kathleen Mears manager her pain.

Secret hiding place

July 17, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears

Resident blogger Kathleen Mears discovers empty wrappers for missing snacks on her roommate’s side of their shared space. 

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