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Kathleen Mears

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Kathleen Mears has been a nursing home resident in Ohio for 21 years. She is an incomplete...

Getting a lift

May 22, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears

Hoyer lifts may help staff feel more secure about resident transfers, but blogger Kathleen Mears feels more uncomfortable and less independent when she can’t stand on her own two feet. 

Setting the lighting mood

May 15, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears

Lighting can have a big impact on a resident’s day-to-day routine, comforts and well-being, resident blogger Kathleen Mears explains. 

A roommate, as promised

May 8, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears

Roommates can make for awkward and uncomfortable quarters as resident blogger Kathleen Mears is experiencing. 

Raising my voice

May 1, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears

Resident blogger Kathleen Mears speaks about what it’s like to get laryngitis and why it’s especially scary and difficult as a quadriplegic. 

Minding my business

April 24, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears

Resident blogger Kathleen Mears knows aides must share information to provide the best possible care. She wonders if sometimes they ask for, or share, too much private information in a public setting. 

Skipping snacks

April 17, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears

Resident blogger Kathleen Mears shares her thoughts on sweet snacks and why nibbles between meals might not be a good idea. 

Great lengths for short nails

April 10, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears

Resident blogger Kathleen Mears knows it’s important for nails to be trimmed, which is why she’s sought assistance from caregivers since Medicaid coverage isn’t often enough to her liking.

For want of a cut

April 3, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears

Blogger Kathleen Mears wishes salon services could visit her nursing home to give residents a trim and boost their spirits, too.

Time to sit down

March 27, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears

Resident blogger Kathleen Mears tracks one resident’s health, a process that pains her to watch. 

Deciding what to wear

March 20, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears

Resident blogger Kathleen Mears describes how she’s built her wardrobe and had to adapt living in a nursing home, from what styles and fabrics she wears to what she can fit in her 29-inch-wide closet.

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