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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...

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. 

Altered space

July 10, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears

Fresh air is good for the lungs and going out can do the soul a world of good, resident blogger Kathleen Mears writes. 

An open letter to Congress

June 30, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears

Blogger Kathleen Mears writes legislators about how the proposed healthcare legislation would affect her and fellow nursing home residents.

An awakening

June 26, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears

Resident blogger Kathleen Mears watches as one resident transforms after she gets a fork in her hand and starts feeding herself.

Back on my feet

June 19, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears

After some missteps, the nurse manager told resident blogger Kathleen Mears she can once again stand to transfer. 

A change in dosage

June 12, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears

Resident blogger Kathleen Mears shares how having her antidepressant adjusted has impacted her quality of life for the worse.

In remembrance of Annie

June 5, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears

Resident blogger Kathleen Mears reflects on nearly 18 years of friendship with a fellow resident.  

Mealtime assistance

May 30, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears

Having someone help you eat is one thing but having a separate feeding room makes resident blogger Kathleen Mears anxious. 

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. 

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