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Kathleen Mears Commentary

Kathleen Mears

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

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.

Keeping time

March 12, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears

Resident blogger Kathleen Mears manages to keep track of time and wonders whether other benefits might benefit from clocks in their room, too. 

Guarded purse strings

March 6, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears

Resident blogger Kathleen Mears manages her money with a close eye to keep track of her own spending and to make sure someone isn’t spending her money. 

A pesky eye lump

February 27, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears

Resident blogger Kathleen Mears had an eye infection that required multiple doctor visits and medications, which can be a frustrating and trying for anyone but especially an incomplete quadriplegic. 

An unanswered call light

February 20, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears

It wasn’t a bump in the night, but resident blogger Kathleen Mears explains how scary it was waiting for her aides to come in one morning.

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