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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...

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. 

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. 

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