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Kathleen Mears has been a nursing home resident in Ohio for 21 years. She is an incomplete...
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.
Resident blogger Kathleen Mears manages to keep track of time and wonders whether other benefits might benefit from clocks in their room, too.
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.
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.
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.
As Valentine’s Day approaches, resident blogger Kathleen Mears offers a glimpse of romance in the nursing home.
Resident blogger Kathy Mears dishes on proper etiquette for extra food portions.
Resident blogger Kathleen Mears was told for years she was unable to get new leg braces. When hers finally broke, she was pleasantly surprised to learn she was eligible for new custom ones.
Resident blogger Kathleen Mears is working to be more agreeable and less argumentative with an aide.
Blogger Kathleen Mears wants you to leap into the new year and suggests ways to set yourself up for success in 2017.