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In this issue: The 2017 OPTIMA Award winners, diabetes medication management, infection control programs, disaster planning and more.
Kathleen Mears is a long-time blogger who has been a nursing home resident for 21 years. She is...
A broken Hoyer lift and shortage on lift pads means that SNF resident blogger Kathy Mears has to stay in bed for the foreseeable future.
SNF resident blogger Kathy Mears writes about her experiences with nursing students doing clinicals at her nursing home.
SNF resident blogger Kathy Mears reminisces of holidays past spent at nursing homes, a reminder that this may be the most difficult time of year for some residents.
Caring can come at a cost for residents and aides, but the hurt is worth it, says SNF resident blogger Kathy Mears.
Blogger Kathy Mears reflects on the events that eventually led her to living in a nursing home.
SNF resident blogger Kathy Mears shares how personal hygiene affects her mood and sense of self.
SNF resident blogger Kathy Mears shares how she wishes she had more connection time with her local church.
In a year filled with changes, many of which were unexpected, SNF resident blogger Kathy Mears reflects on a relationship that has brought her good tidings of great cheer.
The decision of whether to get the influenza vaccine has added considerations and consequences for those who work and live in long-term care facilities.
SNF resident blogger Kathleen Mears shares her experiences on being involuntarily discharged and how she thinks the process could be avoided.