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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...
Resident blogger Kathleen Mears talks about a fellow resident with memory loss who is reliving her younger days as a nurse by trying to care for other residents.
Resident blogger Kathleen Mears describes how setting a standing appointment made her more receptive and comfortable to counseling.
Keeping up with appearances isn't easy. Even though maintenance and upgrades can be difficult, they are a necessary investment.
Resident blogger Kathleen Mears talks about the mealtime rules and where to draw the line with resident tardiness to the dining hall.
Resident blogger Kathleen Mears discusses some shady practices at several Massachusetts nursing homes and wonders why the sites didn't require more background checks.
New residents can struggle to combat their fears and find a way to feel useful, but everyone can help them adjust, says resident blogger Kathleen Mears.
Resident blogger Kathleen Mears talks turkey and how budget-strapped nursing homes might want to think local at the holidays.
The holidays aren't happy for some people, but resident blogger Kathy Mears reminds us how to be in charge of our own joy--and perhaps help others to do the same.
Resident blogger Kathleen Mears gets a new bit of holiday cheer for her room, while spending quality time with her sister--showing that the little things mean a lot.
Getting along with aides can be a struggle sometimes, but resident blogger Kathleen Mears finds a way to work it out.