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Kathleen Mears

@KathleenLMears1

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Kathleen Mears is a long-time blogger who has been a nursing home resident for 21 years. She is...

Tonight in Holly's world

February 8, 2016  |  Kathleen Mears

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.

Roving counselors

February 1, 2016  |  Kathleen Mears

Resident blogger Kathleen Mears describes how setting a standing appointment made her more receptive and comfortable to counseling. 

The journey to rundown

January 25, 2016  |  Kathleen Mears

Keeping up with appearances isn't easy. Even though maintenance and upgrades can be difficult, they are a necessary investment.

Push back on meal time rules

January 18, 2016  |  Kathleen Mears

Resident blogger Kathleen Mears talks about the mealtime rules and where to draw the line with resident tardiness to the dining hall.

Complaints about 11 Mass. nursing homes

January 12, 2016  |  Kathleen Mears

Resident blogger Kathleen Mears discusses some shady practices at several Massachusetts nursing homes and wonders why the sites didn't require more background checks.

Finding a haven

January 4, 2016  |  Kathleen Mears

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.

A holiday tradition ends

December 28, 2015  |  Kathleen Mears

Resident blogger Kathleen Mears talks turkey and how budget-strapped nursing homes might want to think local at the holidays.

The struggle for joy

December 21, 2015  |  Kathleen Mears

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.

Holiday time

December 14, 2015  |  Kathleen Mears

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.

Turning over a new leaf

December 6, 2015  |  Kathleen Mears

Getting along with aides can be a struggle sometimes, but resident blogger Kathleen Mears finds a way to work it out.

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