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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...
Accumulating stuff is easy to do no matter the space, but decluttering is trickier for blogger Kathleen Mears as she needs help to sort through things. She thinks other residents could benefit from a good cleaning, too.
Resident blogger Kathleen Mears shares how she has adjusted her expectations and outlook as an incomplete quadriplegic.
Controlling breakouts is a trying ordeal to begin with but is more difficult for blogger Kathleen Mears because of nursing home restrictions on what she can put on her face.
Putting your best foot forward can be a challenge with stiff foot and leg muscles, blogger Kathleen Mears explains.
Over-the-counter pain relievers help resident blogger Kathleen Mears manager her pain.
Resident blogger Kathleen Mears discovers empty wrappers for missing snacks on her roommate’s side of their shared space.
Fresh air is good for the lungs and going out can do the soul a world of good, resident blogger Kathleen Mears writes.
Blogger Kathleen Mears writes legislators about how the proposed healthcare legislation would affect her and fellow nursing home residents.
Resident blogger Kathleen Mears watches as one resident transforms after she gets a fork in her hand and starts feeding herself.
After some missteps, the nurse manager told resident blogger Kathleen Mears she can once again stand to transfer.