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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 shares how having her antidepressant adjusted has impacted her quality of life for the worse.
Resident blogger Kathleen Mears reflects on nearly 18 years of friendship with a fellow resident.
Having someone help you eat is one thing but having a separate feeding room makes resident blogger Kathleen Mears anxious.
Hoyer lifts may help staff feel more secure about resident transfers, but blogger Kathleen Mears feels more uncomfortable and less independent when she can’t stand on her own two feet.
Lighting can have a big impact on a resident’s day-to-day routine, comforts and well-being, resident blogger Kathleen Mears explains.
Roommates can make for awkward and uncomfortable quarters as resident blogger Kathleen Mears is experiencing.
Resident blogger Kathleen Mears speaks about what it’s like to get laryngitis and why it’s especially scary and difficult as a quadriplegic.
Resident blogger Kathleen Mears knows aides must share information to provide the best possible care. She wonders if sometimes they ask for, or share, too much private information in a public setting.
Resident blogger Kathleen Mears shares her thoughts on sweet snacks and why nibbles between meals might not be a good idea.
Resident blogger Kathleen Mears knows it’s important for nails to be trimmed, which is why she’s sought assistance from caregivers since Medicaid coverage isn’t often enough to her liking.