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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...
We nursing home residents are usually waiting for something. We wait to get up, to get a shower, to get breakfast. And we wait for the first
I have read the Obama administration's plan for healthcare reform and the resulting controversy. But I know many working poor and working class
Since every doctor told me that I would lose all my hair, I purchased a wig after my first treatment. Two weeks later I saw little change in my hair,
An aide told me today that she was going to get green beans from her son's wonderful garden. We chatted about the fact that this facility has never
Most people think of the July 4th as a welcome break. They look forward to barbecues, swimming, boating, vacationing, and generally having a good
My first chemotherapy treatment was last week and I prepared for it carefully. Since I need two aides to assist me with transfers, I was concerned. I
Right now there is a great push to get all residents here to eat in the dining rooms. When I first came here, there was a dining room for the "feeds"
Power chairs are great. I can run the chair and do fine. But when the aides do it there can be problems. I have warned them to be careful and for the
It was a beautiful, sunny day and my sister and I were preparing to travel 50 miles to see another oncologist. I was concerned that the ambulette
Our regional ombudsman asked if we would circulate a petition here which favors an increase in the personal expense monthly allocation that SSI