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Kathleen Mears

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

Something WAS bothering him

November 15, 2016  |  Kathleen Mears

Residents who cry out for help can be wearing on caregivers. But what if they really do need something?

Rising after the election

November 7, 2016  |  Kathleen Mears

It’s the presidential nominees’ jobs to rally us, but blogger Kathleen Mears reminds us that regardless of the winner, we must rally behind him or her to ensure a smooth transition of power and to sustain our democracy. 

Laptop listening again

October 31, 2016  |  Kathleen Mears

Speech recognition software helps blogger Kathleen Mears connect to the world. Windows updates prevented her microphone from working, causing her to spend weeks troubleshooting for a solution. 

In the middle of ordinary things

October 24, 2016  | 

Resident blogger Kathleen Mears was getting ready for a day out until she got a somber reminder that we shouldn’t take our days, or our routines, for granted.  

Cause for alarm

October 17, 2016  | 

Resident blogger Kathleen Mears wonders about changing policy so the fire alarm isn’t a signal for residents and visitors to panic.

Undone by a cord

October 10, 2016  | 

Resident blogger Kathleen Mears relies on a call light in the bathroom, so when the cord was too long and ripped in half, she relied on some aides’ quick thinking until a more permanent fix could be made. 

Pneumonia and a dose of mortality

October 3, 2016  | 

Resident blogger Kathleen Mears caught pneumonia and caught herself taking stock of her life, too. 

The care conundrum

September 26, 2016  | 

Resident blogger Kathy Mears watches how one resident’s changing health condition affects her family. That requires a lot of coordination for staff to communicate and keep everyone updated on an institutional level. 

The praying mantis

September 19, 2016  |  Kathleen Mears

Resident blogger Kathleen Mears gets the creepy crawlies when her aides can't seem to kill her new insect roommate.

Dining dilemmas

September 13, 2016  |  Kathleen Mears

Resident blogger Kathy Mears doesn’t know how meal plans are made, but she knows that when she’s eating simply to eat and not for enjoyment, the food doesn’t taste as delicious. 

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