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Kathleen Mears



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

Wanted: A room of my own

September 2, 2016  |  Kathleen Mears

Blogger Kathleen Mears lives in a semi-private room but prefers to live alone. She’s been lucky to have a room to herself but knows it’s a matter of time when, not if, she’ll get a roommate. 

When voice recognition software doesn’t listen

August 29, 2016  |  Kathleen Mears

Resident blogger Kathleen Mears uses voice recognition software to navigate the Internet. Her software isn’t working, so she’s been forced to use a workaround to navigate—and communicate. 

Lamenting a new cell phone

August 22, 2016  |  Kathleen Mears

When older technology gives up the ghost or is no longer supported, cell phone companies aren't always helpful when it comes to setting up a new cell phone.

A less than joyful ride

August 15, 2016  |  Kathleen Mears

Resident blogger Kathleen Mears continues to have trouble with her new power chair. The experience is frustrating because beyond the hassle of her time, it has restricted her mobility and independence.

Burial plans gone awry

August 8, 2016  |  Kathleen Mears

How many of us have prepaid funerals? Do any of us wonder if our wishes will be honored? SNF resident blogger Kathleen Mears discusses two New York Times articles that show what can happen with nursing home guardianships, funds sent to nursing homes and the resulting mix up.

Posterior Vitreous Detachment

August 1, 2016  |  Kathleen Mears

Keeping up with wellness appointments can be a challenge—but SNF resident blogger Kathleen Mears shows why it’s important to communicate with the primary care providers and the facility when scheduling specialty appointments.

A garden grows

July 25, 2016  | 

When an employee cleared and planted some greenery, blogger Kathleen Mears and her fellow residents started to bloom—a good reminder that growth isn't only for the garden. 

Ohio Medicaid Qualified Income Trust

July 18, 2016  |  Kathleen Mears

Setting up a Qualified Income Trust/Miller Trust to fulfill the Medicaid requirements can be tricky business, so Ohio's Medicaid recipients shouldn't wait to get started on the process, says SNF resident blogger Kathleen Mears.

Giving thanks on July 4

July 11, 2016  |  Kathleen Mears

Resident blogger Kathleen Mears reflects on how her Fourth of July celebrations have changed over the years—and how thankful she is for memories of both. 

Collision in my new power chair

July 5, 2016  |  Kathleen Mears

Getting used to piloting a new power chair was part of SNF resident blogger Kathleen Mears' planned day out, but not the crash inside the salon.