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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...

A mini class reunion

June 27, 2016  |  Kathleen Mears

When SNF resident blogger Kathleen Mears emailed her high school reunion committee to say she wouldn't be able to attend the 50-year reunion, several of her classmates decided to surprise her with a visit.

My gender preference

June 20, 2016  |  Kathleen Mears

SNF resident blogger Kathleen Mears explains why some residents prefer to have their portions of their care delivered by an aide of a certain gender.

A warmed-over craving

June 13, 2016  |  Kathleen Mears

Food cravings have SNF resident blogger Kathleen Mears ready for a warm, crunchy taco, but some foods just aren't the same when reheated.

Getting stiff

June 6, 2016  |  Kathleen Mears

Getting that handy touchpad laptop made life seem easier, but it wasn't so great for her hand's range of motion, says SNF resident blogger Kathleen Mears.

Waiting for a new power chair

May 31, 2016  |  Kathleen Mears

SNF resident blogger Kathleen Mears relates how shopping for a new power chair can include a lot of adjustments and a lot of waiting.

Caught caring

May 23, 2016  |  Kathleen Mears

SNF resident blogger Kathleen Mears shares how a little appreciation can go a long way in well-designed employee recognition programs.

The story of mental decline

May 16, 2016  |  Kathleen Mears

If you had the beginning stages of dementia, would you want to know? SNF resident blogger Kathleen mears weighs whether ignorance is bliss.

Ties that bind

May 9, 2016  |  Kathleen Mears

Sometimes a careless action can cause a big headache. SNF resident blogger Kathleen Mears relates how a gown tie forced the nurse to get out the scissors.

Working challenged

May 2, 2016  |  Kathleen Mears

When an aide quits unexpectedly, it can really disrupt a nursing home's routines. SNF resident blogger Kathleen Mears tells how two aides managed to do the work of three when a sudden staff shortage caught everyone by surprise.

CG's almost 8 months out

April 25, 2016  | 

Sometimes leaving a facility can be just as frustrating as living in one. Resident blogger Kathleen Mears shares how a former housemate, CG, is struggling with living in the outside community.

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