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AARP Foundation sues to stop nursing home evictions

November 17, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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The organization is taking up its first court case on behalf of a woman with Alzheimer’s who was discharged from her nursing home without warning.

Deer crashes into nursing home

November 16, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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A deer visited a Bronx nursing home, causing panic for residents, staff and the deer.

To vaccinate, or not to vaccinate

November 13, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears
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The decision of whether to get the influenza vaccine has added considerations and consequences for those who work and live in long-term care facilities. 

Another involuntary discharge

November 6, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears
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SNF resident blogger Kathleen Mears shares her experiences on being involuntarily discharged and how she thinks the process could be avoided.

Quite the fright

October 30, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears
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Ghosts and goblins aren’t the only things that can spook. SNF resident Kathy Mears explains how a faulty call light rattled her.

Plugging in

October 9, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears
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Powering on in a nursing home means meeting fire safety codes designed to keep residents safe, but compliance isn’t always easy or cheap for residents trying to make their space a comfortable, functional home. 

A commanding presence

October 2, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears
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How do you care for someone who doesn’t think he needs—or wants—help?

Waiting for growth

September 25, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears
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The decision to go gray may have been the easy part. Blogger Kathleen Mears writes about the year-and-a-half long process of growing out her roots. 

Transport troubles

September 18, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears
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Traveling from Point A to B is not as easy as getting in the car and going for blogger Kathleen Mears, who recently had a particularly harrowing drive. 

Update: 8 seniors dead from Hurricane Irma

September 13, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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A power outage from Hurricane Irma left residents in sweltering heat for a prolonged period of time. 

A pressing situation

September 11, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears
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Bathroom access is restricted for blogger Kathleen Mears, as her shared facility is the only one she can use because of mobility issues. That can result in an uncomfortable situation.

A live feed of nursing home life

September 5, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears
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Social media is a popular method of communication, but what happens when staff and residents use it to share about long term care? Resident blogger Kathleen Mears shares her observations and opinions. 

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