How To Create A Safe Kitchen For Elderly People

Safety Guide to Improve Cooking Areas for Older Adults As our parents get older, we start to see new difficulties they face in their day-to-day lives. Simply getting around their home may be something they are starting to struggle with more. Making sure their home is safe is a crucial step to help your aging loved ones live well in …

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Concerned About the Cost of a Nursing Home?

Graphic showing Medicaid pays for 65% of nursing home resident care in Kansas

Help with Medicaid & Affording Long Term Care Paying for an aging loved one to get the care they need is almost always overwhelming. When you realize they need more care than they are currently getting, such as needing to enter a nursing home, you may be faced with additional costs and paperwork. At Mount Hope Nursing Center, we regularly …

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Perfect Father’s Day Nursing Home Gifts

Perfect Father’s Day Nursing Home Gifts

10 Present Ideas for a Father in A Nursing Home Father’s Day is almost here. For many of us, it is hard to find the perfect gift or a way to celebrate. And when your father is elderly or even living in a nursing home, that can make things seem even more challenging. Fortunately, there are many great ideas for …

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When is Someone Too Old to Drive?

Older woman driving

Signs an Elderly Person is No Longer Safe to be Driving As our parents get older, we see the signs of struggles they face. Whether it’s memory loss or a decreased ability to get around, children of elderly parents often find themselves stepping up to help. Caregivers often find themselves in a position of having to make tough decisions. Knowing …

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CNA Career: The Pay, The Work, The Training

CNA pay and training

What is a Certified Nursing Assistant & How to Become One in Kansas What does CNA stand for? CNA stands for Certified Nursing Assistant. A CNA helps patients with various health-related needs. They work under the supervision of an RN (Registered Nurse) or an LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse). At Mt Hope Nursing Center, CNAs are an important part of the great work …

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Feeling Guilty about Putting Mom in a Nursing Home

feeling guilty about putting a parent in a nursing home

Dealing with caregiver guilt for a parent’s care Here at Mt. Hope Nursing Center, we see and feel the emotions of family members who are faced with placing their parent in a nursing home. According to Mount Hope Nursing Center Administrator Gina Terry, one of the most common feelings they express are ones of guilt. Deciding to put your mother …

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Celebrating Mother’s Day at Mt Hope

Mount Hope nursing home resident showing a Mother's Day message shared on Facebook

Making Memories During the Coronavirus May, 2020 Mother’s Day is a big cause for celebration for everyone at Mount Hope Nursing Center. It’s a time when many of our nursing home residents are delighted by visits and parties and gatherings.  Unfortunately, none of the usual celebrations would be happening this year at our residence. With the coronavirus pandemic still causing …

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Mount Hope Nursing Center Coronavirus Precaution

  Update 12/1/2020 – Message from Administrator, Gina Terry Today will be a date not soon forgotten. We have been COVID testing staff & residents for a few weeks. Friday we had staff members test positive- Monday 5 more staff were positive. Today we have the first residents positive. All of the families, KDHE epidemiology, SG county Health Dept and …

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Elderly Financial Abuse in Kansas

Caretaker hands holding the hands of an older person, regarding concerns of financial abuse

Protecting Vulnerable Senior Citizens and their Money As you are probably aware, there are a growing number of crimes that put your finances and/or personal information at risk. The number one target of most of these scams are the elderly. There is a growing number of baby boomers reaching an age when they are reliant upon others for help. Scam …

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