Celebrating Mother’s Day at Mount 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 5/8/2020 – Message from Administrator, Gina Terry Another week is coming to an end – our wonderful staff continue to wear face masks and take their temperatures before and after shift. Residents vitals are taken 3x a day as we continue to monitor them for illness. With the State of Kansas beginning to open up, we are receiving many …

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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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Will Medicaid Cover Nursing Home Care?

Mount Hope administrator Gina Terry with 2 staff members holding award certificate for providing outstanding long term care in Kansas

Kansas Eligibility for Medicaid Coverage of Long-Term Care Facing the decision to enter a nursing home or to help put a loved one into a nursing home can be very difficult. Not only can this be a very stressful and emotional time, the worry about money often also looms large. When you get to the stage of knowing a nursing …

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Occupational Therapy vs Physical Therapy

An aging woman receiving physical therapy on her arm by a licensed therapist

Understanding the difference between OT and PT There are some common types of therapy people need, especially older people who are struggling with growing physical challenges they face as they age. But there is also a common misconception in understanding some of these types of therapies, especially when trying to understand the difference between occupational therapy and physical therapy. Occupational …

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Care for the Caregivers

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7 Reasons to Seek out Elderly Respite Care Many of the people who live and receive service here at Mount Hope Nursing Center had relied upon other people before trusting us with their care. Across the country, the majority of care given to people in need, disabled by advanced age, illness or disability, is provided by family or friends. More …

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Help for Caregivers of Elderly Parents

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The Emergency Checklist Every Caregiver Needs When a family member is no longer able to care for themselves in a way that makes it safe for them to be as independent as they once were, it’s quite common for someone in the family to step up and become that person’s caregiver. While there are professional formal caregivers who are paid …

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Zero Antipsychotics: Recognition of Exceptional Quality Care

National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes: Antipsychotic Medication Use Data Report

Mount Hope Nursing Center Reduces Antipsychotic Use to Zero A new effort has been underway by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to reduce the amount of antipsychotics prescribed to patients in nursing homes. Not only has Mount Hope Nursing Center been able to achieve that, our team of experienced staff is incredibly proud that we can report …

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What Makes Mount Hope Nursing Center Special?

Photo of Mount Hope Nursing Center team of nurses and staff at summer event

Staff Share What Makes Mt Hope a Wonderful Place to Live & Work For far too long, the image of what it’s like to live in a nursing home has been a bad one. Unfortunately, that is what many people still believe about nursing homes today. But if you go inside a care facility like the one we’ve been operating …

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