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 hallway - CNA Career: The Pay, The Work, The 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

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

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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

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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

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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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