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 June 19, 2022 – that means it 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 …

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Caregiver Duties After Nursing Home Placement

Family Caregiving Responsibilities After Parent is in Long-Term Care Every day, families in Kansas and across the United States find themselves becoming caregivers to an elderly loved one. It is a reality for many children of aging parents. This caregiving might consist of occasional visits to check on their well-being and help them with errands and doctor appointments. For some, …

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2022 National Skilled Nursing Home Week

2022 national skilled nursing home week

Celebrating Caregivers Who Work to Make Lives Happier What is National Skilled Nursing Week? This special week honoring caregivers across the country was originally known by a different name. Before last year, it was celebrated as National Nursing Home Week. The name was changed to reflect the increasingly complex medical care provided in facilities and the variety of ways people …

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Celebrating Birthdays at Mt Hope Nursing Center!

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Centenarian Kansas Woman Celebrates Turning 101! Here at Mount Hope Nursing Center, we love a party! And we love celebrating big moments with our residents. We had a great reason to celebrate at the start of 2022 thanks to a big birthday for one of our notable residents. At the beginning of the year, we had a celebration for Anne, …

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When a Parent Needs to go to a Nursing Home Suddenly

when parent needs nursing home suddenly

Advance Care Planning: Situations That Require Urgent Long-Term Placement While deciding to place a parent or other loved one in a nursing home or senior living facility is a big one, sometimes the need for finding elderly care comes with little notice. What do you do when you suddenly find that your parent needs to go to a nursing home? …

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How to Find a Good Nursing Home in Kansas

How to find a good nursing home in Kansas

4 Top Signs to Picking the Best Elderly Care Facility If you are looking to find good care for aging parents, it is important that your mom and dad are happy and safe in whatever living environment they are in. When living independently at home stops being a viable option, many start seeking out a senior living facility or nursing …

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How To Create A Safe Kitchen For Elderly People

Kitchen 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. Kitchen safety may be a new issue for them to address. Making sure their home is safe is …

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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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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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