Art at Mount Hope – Poetic Dedication

A Lovely Ode from a Resident At Mount Hope, we are surrounded by a variety of people with different interests and backgrounds who live and work here every day. Some of these people are incredibly talented. For that reason, we want to showcase the various artwork that our residents are doing while enjoying life here in our nursing home in …

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Growing a Garden at Mount Hope

Photo of nursing home resident and staff sitting by outside container garden

A Resident is Seeing the Fruits of his Labor Residents at Mount Hope Nursing Center can be found exploring the passions they love here inside our nursing home facility… and outside! Danny Swafford is one of our residents here at Mount Hope. He has a green thumb and decided to share his gardening talents by taking on a gardening project …

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Happy Birthday To Me!

Jasper with staff and residents at his birthday party at Mount Hope

Wow. This summer has been so great at Mount Hope Nursing Center. In fact, the latest party has been my favorite so far. Probably because it was my very first birthday party! As resident lap-sitter and (almost official) Morale Director here at Mount Hope, I was so very happy to have my first birthday be surrounded by all the people …

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What is a Convalescent Home?

The difference between convalescent homes and nursing homes While the term convalescent home is often used synonymously with nursing home, they are really two separate things, although with a lot of similarities. Understanding what a convalescent home is and assessing whether that is the proper facility for your needs or those of a family member starts with understanding the word …

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Making Special Moments at Mount Hope

Staff coordinates thrilling Harley birthday ride for our resident motorcycle-enthusiast! Here at Mount Hope, we like to say our team goes above and beyond to provide for a healthy and enjoyable life for all our residents. But nowhere has this commitment to treating everyone like family been made more evident than a recent motorcycle ride just outside our nursing home. …

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Safe Bathrooms for the Elderly

It is never too soon to improve the bathroom safety for seniors or an aging loved one. Even if you are not aware that they have had an issue with balance or have had a fall, taking early steps can prevent this dangerous, and all too common, hazard from happening to your elderly family member or friend. Every year, millions …

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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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Happy Mother’s Day from Jasper!

Jasper Mothers Day - Happy Mother’s Day from Jasper!

I hear lots of people talking about Mother’s Day! I understand that this is a special day that we celebrate our moms. This sounds like a wonderful day. I love my hooman mom. She buys me treats, takes me for rides and plays with me. I am one lucky puppy because I have a LOT of “adopted” hoomans moms here …

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Mother’s Day Nursing Home Gifts

Mothers Day Card with little gifts - Mother’s Day Nursing Home Gifts

6 Gift ideas: From Low-Cost to High-Tech Just as we’re feeling refreshed from the start of spring, we are also feeling blessed looking forward to the wonderful memories that get made every Mother’s Day here at Mount Hope Nursing Center. Our residents love when families visit to celebrate this special time with their mother, aunt, grandmother or friend. Check out …

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What legal decisions should be made before entering a Nursing Home?

Choosing to enter a nursing home can be a stressful time. With all the arrangements you are having to handle, it can be easy to miss some important steps or simply not be aware of all the necessary tasks at this time. One activity that will require some effort on your part is to make sure some important legal documents …

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