CNA Career: The Pay, The Work, The Training

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What is a Certified Nursing Assistant & How to Become One 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 we strive …

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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 Mount 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 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 calls …

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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?

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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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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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