The Power of Jasper (and other furry friends)

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Do you ever get the feeling you’re not accomplishing much? I sometimes feel that way, too. Especially on those really cold days of the winter when I can’t get out and run around in the warm sun. That snow is just too cold for my paws. But it turns out, by not doing much, I’m really doing quite a lot! …

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I love February, but not because of Valentine’s Day

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Okay, that’s not completely true. Part of why I love February is because of Valentine’s Day. I can’t help but wag my tail thinking how happy all my humans will be with the Valentine visits from loved ones and all the special Valentine’s Day events we have planned here at Mount Hope. Every week I watch our residents play bingo, …

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Woof and Happy New Year, everyone!

I hope you had as great of a time over the holidays as I did. I got presents and treats and sooooo many laps to sit in! As it is still my first year at Mount Hope (which makes sense, since I haven’t even turned 1 yet), I get a lot of questions. What am I? I am Jasper, of …

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Woof and Happy Holidays, everyone!

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This will be my first Christmas here at Mount Hope Nursing Center. It will also be my VERY FIRST CHRISTMAS EVER! I am so excited. I really hope Santa gets my list in time. I am not at all worried about being on the naughty list. Not only does everyone tell me I’m a GOOD BOY, but I just graduated …

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Mount Hope Gets into the Holiday Spirit

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Mount Hope Nursing Center got into the holiday spirit this year, and how! These types of activities and events are a great way to foster a happy and stimulating community for all our residents and their families. We had decorations, gift giving, brain teasing activities like a Christmas crossword, even a tacky sweater content (congrats to the “winner”!). There were …

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Mount Hope Takes a Trip to Carriage Crossing

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Recently, the managerial staff at Carriage Crossing, a restaurant in Yoder, Kansas, swere extremely gracious to allow us to take a trip there, just a brief 15-minute trip up route 96. It was a great experience for residents and staff alike. We enjoyed a delectable lunch of southern cooking, and were able to take a scenic trip across Kansas countryside …

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Mount Hope Named U.S. News Best Nursing Home for 2017-18

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Everyone here at Mount Hope Nursing Center is extremely happy and proud to announce that our Kansas facility has been recognized as one of the best nursing homes of 2017 by U.S. News, a digital news and information platform that has featured nursing home rankings since its inception in 2009. U.S. News provides readers with advice, ranking, news and analysis …

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12 Common Nursing Home Myths

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Skilled nursing facilities, commonly called nursing homes, have had a checkered past. Once cold and sterile, like hospitals, nursing homes were forever changed by an industry-wide reform in 2005. The reform called for facilities to embrace the comforts of home, adding carpet, trim, décor, living rooms and other features to make residents as comfortable as possible. Unfortunately, these nursing home …

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Mount Hope in Top Four Percent of Kansas Nursing Homes

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Mount Hope Nursing Center’s efforts in offering high-quality care have been recognized in a statewide report that ranked the facility among the top four percent of best nursing homes in Kansas. The report, released quarterly by the Great Plains Quality Innovation Network, evaluates Kansas nursing facilities based on a composite score which reflects success in 13 long-stay measures, determined by …

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Resident Profile: Oda

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Oda grew up in Mt. Hope, so when it was time to move to a nursing facility in 2013, she knew where she wanted to go. Being from the area, she remembered when Mt. Hope Nursing Center was built, and when each addition was built. Now, Oda has been at Mount Hope Nursing Center for four years, and she is …

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