Short Term Care

Short term care for patients who require rehabilitative or skilled medical services after an elective or acute hospital stay, Mount Hope short term care provides a welcoming temporary home that fosters rest, well-being, and recovery. Our goal is to provide our residents with services designed to achieve the best possible health, level of function, and quality of life. We work hard to care for our residents the way we want our family member cared for.

Mt. Hope Nursing Center has the right rehabilitation program for you or a loved one following a stroke, heart attack, accident, surgery or chronic illness. Our goal is to return our patients to their optimum level of functioning, to coordinate rehabilitation services with the comprehensive medical and restorative needs of the patient, to provide a smooth transition back into the community and for each patient to leave feeling good, confident in their abilities, and well cared for.

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Mount Hope provides onsite physical, occupational, and speech therapy services to assist in short term care and recovery.

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Physical Therapy

Physical therapists help people with orthopedic conditions such as lower back pain or osteoporosis; joint
and soft tissue injuries such as fractures and dislocations; neurologic conditions such as stroke, traumatic
brain injury,or Parkinson’s disease; cardiopulmonary and circulatory conditions such as congestive heart
failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; and workplace injuries including repetitive stress disorders
and sports injuries.

During your first visit, the therapist will perform an examination and develop a plan of care that promotes the
ability to move, reduces pain, restores function, and prevents disability. You and your therapist will then work
side-by-side to make sure that
the goals of the treatment plan are met.

Each patient’s needs are unique. Your treatment plan may include functional training, neuromuscular re-education,
exercise, stretching, muscle massage, manual joint mobilization, ultrasound, electrical stimulation, balance training,
and education.

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy (OT) helps people with disabilities to return to their life roles through the use of therapeutic methods, applied and assistive technology, and environmental modifications.

According to findings from recent randomized controlled studies:

-Occupational therapy shortens recovery time, improves function, and helps people become self-sufficient.

-Occupational therapy assessment and intervention reduces the risk of a fall in elderly patients to 39%.

-Occupational therapy significantly reduces disability in people who have strokes.

-Seventy-five percent of nursing home residents who receive OT have positive outcomes.

-Five or more occupational and physical therapy sessions per week can lead to better outcomes in patientswith hip fracture.

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Speech Therapy

Speech therapy offers comprehensive evaluation and treatment for individuals who have developed speech,
swallowing, or cognitive problems following an injury or illness.

Experienced and certified speech-language pathologists work with patients with the following conditions:

-Cognitive Deficits
-Swallowing Disorders
-Laryngeal/Esophageal Cancer

Individualized treatment programs are developed for each patient based on the type of problem and his/her needs.

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Short term rehabilitation services provided by
Encore Rehabilitation


At Mount Hope we know each and every one of our residents by name and care for them like they are family. The Mount Hope difference means our staff, many of whom grew up here, take a genuinely interest in what goes on in each resident’s day-to-day life. We are a small community, deeply invested in the well-being of each individual. We address concerns of residents and their family with compassion to ensure every resident is not only comfortable, but also well-adjusted and happy in their new home. Mount Hope is a non-profit facility with a hands-on approach that allows us to keep the best interest of our residents at the heart of everything we do.

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