Mount Hope Centre for Long Term Care - Care Team
Nursing staff provide 24 hour personal care and professional nursing services in a caring and sensitive manner.
Physicians are assigned to each resident unit. Family physicians may continue to provide care if they hold admitting privileges with St. Joseph's Health Care.
Therapy and restorative programs
Mount Hope offers both occupational therapy and physiotherapy. Restorative services, such as exercise programs, are carried out by staff rehabilitation assistants and the Hamilton Physiotherapy Clinic. Residents are seen by a physiotherapist shortly following admission and, if they wish, can participate in group or individual programs on their unit and/or by using the facilities of the Wellness Centre gym. Residents who use power mobility equipment are also seen by the occupational therapist shortly after admission.
Spiritual Care services
An on-site interfaith chaplain provides spiritual and religious care, grief and bereavement support, religious services and a variety of spirituality groups.
The recreation team provides a wide variety of opportunities for residents to engage in recreation activities both on their own and with other residents, friends and families. Families and friends are welcome to join residents in these activities. Events include birthday parties, bingo, bowling, crafts, cards and other games, movies, fitness classes, outings, sing-along sessions, and the popular pub nights.
An art therapist, music therapist, and gardening instructor are also available to residents.
Watch the video below or on YouTube to learn about therapeutic recreation at Mount Hope.
Resident and family liaison
The Resident and Family Liaison supports the resident and family in the process of transition between the community to Mount Hope as well as ensure that the residents have the necessary resources to live comfortably in their home. This will be facilitated through the provision of information available from both internal and external resources that can be made available to enhance the Resident experience in long term care.
Volunteers are a valued component of the Mount Hope team and help residents in both group settings and on a one-on-one basis.
Residents' nutritional needs are assessed regularly in consultation with our registered dietitian. Meals and snacks are based on the Canada Food guide.
Clinic outpatient services
Clinics offered on site include dental, chiropody and geriatrics.
This council promotes the collective interests of the residents and provides the opportunity to contribute to the operation of Mount Hope. Council provides an opportunity to discuss issues of common interest to the Mount Hope community. Membership is open to all residents, resident service volunteers, families and friends. Meetings are held monthly with minutes available for all those interested in receiving them.
The Family Council at Mount Hope is an active group composed of friends and relatives of the residents. The main purpose for having a council is to give family and friends a voice in decisions that affect them and their loved ones.