What is Long Term Care?

Those in need of long-term care, whether they reside in a facility or in the community, need some nursing care on an ongoing or daily basis. Long term care populations include technologically-dependent individuals, mentally or physically-challenged adults, and the elderly.

long-term care patient in butterfly therapy

The most common diagnoses affecting residents in long-term care facilities include:

  • Circulatory and respiratory diseases and conditions
  • Musculoskeletal disabilities such as arthritis and osteoporosis
  • Alzheimer's disease and other dementias
  • Neurological motor dysfunctioning such as multiple sclerosis
  • Endocrine and metabolic disorders such as diabetes and hypothyroidism
  • Stroke

Mount Hope also provides the following programs for individuals with special needs:

Special Care

Two Special care units  are dedicated to the care of residents with special care requirements, such as dementia, cognitive impairment, a potential to wander, and/or other challenging needs.

Short-Term Care

Three beds at Mount Hope are available for short-stay individuals requiring respite or supportive care.

Respite care is available for individuals living in the community whose the caregiver requires a period of relief or vacation. Each admission may be up to 60 days with a maximum of 90 days per year. Supportive care is available for individuals recovering from surgery, to recover strength, endurance and functioning.

Last updated: Fri, 2012-03-09 15:02