In 1869 the Sisters of St. Joseph began their tradition of caring when they founded the original Mount Hope for the sick, frail, vulnerable and the elderly. That tradition of care remains an important part of St. Joseph’s Health Care, London. Building on the Sisters’ mission, the Mount Hope Centre for Long Term Care was created.
In a home-like environment, Mount Hope provides supportive care for individuals 18 years and older who require ongoing physical and psychosocial support. Residents include those who are technologically dependent, those with mental or physical challenges, and the elderly. Care is tailored to individual needs, with the goal of enhancing independence, choice and personal wellness.
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What Mount Hope Centre for Long Term Care has to offer
Amenities: Mount Hope consists of two buildings, St. Mary’s and Marian Villa. Social meeting areas are a focal point and include a town square with a library, community centre, coffee shop, art gallery, beauty salon, chapel and greenhouse. A protected garden and courtyard provide an opportunity for residents to experience the outdoors, an important part of the long term care philosophy.
Medical Care: Doctors are assigned to each resident unit and nurses provide 24 hour personal care. Family physicians may continue providing care if they hold privileges at St. Joseph’s Health Care, London.
Restorative Programs: Services include on-site occupational therapy, rehabilitation assistance and physiotherapy.
Wellness Centre: Services specialize in holistic care, programs and therapies, including art, music and horticultural therapies and a Snoezelen room, a multi-sensory environment promoting stimulation and relaxation.
Social Work: Counselling is available for issues that arise for residents and their families.
Spiritual Services: Denominational and inter-denominational support is available 24 hours a day.
Recreational Programs: The therapeutic recreation team offers a wide variety of individual and group activities for residents, which families and friends are welcome to attend.
Volunteers: A valued component of the Mount Hope team, volunteers provide assistance to residents in both one-on-one and group settings.
Dietary Services: Residents’ nutritional needs are assessed regularly by a registered dietitian.
Short Term Care: For individuals living in the community, three beds are available for short-stay respite care. Respite care provides relief for caregivers, or provides supportive care to allow a person recovering from a surgery or illness to regain strength, endurance and functioning before returning home.
Outpatient Services: Dental care and chiropody are available.