Hooper, NE: Giving Thanks..

It is that time of the year when we should look back on the year and reflect upon all the blessing that we acquired though-out the year. On Nov.14, the staff and residents enjoyed an afternoon of socializing, snacks and filling our thankful tree leaves with all the things that they our thankful for this […]

Hooper, NE: Honoring Our Veterans

Hooper Care Center held an afternoon luncheon on November 10, 2017 to honor our Veterans. Each Veteran was presented a Freedom Quilt and told memories of their time in the service. We would like to thank Ann Sprick for making the quilts for us. Ann also helps us out by being the hairdresser for our […]

Hooper, NE: Spooktacular

So was it Halloween or Christmas?? Hooper Care Center held it’s first Trunk and Treat on Tuesday the 31 and set up in the SNOW. The weather may have been a bit on the chilly side but it didn’t seem to stop the little ghost, goblin, dinosaurs and princess from coming out to see our […]

Hooper, NE: The Table is Set for Spooky Fun

You are never too young for Halloween. Hooper Care Center always has fun and Halloween is no different. Residents enjoy seeing how the staff can transform themselves for the day. Costumes of farmers, little girls, zoo keeper, chef (someone actually thought Don was replaced), Egyptian Queen were seen in the halls. The highlight of the […]

Hooper, NE: Henry Doorly Zoo Road Trip

This year we ended the summer with a trip to the Henry Doorly Zoo. We had 10 residents and 10 staff members enjoying the great outdoors. After a trip through the Giraffes, elephants, tiger and monkey exhibits, we sat down for sack lunch that our dietary made for us, at the aquarium. After our lunch […]

Hooper, NE: Oktoberfest

Hooper Care Center celebrated Oktoberfest with a traditional German meal on October 17th. The menu consisted of Rouladan German potato salad and sweet red cabbage with apple strudel for dessert. The residents of German decent enjoyed having a chance to compare our version of a German feast with what they were familiar with. All residents […]

Hooper, NE: Family Harvest Festival Picnic

The Sunday October 1 was our annual “Family Harvest Festival Picnic.” The day started out a bit rainy, but we kept our fingers crossed and the sky cleared around 10:30 the sun came out, and it was an absolutely beautiful day. With the help of all our departments working together, tables were set and decorated […]

Hooper, NE: Come on down to the “Price is Right”

One lovely afternoon at the Hooper Care Center in Hooper, Nebraska, a small group of residents were cruising around looking for an entertaining way to spend the afternoon. Theresa and Margie encountered the local IN2L being operated by the Life Enrichment Assistant. A spirited game of The Price is Right was soon up and running. […]

Hooper, NE: iN2L Using Our Technology For Spiritual Needs

Being in a small rural community, our priests and pastors are very busy. Many of them have 2 or more congregations to take care of. The iN2L is a great tool for us to use on the days we don’t have any spiritual ministers coming to the care center. The rosary is one of our […]

Hooper, NE: Teaming Up!

Mr. Sealy the head football coach for Logan View contacted Hooper Care Center to see how the football team could interact with our Residents. Coach wanted to come to the facility and have his players push our residents to the park for a picnic. As our facility is on top of a hill, on the […]

Hooper, NE: Giving Back

Hooper Care Center Residents and staff tried very hard to raise funds for HETRA (Heartland Equine Therapeutic Riding Academy). HETRA is located near Gretna NE. HETRA’s mission is to improve the quality of life both physically and emotionally of adults and children with disabilities through equine assisted activities. HETRA’s mission is very close to our […]

Hooper, NE: Annual Hot Dogs on Main Street

Hooper Care Center held their annual Hot Dogs on Main Street on Wednesday May 17,2017. Our community looks forward for our FREE Hot Dogs on Main Street each year for Nursing Home Week. One thing that is very consistent for this event is RAIN. This year we were able to serve from 11-1 and give […]

Hooper, NE: We tried!!!

Mother Nature did not like our plans for Tuesday of National Nursing Home Week. Hooper Care Center planned a Car Show and Spaghetti Supper from 5-7 on May 16. The Fremont Antique Car Club was scheduled to bring 15 cars for a car show but Mother Nature’s Strom Warnings kept most of those fancy cars […]

Hooper, NE: Kicking off Nursing Home Week

Hooper Care Center hosts the annual Grand-friends Olympics every year during National Nursing Home Week. This years event fell on Monday as the kids get out of school on Wednesday this year. The third grade classes of Logan View have taken turns once a month during the school year to come to Hooper Care Center […]

Hooper, NE: Celebrating our MOMS

Hooper Care Center held a Mother’s Day Tea on Saturday May 13. Families and friends gathered from 2-4 to enjoy Don’s chocolate mousse, punch and entertainment by Dawn and Brian Beck and their children. The table was beautiful and the music was fantastic. Everyone in attendance enjoyed time with their mom and went home with […]

Hooper, NE: Celebrating our Volunteers

April 24, 2017 was an evening to gather and celebrate the Hooper Care Center’s Volunteers. Hooper Care Center invites all our Volunteers from the year to a supper and evening of entertainment. This year we had a “Garden Theme” and each volunteer present was given a flower or herb plant to take home. We appreciate […]

Hooper, NE: Things were Hopping at Hooper Care Center

The Hooper community group, Chain of Friends held their annual Easter Egg Hunt at the Hooper Care Center on April 15, 2017. We were blessed with beautiful weather, and enjoyed 64 little people scrambling for their treasures. The Chain of Friends is a group who support the community youth, hold parties, craft shows and events […]

Hooper, NE: Katie Comes To Visit

Katie a trained K-9 Comfort Dog came to visit the residents of Hooper Care Center. Katie is at Trinity Lutheran Church in Fremont, Nebraska. Katie interacts with people at churches, schools, nursing homes, hospitals, events and in disaster response situations. Katie is a friend who brings a calming influence and allows people to open up […]

Hooper, NE: Gerontology Certification

Hooper Care Center is proud to announce Sara Bourek, RN has completed her Gerontological Nurse Certification. Sara has worked for Hooper Care for one year. Sara currently works full time as our night shift charge nurse. Gerontological Nurse training specifically targets the challenges we have for the care of our elderly. It focuses on disease processes, […]

Celebrating How Our Heroes Touch the Lives of Others

Vetter Health Services has been delivering quality care to seniors for over 40 years. We pride ourselves on providing quality living options and care to seniors throughout all of our 30 locations. We celebrate the heroes that work for us and dedicate their lives in caring for others. Charles Devlin said it best in the following quote, “Every day […]

Hooper, NE: “Family Serving Family”

Dateline, Monday January 16, 2017. Icy conditions had crept slowly into eastern Nebraska and the town of Hooper. Did that stop or slow the care given the residents of the Hooper Care Center? No. Staff from the Dietary and Nursing Departments packed bags of fresh clothes and personal items to weather out the ice and […]

Hooper, NE: Hooper Care Center Celebrates One Year Injury Free

Hooper Care Center reached the milestone of one year with no reportable staff injuries on November 19, 2016. The team celebration was held January 12, 2017. At Hooper Care Center we have made a focus of carrying our Mission of Dignity in Life into how we treat each other as well as how we treat […]

Hooper, NE: Barbie Visits Hooper Care Center

Barbie who was in town for the Hooper Winter Extravaganza decided to come and visit the residents of Hooper Care Center on Dec. 4th. Residents and visitors were very surprised when a real live miniature horse walked through the doors and all around the building. The residents and visitors enjoyed petting and talking to Barbie […]

Hooper, NE: It’s SMOR’E Fun When Hooper Care Center is Around

Hooper kicked off the Christmas season with their annual Winter Extravaganza on Sunday December 4th. The community joins in and helps with the different events to help welcome Santa to town. Hooper Care Center once again had their SMOR’E Fun area with a fire pit, hot chocolate and of course the fixings for the SMOR’Es. […]

Hooper, NE: Halloween Fun at Hooper Care Center

Hooper Care Center residents and staff enjoyed celebrating Halloween on Monday the 31st. Staff dressed up in costume and competed in the best costume contest. The winner was given a gift card to go out and eat, this gift card was actually given to an employee from a family member for going above and beyond […]

Hooper, NE: You Can Take the Men Out of the Country But You Can’t Take the Country Out of the Men…

We had spent one afternoon checking up on some of the local farmers. Our farmers at the care center wanted to see how farming methods and technologies have changed since their own farming days. As we watched the combine roll past, we were eating our sack lunch as they would have done when they were […]

Hooper, NE: Stanton Recieves RAC-CT Certification

Katie Stanton of Hooper Care Center received her RAC-CT (Resident Assessment) certification this week. RAC-CT certification is the nationally recognized gold-standard in resident assessment in the long-term care nursing profession. Katie is an RN and is our MDS coordinator. Katie has worked for Hooper Care Center for four years starting as a Charge Nurse and […]

Hooper, NE: Happy National Mocha Day!

Team members of Hooper Care Center were treated to hot Mochas from Starbucks on September 29. September was National Mocha Day. We are constantly looking for ways to show appreciation to our awesome team, our Life Enrichment calendar helps us find little things to celebrate. Thanks to Katie and Tammy for getting the orders and […]

Hooper, NE: Zootopia

Hooper Care Center took 12 residents and 12 team members to the Henry Doorly Zoo on September 22. Residents and staff alike had a great time. We started with the new African Safari and ended with the Jungle walk. The weather was a bit warm and humid, but we were able to alternate the outside […]

Hooper, NE: Dodge County Fair Time

Hooper Care Center residents entered crafts, paintings, hand work, and quilts in the Dodge County fair. On Friday August 5 Residents and staff made the trip to the fair to see what awards they won. The expressions of surprise and amazement were priceless when they saw their blue ribbons. One judge made a comment the […]

Hooper, NE: Kicking Off the Husker Football Season

Residents and staff of Hooper Care Center kicked off the Husker Football Season in style. Residents and staff made the trip to Lincoln on Thursday 8-25-16, for a grand tour of Memorial Stadium. When arriving at the main entrance to the Tom Osborn complex a group of pre-school children were leaving the facility and stopped […]

Hooper, NE: Quilt Show for Mother’s Day

Hooper Care Center held their Mother’s Day Social on May 7. We had a beautiful day and a wonderful turnout. The Merry Little Quilters held a quilt show for the event. Quilts were gathered from family and community members, with the stories being shared for each quilt. We were able to display 18 quilts and […]

Hooper, NE: Keeping with Tradition

Keeping with tradition Hooper Care Center held their annual Free Hot Dogs on Main Street for National Nursing Home Week. The tradition also continued to have a wet cool day for this event. We started out with rain, but ended up having a good day and giving out 140 hot dogs. It’s always fun to […]

Hooper, NE: Grandfriends Olympics

Hooper Care Center started Monday of National Nursing Home Week off with our annual Grand friends Olympics. 40 third graders from Logan View came to the facility to help us start our celebration. Residents and staff manned 6 stations for the kids to rotate through, we also had a couple resident try out the Frisbee […]

Hooper, NE: Getting the Sparkle On

Hooper Care Center staff are great at getting the sparkle on! We do not often stop and think about each step of our Buddies Forever Training but when it comes down to it We Do It Well! When I take time to sit and really LOOK at our staff and their interaction with our residents […]

Hooper, NE: Hooper Care Center’s Merry Little Quilters

Volunteers Millie Pawling and Glee Johnson have helped our residents form a quilting club. The Hooper Care Center Merry Little Quilters get together twice a month to make quilts. The first quilt made is being raffled off to earn funds for materials to make quilts for the World Relief organization. To show off their love […]

Hooper, NE: Chili Cook Off

Hooper Care Center held their annual Chili Cook Off on March 21, 2016. Staff choose a resident to partner with for either a good recipe or for help with putting the Chili together. We were honored with three celebrity judges this year, Sue Johnson past Life Enrichment Coordinator, Andy Fuston VHS Leadership Development and Mary […]

Hooper, NE: Easter Bunny Comes with Snow

The Easter Bunny had a hard time making an appearance in Hooper. The first attempt for the Easter Egg Hunt was cancelled due to the cold and wet weather. Unfortunately the weather did not cooperate any better for the second try. The Chain of Friends organization of Hooper puts on the hunt and Hooper Care […]

Hooper, NE: Very Revealing

The stork will be busy in May and July with two babies being born to two staff of Hooper Care Center. Katie and Mindi both had a ‘reveal’ party for staff and residents. Shari our dietary supervisor arranged to have the ultra sound results called to her so she could make cupcakes with pink or […]

Hooper, NE: We Must Never Forget

Residents, staff and members of the community of Hooper Care Center were blessed with the opportunity to hear the inspiring story of survival of the Holocaust by Bea Karp. Bea Karp spoke at the local high school earlier this year and was able to come to Hooper Care Center to allow our residents to hear […]

Hooper, NE: A Day of Celebration

November 2 was a Day of Celebration for Hooper Care Center. Residents, staff, family and friends joined in to celebrate the FOUR awards Hooper Care Center has received. We were honored to have Heath Bode president of Nebraska Health Care come and celebrate with us. Andy Fuston presented the facility’s Employee Advisory Council with the […]

Hooper, NE: Halloween Happenings

Hooper Care Center always enjoys getting dressed up. Halloween is no exception. Residents, staff and families enjoyed coming in costume. We held our Halloween party on Friday as well as were hosts to around 40 little witches, princesses, monkeys and transformers on Saturday night. If was great to see Shirley’s family come as Mickey mouse, […]

Hooper, NE: The Table is Set for our People Focused Advisory Council

Hooper Care Center is participating in the People Focused Culture Journey. We held an election on September 24 for our Employee Advisory Council. We are excited to do what we can to make Hooper Care Center the Best Place to Work for Miles Around!! Advisory council members are Kris Burt restorative aide, Katie Stanton RN […]

Hooper, NE: Enjoying the Great Outdoors

Residents and staff of Hooper Care Center enjoyed the great outdoors on September 22 with a trip to the Lee Simmons Wildlife Safari Park. Thanks to our friends at Wahoo for once again letting us enjoy time together by going in their large bus. Residents enjoyed the animals as well as a picnic lunch in […]

Hooper, NE: New School Year, New Grandfriends

With the start of a new school year we are blessed with the start of our Grandfriends once again. Hooper Care Center partners with the Logan View School district to host our Grandfriends program with the Logan View third grade class. Our residents look forward to meeting their new friends and enjoy the time they […]

Hooper, NE: Beautiful Day For a BBQ

Hooper Care Center held their annual BBQ on September 13. We celebrated the 40 years of Jack and Eldora providing Dignity in Life for elders, Grandparents Day as well as Husker Football season. We were blessed with a beautiful day, a bit of a breeze didn’t hinder anything except keeping the table coverings on outside. […]

UFFDA Youth Players Entertain

The UFFDA (Uehling Famous Follies Drama Association) came to Hooper Care Center to present Snow White Lite. Residents gathered in the dining room as the stage was set with the wicked Queen and her Magic mirror. The kids did a fantastic job and the residents got a big chuckle over the twist in the interpretation […]

Hooper, NE: Taking it to the Streets

Getting our Good News out is always a challenge. So Hooper Care took it to the Streets. Hooper Care Center with the help of volunteer artist Laura Mohr, designed a float with the Bronze Award Emblem. Staff and volunteers took to the streets on July 4th in Hooper, and on Aug. 2 at the Dodge […]

Hooper, NE: Touring the Gardens

Residents and staff of Hooper Care Center took a bus trip to the Lauritzen Gardens in Omaha on July 23. Despite the weatherman being off on his prediction of a nice day (in was a tad bit warm), the residents and staff still enjoyed walking the paths and seeing all the beautiful flowers and foliage. […]

Hooper, NE: Nursing Home Week in Hooper

National Nursing Home Week is a week of fun, laughter and community at Hooper Care Center. Staff at Hooper Care take part in dressing up, serving hot dogs on Main St., helping with Grand-friends Olympics and just plain having fun with the residents. We had a lot of giggles with wearing a mustache, tiny Sombreros, […]