Hooper, NE: October Fun

As always October is a month of fun and surprises at Hooper Care Center. The ladies enjoyed being able to fashion designers with pumpkins. It always good to try something new and there were no pumpkin guts this way. Halloween day is always fun, the residents love to get involved with the staff and little […]

Hooper, NE: Up Up and Away

Dream Weavers once again came through providing the ability for our resident Mary Ann to fly amount the clouds. Mary Ann has always wanted to get a ride in a hot air balloon. With the help of Life Enrichment coordinator Tammy and Dream Weavers Mary Ann was able to fly with the birds. This was […]

Hooper, NE: Celebrating Success

Hooper Care Center residents, staff, family members and home office staff came together October 18 to celebrate Hooper Care Center’s success this past year. Our staff were honored with the award from my Inner View’s staff satisfaction award. It is such an honor to be part of a team who know what providing care to […]

Hooper, NE: Husker Dreams

Thanks to Tammy Kreikemeier our Life Enrichment Coordinator for getting dreams to come true for two of our Residents through Dream Weaver an organization that helps elders accomplish a dream they still have. Two of our Residents, Della and Cindy each wanted to attend a home Nebraska Football game. Della wanted to go before she […]

Hooper, NE: September Perfection

September 9th proved to be a day of Perfection. Hooper Care Center held their annual Resident and Family Picnic. This year we decided to plan for the picnic to be outdoors as we had the North Bend area Community Band coming to play for us, and having a 25 – 30 member band inside would […]

Hooper, NE: Celebrating 1 Year Injury Free

July 18, 2018 marked the achievement of 1 Year Injury Free for the staff of Hooper Care Center. Thanks to the VSL team for coming on July 31 to help us celebrate. It is always a great time when we get together with Home Office. 44 Hooper Team Members (out of 56 total staff including […]

Hooper, NE: Fair Time

Hooper Care Center once again participated in the Dodge County Fair. Hooper Care Center decorated a booth this year to show off the 1st place blue ribbon winnings. Residents worked throughout the year making jellies, quilts, potholders, dresses made from pillow cases, shorts made from T-shirts, wreaths and paintings. Residents went to check out their […]

Hooper, NE: Gone Fishing

With the help of Live Well Go Fish, Hooper Care Center was able to take residents fishing on Lake Wanahoo. Live Well Go Fish is an organization of volunteers that serves the elderly as well as Hospice patients in getting them out on the water and the chance to fish. Staff and Residents started the […]

Hooper, NE: Retirement After 37 Years and 4 Months

Janice Watts MA, CNA retired from Hooper Care Center June 15, 2018 after 37 years and 4 months. Janice is an exceptional employee and will be greatly missed. Residents and staff hosted a retirement party for Janice to honor the dedication, compassion and commitment Janice had for our Mission, Vision and Values. We were always […]

Hooper, NE: Nursing Home Week Day 3

The annual Hooper Care Center Free Hot Dogs on Main street was once again a huge success. For the first time in MANY years we enjoyed perfect weather! The community expects to see the advertisement go up the first part of May for this event. This year also coincided with the last day of school, […]

Hooper, NE: Nursing Home Week 2

The theme for Nursing Home Week Day 2 was “Life Stories”. Residents and staff filled out a Life Story questioner about themselves. Information from the questioner was read to the residents and staff and they were tested to see if they could tell who the person was. The afternoon was topped off by a visit […]

Hooper, NE: Hooper’s Mother’s Day Tea

Hooper Care Center held their Mother’s Day Tea on May 12 at 2pm. We were able to host around 70 family members and join them in Celebrating their mothers. The boys for some of our moms were able to come due to the weather having kept them from the field. We enjoyed a musical presentation […]

Hooper, NE: Nursing Home Week Day 1 Take 2

Nursing Home Week at Hooper Care Center always brings in fun, laughter and staff participation. Day one’s theme is Hat Day. Staff and residents enjoyed showing off their different hats ( even those who did not want too right Butch?) Hat day and our Grand-friend Olympics tied together well as each third grader decorated a […]

Hooper, NE: Nursing Home Week Day 1

Day one of Nursing Home week at Hooper Care Center started out with our Grand-friend Olympics. This year is a bit special as we have not seen our Grand-friends since December. The flu season kept the kids from visiting in Jan, Feb and March. April kept them at school for the testing. The third grade […]

Hooper, NE: St. Patrick’s Celebration

Our St. Patrick’s celebration started off early in the morning with a staff breakfast at 6:00a.m. & 9:30a.m. with scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, biscuits and gravy. In the afternoon our staff participated in bingo with our residents and shared a delightful social hour with some Irish foods. The dietary staff made a reuben dip, and […]

Hooper, NE: Elvis Presley was IN THE HOUSE!!

Elvis Presley brought the house down on February 20th! Joseph Hall, Elvis Impersonator, was a top contestant on America’s Got Talent in 2008 and has since performed thousands of shows over the last 12 years to entertain Elvis fans all over the world including our residents, staff and community guests. He curled his lip and […]

Hooper, NE: What Do You Do on a Dreary Winter Day? Make Snowmen!

With the weather being a bit on the dreary side, and the Olympics coming to a close, Life Enrichment has been coming up with some wild things for the residents to do. Today the goal was to make snowmen. The residents split into three groups, with the help of Shannon, Katie and Diane the contest […]

Hooper, NE: Celebrating the Hooper Way

Hooper Care Center received it’s annual visit from our local Cupid. Mr. James Dam delivers a Valentine balloon to every resident every year. Mr. Dam and his wife also host a church service every Sunday morning here at HCC. The residents love getting their balloon and some will let you know if they think they […]

Hooper, NE: Hooper Goes to Hawaii

Hooper Care Center staff were treated to a staff party Hawaiian style. The All Team Holiday celebration was held January 18. As Diane did not get to go on her Hawaiian vacation, we decided to bring Hawaii to Hooper. Being a part of the Vetter family was truly felt as the team from Brookestone Meadows […]

Hooper, NE: Special Visitor

Resident Kenny Kinlund of the Hooper Care Center had a special visitor on January 4, 2018. Dr. Tom Osborne from the University of Nebraska came to visit with the Number 1 Husker Fan in this area. The wish was granted from Kindred Hospice to meet Dr. Tom. Dr. Matt Beacom, Medical Director for Kindred made […]

Hooper, NE: Community and Christmas

Hooper Care Center join with our Community to kick off the Christmas season. We started Dec. 4 with our Ladies decorating cookies for the FCCLA students from Logan View who came to paint windows in the dining room and sing Karaoke on the IN2L with our Residents. The windows are decked out with candy canes, […]

Hooper, NE: Your Never to Old for Santa

Hooper Care Center held their Christmas open house for Residents and families on December 10. The weather was beautiful bringing lots of families out to celebrate. Its not every December 10, that is warm enough for families to stand outside to visit. Residents enjoyed background piano music, entertainment by the Hooper Care Center not so […]

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 […]