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National Nursing Home Week: May 9-15

The American Health Care Association has named this week National Nursing Home Week. The theme is “Enriching Every Day.” This will be celebrated in nursing homes and rehabilitation facilities nationwide. This year’s theme honors those in the health care field who add value to the lives of those in nursing homes and who help older Americans to overcome the infirmities of age and disability.

According to the American Health Care Association’s website, a supportive and caring nursing home environment provides enrichment for residents and families to continue growing, learning, and teaching in various ways. The week also provides an opportunity to honor all those who contribute to our nation’s nursing homes, including residents, family members, employees, and volunteers.

When acts of caring, kindness, and respect are the norm in long-term care environments, residents experience better physical care and healing, as well as enrichment of the mind, heart, and spirit.

We invite you to join with us in celebration of National Nursing Week, and we encourage you to do your part to make a positive difference in the lives of those living and working in nursing homes.