This week, skilled nursing care facilities around the country are celebrating National Nursing Home Week (NNHW). National Nursing Home Week is an annual observance sponsored nationally by the American Health Care Association (AHCA), based in Washington, DC. According the the AHCA’s website, NNHW “spotlights nursing home residents and staff and encourages all to celebrate those that make a positive difference in their lives every day.”
Another goal of National Nursing Home Week is to show how a nursing home can be a supportive and caring environment and that these facilities can and should provide enrichment for residents and families to continue growing, learning, and teaching. NNHW also honors those who work in our nation’s nursing homes, including employees and volunteers.
At Michael J. O’Connor & Associates, we ask you to join us in celebrating National Nursing Home Week. We believe it’s important show our appreciation to all those who provide care to our loved ones who are in skilled nursing facilities. It’s not always and easy job, and at times it requires a tremendous amount of patience and compassion. We thank all those who provide professional care to our families members who need that additional help in their golden years.