|National Nursing Home Week|
National Nursing Home Week 2017
May 14-20, 2017
It's Time to Plan Your Week!
Every skilled nursing care center embodies a unique and vibrant spirit and community for residents, volunteers and staff alike. Acts of kindness, generosity and compassion from proud veterans, immigrants, and hardworking people of different faiths fill the walls of each center.
During National Nursing Home Week (NNHW), May 14 to 20, 2017, skilled nursing care centers will unite under the theme, “The Spirit of America.” This theme underscores the bond between staff, volunteers and residents that capture the American spirit. Staff and residents view each other in the spirit of family. For staff, this reality is often a calling to a special mission and a life’s work.
How Will You Celebrate?
How about kicking off the week by having everyone in the care center participate in a game of random acts of kindness. Throw a celebration dinner and/or potluck party that incorporates one or more dishes representing a part of the world residents, volunteers, or staff are connected to. Invite local musicians to perform or play favorite songs and dance! Celebrate residents by shining a spotlight on their talents or interests throughout the week. Or ask everyone to identify a special memory or keepsake in their life and paint or showcase it with a group over lunch or snacks
However you decide to celebrate, MHCA and AHCA are here to help! AHCA has provided a valuable information and planning guide of ideas and products to help you in your celebration. The Missouri Proclamation will be available as soon as we receive it from the Missouri Governor's office.
We Want to Hear Your Stories!
When posting your photos and stories to social media, please tag MHCA by using #MONNHW or @MOHealthCare. MHCA and AHCA would love to hear about your celebration activities! Please send us stories and photos of how your nursing facility and community celebrated your resident during this very special week. Photos will be displayed on our Facebook page, website and in our monthly e-Newsletter only with consent of the resident and/or facility. Please fill out and send the consent form, your stories and photos to firstname.lastname@example.org.