WASHINGTON, D.C. - Beginning Sunday, May 14, and continuing through Saturday, May 20, thousands of America’s skilled nursing care centers and local communities will celebrate National Nursing Home Week® (NNHW). Established by the American Health Care Association (AHCA) in 1967, NNHW recognizes the role of skilled nursing care centers in caring for America’s seniors and individuals with disabilities. This year’s theme, “The Spirit of America,” honors the bond shared among staff and residents through special events and activities that capture the American spirit.
“National Nursing Home Week is the perfect time to shine a spotlight on the important role nursing care providers have in improving the lives of those they care for every day,” said Mark Parkinson, AHCA President and CEO. “We hope community members take the opportunity to participate in the celebrations and experience this commitment first-hand.”
Skilled nursing center providers and members of the public can share their celebrations throughout the week on social media with the hashtag #NNHW.
For more information on National Nursing Home Week, please visit www.NNHW.org.
The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) represent more than 13,000 non-profit and proprietary skilled nursing centers, assisted living communities, sub-acute centers and homes for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. By delivering solutions for quality care, AHCA/NCAL aims to improve the lives of the millions of frail, elderly and individuals with disabilities who receive long term or post-acute care in our member facilities each day. For more information, please visit www.ahca.org or www.ncal.org.