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National Skilled Nursing Care Week

May 10-16, 2020


Established by the American Health Care Association (AHCA) in 1967, National Skilled Nursing Care Week® (NSNCW), formerly known as National Nursing Home Week, recognizes the essential role of skilled nursing care centers in caring for America’s frail, elderly and disabled.

The activities that would normally take place to celebrate NSNCW this year will be impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions.  Seniors and those with underlying health conditions are especially vulnerable to COVID-19 – and we must all do our part to protect them at this time. Nursing homes are following the government’s recommendations and taking serious precautions to protect residents, including limiting any visits, except for essential staff.

Since the activities and events suggested in the 2020 NSNCW Planning Guide are no longer possible as they involve interacting with others, we have removed the guide.

Instead, participate in NSNCW (now and the week of!) by sharing uplifting messages of support to residents and staff, giving them a boost of love that they need now more than ever.

Please visit to share your messages of support using the hastag #CareNotCOVID.

For the latest information and resources about COVID-19, visit the​.