Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Time-Honored, Respected: National Nursing Home Week

Bring on the Fiesta!

Amy Mendoza

It doesn’t take a social worker to figure out the deeper meanings of this year National Nursing Home Week (NNHW) theme of “Bring on the Fiesta!” Its south-of-the-border roots will have everyone cheering “Ole!” and dancing during the NNHW, May 10 to 16 (see tools and tips here).
Every year celebrating in unison with thousands of skilled nursing and post-acute care centers nationwide reminds us that the profession is ultimately a community striving to care for and socialize with our society’s older adults and persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Therefore, this year’s theme of NNHW, “Bring on the Fiesta!” reflects the desire for social interaction and just plain having a good time.  Families, residents, patients, and staff pull together to make special events happen and many care centers will take the opportunity to have an event dedicated to staff recognition.
Specially themed products for 2015 can be ordered here. So, keep up the buzz throughout the week of May 10–16. Be sure to post your NNHW fiesta event pictures to share with your LTC colleagues.


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