Thursday, May 11, 2017

Happy Nurses Week!

Rachel Reeves

Now through Friday, May 12 is National Nurses Week. With acuity on the rise in assisted living residents, nurses are playing an increasingly important role to ensure residents enjoy a high quality of life. While we can’t offer free stuff, we do want to thank all those nurses in assisted living for all that you do.

Use this week to recognize the assisted living nurses in your world—on social media, with a card, a party, etc. Check out resources and ideas from the American Nurses Association.

Or you can nominate them to be NCAL’s Nurse of the Year through our NCAL Awards Program. Just get a copy of their resume and craft an essay (no more than 500 words) on why you think they are Nurse of the Year. Visit to submit your nomination by June 9. The recipient receives a free trip and registration to AHCA/NCAL’s Annual Convention & Expo, this year in Las Vegas, October 15-18. They’ll be recognized by thousands of their peers at NCAL Day and at a general session during the convention.

Check out last year’s recipient, Stephanie Lavigne of Maine Veteran’s Home—Machais:

If you’re an assisted living nurse, be sure to check our friends at AALNA. They offer great resources, including a quarterly webinar in partnership with NCAL called “Caring Together.”

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