National Skilled Nursing Care Week
May 1, 2023
The 2023 theme for National Skilled Nursing Care Week (NSNCW), Cultivating Kindness, is inspired by the many acts of kindness that happen in skilled nursing care centers every day.
Research has found that practicing compassion and kindness not only can improve health and well-being but can also strengthen human connections and bonds. Staff, residents, families, and members of the local community are encouraged to come together, lift each other up and participate in activities that promote and spread kindness.
Now and through May 14-20, 2023, families, residents, and staff are encouraged to collaborate and participate in activities that encourage “cultivating kindness” such as sharing kind personalized feel-good notes, drawings and/or video messages. Plan some fun spring fling events that feature local choirs, music groups, or dance troupes. Encourage intergenerational game nights and attending outings, activities, and meals with loved ones to celebrate.
Established by the American Health Care Association (AHCA) in 1967, NSNCW, formerly known as National Nursing Home Week recognizes the role of skilled nursing care centers in caring for America’s seniors and individuals with disabilities.
Official Sponsor: Essity Health
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