National Skilled Nursing Care Week

official NSNCW 2024 logo from ACHA

The 2024 theme for National Skilled Nursing Care Week (NSNCW), Radiant Memories – A Tribute to the Golden Age of Radio, is inspired by music, stories, and news that captivated audiences over the airwaves. Radiant Memories is more than just a nod to nostalgia; it serves to honor the lasting impact of skilled nursing care centers. Places where both residents and staff play a significant role in crafting long-lasting memories together.

Now and through May 12-18, 2024, families, residents, and staff are encouraged to collaborate and participate in activities that inspire “radiant memories” such as sharing travel adventures, childhood moments, and memorable milestones reminiscent of the radio broadcasts of times past.

Get creative! Write a short radio program and act it out with family and friends. Encourage another family member to write a follow-up episode to keep the fun going! Plan some fun events like listening to old radio broadcasts online with loved ones, hosting intergenerational trivia night, or playing radio-themed bingo. Make radiant memories and celebrate together by attending outings, activities, and meals with loved ones.

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.