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NATIONAL NURSING HOME WEEK
May 12-18, 2013
Everyone Pitches In
The American Health Care Association (AHCA) announced its theme for the
2013 NNHW: Team Care. NNHW will be observed in skilled nursing facilities throughout America, beginning Mother's Day, May 12 and continuing through May 18, 2013.
NNHW's theme recognizes residents and patients in long term and post-acute care settings, the dedicated staff who care for them, and the value of care planning where everyone "pitches in" for optimal outcomes. The observance is an opportunity to involve families, community members, youth, and others in a community-wide show of support and respect for these individuals and the staff who provide care or support services. Activities are designed to foster intergenerational contact, strengthen family relationships and to encourage volunteerism by individuals and local organizations.
Visit the AHCA website for more information about National Nursing Home Week
If you'd like to share your NNHW events on this website, please contact Kim. We'd love to know how others are celebrating!
National Nursing Home Week at Jaquith Nursing Home
By Holly Haralson
Jaquith Nursing Home - Whitfield, MS
Our Iron Chef Jaquith competition in which each of our 10 buildings competed against one another was great. The cuisines were Polynesian, Asian, Southern, Italian, and Mexican. This was a great event because it brought the residents and the staff together. The camaraderie was just awesome!!
We awarded the winners of our scavenger hunt and our Iron Chef events, along with our "most enthusiastic inn" at our red beans and rice festival on Friday.
The pep rally on Monday was great too!!
Click here to view the 2010 NNHW events at Jaquith Nursing Home
Check out great ideas!
Ginger's Creative Activities
Christine's Theme's (Creative Themed Activity Programs)
National Nursing Home Week Events - 2009 compiled by Christine Jennings