National Skilled Nursing Week begins Sunday, May 8

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National Skilled Nursing Week (NSNCW) kicks off from Sunday, May 8 through Saturday, May 14. The annual celebration draws attention to the critical role of skilled nursing centers in caring for older adults and people with disabilities in the United States. This year’s theme is “Building and Maintaining Connections”.

“Caregivers and skilled nursing staff at all levels work hard every day to ensure the safety, health and social engagement of our most vulnerable population,” said Mark Parkinson, President and CEO of the OH THAT. “These people are the backbone of our communities. This week is an opportunity to celebrate them by sharing our appreciation for all they do for our loved ones.

Skilled Nursing Centers and their staff have a strong commitment to providing a high standard of person-centered care to their residents. This has never been more evident than in the last two years of the pandemic. In addition to protecting and caring for their residents around the clock during a period of limited visitation and social distancing, staff stepped in and served as family and friends to ensure residents had the essential social connections they needed.

Celebrate this NSNCW by sharing your stories and messages of gratitude on Facebook using the hashtag #NSNCW.

TENA, an Essity brand, is the official sponsor of NSNCW 2022. “Our vision is dedicated to improving well-being through cutting-edge hygiene and health solutions,” said Tony Forsberg, RN, BSBA, WCC, CSPHA, Essity National Clinical Director. “We are committed to being a care partner who fully supports our customers in providing innovative products and best practice care routines that enable skilled nursing facilities to provide better and more effective care to our most senior residents. vulnerable and most valued.”

Established by AHCA in 1967, NSNCW begins on Mother’s Day each year and is celebrated until the following Saturday.

For more information on the annual celebration, please visit NSNCW.org.

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