National Skilled Nursing Care Week is May 13-19
National Skilled Nursing Care Week (NSNCW), formerly National Nursing Home Week, recognizes the role of skilled nursing care centers in caring for America’s seniors and individuals with disabilities. The theme for May 13-19, 2018, is “Celebrating Life’s Stories,” honoring the experiences that shape the diverse perspectives that residents, families, staff and volunteers bring to long term and post-acute care.
HealthInsight is proud of the quality and performance improvement achievements of the more than 280 facilties participating in the National Nursing Home Resident Safety Collaborative work in Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon and Utah. We honor and thank skilled nursing care leaders and staff for their dedication in implementing resident-centered care and improving the quality of life in their communities.
Below are a few resources to support skilled nursing and nursing home recognition and support ongoing staff involvement:
- Visit the NSNCW web pages for a toolkit to promote this observance in your community, including a sample letter to the editor, media advisory and press release templates, newsletter and social media content, and a sample proclamation.
- Graphics, flyers and other materials can be downloaded from the main web page.
- Download the National Nursing Home Quality Improvement Campaign’s “Top Ten Ideas to Involve All Staff In the Campaign” for ideas on how to engage staff.