National Skilled Nursing Care Week, May 8-14 & International Nurses Day, May 12

Senior Living | 5/12/2022

Written By: Brian Lindahl

This May, The American Health Care Association (AHCA) and the National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL) will celebrate National Skilled Nursing Care Week (NSNCW) and International Nurses Day. The 2022 theme for NSNCW, held this May 8-14, is Creating and Nurturing Connections. It will celebrate the essential role that skilled nursing care centers and staff play in for their residents.

Over the last two years, it has been evident the important role that both nurses and skilled nursing care and their facilities play in our society and in the world! Not only have they provided essential health care, but in many senior living and skilled nursing facilities that have had to step in and be a friendly face when family and friends were unable to visit their loved ones. They have offered so much more than just health care during the pandemic, and this year’s theme celebrates all the roles that they play within their patients’ lives.

To celebrate NSNCW and International Nurses Day, the AHCA and NCAL have put together several resources for help highlight their staff and activities:

  • A planning guide full of activities to celebrate: NSNCW 2022 Planning Guide.pdf (ahcancal.org)
    • Examples Include: Creating and Nurturing Connections with Art and Music, Learning a New Skill or Activity, or Connecting with Nature.
  • Media tool kit to advertise publicly what events are happening, including sample social media posts: https://www.ahcancal.org/Education-Events/Documents/NSNCW/Toolkit/2022%20NSNCW%20Promo%20Toolkit.zip
  • Share your stories: Share the ways your staff, volunteers, residents, and families are creating and nurturing connections at your center by sharing your stories with AHCA/NCAL’s publication Provider Magazine at storiesofcare@ahca.org for a chance to be featured in “Stories of Care.”

AssuredPartners is proud to honor, celebrate, and recognize all nurses that work hard each day to keep us all safe and healthy! We are exceptionally proud to recognize and thank our team of registered nurses that are part of our Senior Living team. While your concentration is on keeping your residents and patients safe, we are concentrated on keeping your risks at minimum. Contact the Senior Living team today to discover all the resources available to clients to support your facility and nursing staff.