National Nursing Home Week, which began on Mother’s Day and ends May 18, is a special week to recognize “Team Care: Everyone Pitches In!”
Today’s skilled nursing care facilities (a.k.a. “nursing homes”) encourage resident and family involvement in designing a personalized, resident-centered care plan - a program of medical, therapy, nutrition and social activities. Participation in care is the best way to ensure residents and families are satisfied with the quality of care that they receive.
This year’s theme of “Team Care: Everyone Pitches In!” is a perfect backdrop to visit loved ones, friends, and neighbors residing in a skilled nursing care facility. If you can’t visit, do something else like make a phone call, send a greeting card or flowers. This special attention will make someone’s day!
Richard J. Herrick
President & CEO
NYS Health Facilities Association