Celebrate our nursing homes this week

D. Gary Davis Bradley County Mayor
Posted 5/15/18

The American Healthcare Association established the National Nursing Home Week in 1967, and ever since has begun on the week that starts on Mother’s Day.This year, it's May 13-19. The current name …

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Celebrate our nursing homes this week


The American Healthcare Association established the National Nursing Home Week in 1967, and ever since has begun on the week that starts on Mother’s Day.

This year, it's May 13-19.

The current name has changed to the National Skilled Care Nursing Week, but the purpose has remained the same. This week’s celebration provides yet another opportunity to recognize the role of skilled care centers across our region, and throughout the nation who provide care for America’s seniors and those individuals with a diagnosis or with disabilities that require appropriate medical and nursing care.

The theme that has been announced by the AHCA, “Celebrating Life’s Stories,” serves as a tribute to life’s most significant events, relationships and experiences. These events give unique perspectives of residents, families, staff and volunteers in both long–term and post–acute care facilities, again across our region, and also including our local Bradley Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.

Founded in 1957, Bradley County Healthcare and Rehabilitation has remained true to its vision of “Where Progress Meets Tradition” for the past 61 years. With a rich heritage of service to the community, they combine state-of-the-art equipment and facilities with a highly credentialed staff to ensure that residents will have access to the absolute finest quality of nursing staff that never lose sight of the fact that “the residents do not live in their workspace, but that they work in their home."

Bradley County is home to not only our local Bradley County facility, but also many numerous private entities that help to provide excellent care to the same population.

In fact, there are numerous nursing home and rehabilitation facilities that also have a corporate headquarters located within the boundaries of Charleston, Cleveland and Bradley County. This speaks to me as a location where compassion is recognized as a quality trait, as well as the ever-increasing healthcare knowledge needed for the successful and effective application of professional and patient-centered health care. 

Join with me in not only recognizing the decades of successful healthcare facilities located within our community, but in also celebrating the professionals who make this same healthcare not only available but also deliver it with compassionate care on a daily basis.

These professionals may not be seen in town wearing a cape, but they are worthy of the title of being a hero to those in need of healthcare within Bradley County and across our nation.

As we join with those across the United States in "Celebrating Life’s Stories," may we also remember that this same compassion and caring, and their successful application, are just another aspect of what continues to keep Bradley County, Tennessee at its best!  


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