Life Care of Cleveland celebrates National Nursing Home Week

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Posted 5/17/17

National Nursing Home Week brought young and old together at Life Care Center of Cleveland Monday, as staff rolled out a makeshift red carpet runway and gave seniors a taste of “The Spirit of …

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Life Care of Cleveland celebrates National Nursing Home Week

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National Nursing Home Week brought young and old together at Life Care Center of Cleveland Monday, as staff rolled out a makeshift red carpet runway and gave seniors a taste of “The Spirit of America.”

The honorary week is about loved ones, staff and local volunteers acknowledging the role of skilled nursing centers in caring for America’s seniors and individuals with disabilities. Life Care residents in Cleveland were given the opportunity to participate in the annual celebration and pose with volunteers who enjoyed mingling with the seniors at the center.

“We are grateful that so many individuals in our facility family, and the community are coming together to celebrate the work we do for the amazing people we serve whether they are here for short-term physical therapy or our long-term residents,” said Lindsay Vest, business development director.

Deborah Norton, activities director, describes this week as an opportunity to try to bring fun and exciting events and activities that residents, their families, volunteers and staff can all enjoy. This while also celebrating the impact we have on our residents lives.”

National Nursing Home Week at Life Care Center of Cleveland is about taking the theme and developing activities and events accordingly, said Vest. “Deborah Norton does an extraordinary job of incorporating fun and meaningful events that highlight the theme,” according to Vest.

The theme, “The Spirit of America: The Great American Road Trip underscores the bond between staff, volunteers and residents that capture the American spirit,” she said.

Acts of kindness, generosity and compassion from proud veterans, immigrants, and hardworking people of different faiths fill the walls of nursing centers year-round across the country. The theme underscores the bond among staff, volunteers and residents that captures the American spirit.

Established by the American Health Care Association in 1967, NNHW provides an opportunity for residents and their loved ones, staff, volunteers, and surrounding communities to acknowledge the role of skilled nursing care centers in caring for America’s seniors and individuals with disabilities.

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