From the American Health Care Association:
AHCA is proud to announce this year's National Nursing Home Week® (NNHW) theme: "Nurturing a Love that Lasts". NNHW will be held May 10-16, 2009, beginning on Mother's Day. "Nurturing a Love that Lasts" will encourage all to think of generations of parents and grandparents nurturing future generations to carry on life and family traditions. A supportive and caring environment, such as a nursing home, nurtures and enables residents and families to continue growing, learning and teaching through various ways. Nursing home staff, residents and volunteers nurture a caring environment that values communication, relationships and partnership. Be a part of this celebration in May 2009!
Get started now and you can still be "ahead of the curve":
AHCA Planning Guide
Promos on Time: "National Nursing Home Week
This is just start. Plan now so that you can also consider communications to families, recognition of nurses (National Nurses Week), and of all staff. Some communities prefer to focus on aging, wellness, or community instead of "nursing home" in order to avoid unnecessary stereotyping or generalization of residents.