Governor Ivey Proclaims National Skilled Nursing Care Week 2019 in Alabama

MONTGOMERY – Alabama is joining other states to recognize nursing home residents and staff for their contributions to the community during National Skilled Nursing Care Week. Governor Kay Ivey issued a proclamation designating May 12-18 as National Skilled Nursing Care Week in Alabama.

The proclamation commends nursing home employees for the care they provide to Alabama’s nearly 24,000 nursing home patients and residents. Gov. Ivey’s proclamation reminds the public that nursing home residents have contributed greatly to our state “the citizens of Alabama now residing in nursing homes, also known as skilled nursing care centers, have contributed immeasurably to the heritage, success and growth of our state.”

“Alabama nursing homes are filled with dedicated employees who deliver skilled nursing care and rehabilitation services every day,” Alabama Nursing Home Association Chairman Mark Traylor said. “I encourage you to visit during this special week as well as all year long and build relationships with our residents, patients and staff.”

National Skilled Nursing Care Week, formerly known as National Nursing Home Week, has been sponsored by the American Health Care Association since 1967. In Alabama, it is sponsored by the Alabama Nursing Home Association. The annual observance begins each Mother’s Day and continues through the following Saturday. The national theme for 2019 is “Life Soulfully.”

During National Skilled Nursing Care Week, Alabama Nursing Home Association members are encouraged to post their events to social media using #NSNCW.

The text of Gov. Ivey’s National Skilled Nursing Care Week proclamation is below. Click here to download a PDF of the proclamation.

2019 National Skilled Nursing Care Week Proclamation

Gov. Ivey’s National Skilled Nursing Care Week in Alabama proclamation.

Proclamation by the Governor of Alabama

WHEREAS, the citizens of Alabama now residing in nursing homes, also known as skilled nursing care centers, have contributed immeasurably to the heritage, success and growth of our state; and

WHEREAS, our nursing home residents of any age or ability are themselves living history and a precious resource that should be treasured by all Alabamians; and

WHEREAS, the staff and volunteers in nursing homes help residents live life to their fullest potential by providing a holistic approach to long-term care and short-term rehabilitation; and

WHEREAS, the member nursing homes of the Alabama Nursing Home Association are holding events in observance of National Skilled Nursing Care Week guided by this year’s national theme of “Live Soulfully;” and

WHEREAS, National Skilled Nursing Care Week begins on Mother’s Day, May 12 and continues through Saturday, May 18, 2019; and

WHEREAS, this will be the 52nd anniversary of National Skilled Nursing Care Week;

NOW THEREFORE, I, Kay Ivey, Governor of the State of Alabama, do hereby proclaim May 12 through May 18, 2019, as National Skilled Nursing Care Week in the State of Alabama.

Given Under My Hand and the Great Seal of the Office of the Governor at the State Capitol in the City of Montgomery on the 28th day of March 2019.

Kay Ivey, Governor

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