National Skilled Nursing Care Week, formerly known as National Nursing Home Week, is one of the most important events of the year for nursing homes.

Held annually since 1967 and always beginning on Mother’s Day, National Skilled Nursing Care Center Week (NSNCW) is May 10-16, 2020. The observance is sponsored by the American Health Care Association and recognizes the role of skilled nursing care centers in caring for America’s seniors and individuals with disabilities.

2020 Theme: Sharing Our Wisdom

“Sharing Our Wisdom” is the 2020 theme for National Skilled Nursing Care Center Week.

The American Health Care Association offers insight on the theme: “’Sharing Our Wisdom’ will celebrate skilled nursing centers, and their residents and staff, by showcasing the insight, purpose and wisdom to be learned from our seniors, those living with dementia and people with developmental and intellectual disabilities. Residents offer a unique perspective based on their life experiences, reminding us to be present, celebrate the small moments, and value connections. NSNCW 2020 will focus on the collective wisdom that residents can offer and share.”

The Alabama Nursing Home Association encourages you to visit your local nursing home and learn more about the people who live and work there.

For more information about, visit the National Skilled Nursing Care Week website or “like” the “National Skilled Nursing Care Week” Facebook page. Please use the hashtag #NSNCW when posting on social media.