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 9-15, 2021. 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.

2021 Theme: Together Through the Seasons
“Together Through the Seasons” is the 2021 theme for National Skilled Nursing Care Center Week (NSNCW).

The American Health Care Association offers insight on the theme: “Together Through the Seasons​ will honor the collaborative commitment of skilled nursing care facilities and their staff in providing compassionate care to their residents during this unprecedented time. Over the past year, despite the challenges of the pandemic, skilled care centers and their staff have shown an incredible and steadfast commitment to providing quality care and ensuring the safety of their residents. NSNCW 2021 will focus on this collective effort and the amazing strength and dedication of those who work tirelessly every day to care for and protect frail, elderly, and disabled adults in long-term care. With each new season comes new beginnings, new strategies, and new information. Together we will get through this and together we will begin to heal.”

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.