Skilled nursing operators will celebrate — and be celebrated — during National Skilled Nursing Care Week, from Sunday through May 14 this year.

The 2022 theme is “Creating and Nurturing Connections.” Providers and their families are encouraged to recognize outstanding efforts being registered daily in the nation’s 15,000 nursing homes and other long-term care facilities.

Founded in 1967 by the American Health Care Association, the special week “recognizes the essential role of skilled nursing care centers in caring for America’s elderly and disabled,” according to organizers. (For a look at cheery people and events in and around U.S. nursing homes every week, be sure to see McKnight’s “The Brighter Side” feature.)

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