National Nursing Home Week! - May 8 - 14


(Bangor, Me) – EMHS is proud to recognize and thank the residents and staff of our nursing homes as we celebrate National Nursing Home Week ®, which begins on Mother’s Day, May 8 and continues through May 14, 2011.

Each and every day the staff at EMHS nursing homes provides exceptional patient care and services, and we salute them for all they do. Lisa Harvey-McPherson, RN, MBA, MPPM, vice president of EMHS Continuum of Care commented, “During this week, we celebrate both the residents and staff that make our nursing homes a special place to be. Whether it’s a reassuring touch of the hand during hard times or a day full of events and happy memories, the staff and residents of our nursing homes ensure every day is special in some way.”

National Nursing Home Week ® is sponsored by the American Health Care Association (AHCA). This year’s theme is “Fulfilling the Promise,” which recognizes the need to live life to the fullest. Through “Fulfilling the Promise,” our nurses holistically care for the whole person giving comfort on difficult days, compassion and friendship to counter fear and loneliness, and a warm smile or hug to brighten the day.

During the week, nursing homes throughout EMHS will be planning activities to help commemorate National Nursing Home Week ®. Events and activities include a Mother’s Day tea, themed parties, and a glamour picture day.

National Nursing Home Week ® gives us a chance to honor our residents, as well as the families, staff, volunteers, and community members that support our senior services. EMHS provides quality nursing home care throughout our region at Lakewood Continuing Care Center, Ross Manor, Stillwater Healthcare, Dexter Health Care, Katahdin Health Care, Colonial Health Care, and the Aroostook Health Center.

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