National Nursing Home Week 2011

Each year, the American Health Care Association (AHCA) celebrates National Nursing Home Week. This year, National Nursing Home Week begins Sunday, May 8.  It’s theme:  Fulfilling the Promise. According to the AHCA, the theme was selected:

…to honor those who are “Fulfilling the Promise” by serving others, thus adding value to life and helping to overcome many of the infirmities of age and disability. National Nursing Home Week spotlights nursing home residents and staff, and encourages all to celebrate those that make a positive contribution every day.

That’s an admirable, optimistic wish. There are many nursing home workers who truly care about the residents and provide compassionate care. But there are also the other type of nursing home workers…the kinds who keep us awake at night…the kinds who lead to our other blog posts, like these (click to read the full stories):

At HensonFuerst, we believe in “Fulfilling the Promise.”  It’s a great theme for this week. We will be celebrating National Nursing Home Week, and recognizing those who work for the good of our vulnerable senior citizens.

Our promise is to do our best to help nursing home residents who have been injured due to abuse or neglect.

During National Nursing Home Week, we encourage everyone to take a moment to call a senior citizen–regardless of where they live–and let them know that someone is still thinking of them, and cares about how they are feeling.  And if you know a competent and caring nursing home worker, tell them how much you appreciate their strength and compassion–they do a tough job, and some even have to put up with abusive coworkers (see the blog links above).

And if you believe someone you know is the victim of nursing home abuse or neglect, please feel free to call the lawyers of HensonFuerst. We’re available 24/7. Just call 1-800-4-LAWMED, or visit our website at We’ll work to get your loved one the care he or she deserves.

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