Omaha, NE — May was a fun month for Azria Health Midtown! The entire team celebrated the American Health Care Association’s (AHCA) National Nursing Home Week (NNHW) from May 14th to May 21st, a week when skilled nursing care facilities throughout the country celebrate the important role that nursing staff provide for seniors and those with rehabilitation and therapeutic needs in our communities. Each year celebrates with a new theme and this year’s theme was The Spirit of America.
Every day at Azria Health Midtown had something new and exciting to help celebrate this year’s theme. To kick the week off, the staff were surprised with t-shirts and stuffed teddy bears while the residents enjoyed fiesta tacos and the evening shift staff feasted on Italian food. Cookies and punch were available daily in the lobby to welcome visitors, staff and residents.
Throughout the rest of the week, staff and residents enjoyed Taco Tuesday, a pulled pork cook-out with karaoke, an ice cream social with Hillcrest Home Health & Hospice during a spirited game of bingo and a reverse farmers market with plants, flowers and spices donated by the staff and surrounding community vendors.
Azria Health Midtown Director of Admissions Bri Benson said, “The National Nursing Home Week events at Midtown were a hit for all of the residents and staff, especially the reverse farmers market. The community donated plants, flowers and spices and the residents enjoyed spending time outside potting plants and seeing the colorful assortment.”
Residents are at the heart of each Azria Health facility, where providing excellent care is the top priority for all of our skilled nursing staff. Azria Health Midtown would like to extend a special thanks to Frontier Home Medical, Serene Care Hospice, Midwest Medical Transport Co., Papio Transport Service and RelyCare Pharmacy for transportation services and donations for the reverse farmers market, Hillcrest Home Health & Hospice for joining in the ice cream social and all of our residents and staff who participated in the week’s fun events.