West Virginia celebrates National Nursing Home Week

Posted on behalf of Stewart Bell, PLLC on May 18, 2012 in Nursing Home Information

This week is "National Nursing Home Week" -- an annual campaign designed to raise public awareness about the important role nursing home facilities play in our society and to show respect for the lives and contributions of caregivers, volunteers, residents and family members alike. It's also a refreshingly wonderful opportunity for us to write about a nursing home story that doesn't involve some of the worst aspects of human nature.

In the course of our practice as a law firm, we have met many remarkable residents of West Virginia nursing homes and just as many exceptional individuals who have worked in or cared for people in the nursing home context. We've also come across some excellent facilities committed to providing quality care and to honoring the trust that has placed in them by others.

As a result, we'd like to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of those people and facilities for those positive contributions, which have also strengthened our own resolve to achieve justice for victims of nursing home negligence .

In accordance with the theme this year's national observance, "Celebrating the Journey" -- West Virginia nursing homes and other sponsors have been holding a variety of events this week to honor the accomplishments, experiences and character of people and institutions that have made a positive difference in the lives of others.

If you didn't know about National Nursing Home Week or haven't had the opportunity to attend or participate in an event yet -- the good news is there's still one more day to go.

Source: The Sacramento Bee, "Texas Health Care Association Thanks Gov. Perry for Designating May 13-19 as "Nursing Home Week" in Texas," May 11, 2012

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