Pilgrim Manor to celebrate National Skilled Nursing Care Week

GRAND RAPIDS [April 29, 2019] – Pilgrim Manor in Grand Rapids is excited to participate in National Skilled Nursing Care Week, which will be held May 12 – 18.

The NSNCW 2019 theme, “Live Soulfully,” will celebrate skilled nursing centers and their residents and staff by showcasing how they achieve happy minds and healthy souls. The theme fits well with United Church Homes’ mission and vision to provide care to the whole person including mind, body and spirit, which includes providing full-time chaplains at all UCH senior living communities.

Pilgrim Manor will celebrate National Skilled Nursing Care Week with a focus on United Church Homes’ mission to transform aging by building a culture of community, wholeness and peace. Activities are being planned for residents and staff members.

The focus for the week will be the Hospitality: I LIVE IT program, which stands for Listen, Inspire, Value and Empower. The program includes a focus on United Church Homes’ Word of the Week. One example is using “community” instead of “facility” to deinstitutionalize the experience of living in a senior living community. Staff members are encouraged to listen, inspire, value all perspectives and empower their peers.

Established an as annual, week-long observance by the American Health Care Association in 1967, NSNCW, formerly known as National Nursing Home Week, provides an opportunity to recognize the role of skilled nursing care centers in caring for America’s older adults and people with disabilities.

For more information about Pilgrim Manor, visit pilgrimmanor.org.


About Pilgrim Manor: Pilgrim Manor offers assisted living, skilled nursing care, short-term rehabilitation and memory care on a beautiful campus conveniently located in northeast Grand Rapids, Michigan, just minutes from downtown. We focus on individualized care in a casual and comfortable atmosphere.