Local nursing home celebrating National Nursing Home Week

(WEAU) - If you have a loved one living in a nursing home, this might be the perfect time to say thanks to the people helping to take care of them.

The American Health Care Association declared this week as National Nursing Home Week. It says it's meant as a week for families and communities to show support for nursing home workers.

This year's theme is "Team Care".

Recreation Director at Dove Healthcare West Kris Metcalf says the week is also about the residents. “They (the resident) look forward to it. We always have special entertainment but not every day of the week so this week is really special for them," Metcalf told us.

National Nursing Home Week runs through Saturday.

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