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Market Square Residents & Staff Celebrate Nursing Home Week

Residents & staff at Market Square Health Care Center (MSHCC) took a virtual trip on the "Love Boat" last week to celebrate Nursing Home Week during May 11th - 17th.  The theme of Nursing Home Week this year was "Love is Ageless" and staff organized tropical cruise themed events to commemorate the week.

Among other things, residents enjoyed a bon voyage party, a talent show, shuffleboard, a luau, a Captain's breakfast and a gentleman's group.   Staff enjoyed free massages, joined in on the Captain's breakfast, and also be held their annual skills fair in the afternoons several of the days. 

This is the first time that the skills fair at MSHCC has coordinated with Nursing Home Week.  It carried through the tropical cruise theme with each of the education booths a different tropical island port of call.  Staff refreshed their knowledge of fire safety, hand washing, infection control, dementia sensitivity and other important aspects of care at 10 stations to earn their in service credits.
National Nursing Home week is an annual observance sponsored by the American Health Care Association.

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Photo Caption:  Allyson Danforth,(center) Residential Care Director reviews infection control and hand washing with employees.

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