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
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.
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.
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