May 12-18 

National Skilled Nursing Care Week 


Start preparing for “Live Soulfully”, this years’ National Skilled Nursing Care Week with the newly published Planning Guide & Product Catalog. 

Browse through this guide to get event ideas and order Live Soulfullythemed products for your celebration this coming May. Visit the AHCA Bookstore to order your themed items ​​today! 


About National Skilled Nursing Care Week: To reflect how the long term care profession and every skilled care center promotes quality for their residents, patients, families, and staff Organized by: The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL)  Click the logo to download graphics to help make the most of your NSNCW.  And, don’t forget to use your social media accounts to share your great long term care stories, celebration events, etc. using #BrightenUpLTC 



Sponsor of the March 2019

THCA Board of Directors Meeting

Take a moment to visit their website to learn about the services/products each provide and how they can help your operations: 



Ecker Health Service 


ECR Construction 


HealthDrive Medical and Dental 




Ramstar Renovations 


February 4-8: National Pride in Food Service Week  

An annual event honoring dietary managers and their employees to celebrate the important role they play in institutional food service Organized by: The Association of Nutrition & Foodservice Professionals (ANFP) 


February 14-21: Alzheimer’s and Dementia Staff Education Week  

This week brings awareness to the importance of both staff educators and their direct care staff being properly trained and certified in dementia care Organized by: The National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners®, LLC, International Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners 


March 11-15: Long Term Care Administrators Week  

Since 1994, the American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA) has sponsored this national observance each March. This week honors and celebrates the important role the administrator has in providing leadership for the delivery of quality, resident-centered care and a supportive work environment. Organized by: ACHCA 


March 20: World Oral Health Day (WOHD)  

To highlight the benefits of a healthy mouth and promote worldwide awareness of issues around oral health and the importance of maintaining good oral health Organized by: the World Dental Federation (FDI) Website:  


March 26: The American Diabetes Association Alert Day®  

This day is designed to educate the public on the symptoms, dangers and treatments of diabetes Organized by: the American Diabetes Association Address: 2451 Crystal Dr. Suite 900, Arlington, VA 22202 Main Line: 1-800-DIABETES Website: 


March 30: National Doctor’s Day  

This day was established to recognize physicians, their work, and their contributions to their communities. The U.S. House of Representatives officially established a resolution commemorating doctors on March 30, 1958 Website: 


March 10-16: National Patient Safety Awareness Week  

Purpose: This week is designed to promote the importance of being involved one’s own health care Organized by: Institute for Healthcare Improvement Address: 280 Summer St. 9th Fl, Boston, MA 02210 Main Line: (617)-391-9900 Website: 


 March 10-16: National Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week  

Purpose: This week highlights the role of pulmonary rehabilitation in enhancing the quality of life of individuals with lung disease Organized by: the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) Address: 330 N. Wabash Avenue, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60611 Main Line: (312)-321-5146 Website:  


Month of March: Save Your Vision Month  

Purpose: To raise awareness of good eye care Organized by: American Optometric Association (AOA) Address: 243 N. Lindbergh Blvd., Flr. 1, St. Louis, MO 63141-7661 Main Line: (800)-365-22219 Website:  


Month of March: National Social Work Month  

Purpose: To recognize social work professionals and their important contributions Organized by: National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Address: 750 First St. NE, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20002-4241 Main Line: (202)-408-8600 Website:  


Month of March: National Nutrition Month  

2017 Theme: Put your Best Fork Forward Organized by: Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.  

National Nutrition Month is a nutrition education and information campaign focusing on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. The theme 2017 is “Put Your Best Fork Forward,” which serves as a reminder that each one of us holds the tool to make healthier food choices. Making small changes during National 


April 16: 10th Annual National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD)  

Purpose: To take the time to consider your health care decisions and care planning in advance. The theme for 2017:”It Always Seems Too Early, Until It’s Too Late.” Organized by: NHDD Main Line: 650-273-6433 Website: Email: or