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In skilled nursing care centers across the country, each person has a unique story to tell. That’s why Great Plains QIN is excited that the theme of this year’s National Skilled Nursing Care Week (NSNCW), formerly known as National Nursing Home Week, is “Celebrating Life’s Stories.”

Taking time to listen to how life’s most significant events, relationships and experiences have shaped who individuals are today cultivates a shared sense of purpose and deeper understanding for both the narrator and the listener. The theme for the observance, “Celebrating Life’s Stories,” pays tribute to the diverse perspectives that residents, families and staff bring to interactions every day in skilled nursing care centers and surrounding communities.

This year’s annual NSNCW observance recognizes the power of personal narratives and the role of skilled nursing care centers in caring for America’s seniors and individuals with disabilities. Each person in the long term care and post-acute care community contributes a distinct perspective that enriches the story of each center.

Join us each day for an uplifting story celebrating elders across Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota. Stories can be found on our Facebook page: