National Skilled Nursing Care Week is May 9-15, and this year’s theme is “Through the Seasons.” The number of hours and self-sacrifice skilled nurses have contributed to long-term care is nothing short of heroic, and DHEC cannot thank them enough for their dedication to South Carolina’s communities.
As the regulatory oversight of skilled nursing facilities, DHEC is proud of the continued flexibility and professionalism that South Carolina’s skilled nurses have displayed throughout the ever-evolving response to the pandemic. COVID-19 has certainly presented challenges that our skilled nurses could not expect. However, it was with their knowledge and experience, that they rose to the challenge and overcame obstacles.
Established by the American Health Care Association (AHCA) in 1967, this observance is used to celebrate and recognize skilled nurses and their crucial role in healthcare, providing care for one of America’s most vulnerable populations. The week is the perfect opportunity to thank a skilled nurse for their unwavering dedication to the career and the community’s elderly.
Please join DHEC in celebrating the devotion and compassion these valuable healthcare professionals have exemplified throughout the past year and “Through the Seasons.”