Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Caregivers recognized during Nursing Home celebration
Fort Sanders Sevier Nursing Home will join nursing homes across Tennessee to celebrate Nursing Home Caregiver Appreciation Day Friday, Nov. 16. This day recognizes the contributions and achievements of more than 37,200 nursing home employees across the state who provide care to nursing home patients.
These employees, including nurses, certified nursing assistants, dietitians, therapists, activity directors, social workers, and housekeepers, work together, along with volunteers, provide the best quality of care for their patients. In addition to providing medical care, these men and women are responsible for meeting the patients’ mental, social, emotional and spiritual needs.
In recognition of Nursing Home Caregiver Appreciation Day, Fort Sanders Sevier Nursing Home will host their annual Thanksgiving luncheon with residents and families. The Nursing Home employees will receive special recognition during the event.
“This year’s Nursing Home Caregiver Appreciation Day theme is ‘1 of a Kind’ and this truly describes our caregivers at Fort Sanders Sevier Nursing Home,” said Terry Franklin, Director of Nursing at the Nursing Home. “Many of our employees often go above and beyond their regular duties, and it’s important to take time to recognize their contributions to our residents’ well being and quality of life.”
Fort Sanders Sevier Nursing Home is a Division of LeConte Medical Center, and is a member of the Tennessee Health Care Association, a nonprofit organization whose members include long-term care facilities located throughout the state. For more information about nursing homes or to search for long-term care career opportunities in Tennessee, visit www.thca.org.