Residents and staff celebrate Nursing Homes Week 2016

Nursing Homes in Co. Roscommon are celebrating the positivity of nursing home life and excellent care that they are providing to older people in our local communities by participating in a national celebration of nursing home care: Nursing Homes Week 2016.

  Co. Roscommon Nursing Homes are engaging in the week’s celebration, which runs from Monday, June 13th, to Sunday, June 19th.

  Nursing home residents, their relatives and friends, staff and wider communities will celebrate the outstanding, life enhancing health and social care provided by dedicated staff within nursing homes in our local communities.

  This year many nursing homes across the country are backing the Boys in Green, with Nursing Homes Week coinciding with Ireland’s games against Sweden and Belgium.

  Celebrations that tie in with our participation in the championships are being hosted in nursing homes to gather residents, their family and friends together to watch Martin O’Neill’s charges in France.  A total of 380 Nursing Homes Ireland (NHI) members in communities across Ireland are being supported to host celebrations.

  Previous celebrations have included Hawaiian and Mardi Gras themed parties, beach-themed parties, X Factor competitions, street performances, casino days, fashion shows, mad hatters tea parties and sports days.

  ‘Traditional’ celebrations hosted during Nursing Homes Week include family days, parties, live music, day-trips, barbeques, games, talks and art exhibitions.

  NHI is encouraging visitors to nursing homes to inquire as to the events or activities that are taking place during Nursing Homes Week 2016.

  The NHI website – www.nhi.ie – will also contain further detail.