VALLEY GRANDE MANOR CELEBRATES NATIONAL NURSING HOME WEEK, OLDER AMERICANS MONTH

Residents and staff celebrated with a "Super Heroes" costume event.

Residents and staff celebrated with a “Super Heroes” costume event.

Resident Gloria Solis enjoys indoor volleyball during the week-long festivities.

Resident Gloria Solis enjoys indoor volleyball during the week-long festivities.

WESLACO – In recognition of National Nursing Home Week (May 14-20) and Older Americans Month (May), Valley Grande Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation Center celebrated its staff of professionals and residents during recent festivities.
These celebrations were established by the American Healthcare Association (AHCA) in 1967 as a way for everyone to reflect on their role and how to best contribute to improving the lives of residents, patients, and clients as well as improving both the skills of the professional and the public perception of the profession.
“This is an important time for all those who have selected this as a career,” said Bill Lowe, administrator of Valley Grande Manor. “I am extremely proud of our staff and how they lovingly and compassionately care for our residents.”
During this month, Valley Grande Manor honored its staff with a luncheon and a variety of fun activities that included residents and their families. National Nurses Week was also observed in May and a special luncheon was held to honor nurses within the other festivities related to Nursing Home Week.
According to the AHCA, “Every skilled nursing care center embodies a unique and vibrant spirit and community for residents, volunteers and staff alike. Acts of kindness, generosity and compassion from proud veterans, immigrants, and hardworking people of different faiths fill the walls of each center.”
During National Nursing Home Week® (NNHW) skilled nursing care centers will unite under the theme, “The Spirit of America.” This theme underscores the bond among staff, volunteers and residents that capture the American spirit. NNHW provides an opportunity for residents and their loved ones, staff, volunteers, and surrounding communities to recognize the role of skilled nursing care centers in caring for America’s seniors and individuals with disabilities.
“Our residents certainly embody the ‘Spirit of America’ theme,” said Lowe. “Many are members of the ‘Greatest Generation’, and they pass that pride along to our staff, visiting students, and families. The month of May is a great time for all of us to reflect on our careers and the people in our care that we’re privileged to serve.”
About Valley Grande Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
Valley Grande Manor, which has approximately 175 employees, is a full-service nursing home that offers post-operative temporary rehabilitation and long-term nursing care. The on-site rehabilitation center provides speech, occupational and physical therapy to residents and outpatient clients. Valley Grande Manor is located at 1212 South Bridge Avenue. For more information, call (956) 968-2121 and visit www.vgmweslaco.com