On May 13, 2018, Life Care Center of Yuma, Arizona, kicked off National Skilled Nursing Care Week with a Mother’s Day brunch.
The weather was beautiful that day, so the around 100 residents and their family members and guests enjoyed dining in the fresh air. The facility served tomato bisque soup, baked potatoes, bagels, waffles, meat selections, fruit, doughnuts, chicken salad, muffins/pastries, orange juice and lemonade.
“I thought it was well organized and made my Mother’s Day wonderful,” said resident Sandra Fredrickson. “The food was amazing!”
Residents continued to enjoy fun activities throughout National Skilled Nursing Care Week.
On Monday, they enjoyed a 1940s theme with Pictionary, ice cream sundaes and a swing-style party with sliders and macaroni and cheese.
Tuesday was themed around the 1960s and ’70s, and two teams of associates competed in Family Feud.
Wednesday was Camp Day, complete with a talent show.
Thursday was Carnival Day with games such as ring toss, bean bag toss and a dunk tank, along with carnival favorite foods like popcorn, snow cones and nachos.
“I really enjoyed the carnival,” said resident Margaret Hassell. “Being able to dunk some of the staff was awesome. There are many people who come to nursing homes to live long-term. These kind of events brighten up our days and make us think of the fun times we enjoyed with our family out of the facility.”
The week came to a close on Friday with a cookout and prizes for participants in the week’s activities.