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Kei Ai Los Angeles Healthcare Center preparing for their Nursing Home Appreciation Lunch hosted by Keiro. Photo courtesy of Aspen Skilled Healthcare.

In recognition of National Nursing Home Week (May 8-14), Keiro sponsored  special appreciation lunches for all staff of the former skilled nursing facilities, now operated by Aspen Skilled Healthcare and retirement home operated by Northstar Senior Living.

“Keiro continues our support of residents and the previously owned facilities through programs and special events like Nursing Home Appreciation for staff in the facilities. We recognize the important roles of all those who contribute towards caregiving—whether in a facility or at home in the community—and we are pleased to acknowledge staff in this small way,” said Keiro Board Chairman, Gary Kawaguchi.

The American Health Care Association established this special week to remind long term and post-acute care professionals to reflect on their role and how best to contribute to improving the lives of residents, as well as improving both the skills of the professional and the public’s understanding of the profession.

“We appreciate Keiro’s ongoing support of the staff who support the residents,” said Janie Teshima, administrator of Kei Ai Los Angeles Healthcare Center.

Each facility determined their own lunch event which was extended to all staff.

Keiro is expanding our reach from a focus on long term health care facilities to broadly engaging and supporting thousands of Japanese American and Japanese older adults throughout Los Angeles, Ventura and Orange counties. Keiro provides services to older adults and caregivers, along with programs for residents of Keiro’s former facilities—helping older adults in Our Community to age the way they choose.