National Nurses Week

Villa St. Benedict recognizes National Nurses Week

May also includes National Skilled Nursing Care Week and National Hospital Week

Residents and caregivers will be the focus of many special activities planned at Villa St. Benedict in May, in recognition of National Nurses Week.

During National Nurses Week, May 6–12, the senior care community will recognize its nurses with a special chef-prepared lunch in its Great Room to honor physical distancing.  Nurses and certified nursing assistants will receive an aroma therapy gift for their individual soothing and relaxation.  They are consistently encouraged and thanked by residents and families with donations, gift cards, goodie bags and many loving social media posts.

The community also salutes local schools and many families for their contributions of material masks, medical masks and other medical supplies in recognition of staff throughout the community.

“It is very fitting, especially at this time, to recognize the extraordinary efforts of nurses and caregivers everywhere for their service and sacrifice in keeping our communities healthy,” said Katherine DiCristina, Villa St. Benedict executive director.

“I would like to thank our nurses, nursing associates and all of our senior care employees for their commitment to protecting the safety, health and wellness of our residents.  The care, compassion and dedication shown daily is unprecedented, and we appreciate the tireless and selfless efforts of our entire staff,” added DiCristina.

“We also thank our hospitals and clinics for their leadership and partnership, as we work together to provide the highest quality care for older adults in our community,” said DiCristina.

A trusted provider of senior living services for more than 15 years, Villa St. Benedict offers independent living, assisted living, memory care, respite care and At Your Service home care, with enhanced infection control protocols in place for residents and staff.

While visiting in person is not an option yet, those interested in showing support to Villa St. Benedict residents this month can reach out in the following ways:

* Send a card, letter, artwork or sign to residents and/or staff.  Yes, residents are still able to receive mail.

* Email a resident.  These can be sent to info@villastben.org or by visiting the “Contact” page at Villa St. Benedict, Contact Us.

* Request a video chat with a resident.  Send an email to info@villastben.org or go to the sign-up Genius request under News & Events page at Villa St. Benedict to arrange a day/time.

* Donate for the purchase of additional medical supplies and devices by going to our Donate- Foundation tab on the website.

For more information, contact Villa St. Benedict at 630.725.7000 or visit villastben.org.

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