May 6, 2021 
Contact: Abby Matienzo, Communications Manager

NAELA Honors Residents and Staff During National Skilled Nursing Care Week® May 9-15
Association for Attorneys Serving Older Americans and People With Disabilities Celebrates “Being Together Through the Season” During Unprecedented Times

Washington, DC — The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys celebrates National Skilled Nursing Care Week (NSNCW), which runs from May 9-15. The theme for this year’s national observance, “Together Through the Seasons,” celebrates the collaborative commitment of skilled nursing care facilities and their staff in providing compassionate care to their residents during this unprecedented time.

Created by the American Health Care Association (AHCA) in 1967, NSNCW, formerly known as National Nursing Home Week, provides an opportunity for residents and their loved ones, staff, volunteers, and surrounding communities to honor the role of skilled nursing care centers in caring for America’s seniors and individuals with disabilities. 

“NAELA is excited and grateful that this year, nursing home residents, their loved ones, and staff can celebrate together safely this year,” said NAELA President Wendy Cappelletto, Esq., CAP. “This year’s event is extra special as we honor the unparalleled commitment and resiliency of heroic nursing home staff and the special bonds shared with residents and their families.”

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Members of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) are attorneys who are experienced and trained in working with the legal problems of aging Americans and individuals of all ages with disabilities. Upon joining, NAELA member attorneys agree to adhere to the NAELA Aspirational Standards. Established in 1987, NAELA is a non-profit association that assists lawyers, bar organizations, and others. The mission of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys is to educate, inspire, serve, and provide community to attorneys with practices in elder and special needs law. NAELA currently has members across the United States, Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit, or to locate a NAELA member attorney in your area, visit

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