UHS-Pruitt Corporation Celebrates National Nursing Home Week

May 16, 2013, 10:42 ET from UHS-Pruitt Corporation

NORCROSS, Ga., May 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- National Nursing Home week is an annual, weeklong celebration that spotlights nursing home patients and staff. From May 12th to the 18th, the UHS-Pruitt family of healthcare providers will once again draw focus to the positive difference that its vast number of nursing home staff makes in the lives of their patients every day; as well as honor its residents for their inspiration and individuality.

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The staff members report that they find a deeper appreciation for life through caring for the residents. "We started with a single nursing home in the small town of Toccoa, Georgia nearly half a century ago and although we now serve over 24,000 patients each day we still remain dedicated to quality in everything that we do. UHS-Pruitt is still a family run company with strong values and a commitment to caring," said Neil L. Pruitt, Jr., Chairman & C.E.O. who continues, "For us, National Nursing Home Week is about honoring the special people who have chosen to work in the nursing care setting, as well as the patients and residents who entrust us with their care for rehabilitation or call our center their home."

Celebrating National Nursing Home week also offers an opportunity for community education efforts. Patients can find renewed strength and security from nursing home care. Whether it's for a few short weeks or for a long-term stay, there are programs designed specifically to meet individual needs and wishes. Each day there are new activities to participate in, as well as guided rehabilitation services to restore patients to the highest possible level of functioning.

Anyone who would like to find out more information about nursing home care is invited to visit the UHS-Pruitt learning resource center: www.urready.com/Learning-Resources, or call 1-877-8UR-Ready.

About UHS-Pruitt Corporation

Since 1969, UHS-Pruitt Corporation has been providing management-related services for a spectrum of high quality healthcare providers throughout the Southeast. Known for its proactive performance improvement programs and holistic post-acute care services, UHS-Pruitt's "commitment to caring" defines not only its services, but the culture in which its skilled network of dedicated providers work. With more than 200 service locations in Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, and North Carolina, the UHS-Pruitt Corporation family of providers touches the lives of more than 24,000 patients each day through skilled nursing healthcare centers, home health and hospice agencies, assisted and independent living communities, institutional pharmacy and medical supply services, and programs in rehabilitation, nutrition, adult day care, community care, and care management. For more information about the UHS-Pruitt Corporation, visit www.URReady.com.

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