JOHN BEL EDWARDS CELEBRATES NURSING HOME WEEK BY VISITING MAISON DE LAFAYETTE
NURSING FACILITY RESIDENTS
(Baton Rouge – May 12, 2016) An enthusiastic crowd greeted Gov. John Bel Edwards as he visited the
Maison de Lafayette Nursing Facility on Wednesday, May 11, 2016, to celebrate
Nursing Home Week (May 8-14). Governor Edwards shared his excitement about Medicaid expansion in
Louisiana and encouraged residents that Louisiana’s best days are ahead.
The administrator at Maison de Lafayette, Joe
McPherson, III, said this week serves as a great way to thank the residents, staff and volunteers of the 189-bed nursing facility.
"Having Governor Edwards visit the facility
was an exciting moment for both residents and staff,” McPherson said. "I am
thankful to have a Governor that cares about Louisiana’s frail and elderly and
takes the time to show his appreciation
for them with a special visit.”
A crawfish boil and a visit from the Governor
are among the special events held at Maison de Lafayette this week. National
Nursing Home Week is an annual observance sponsored by the American Health Care
Association. The theme for National Nursing Home Week this year is, "It’s a
small world with a big heart.”
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a picture from this event.
Maison de Lafayette is a member nursing facility of the Louisiana Nursing Home
Association (LNHA). LNHA is a nonprofit organization representing more than 250
nursing facilities and assisted living communities thatcare for
approximately 30,000 elderly and disabled individuals each day.On behalf
of its members, LNHA advocates for providing quality care and nurturing
environments to Louisiana’s frail and elderly. For more information on LNHA,
visit our website at www.lnha.org.