For Immediate Release
May 16, 2017        
Contact: Abby Matienzo, Communications Manager
       703-942-5711 #230

NAELA Celebrates National Nursing Home Week®
Attorneys for Older Americans and People with Special Needs Demonstrate “Spirit of America” During Annual Observance

Washington, DC — The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) supports National Nursing Home Week (NNHW), which runs from May 14 to 20. This year’s national observance’s theme, “The Spirit of America”, highlights the bond among nursing home staff, volunteers and residents that captures the American spirit.

NAELA encourages acts of kindness, generosity, and compassion in the nursing homes, and recognizes those who have helped residents enjoy a better quality of life. NAELA member attorneys are also well-equipped to educate and assist seniors and their families with nursing home issues.

Established by the American Health Care Association (AHCA) in 1967, NNHW provides an opportunity for residents and their loved ones, staff, volunteers, and surrounding communities to acknowledge the role of skilled nursing care centers in caring for America’s seniors and individuals with disabilities.

To receive a free NAELA brochure: “Questions and Answers When Looking For an Elder or Special Needs Law Attorney,” contact Communications Manager Abby Matienzo by email or phone at 703-942-5711 #230.

Find an Elder and Special Needs Law attorney in your area using NAELA’s Online Member Directory.

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. Established in 1987, NAELA is a non-profit association that assists lawyers, bar organizations, and others. The mission of NAELA is to establish NAELA members as the premier providers of legal advocacy, guidance, and services to enhance the lives of people with special needs and people as they age. NAELA currently has members across the United States, Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit

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