ARLINGTON, Va. -- The Arlington County Board today honored ten outstanding employees of arlington long-term care residences, who provide the day-to-day care for residents of nursing homes and assisted living residences in Arlington.
Since 2008, the Commission on Long Term Care Residences has recognized the outstanding employees at nursing homes and assisted living residences in Arlington. Long-term care residences are an important part of the Arlington community, serving approximately 1,500 residents. Staff at long-term care residences have a direct, positive impact on a person’s life, offering consistent companionship, dedicated care, and a ray of hope, humor and warmth.
Read the stories behind the nominations and the honorees.
The mission of the Arlington Commission on Long-Term Care Residences (ACLTCR) is to enhance the quality of care and quality of life in long-term care residences in Arlington County; advise public officials about long-term care needs in Arlington County; and support access, availability, and affordability in long-term care residences in Arlington County.
Arlington, Va., is a world-class residential, business and tourist location that was originally part of the "10 miles square" parcel of land surveyed in 1791 to be the Nation's Capital. Slightly smaller than 26 square miles, it is the geographically smallest self-governing county in the United States, and one of only a handful with the prized Aaa/AAA/AAA bond rating. Arlington maintains a rich variety of stable neighborhoods and quality schools, and has received numerous awards for Smart Growth and transit-oriented development. Home to some of the most influential organizations in the world -- including the Pentagon -- Arlington stands out as one of America's preeminent places to live, visit and do business.