RENO – Enjoy live music and libations for a good cause at the second annual Corks & Kegs fundraiser for the Nevada Health Care Association (NVHCA) Perry Foundation on Saturday, March 14, at 5 p.m. at JA Nugget in Sparks.
Corks & Kegs guests will be able to sample a wide range of wine, spirits and craft beers, along with hors d’oeuvres and live music.
Proceeds from Corks & Kegs support the Nevada Health Care Association Perry Foundation and its commitment to improving the quality of care in Nevada’s nursing homes and post-acute care facilities by providing continued education for health care professionals.
“This fun event will help provide the Perry Foundation with critical funding to support the future of post-acute health care in the state of Nevada,” said Robert Kidd, president of the Perry Foundation.
As part of the March 14 event, the Perry Foundation will recognize the top three performing nursing homes in Northern Nevada as identified utilizing the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ 18 quality measurements. The foundation’s “Endeavor Awards” will be presented during a special VIP event preceding Corks & Kegs.
Last year, the Perry Foundation awarded more than 1,000 continuing education units to licensed administrators, executive directors and nurses throughout Nevada. The foundation has also provided hundreds of hours of in-house education and training for health care facilities and communities. NVHCA officials say the foundation’s work helped Nevada dramatically improve its national rankings for providing quality care. For example, in the “Nursing Home Report Card” issued by the national Families for Better Care organization, Nevada moved up 17 spots in one year – from 43rd in 2013 to 26th in 2014. Nevada ranked as the nation’s “most improved” state in this group’s report.
Kidd said the Corks & Kegs event is one way Nevada health care professionals and the general public can support the Perry Foundation and its mission to continually improve care.
“When you or a family member need post-acute or long-term care in Nevada, you want to be sure that the caretakers are properly trained and are committed to providing the best possible care,” said Kidd. “The Perry Foundation is working to make continuing education available and effective for all of Nevada’s post-acute caretakers.”
Tickets are available on www.janugget.com for $45 through March 13. On March 14, the ticket price will increase to $55.
About the Perry Foundation
The NVHCA Perry Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) non-provider-based charitable foundation that, through community awareness and donor support, is committed to providing education to Nevada’s post-acute provider and regulatory community. Through this education, the foundation improves the quality of care provided to the residents of Nevada’s post-acute community, which includes skilled nursing and related care facilities. For more information, visit: www.NVHCA.org/PerryFoundation.