NCAL Awards Program

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The NCAL Awards Program recognizes assisted living employees from around the country who demonstrate exemplary work within the profession. Each year, members may nominate colleagues for four categories:
  • NCAL Administrator of the Year
  • NCAL Assisted Living Nurse of the Year
  • Noble Caregiver in Assisted Living Award
  • National Assisted Living Week® Programming Award ​​
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Selected nominees are recognized among thousands of their peers at AHCA/NCAL’s Annual Convention & Expo.

 ​UPDATE TO THE 2020 AWARDS PROGRAM

​​​This year, COVID-19 was an enormous, unforeseen challenge that has resulted in every person working in long term care to step up and go above and beyond expectations. With that in mind, after much consideration, we made the difficult decision to hold off on the awards program this year. At a time when our entire profession is doing so much, many of our awards would recognize just one person. For this year’s Convention, we intend to find different ways to more widely celebrate our amazing staff and caregivers who do incredible things within our industry on a daily basis.

We encourage you to submit your heartfelt stories of residents who have recovered from COVID and the long term care heroes who are battling this virus to our Faces of Care site. Thank for your understanding, and we look forward to res​uming the AHCA/NCAL Awards in 2021!​


 
Submit A Nomination ​

Nominations are being accepted until June 7, 2019.

​Please consider putting forth a nomination in 2020. Nominations will open this spring.

Categories

​NCAL Administrator of the Year 
This award recognizes an assisted living administrator or executive director who demonstrates outstanding innovation, achievement, and capabilities in their provision of high-quality person-centered care in a service-oriented culture in an assisted living community.

 
NCAL Assisted Living Nurse of the Year 
This award recognizes an assisted living nurse (must be a licensed practical or registered nurse) who demonstrates outstanding compassion, supervisory success, innovation, achievement, and capabilities in their provision of high-quality person-centered care in a service-oriented culture in an assisted living community. 

 
Noble Caregiver in Assisted Living 
This award recognizes frontline caregivers, support and office staff from any department for their contributions that lead to improved quality of life for the residents and create a better work environment for the assisted living community’s staff. This includes, but is not limited to, direct care staff from nursing (does not include licensed nurses), support/office staff, housekeeping, dietary, activities/recreation, laundry, and maintenance departments. 

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National Assisted Living Week Programming 
National Assisted Living Week®, established in 1995 by NCAL, provides a unique opportunity to bring together residents, families, staff, volunteers, and the community to celebrate residents and the services provided within assisted living communities. Nominees are evaluated on their successful incorporation of the previous year's National Assisted Living Week theme into their activity plans and implementation resulting in outstanding special activities and community events for their residents, families, staff, and volunteers to enjoy.

Recipients

​​Selected nominees are recognized among thousands of their peers at AHCA/NCAL’s Annual Convention & Expo during NCAL Day​ and the Closing General Session. ​Recipients and their one guest also receive complimentary:
  • Registration to Convention & NCAL Day
  • Round-trip, economy airfare
  • 5-night hotel accommodations
  • Per diem
  • Tickets to the Gala Dinner & Show