The nation’s best assisted living employees this year come from Colorado, Maine, New Jersey, and Virginia. Today, the National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL) announced the recipients of the 2016 NCAL Awards Program, which recognizes caregivers in four distinct categories who demonstrate exceptional work in the assisted living profession. The four categories of the NCAL Awards Program are administrator, nurse, noble caregiver, and National Assisted Living Week Program of the Year.
“Each of the NCAL Award winners exemplify what it means to go ‘above and beyond the call of duty’,” said NCAL Executive Director Scott Tittle. “NCAL is honored to pay tribute to the extraordinary, selfless work of these recipients, and we hope their passion inspires others to pursue a career in assisted living.”
The four award recipients are:
- Administrator of the Year: Carmy Jerome at Aspen House Memory Care Assisted Living, in Loveland, Colorado;
- Assisted Living Nurse of the Year: Stephanie Lavigne at Machias Maine Veterans’ Homes in Machias, Maine;
- Noble Caregiver in Assisted Living: Angela Humes at Dogwood Village Senior Living in Orange, Virginia.; and
- National Assisted Living Week Program of the Year: Brandywine Senior Living Princeton in Princeton, New Jersey.
The National Assisted Living Week Program of the Year was carried out by Brandywine Senior Living Princeton, Princeton, NJ.
The staff members of Brandywine Senior Living Princeton created an enriching National Assisted Living Week® for its residents, seamlessly capturing the 2015 theme “Nourishing Life: Mind, Body and Spirit.” The week was chockfull of unique events organized by the community, including a Tai chi demonstration right in the heart of downtown Princeton, an intergenerational event with first grade students and baby farm animals, and wellness checkups with the community’s nursing and therapy staff. The Brandywine community also brought in service dogs to demonstrate the benefits of pet therapy and a held fundraiser for the Princeton Parkinson’s Alliance. Perhaps most notably, residents and staff members participated in a video to the tune of Maroon 5’s “Sugar,” which was featured on the local news.
The award winners will be recognized Oct. 16, 2016, at a special awards ceremony during the 10th Annual NCAL Day, held as part of the 67th Annual AHCA/NCAL Annual Convention & Expo.
Check out Princeton’s Sweet Twist on Maroon 5’s Sugar here:
Read about the rest of the 2016 NCAL Award Winners here…