2020 Senior Living Awards

Advancing Quality Care

2020 Senior Living Awards

Join IHCA/INCAL in recognizing communities, staff, and commitment to quality care by submitting nominations for the 2020 Senior Living Awards!  The Senior Living Awards recognize leadership, hard work, and excellence in the honoree’s facility and community.  This recognition helps build morale within staff and residents, attracts new residents, and brands the facility as one of the best in the state.  Take a few minutes to show your appreciation for your facility and staff by nominating them for an award.  All winners will be recognized at the 2020 IHCA/INCAL Convention and Expo on Tuesday, August 11, 2020.  The recipient or facility designee will receive a free Convention registration, 5 guest awards luncheon tickets, a free hotel room at Convention and a cash prize!  The nominator will receive a free Convention registration. 

Award Categories

  • Best of Indiana – Long Term Care
  • Best of Indiana – Assisted Living              
  • Nurse of the Year
  • C.N.A of the Year
  • Caregiver of the Year (includes Social Services, Activities Professionals, MDS Coordinators, Dietitians, Maintenance, Environmental Services, Dietary Personnel, Therapists and Business Office Personnel)   

Nomination Requirements for Best of Indiana – Long Term Care Facility

This category is designed to recognize the best of Indiana’s long term care facilities and to educate community leaders about our profession.  This awards program addresses the loving and compassionate way that a facility’s staff cares for their residents and what the facility is doing to continue to provide quality care and meet residents’ needs.

  • Each member facility may only submit one nomination form.
  • Designated Contact: Each member facility must choose one person to serve as the designated contact.  All follow up correspondence, award information, nomination questions, etc will be sent to the Designated Contact.
  • All submissions should be completed online by the deadline.
  • IHCA/INCAL member in good-standing
  • Facilities must be in good-standing with ISDH/CMS and regulatory compliance
  • Please provide specific examples and describe what makes your facility deserving to be the Best of Indiana:
    • Facility’s mission statement/operating philosophy and what unique programs/activities the facility conducts in order to support this mission/philosophy
    • Identify and describe creative and innovative interventions that address common long term care challenges and share best practices which have promoted and enhanced quality of care
    • Describe your facility performance/excellence and commitment to quality care.  Define how your facility goes above and beyond.
    • Supports the greater community

Nomination Requirements for Best of Indiana – Assisted Living Community

This category is designed to recognize the best of Indiana’s assisted living communities and to educate community leaders about our profession.  This awards program addresses the loving and compassionate way that an assisted living community’s staff cares for their residents and what the facility is doing to continue to provide quality care and meet residents’ needs.

  • Each member facility may only submit one nomination form.
  • Designated Contact: Each member facility must choose one person to serve as the designated contact.  All follow up correspondence, award information, nomination questions, etc will be sent to the Designated Contact.
  • All submissions should be completed online by the deadline.
  • IHCA/INCAL member in good-standing
  • Facilities must be in good-standing with ISDH and regulatory compliance
  • Please provide specific examples and describe what makes your facility deserving to be the Best of Indiana:
    • Facility’s mission statement/operating philosophy and what unique programs/activities the facility conducts in order to support this mission/philosophy
    • Share best practices that are a result of an interdisciplinary effort and promote creative innovations and wellness programming
    • Facility performance/excellence and commitment to enhancing quality of life.  Define how your facility goes above and beyond.
    • Supports the greater community

Nomination Requirements for Nurse of the Year, C.N.A. of the Year and Caregiver of the Year Award

  • All submissions should be completed online by the deadline.
  • IHCA/INCAL member facility in good-standing
  • Facilities must be in good-standing with ISDH/CMS and regulatory compliance
  • Please provide specific examples of how the person has excelled in EACH of the following areas:
    • Job performance/Excellence/Personal demeanor
    • Commitment to quality care and quality of life, delivers person-centered care
    • Serves as a role model and mentor to their peers, teamwork/co-worker interactions and communications
    • Supports the facility or greater community
    • Exhibits leadership and supervisory skills (if applicable)

Additional Information

  • Each nomination must exclude any information that would identify the facility or individual to a Panel Reviewer, such as facility name, facility location, individual and staff names. 
  • Chosen award recipients will be asked to participate in an award video shoot and/or may be asked to submit a photo for use of award recognition
  • Nominees must not be a previous Senior Living Award recipient
  • While several individuals might nominate the same facility/individual, the free convention registration is limited to only one winner and one nominator
  • Winners will be chosen by a panel of judges selected by IHCA/INCAL.  IHCA/INCAL reserves the right to not present any award.

Please complete the Online Nomination Form by March 31, 2020.  Questions? Contact Katie at kniehoff@ihca.org

SUBMIT A NOMINATION 

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We're thankful to our sponsor, Kreig DeVault LLP, for thier generous support.

Meet the 2019 Senior Living Award Winners: 

2019 Long Term facility of the Year: The Laurels of DeKalb, Laurel Health Care Company, Indiana

2019 Assisted Living Community of the Year: Brownsburg Meadows Assisted Living, American Senior Communities, Indiana

2019 Administrator of the Year: Steve Tanner, Greenwood Healthcare Center, CommuniCare Family of Companies, Indiana

2019 Nurse of the Year: Michelle Gardner, Golden LivingCenter – Fountainview Terrace, Golden LivingCenters, Indiana

2019 CNA of the Year: Angela Hachmeister, Brookside Village, CarDon & Associates, Indiana

2019 Facility Team Member of the Year: Rita Hopper, Mitchell Manor, Life Care Centers of America, Indiana

 

 

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