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Nominate for the 2013 Family Caregiver of the Year Award

6/3/2013 1

Do you know someone who's an outstanding family caregiver? Nominate them for a chance to win a day of respite care from our agency plus a $50 gift card to a restaurant of their choice!


We know how hard family caregivers work providing care for a loved one. We want to honor and recognize the strength of caregivers who dedicate their lives to the care of their loved ones, but we need your help to celebrate family caregivers and their inspirational stories.


How does the nomination process work?


Anyone can nominate a caregiver. Nominees for the "Family Caregiver of the Year" program will be accepted beginning June 17, 2013 through September 23, 2013. You can download the nomination form here.


Who is a "Family Caregiver'?


Many families and individuals are caregivers to a loved one who is afflicted with an illness, injury--or most commonly--an elder. These caregivers can be the daughters, sons, parents, spouses, siblings, other relatives, or even a friend of the person in need of assistance. They frequently make great personal sacrifices to provide care for their loved ones, sometimes to the detriment of their own health and well-being. Often, the family caregivers are the ones relied upon to carry on your patients' care when they are at home. In fact, according to the National Family Caregivers Association (NFCA), the service provided by family caregivers represents 80% of all home care services. Due to the humility of many of these dedicated individuals, the everyday sacrifices of family caregivers are sometimes unrecognized and under-appreciated.


How will the winners be recognized?


One local winner will receive a day off (eight hours of respite care for their loved one from our agency) and a $50 gift card to a restaurant of their choice. Two runners-up will receive three hours of respite care each. The winner and runners-up will be contacted November 1st, as we kick off National Family Caregiver Month.


Thank you for helping us celebrate our local family caregivers!!!