Homewatch CareGivers and the National Family Caregivers Association (NFCA) are proud to cosponsor the National Family Caregiver of the Year award, which was established to honor and recognize the strength and perseverance of family caregivers who dedicate their lives to the care of their loved ones. Homewatch CareGivers and NFCA share a common mission to provide support and resources to family caregivers.
The campaign is supported by the American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance http://www.aaltci.org. Jesse Slome, AALTCI's executive director serves as a judge for the national program. "We’re proud to work together to celebrate family caregivers and their inspirational stories," Slome noted.
The nominations for the caregiver award must be submitted by a third party, such as a nurse, doctor, support group leader, friend or family member. Nominations must be received by July 29, 2011.
The nominee must have provided care for this individual within the 12 months prior to July 29, 2011.
Local winners will be announced September 1, 2011. Local winners qualify for the National Family Caregiver of the Year Award $10,000 Grand Prize, to be notified on October 25, 2011.
Homewatch CareGivers will provide a donation of $5 to National Family Caregivers Association (not to exceed $5,000) for every valid, complete, unique nomination submitted via the web nomination form. (http://www.homewatchcaregivers.com/
Local winners will receive a free day of respite care and a scholarship to Homewatch CareGivers University, which will give the educational foundation, skill set and confidence to continue this very important labor of love. Homewatch CareGivers University is a professionally developed caregiver training platform designed to train our caregiver employees, family members providing care, and the greater caregiver community.
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The American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance http://www.aaltci.org is a trade organization. The Association's Consumer Information Center is the #1 source for information and can be accessed at http://www.aaltci.org/