NCAL Awards 2013
Deadline Submission for the NCAL 2013 Award Program is EXTENDED to May 24, 2013
The nominating process for the 2013 NCAL Awards is underway. While nominations may be submitted from individual NCAL member communities, it is recognized that some State Affiliates would prefer to submit one nomination per category. Please check with your State Affiliate prior to submission. Submit nominations for the Noble Caregiver in Assisted Living Award, NCAL Assisted Living Nurse of the Year, NCAL Administrator of the Year, and the National Assisted Living Week Programming Award. All nominations must be submitted no later than Friday, May 24, 2013.
Click here to download the 2013 NCAL Awards packet. If you need more information or have questions? Please contact Martece Yates at email@example.com.
Congratulations to the 2012 NCAL Award Winners!
The National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL) is proud to announce the 2012 recipients of the Administrator of the Year, the Assisted Living Nurse of the Year, Noble Caregiver in Assisted Living, and the National Assisted Living Week Programming Awards. These winners represent the best in the nation in the assisted living profession.
NCAL Administrator of the Year
Mable Rose Estates Papillion, NE When a staff member told her administrator about a resident’s desire to see Mt. Rushmore, Helen Crunk, RN, administrator of Mable Rose Estates in Papillion, NE, immediately said “Let’s do it.” Crunk wore many hats during the weeklong trip. She drove the van for the 1,100 miles round trip; was nurse to the residents, and made sure all was well with the 10 adults—seven of them residents—plus the four children. She did this to fulfill one resident’s dream. While the trip may have been once in a life time for the resident, Crunk demonstrates those leadership traits, delivers a high standard of person-centered care to residents, and advocates for her staff and residents on a daily basis. Read the October 2012 issue of NCAL FOCUS for more details on Ms. Crunk’s contributions.
NCAL Assisted Living Nurse of the Year Beverly Johnston
The Chelsea at Tinton Falls Tinton Falls, NJ
Staff and residents at The Chelsea at Tinton Falls, in New Jersey benefit from Beverly Johnston, RN, C-AL, the director of health services’ dedication and passion for her work. “She works tirelessly to give dignity to all by addressing the needs of mind, body, and soul, not only involving her caregivers but the entire staff,” says Kathie Deak, executive director of the Tinton Falls residences. Since 2005, Johnston has been the residences’ health services director. She supervises 25 health care workers and coordinates the healthcare and personal care needs of 70 residents. She exhibits the critical leadership, supervisory, and teamwork skills that are inherent in providing high quality care in the assisted living setting. Read the October 2012 issue of NCAL FOCUS
for more details on Ms. Johnston’s contributions.
NCAL Noble Caregiver in Assisted Living
Van Dyk Park Place Hawthorne, NJ
Ernie Kastner is more than the director of environmental services for Van Dyk Park Place in Hawthorne, NJ. “He is not that ‘maintenance guy’ who replaces a light bulb and moves on to the next task, he is the guy that dances up the ladder, changes the light bulb and dances back down the ladder making his audience cheer!” says Jaime Cerritelli, Van Dyk Park Place’s director of activities and volunteers. “His passion for life and desire to make people happy shines through each and every task he completes.” Read the October 2012 issue of NCAL FOCUS
for more details on Mr. Kastner’s contributions.
Best Programming for National Assisted Living Week For 2011 Theme: Forever Proud
Grace Nordlund & Cathy Roark
Riverside Lodge Retirement Community Grand Island, NE
Riverside Lodge Retirement Community’s “Forever Proud’ National Assisted Living Week activities began with a parade with floats and a memorial service to honoring the victims of Sept. 11, 2001 veterans, and more. It launched a week-long series of events that successfully incorporated the theme, “Forever Proud,” and included residents, staff, volunteers, families, and local community groups. The week’s other activities included a salute to the military that featured three Riverside Lodge residents speaking about their war experiences. In addition, other residents baked cookies for delivery to the Riverside Lodge Veterans group. Many of these businesses were often visited by the residents. Staff members Grace Nordlund, the assisted living activity coordinator, and Cathy Roark, resident services coordinator designed and planned seven days of programming. To learn more about their efforts, read the October 2012 NCAL FOCUS