NCAL Awards Program

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The NCAL Awards Program recognizes assisted living employees from around the country who demonstrate exemplary work within the profession. ​​​​​​​​​​​​Selected nominees are recognized among thousands of their peers at AHCA/NCAL’s Annual Conven​​tion & Expo.


​​Each year, NCAL​ honors individuals who are dedicated to improving the quality of lives of residents and their surrounding communities. 

​Members may nominate eligible candidates in one of two categories:​​

NCAL Leader of the Year Award
This award recognizes an assisted living Administrator/Executive Director, Director of Nursing, or someone in a regional leadership position who demonstrates outstanding innovation, achievement, and capabilities in their provision of high-quality person-centered care in a service-oriented culture in an assisted living community. 

NCAL Noble Caregiver Award
This award recognizes frontline caregivers, support and office staff from any department for their contributions that lead to improved quality of life for the residents and create a better work environment for the assisted living community’s staff. This includes, but is not limited to, direct care staff from nursing (CNAs, LNAs, LPNs), support/office staff, housekeeping, dietary, activities/recreation, laundry, and maintenance departments. 

All nominations must be submitted electronically via Award Force. Faxed or handwritten nominations are not accepted. Honorees in each category will be recognized at Delivering Solutions 24, AHCA/NCAL’s 75th Convention and Expo in October 2024​.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


​​Selected nominees are recognized among thousands of their peers at the Delivering Solutions24, AHCA/NCAL's Annual Convention & Expo in Orlando, Flordia.