AHCA Announces 2018 Award Recipients
Association recognizes dedication to improving the lives of
seniors and individuals with disabilities
– The American Health Care Association (AHCA) announced the recipients for the
2018 AHCA Awards program today. Each year, AHCA recognizes the men and women
who selflessly care for individuals in long term and post-acute care centers,
and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (ID/DD) residences. Honorees demonstrate
selflessness, compassion, and strive to enhance the lives of seniors and
individuals with disabilities in their communities.
2018 AHCA Awards recipients are:
Hero of the
Year- Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: Laura
Horan, Mission at West Jordan Care Center, West Jordan, Utah
Profit Program of the Year: Exceptional
Care for Children Magical Journey, Exceptional
Care for Children, Newark, Del.
Profit Trustee Award: Steven B. Craig, Chaparral House, Berkeley, Calif.
Volunteer of the Year: Joe Howard, Harlan Health and Rehabilitation Center, Harlan,
Volunteer of the Year: Tieszen Memorial Home Auxiliary, Tieszen Memorial Home,
Volunteer of the Year: Elizabeth
Eubank, Diversicare of Amory, Amory, Miss.
The Hero of the Year award recognizes an
individual who works or volunteers in an ICF/IID facility or HCBS Waiver Homes
and has shown commitment and dedication to serving people with ID/DD.
The Not for Profit Program of the Year award
highlights a specific program that adds value to the care of individuals within
The Not for Profit Trustee award honors a
not for profit trustee committed to faithfully carrying out functions of the
board and dedicated to improving the lives of frail and vulnerable individuals.
The Volunteer of the Year program seeks to
honor a young adult (under 19), an adult, and a group organization that have
served in a volunteer capacity for more than one year and have made a positive
contribution to residents and staff of a care center.
Award recipients will
be honored at the AHCA/NCAL 69th Annual Convention in San Diego on
October 10, 2018.
The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL)
represents more than 13,500 non-profit and proprietary skilled nursing centers,
assisted living communities, sub-acute centers and homes for individuals with
intellectual and development disabilities. By delivering solutions for quality
care, AHCA/NCAL aims to improve the lives of the millions of frail, elderly and
individuals with disabilities who receive long term or post-acute care in our
member facilities each day. For more information, please visit www.ahca.org or www.ncal.org.