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National Organization Seeks Outstanding Staff Members for Awards Recognition  
National Organization Seeks Outstanding Staff Members for Awards Recognition
Winners earn national recognition and trip to AHCA/NCAL 65th Convention In Washington, D.C.
Lisa Gluckstern (202) 898-2825


Washington, D.C. – The National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL) is proud to announce that the 2014 NCAL Awards Program is open for NCAL members to nominate individuals in four award categories. NCAL is looking for nominees with outstanding qualities and dedication to high-quality, person centered care. The awards are:

  1. Noble Caregiver in Assisted Living is for frontline caregivers, housekeeping, and maintenance staff or staff from any other department that have improved the quality of life for residents and created a better work environment for staff.
  2. NCAL Assisted Living Nurse of the Year is for a licensed practical nurse or registered nurse who demonstrates outstanding compassion, supervisory success, and innovation.
  3. NCAL Administrator of the Year is seeking an assisted living administrator who demonstrates outstanding innovation, achievement and capabilities.
  4. National Assisted Living Week Programming Award for the 2013 theme: “Homemade Happiness.” Nominees will be considered on their successful incorporation of the 2013 theme that results in outstanding special activities and community events for residents, family and staff to enjoy.

Winners will receive roundtrip airfare from their home town, a per diem, hotel accommodations, convention registration and a ticket to the convention’s gala. Winners will be recognized during a special luncheon held during the 8th Annual NCAL Day, on Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014 in Washington, D.C. – the opening day of the 65th Annual AHCA/NCAL Convention and Exposition.

NCAL encourages individuals who are interested in applying for the awards to check with their state affiliate first before completing the awards nomination form. Some NCAL State Affiliates prefer to submit nominations for the national awards.

This year, NCAL Awards applications must be completed and submitted through a new online process. To learn more go to the “What’s Hot” section of For more information, send an email to


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The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) represent more than 12,000 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 or