FROM THE EDITOR'S PEN
/ Today's Caregiver™ Friendly Award 2014 Nominations /
What do personal emergency response systems
(PERS), bathroom fall prevention products,
incontinence supplies, home safety products, and
home monitoring systems all have in common?
(And, as of this year, long-term care facilities?)
These are descriptions of some of our Caregiver
Friendly Award winners from the past 11 years.
They also represent thousands of hours of loving
labor by their producers and manufacturers, all
working with one thought in common: “What can I do
to help the life of the family caregiver become
Every year, we are truly impressed by the quality
of the entries into the award program. But what I am
most excited about is the wide variety of industries
that are now sending in entries, and the incredible
work they are producing with family caregivers in
mind. The deadline for Today's Caregiver™
Friendly Award entries is April 21, 2014.
This year, we are proud to announce a new
category for the Today's Caregiver™ Friendly Award: Long-Term
Care Facilities. I learned many years ago that
working with a Caregiver Friendly long-term care
facility is like being able to increase your own
personal care team. We are excited about the
opportunity to share this year’s winners with family
caregivers as they make decisions about placement
for their loved ones.
Award winners will be recognized in Today’s
Caregiver magazine and at a Fearless Caregiver
Conference. Winners will also be highlighted on
caregiver.com (where last
year’s winners can presently be found).
Please share your labors of love with family
caregivers and let them know that someone out there
is thinking of them. Award entry applications
can be found online at caregiver.com/caregiverfriendly or
by calling 800-829-2734.