I had the opportunity to attend the American Health Care Association annual meeting in Boston last month where I spoke about marketing issues at their assisted living day. Afterwards I attended a luncheon that recognized long term care heroes. Benjamin Thacker of Charlottesville, VA has been volunteering in nursing homes since he was a kid. He has countless hours of service to our eldest. He simply shrugged it off and said “It’s part of who I am.”
Brenda Caudillo, a Medication Aide at Golden Living Community in Scottsbluff, NE was awarded the Noble Caregiver in Assisted Living Award for making the quality of life for those she cares for a great one.
Helen Crunk received the NCAL Administrator of the Year Award. She runs Victoria Gardens in Bellevue, NE.
Congratulations to all the award winners and all the heroes who work on the front lines in our nation’s long term care facilities.