Caregiver of the Year – 2021

Nominations for Caregiver of the Year – 2021 are now closed! Thank you franchisee for your nominations!

The Nomination Process

The Right at Home Caregiver of the Year award honors the caregivers who provide excellent service to our clients every day. The winners of this award exemplify the Right at Home mission: To improve the quality of life for those we serve. Questions regarding the Caregiver of the Year program should be directed to the Employee Experience team at employeeexperience@rightathome.net.

Nominations may be submitted beginning at 8 a.m. CT on October 5, 2020.


  1. Nominations will close at 5 p.m. CT on November 13, 2020. Nominations received after that time will not be considered.
  2. Nominations must be submitted using the Caregiver of the Year Award Nomination Form according to the considerations on the form.
  3. Franchisees may submit up to five nominations from each Right at Home territory.
  4. All nominees submitted within the nomination time period will receive a certificate of recognition from the Corporate Office.
  5. All certificates will be mailed to the nominating offices by Thursday, December 31, 2020.


To be nominated, caregivers must:

  • Provide direct care to clients as a primary function of their job.
  • Have at least 600 hours of caregiving experience with Right at Home.
  • Consistently follow company policies and have consistent attendance.

Additionally, nominated caregivers should exhibit the following considerations:

  • Actively demonstrates pride in being a Right at Home caregiver.
  • Is passionate about providing extraordinary care to clients.
  • Exemplifies the qualities of a professional caregiver.
  • Demonstrates teamwork and willingness to help other caregivers and staff.
  • Selflessly serves others in the course of their duties.
    • Holds others to a higher standard of care.
  • Is or has been recognized or praised by clients and families for his/her efforts.
  • Has been recognized by your local Caregiver recognition program, e.g., Caregiver of the Week/Month.


Timeline

October 5, 2020
Nominations Open at 8 a.m. CT

November 13, 2020
Nominations Close at 5 p.m. CT

January 2021
Finalists (20) Selected and Contacted
Region and National Winners Selected

February 2021
Region Winners Announced

Home Improvement 2021
National Caregiver of the Year Winner Announced


Nomination Requirements

Completed nomination forms must be received no later than 5 p.m. CT on November 13, 2020. Nominations received after the deadline will not be included for consideration.

All nominees must demonstrate one or more of the following characteristics:

  • Clear demonstration of empathy and compassion toward those receiving care.
  • Ability to relate to and interact with care recipients and other care providers in ways that encourage the growth and development of all.
  • Skilled in performing their caregiving duties.
  • Participation in continuing education programs.
  • Willingness to take on extra shifts and go above and beyond in their day to day duties.


To be considered for this award, the caregiver must:

  • Clear demonstration of empathy and compassion toward those receiving care.
  • Ability to relate to and interact with care recipients and other care providers in ways that encourage the growth and development of all.
  • Skilled in performing their caregiving duties.
  • Participation in continuing education programs.
  • Willingness to take on extra shifts and go above and beyond in their day to day duties.

To be considered for this award, the caregiver must:

  • Have at least 600 hours of caregiving experience with Right at Home.
  • Actively seek to create extraordinary experiences for clients and their families.
  • Thoroughly follow and document their client’s care plan.
  • Position Right at Home as a local employer and provider of choice.
  • Serves as a brand ambassador for Right at Home in the community.
  • Be a team player: Serve as a mentor to their peers and put the goals of the team before themselves.

Selection Process

There are two distinct groups involved in selecting winners of the Caregiver of the Year program.

Right at Home Committee
Representatives from the Right at Home Strategic Leadership Council (SLC).

Community Committee
Professionals from senior care, healthcare and caregiving support organizations.

The eight SLC members of the Right at Home Committee are paired up for the nominee review process, and each pair is given one Region’s nominations to review. The nominations each SLC pair receives do not include any in their respective Regions. Together the pair selects the top three nominees for the Region they are assigned. All nominations are removed of any identifying information so the nominating offices remain anonymous.


The selection process is conducted in several stages as follows:

Stage 1 – Right at Home Corporate Office Initial Review

The Corporate Office reviews all nominations to ensure nominees meet the selection considerations.

Stage 2 – Right at Home Committee (SLC) Nominee Review and Top 5 Selection

The Right at Home Committee filters the valid nominations based on the thoroughness of the nomination and caregiver accomplishments, and presents the Community Committee with three anonymous nominations per Region.

Stage 3 – Community Committee Review and Selection

The Community Committee reviews the anonymous nominations and selects one winner from each Region and one national winner, based on nomination criteria and using testimonials from clients and loved ones.


Selection Considerations – Nominations will be judged in the following categories:

Character
What makes this caregiver extraordinary? How does this individual strive to develop themselves and grow on a personal and professional level?

Client impact
How has this caregiver provided an extraordinary client experience and improved the quality life for those he/she serves?

Brand ambassador
What does this caregiver do to represent Right at Home as an employer and provider of choice in their community?

Team player
Does this caregiver serve as a mentor to their peers and puts the goals of the team before themselves?

Resilience
How has this caregiver risen above challenges during the pandemic in order to provide uninterrupted care for their clients?


If selected as a finalist for Caregiver of the Year, the Franchisee/caregiver must:

Provide written testimonials from the client or client’s advocate in order for the caregiver to be considered.

Agree to be represented in photographs and videos, and to be included in any and all public relations activities and media campaigns.

If selected as the National Caregiver of the Year, the caregiver is invited to receive the award in person at Home Improvement.