Do you work with someone who always goes above and beyond the call of duty? Do you know a caregiver who has a special bond with their residents, someone who truly makes a difference in their community? Do you have an exceptional employee who always brings something extra to the job? RCare would like to celebrate these passionate workers, tell their stories, and give them the recognition they deserve. 

The Caregiver of the Year Award was created by RCare to recognize the important work done each and every day by frontline caregiving staff. In line with RCare’s mission to help seniors and those who care for them, this award is a way to celebrate the often unsung heroes who do the challenging and meaningful work of caring for some of the nation’s most vulnerable populations.

“Everyone knows someone who is exceptional on the job, who goes above and beyond, who really has a positive impact on the community,” said Jeff Knauss, CEO and Owner of RCare. “We want to celebrate these special people, share their inspirational stories, and give them that moment in the spotlight that they deserve.” 

If you or someone you know deserves this award, please submit a nomination. (Yes, you can even nominate yourself.) Three lucky winners will be randomly drawn from the nominees to receive prizes worth $500. Also, those who submit a nomination will receive a gift card for coffee.

Prior winners of this award include Cecibel Quintanilla de Medrano, CNA at Renaissance of Annandale, Janelle Zacho, Director of Nursing at Columbia Health Care Center, and Megan Snead, a nurse at University Hospital in Augusta, Georgia.

RCare is accepting nominations now through January 31, 2022. Nominations must be submitted through our online form. Winners will be announced on National Caregivers Day, February 22, 2022.