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2021 Family Caregiver of the Year Awards

Valerie Henderson
Written by Valerie Henderson on Wed Jan 13 2021.
2021 Family Caregiver of the Year Awards

UpdateSee the winners! We are no longer accepting nominations for 2021.

Family caregivers are the unsung (and unpaid) heroes of home health care. They give time, patience, and economic resources to ensure their loved ones are healthy, comfortable, and supported during their most vulnerable stages of life. 

The Family Caregiver of the Year Awards aim to recognize the day-to-day challenges this work brings and financially reward caregivers who go above and beyond to provide for their care recipients.

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Eligibility

To be considered for the 2021 Family Caregiver of the Year Awards, nominees must have served as a primary, unpaid caregiver between January 1, 2020 and December 1, 2020. As a primary caregiver, responsibilities include, but are not limited to: overseeing personal care duties, housekeeping, transportation, and the general health of their care recipients. Prospective caregivers must not currently work at or be affiliated with employees or agents of Carewell or with our participating judges. 

Deadline

The deadline to submit nominations is January 27, 2021. Winners will be announced on February 16, 2021. 

Criteria

Finalists will be selected based on their ability to provide unique stories of how the nominee went above and beyond to support their care recipient. Special attention will be paid to examples of how the nominee navigated extenuating circumstances to provide care to their recipient, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Frequently Asked Questions 

What do winners receive? 

In an effort to support our caregiving community, the first place winner will receive $1500 in Carewell credit, while second place will receive $750 in Carewell credit and third place will receive $250 in Carewell credit. All three winners will also receive flowers in a commemorative vase.

How do I apply?

Simply fill out the nomination form before January 27, 2021. 

Does it cost money to nominate a caregiver? 

No—you may nominate as many caregivers as you want, free-of-charge. 

Who can apply?

Anyone who was a primary, unpaid caregiver between January 1, 2020 and December 1, 2020 is eligible to apply or be nominated. We define a primary caregiver as an individual who is responsible for performing personal care duties, housekeeping, transportation, and overseeing general health of their care recipients. 

If you, or a member of your immediate family, are currently employed by or affiliated with Carewell, Inc., you are not eligible to apply for the 2021 Family Caregiver of the Year Awards. 

Can I nominate myself?

Yes, you can. We encourage all members of the caregiving community to nominate the most dedicated caregivers for this award, and that includes you!

I would like to nominate a former caregiver, is that possible? 

Absolutely. While a caregiver may no longer oversee their primary role, due to relocation, health changes, or the passing of their care recipient, we would still like to recognize their efforts. To be considered for the 2021 Family Caregiver of the Year Awards, the nominee must have served as a caregiver at some point between January 1, 2020 and December 1, 2020. If you are nominating a former caregiver, please make note of that in your submission. 

Can I nominate more than one caregiver? 

Yes! Feel free to nominate as many caregivers as you like; however, please complete separate forms for each nominee. 

When is the deadline to submit?

All nominations must be submitted by Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 11:59pm EST.

Will my story or responses be shared publicly? 

Yes. At Carewell, we are dedicated to amplifying the voices of hardworking caregivers nationwide. As a part of our new awards program, we will share stories from our winners in a press release, a blog post on our website, and across our social media channels. We want to give credit where credit is due. Ahead of publishing any information, we will share a draft with you for your approval. 

If you have additional questions, please email awards@carewell.com.

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Valerie Henderson
Valerie Henderson

Having written for companies ranging from MTV to the Olympics, Valerie Henderson spearheads Carewell's communications and PR efforts. A resident of Park City, Utah, Valerie enjoys four of the things her region is famous for: hiking, independent film, a house full of kids, and weak beer.