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Ohio Centers for Assisted Living (OCAL)
2018 Assisted Living Facility Professional Achievement Awards

OCAL Awards


Ohio’s assisted living facilities employ thousands of professionals who care for residents needing daily care. These employees are the backbone of the OCAL community, with facilities relying on dedicated teamwork and skills to provide quality care and compassion to patients and families. The OCAL Professional Achievement Awards are designed to honor those individuals who have excelled in providing outstanding care in a cooperative spirit of teamwork.

Statewide winners will be awarded in each of the following categories if qualifying nominees are submitted. Association members may nominate individuals based on their own knowledge of the candidates and facility-based selection criteria. Nominees must be approved by the administrator/manager or, in the case of an administrator/manager, the assistant administrator/manager or other key administrative staff.

Judging Categories:

  • Administrator/Manager of the Year
  • Caregiver of the Year

    Other Requirements:

    1. The nominee must have held a full-time position in the facility (based on the facility's definition of full-time) or worked a minimum of one year in the category for which they are being nominated in the past year.
    2. Each entry should include completed answers to the questions with no reference to the individual’s name, facility, or geographic location.
    3. There is a limit of one entry in each category from a single facility.
    4. Nominations that do not follow the required format, which are incomplete, or do not follow other requirements may be excluded from judging.
    5. Statewide award winners recognized in each category are not eligible to re-enter the competition for three years following their win.
    6. Online applications must be received offices by 5 p.m. February 16, 2018.

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