Georgia Caregiver of the Year Awards

Do you know a family, volunteer, or para-professional caregiver in the state of Georgia?

The Caregiver of the Year Awards is designed to recognize the selfless acts, compassion, empathy, effort and extraordinary commitment of caregivers toward those who need their care. This is an exciting way to celebrate our Georgia-based caregivers!

THE AWARDS

Family Caregiver Award – Presented to a family member, or non-relative close friend who provides assistance to a person with a disability, chronic illness or other condition requiring support and assistance to have a full life in the community.

Para-professional caregiver award – Presented to licensed practical nurses (LPNs), therapy aides, home health aides, certified nursing assistants (CNAs), nurse’s aides/patient care technicians, or direct support caregivers such as companions or sitters.

Volunteer caregiver – Presented to someone that has completed at least one year of service caring for an individual or individuals in a capacity that aids and/or improves their life. This could also be someone who supports caregivers by volunteering at an organization or facility.

To be eligible for one of the three awards, a caregiver must be currently providing care, or must have provided care within the past year and live within the state of Georgia.

NOMINATIONS

To nominate a caregiver, a completed nomination packet and supporting essay must be received by RCI or your regional CARENET no later than August 15, 2019. Please see below to find your regional CARENET.

For the essay, please tell us the story of the caregiver you are nominating. Try to relate anything that makes them truly stand out as an example to others in the caregiving community such as:

  • How this nominee exhibits exceptional compassion, empathy, respect and dedication in the caregiving duties.
  • Ways in which this nominee has expanded their knowledge of caregiving skills and techniques.
  • Ways in which this nominee has worked to support other caregivers in the community.
  • Examples of why this caregiver is extraordinary.
  • Ways in which the nominee acknowledges and meets the unique physical, emotional and practical needs of their clients and their families.
  • How has the nominee improved the quality of life for clients and their families.

HOW TO SUBMIT NOMINATIONS

To submit your nomination for Caregiver of the Year,

  • Fill out the nomination packet, found here.
  • Save it to your hard drive with your county name in the file name.
  • Find your county’s name below and click the link next to it to connect to your CARENET by email.
  • Send the email with your nomination packet attached with Caregiver of the Year in the subject line.

Those regions without an active CARE-NET can submit their nominations directly to the Rosalynn Carter Institute.

Appling – Rosalynn Carter Institute

            Atkinson- Rosalynn Carter Institute

            Bacon- Rosalynn Carter Institute

           Baker – Southwest Georgia CARE-NET

           Baldwin – Middle Georgia CARE-NET

           Banks – Rosalynn Carter Institute

           Barrow – Northeast Georgia CARE-NET

           Bartow – Rosalynn Carter Institute

           Ben Hill – Rosalynn Carter Institute

           Berrien – Rosalynn Carter Institute

           Bibb – Middle Georgia CARE-NET

           Bleckley – Rosalynn Carter Institute

           Brantley – Rosalynn Carter Institute

Brooks – Rosalynn Carter Institute

           Bryan – Coastal Georgia CARE-NET

           Bulloch – Coastal Georgia CARE-NET

           Burke – Central Savannah River Area CARE-NET

           Butts – Three Rivers CARE-NET

           Calhoun – Southwest Georgia CARE-NET

           Camden – Coastal Georgia CARE-NET

           Candler – Rosalynn Carter Institute

           Carroll – Three Rivers CARE-NET

           Catoosa – Rosalynn Carter Institute

           Charlton – Rosalynn Carter Institute

           Chatham – Coastal Georgia CARE-NET

           Chattahoochee – River Valley CARE-NET

           Chattooga – Rosalynn Carter Institute

            Cherokee – Atlanta CARE-NET

           Clarke – Northeast Georgia CARE-NET

           Clay – River Valley CARE-NET

           Clayton – Atlanta CARE-NET

           Clinch – Rosalynn Carter Institute

           Cobb – Atlanta CARE-NET

           Coffee – Rosalynn Carter Institute

           Colquitt – Southwest Georgia CARE-NET

           Columbia – Central Savannah River Area CARE-NET

           Cook – Rosalynn Carter Institute

           Coweta – Three Rivers CARE-NET

           Crawford – Middle Georgia CARE-NET

           Crisp – Flint River CARE-NET

           Dade – Rosalynn Carter Institute

           Dawson – Rosalynn Carter Institute

           De Kalb – Atlanta CARE-NET

           Decatur – Southwest Georgia CARE-NET

           Dodge – Rosalynn Carter Institute

           Dooly – Flint River CARE-NET

           Dougherty – Southwest Georgia CARE-NET

           Douglas – Atlanta CARE-NET

           Early – Southwest Georgia CARE-NET

           Echols – Rosalynn Carter Institute

           Effingham – Coastal Georgia CARE-NET

           Elbert – Northeast Georgia CARE-NET

           Emanuel – Rosalynn Carter Institute

           Evans – Rosalynn Carter Institute

           Fannin – Rosalynn Carter Institute

           Fayette – Atlanta CARE-NET

           Floyd – Rosalynn Carter Institute

           Forsyth – Rosalynn Carter Institute

           Franklin – Rosalynn Carter Institute

           Fulton – Atlanta CARE-NET

           Gilmer – Rosalynn Carter Institute

           Glascock – Central Savannah River Area CARE-NET

           Glynn – Coastal Georgia CARE-NET

           Gordon – Rosalynn Carter Institute

           Grady – Southwest Georgia CARE-NET

           Greene – Northeast Georgia CARE-NET

           Gwinnett – Atlanta CARE-NET

           Habersham – Rosalynn Carter Institute

           Hall – Rosalynn Carter Institute

           Hancock – Central Savannah River Area CARE-NET

           Haralson – Rosalynn Carter Institute

           Harris – River Valley CARE-NET

           Hart – Rosalynn Carter Institute

           Heard – Three Rivers CARE-NET

           Henry – Atlanta CARE-NET

           Houston – Middle Georgia CARE-NET

           Irwin – Rosalynn Carter Institute

           Jackson – Northeast Georgia CARE-NET

Jasper – Northeast Georgia CARE-NET

           Jeff Davis – Rosalynn Carter Institute

           Jefferson – Central Savannah River Area CARE-NET

           Jenkins – Central Savannah River Area CARE-NET

           Johnson – Rosalynn Carter Institute

           Jones – Middle Georgia CARE-NET

           Lamar – Three Rivers CARE-NET

           Lanier – Rosalynn Carter Institute

           Laurens – Rosalynn Carter Institute

           Lee – Southwest Georgia CARE-NET

           Liberty – Coastal Georgia CARE-NET

           Lincoln – Central Savannah River Area CARE-NET

           Long – Coastal Georgia CARE-NET

           Lowndes – Rosalynn Carter Institute

           Lumpkin – Rosalynn Carter Institute

           Macon – Flint River CARE-NET

           Madison – Northeast Georgia CARE-NET

           Marion – River Valley CARE-NET

           McDuffie – Central Savannah River Area CARE-NET

           McIntosh – Coastal Georgia CARE-NET

           Meriwether – Three Rivers CARE-NET

           Miller – Southwest Georgia CARE-NET

           Mitchell – Southwest Georgia CARE-NET

           Monroe – Middle Georgia CARE-NET

           Montgomery – Rosalynn Carter Institute

           Morgan – Northeast Georgia CARE-NET

           Murray – Rosalynn Carter Institute

           Muscogee – River Valley CARE-NET

           Newton – Northeast Georgia CARE-NET

           Oconee – Northeast Georgia CARE-NET

           Oglethorpe – Northeast Georgia CARE-NET

           Paulding – Rosalynn Carter Institute

           Peach – Middle Georgia CARE-NET

           Pickens – Rosalynn Carter Institute

           Pierce – Rosalynn Carter Institute

           Pike – Three Rivers CARE-NET

           Polk – Rosalynn Carter Institute

           Pulaski – Middle Georgia CARE-NET

           Putnam – Middle Georgia CARE-NET

           Quitman – River Valley CARE-NET

           Rabun – Rosalynn Carter Institute

           Randolph – Flint River CARE-NET

           Richmond – Central Savannah River Area CARE-NET

           Rockdale – Atlanta CARE-NET

           Schley – Flint River CARE-NET

           Screven – Central Savannah River Area CARE-NET

           Seminole – Southwest Georgia CARE-NET

           Spalding – Three Rivers CARE-NET

           Stephens – Rosalynn Carter Institute

           Stewart – River Valley CARE-NET

           Sumter – Flint River CARE-NET

           Talbot – River Valley CARE-NET

           Taliaferro – Central Savannah River Area CARE-NET

           Tattnall – Rosalynn Carter Institute

           Taylor – River Valley CARE-NET

           Telfair – Rosalynn Carter Institute

           Terrell – Southwest Georgia CARE-NET

           Thomas – Southwest Georgia CARE-NET

           Tift – Rosalynn Carter Institute

           Toombs – Rosalynn Carter Institute

           Towns – Rosalynn Carter Institute

           Treutlen – Rosalynn Carter Institute

           Troup – Three Rivers CARE-NET

           Turner – Rosalynn Carter Institute

           Twiggs – Middle Georgia CARE-NET

           Union – Rosalynn Carter Institute

           Upson – Three Rivers CARE-NET

           Walker – Rosalynn Carter Institute

           Walton – Northeast Georgia CARE-NET

           Ware – Rosalynn Carter Institute

           Warren – Central Savannah River Area CARE-NET

           Washington – Central Savannah River Area CARE-NET

           Wayne – Rosalynn Carter Institute

           Webster – Flint River CARE-NET

           Wheeler – Rosalynn Carter Institute

           White – Rosalynn Carter Institute

           Whitfield – Rosalynn Carter Institute

           Wilcox – Rosalynn Carter Institute

           Wilkes – Central Savannah River Area CARE-NET

           Wilkinson – Middle Georgia CARE-NET           

Worth – Southwest Georgia CARE-NET

If you are unsure where to send your nomination packet and essay, please submit them to the following address: Rosalynn Carter Institute, ATTN: Carrie Harris, 800 GSW University Drive, Americus, GA 31709.