FROM THE EDITOR'S PEN / 2006
Caregiver Friendly Awards
comfort seats, caregiving workbooks, caregiver friendly
assist jackets, loving conversations, and medication
tracking systems all have in common? These are descriptions
of some of our Caregiver Friendly award winners from past
years. They also represent thousands of hours of loving
labor by their producers and manufactures, all working with
one thought in common, “What can I do to help the life of
the family caregiver become easier?” Every year, we are
truly impressed by the quality of the entries into the award
program, but what I am most excited about is the wide
variety of industries that are now sending in entries and
the incredible work they are producing with family
caregivers in mind. We have been asked to extend the
deadline this year to accommodate some of these
organizations and are happy to comply. Therefore, the new
deadline for entries into the Caregiver Friendly Awards has
been extended to Tuesday, March 14, 2006.
Today’s Caregiver magazine and caregiver.com, launched the
Caregiver Friendly Awards in 2002 to celebrate products,
services, programs, books and media designed with the needs
of caregivers in mind. Entries for products include
wheelchairs, consumer medical devices, disposable products
and accessible devices. Among the entries for services and
programs are insurance, medical and EAP programs, care and
case management organizations, Long Term Care facilities,
homecare and transportation organizations, as well as
non-profit agencies. The entries for books concentrate on
caregiver friendly books (informative, educational,
inspirational, and insightful). Areas encompassed by the
media entries are audio, video and website producers.
winners will be recognized at Today’s Caregiver Magazine’s
Annual Fort Lauderdale Fearless Caregiver Conference.
Winners will also be profiled in
caregiver.com where the 2005 winners can presently be
found and in the May/June issue of the magazine.
your labors of love with family caregivers and let them know
that someone out there is thinking of them. Award entry
applications can be found online at
www.caregiver.com or by calling 800-829-2734.