The NCAL Awards Program recognizes assisted living employees from around the country who demonstrate exemplary work within the profession. Each year, members may nominate colleagues for two categories: NCAL Administrator of the Year, NCAL Assisted Living Nurse of the Year, Noble Caregiver in Assisted Living Award and the National Assisted Living Week® Programming Award.


Nominations will open next spring.
Find more information on the NCAL Awards Program page of the NCAL website.

NCAL LEADER OF THE YEAR AWARD recognizes an assisted living Administrator/Executive Director, Director of Nursing, or someone in a regional leadership position who demonstrates outstanding innovation, achievement, and capabilities in their provision of high-quality person-centered care in a service-oriented culture in an assisted living community.

NCAL NOBLE CAREGIVER AWARD recognizes frontline caregivers, support and office staff from any department for their contributions that lead to improved quality of life for the residents and create a better work environment for the assisted living community’s staff. This includes, but is not limited to, direct care staff from nursing (CNAs, LNAs, LPNs), support/office staff, housekeeping, dietary, activities/recreation, laundry, and maintenance departments.  


Contact us for questions about or help with awards. We're here to help! Our toll-free number is 1-800-462-0024.

Lisa Foss Olson
Director of PR & Communications