Recognizing Top Caregivers
Oftentimes Certified Nursing Assistants, Personal Care Assistants, and Residential Assistants provide the most basic care to those in area facilities and homes who suffer from dementia. Alzheimer’s Tennessee, Inc. knows that many of these caregivers do outstanding work in this difficult endeavor, and yet sometimes remain unrecognized.
Each spring, Alzheimer’s Tennessee, Inc. asks area facilities – including long-term care facilities, assisted living facilities with dementia units, adult day programs and home health agencies – to nominate one staff member who has provided outstanding care to those with cognitive impairment. The local non-profit annually honors these “unsung” caregivers during a Caring Hearts Recognition Program.
Caring Hearts nominees and their family members, along with representatives from their facilities, enjoy a luncheon designed to highlight their distinguished achievements in caring for those who suffer from dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
With the help of WBIR’s Robin Wilhoit, WIVK’s Gunner, and entertainer James Rogers, the Alzheimer’s Tennessee, Inc. has honored hundreds of Caring Hearts from nearly 26 counties with pins, plaques, and sincere gratitude.
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