Nominations for the Annual Amada Caregiver Value Awards Will Be Accepted Starting May 1, 2024

Amada Caregiver Value Awards Nomination Process

Nominations may be submitted from May 1st to May 17th, 2024. To be considered, nominees must be willing to participate in all Value Awards festivities during our Annual Franchise Conference.

CLICK HERE to complete the online nomination form. Client testimonials and photos may be uploaded and are encouraged!

Franchise Partners may submit up to three nominations for each of their Amada territories (i.e., if you own two territories, you can submit up to six nominations.)

The AFI Caregiver Committee will decide which of the Amada Caregiver 6Cs (Commitment ~ Communication ~ Competence ~ Compassion ~ Confidently Humble ~ Comforting) the caregiver embodies based on the nomination.

The ideal candidate provides direct care to Amada Senior Care clients as her/his/their primary job.

The ideal candidate has been praised or recognized by clients and their families for caregiving efforts.

In providing care services, the ideal candidate exemplifies the Amada Caregiver 6Cs.

All nominees will be acknowledged with a certificate of nomination and a thank you letter.

AFI is offering three raffle opportunities for Amada franchisees to receive a reward for their quick action. The first Franchise Partner who submits a fully completed nomination on May 1st (the official first day of submissions) will receive $100. In addition, two more $100 prizes will be awarded to Franchise Partners in random drawings of nominations on May 8th and on May 15th. Recipients of the cash prizes will be announced at the June Franchise Forum Call.

Kicking up their heels in Nashville are NCGVA recipients Elida, Islonda, Lucinda, Don, and Jamie, accompanied by Amada staff members Michelle C. and Michelle F.

The 6Cs: Amada Caregiver Values

Amada caregivers are committed to doing our best to navigate delicate and challenging care situations. We are trustworthy, resourceful and hard-working.

Amada caregivers are proactive in asking questions and addressing any issues a client has. We truly listen and answer questions thoughtfully. We feel a sense of urgency and responsibility about making the person we care for as comfortable as possible.

Amada caregivers possess the knowledge, experience, and training to provide exceptional senior care. We are competent in caregiving skills. We present ourselves well and dress professionally.

Amada caregivers see providing senior care as their calling, not as just a job. We show genuine kindness and concern for those we care for and are always looking for ways to fulfill their relational, emotional, and physical care needs.

Amada caregivers are confident in our abilities, yet still willing to learn each client’s unique needs and preferences. Good caregivers are not hesitant or fearful about engaging with clients, but also don’t assume they know more about what a client needs than the client themselves or their family members.

Amada caregivers are nurturing, and we foster a sense of connection and camaraderie with those we care for. Our warmth and communication help clients understand how much we appreciate them.

The gang's all here to celebrate!: CEO Tafa, staffer Michelle C., Honoree Jaime, Honoree Martin, Honoree Don, Honoree Lucinda, Honoree Elida, DTAS Daryl, RPM Mareanne, President Chad, and Honoree Islonda.

Tips for Submissions

The online nomination form has three sections that should be completed:

Opening Statement: Please include how long the caregiver has been an Amada Senior Care employee.

Details: As always, we need specific examples about how the nominee is expressing the 6Cs of our Amada Caregiver Values as they provide outstanding client care.

Summary: This is the part where you “put a bow” on the nomination by sharing the nominee’s positive impacts and what they mean to your office culture and Amada business. Review your nomination and ask yourself, “Have I clearly painted a picture the committee can see?”

Review the Amada Caregiver 6Cs prior to writing your submission. CLICK HERE to read examples of strong nominations.

Make nominations a priority topic during your weekly team meetings. Request everyone’s input, as office staff can offer special insights when asked to select caregivers they feel are deserving of this recognition.

Involve recruiters, schedulers and other office staff. Consider assigning staff members the task of nominating one caregiver.

Remember the importance of details, as committee members will not be able to read between the lines and assume facts not in evidence.

Ask a person in your office with a talent for storytelling and writing to help create the nomination.

Why does participating in this process matter? AFI’s National Caregiver of the Year Recognition Program tells caregivers that we appreciate their efforts and consider them among our most valuable employees at each Amada location! 

This program not only is an effective recruitment and retention tool but also part of our brand awareness strategy to show Amada is a Great Place to Work and that we care about our caregivers as much as we do our clients.

The six Value Awards honorees will be recognized at our Conference Awards Dinner, receive a copy of their nomination and congratulatory letter, along with a special plaque and certificate, and of course, lots of SWAG!

Our compassionate Amada caregivers serve from the heart.

2024 Timeline

May 1st
Nominations open. First Franchise Partner who submits a fully completed nomination will receive a $100 gift card.
May 8th
First raffle drawing among Franchise Partners who have submitted nominations. Recipient will receive a $100 gift card.
May 15th
Second raffle drawing among Franchise Partners who have submitted nominations. Recipient will receive a $100 gift card.
June Franchise Forum Call
Names of Franchise Partners who won the three raffle drawing will be announced.
June and July
Amada Caregiver Committee will review all nominations.
Amada Caregiver Committee will select the six national honorees.
Late July
Franchise Partners whose caregivers have been selected as our National Caregivers of the Year will be notified and phone calls from Tafa Jefferson and Mareanne Fontenette will be made to the NCGVA recipients.
July Franchise Forum Call
Our six national Amada Caregivers of the Year will be announced.
October 2nd-6th
AFI Annual Conference where our six National Caregiver Value Awards recipients will be honored.