Award Nominations

MCAL Awards

MCAL has a robust awards and recognition program. Nominating a staff member, volunteer and/or resident is a great way to show your appreciation for their dedication. There are amazing people living, working and volunteering in our communities. Please take a moment to share their stories.

MCAL members are eligible for the following awards, set to return in 2022:

Resident of the Year
Executive Director of the Year
Hero of Assisted Living
MCAL Care Giver
Volunteer of the Year
Public Relations

Have a suggestion for a new award category?  Reach out to Lisa Reibsome and let her know!

Please click HERE if you’re looking for the HCAM Award Applications.

NCAL Awards

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 four categories:

NCAL Administrator of the Year

NCAL Assisted Living Nurse of the Year

Noble Caregiver in Assisted Living Award

National Assisted Living Week® Programming Award ​​


National Quality Awards

The AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Program provides a pathway for providers of long-term and post-acute care services to journey toward performance excellence. The program is based on the core values and criteria of the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program.

Member centers may apply for three progressive levels of awards: Bronze—Commitment to Quality, Silver—Achievement in Quality, or Gold—Excellence in Quality. Each level has its own distinct rigors and requirements for quality and performance excellence.

Applications are judged by trained examiners who provide feedback on opportunities for improvement to support continuous learning.