Administrator of the Year
Recognizes Personal Care Homes and Assisted Living Residence administrators who have demonstrated outstanding leadership through their dedication to their staff, the residents and families they serve, as well as, the personal care and assisted living industry.
2020 – Lisa Grech, Truewood by Merrill, Glen Riddle
2019 – Lori Greer, UPMC Sherwood Oaks
Outstanding Nurse Caregiver of the Year
Recognizes a Personal Care and Assisted Living community licensed practical or registered nurse who demonstrates leadership, provides quality person-centered care and clinical expertise.
New in 2020 – Cindy Beam, LPN, RoseCrest Assisted Living
Outstanding Caregiver of the Year
Recognizes direct care and support staff from any department for their contributions that result in improved quality of life for the residents and create a work environment that supports the community and residents. This award includes; direct care staff (excludes licensed nurses), medication aides, support/office staff, dietary, housekeeping, activities and maintenance departments.
2020 – Jessica Brown, Elmcroft of Altoona
2019 – Trina Burton, Elmcroft of State College
Best Practice of the Year
Recognizes personal care and assisted living communities who create innovative programs or unique approaches to provide the best services possible to its residents, employees, guests, and local community.
2020 – Enriching and Fulfilling Activities, RoseCrest Assisted Living
2019 – All Day Dining, Juniper Village of Forest Hills
Industry Partner of the Year
Recognizes Industry Partners who have demonstrated outstanding leadership through their dedication to PALA and the personal care and assisted living industry overall.
2020 – FOX Rehabilitation
2019 – Diamond Pharmacy