2021 Indiana Assisted Living Association Awards
September 28, 2021

Leader Under 40

Honor the under 40 employee who exemplifies vision and thought leadership in senior living. 

Criteria: The employee...

  • Is under the age of 40

  • Serves in any capacity within your organization

  • Is recognized as a leader by their peers

  • Demonstrates that the future of senior living is in good hands

Caregiver of the Year

Honor the hard-working employee who has enriched residents' daily lives. 

Criteria: The employee...

  • Nurtures the spirit of each resident

  • Treats each resident with dignity and respect

  • Promotes the individuality of each resident

  • Provides a safe, residential environment

  • Allows each resident choice of care and lifestyle

  • Makes the assisted living residence a valuable community asset

Outstanding Nurse Leader

Honor the nurse who has shown outstanding vision, innovation, and leadership. 

Criteria: The employee...

  • Nurtures the spirit of each resident

  • Treats each resident with dignity and respect

  • Shows leadership in the community's caregiving efforts

  • Provides exemplary guidance in putting the resident's needs first

  • Demonstrates innovation in formulating new ideas

  • Helps to make the assisted living residence a valuable community asset

Outstanding Community Director

Honor the community director who has shown outstanding vision, innovation, and leadership. 

Criteria: The employee...

  • Nurtures the spirit of each resident

  • Treats each resident with dignity and respect

  • Shows leadership in leading/managing staff

  • Demonstrates innovation in formulating new ideas for services, marketing or operations

  • Provides exemplary guidance in directing a cost-effective, efficient operation while maintaining high quality services

  • Makes the assisted living residence a valuable community asset

Assisted Living Community of the Year

Honor the assisted living community that has gone above and beyond with care for residents and its community. 

Criteria: The community...

  • Encourages resident and employee engagement

  • Supports and involves the local community

  • Develops unique programs to improve resident and employee satisfaction

  • Offers a nurturing environment to enhance the quality of life for its residents

  • Acts as an advocate for INALA members

Industry Partner of the Year

Honor the industry partner whos contributions have positively affected Indiana Assisted Living Association members. This award may be presented to a company or an individual. 

Criteria: The industry partner...

  • Helps further INALA's mission of meeting the needs of seniors

  • Acts as an advocate for INALA members

  • Demonstrates integrity, innovation and commitment to customers

Outstanding Activity Director

Honor the individual who has shown innovation and creativity in the development of a program of activities. 

Criteria: The employee...

  • Nurtures the spirit of creativity and innovation

  • Treats each resident with dignity and respect

  • Initiates on-going programs to meet the needs of the total resident population

  • Provides unique programs through various formats that recognize the multiple aspects of the individual's well-being

  • Demonstrates innovation in formulating resident programs

  • Improves quality of life for assisted living residents

Legislator of the Year

Honor the legislator who has shown exemplary service to the field of aging.

Criteria: The legislator...

  • Acts as a voice within government for INALA and other aging services organizations

  • Demonstrates integrity, innovation, and commitment to aging services constituents

Outstanding Marketing Director

Honor the marketing director who has shown outstanding leadership, innovation, and effectiveness. 

Criteria: The employee...

  • Nurtures the spirit of each resident

  • Treats each prospective resident and resident with dignity and respect

  • Shows leadership in managing a marketing program while maintaining high ethical standards

  • Provides exemplary guidance in directing cost-effective, efficient and successful marketing and public relations efforts

  • Demonstrates innovation in formulating new ideas

  • Helps to make the assisted living residence a valuable community asset

Outstanding Food Service Director

Honor the Food Service Director that has shown innovation, and high quality while remaining in budget. 

Criteria: The employee...

  • Nurtures the spirit of each resident

  • Treats each resident with dignity and respect

  • Shows leadership in how they manage staff

  • Provides exemplary guidance in directing a cost-effective, efficient operation while maintaining high quality services

  • Demonstrates innovation in formulating new ideas for menu planning, preparation or service

  • Helps make the assisted living residence a valuable community asset

Innovation of the Year

Honor the community or individual who has shown outstanding vision, innovation and creativity through the development and implementation of an idea, design, or project that has benefited residents, staff, community or company. 

Criteria: The community/employee...

  • Shows leadership

  • Provides exemplary guidance in developing and takes initiative - implementing a creative, efficient and/or cost-effective idea while maintaining high quality standards

  • Demonstrates innovation in formulating new ideas

  • Improves quality with new ideas

  • Nurtures the spirit of creativitiy and innovation

*The INALA Awards Luncheon tickets are available as part of Conference Registration, or can be purchased separately if you are not attending the Conference.