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August 1 Deadline for Nominations for Georgia Caregiver of the Year Award
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August 1 Deadline for Nominations for Georgia Caregiver of the Year Award

Atlanta, GA --  (submitted by Grace Trimble)  According to a recent AARP Public Policy Institute report, two million Georgians spent 1.3 billion hours in 2009 caring for a loved with chronic illnesses, disabilities and limitations of aging. That care is valued at an estimated $13.1 billion.

To honor their work and that of dedicated volunteer and paraprofessional caregivers, the Rosalynn Carter Institute on Caregiving, in cooperation with the Georgia CARE-NETS, is calling for nominations for the 2011 Georgia Caregiver of the Year Awards.

These awards will be presented to exemplary caregivers in three categories:

  1. Family Caregiver (relative or non-relative perceived as family)
  2. Para-Professional Caregivers (ex. LPN, CNA, Home Health Aide, Direct Support Caregiver, etc)
  3. Volunteer Caregiver (people who volunteer their time to provide care to others through community agencies, churches, or as individuals)

Winners at both the regional and state levels will be individuals who demonstrate uncommon levels of caring, compassion and resourcefulness in providing care for those in need and their families.

To nominate an outstanding caregiver in the Atlanta region, download the nomination form and instructions on the ARC website at www.atlantaregional.com/aging-resources/programs/caregiving

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