2013 ALTY Awards - Assisted Living Today
Best Senior Caregiving Articles – 2012 ALTY Awards

Winning Article

The winner of the 2012 ALTY Award for “Best Senior Care Giving Blog” is:

Waiting for an Update from 6,000 Miles Away – by Amy Goyer, AARP Blog

Congratulations to our winner, Amy Goyer! The winner can get a winner’s badge here.

Runner-Up Article

10 Ways to Help Aging Service Providers Deal with Grief – by Tonya Feller, All Things Aging

Congratulations to our runner-up as well. Nice work! Get your runner-up badge here.

Finalist Articles

And let’s not forget the finalists whose articles stood out from hundreds of great blog posts.

Helping Caregivers Manage Loved Ones’ Pain – by CK Wilde, 3GenFam Blog
The Dance – by Holly Eburne
9 Strategies to Help a Parent Who Refuses Care – by Elizabeth Pope, Senior Lifestyle Concierge

Congratulations to our finalists as well. Nice work! Finalists can get a finalist badge here.

Final Voting Results

Here’s a look at how all the blogs fared in the public voting.

  • Waiting for an Update from 6,000 Miles Away (61%, 169 Votes)
  • 10 Ways to Help Aging Service Providers Deal with Grief (27%, 74 Votes)
  • Helping Caregivers Manage Loved Ones’ Pain (8%, 22 Votes)
  • The Dance (4%, 11 Votes)
  • 9 Strategies to Help a Parent Who Refuses Care (1%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 279

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Thanks to everyone who voted, and congratulations again to the winner, runner-up all ALT finalists.

 


Nominated Article Descriptions

10 Ways to Help Aging Service Providers Deal with Grief – by Tonya Feller, All Things Aging

Tonya Feller not only gives providers ten great tips on dealing with losing a patient or client, but also gives them permission to grieve as well. All too often the attention is focused on the family reeling from the loss, when the provider is suffering as well. Allowing service providers to grieve and encouraging them to do so with help long-term care, hospice and homecare workers reduce caregiver fatigue and burnout.

9 Strategies to Help a Parent Who Refuses Care – by Elizabeth Pope, Senior Lifestyle Concierge

An empathetic heart and a lot of patience combined will help when dealing with a loved one who needs, but is refusing care. The strategies provided offer real-world examples of how to incorporate caregivers without stirring the pot, too much. This post is full of advice from industry leading experts.

Waiting for an Update from 6,000 Miles Away – by Amy Goyer, AARP Blog

Over the past several years Amy Goyer has had to realign her priorities while caring for her aging parents. She’s fortunate to have an employer who understands and offers a “no regrets” approach to life and work. But, leaving her mother in the care for others while she travels abroad has Amy on pins and needles. Complicating matters is an alarming phone call from her sister when their mother is suspected of having a min-stroke.

The Dance – by Holly Eburne

Taking a closer look at the lyrics of Garth Brook’s song “The Dance” Holly Eburne reflects on the decisions she has made of the years. Would she change her life with her husband who developed dementia in his 50s? Would she forgo the companionship of her beloved pets simply because she would have to say goodbye?

Helping Caregivers Manage Loved Ones’ Pain – by CK Wilde, 3GenFam Blog

This video and interview post takes a look at a new partnership established between Lee Woodruff—caregiver for her husband, Bob Woodruff, ABC news anchor seriously injuring in Iraq in 2006—and Partners Against Pain. Lee shares some of the greatest lessons she has learned about pain and managing it since caring for her husband at home.

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