2013 ALTY Awards - Assisted Living Today
Best Senior Homes and Senior Care Facilities Articles – 2012 ALTY Awards

Winning Article

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

Calling Assisted Living an “Acute Care Setting” is Just Plain Wrong – by Rick Banas, BMA Management

Congratulations to our winner, Rick Banas! The winner can get a winner’s badge here.

Runner-Up Article

Service-Learning Reflection Poem (School-Nursing Home Partnership, Dementia) – by Frances Shani Parker, Hospice and Nursing Homes Blog

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.

Across a Crowded Room ~ Love in an Assisted Living – by Merret Anne Mann, A Place For Mom
At the End of the Road – by Jason Tomassini and Dewi Cooke, The New Old Age
People to Meet On Your First Community Tour – by Ryan Malone, Inside Elder Care

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.

  • Calling Assisted Living an “Acute Care Setting” is Just Plain Wrong (53%, 491 Votes)
  • Service-Learning Reflection Poem (School-Nursing Home Partnership, Dementia) (43%, 392 Votes)
  • Across a Crowded Room ~ Love in an Assisted Living (3%, 24 Votes)
  • At the End of the Road (1%, 8 Votes)
  • People to Meet On Your First Community Tour (0%, 4 Votes)

Total Voters: 919

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Nominated Article Descriptions

At the End of the Road – by Jason Tomassini and Dewi Cooke, The New Old Age

The idea of spending retirement years travelling across the country in an RV is not new. But when driving is no longer an option, does the lifestyle have to end? At Escapees Care, the nation’s only assisted living RV community; those needing additional assistance can maintain their independence while staying in their “home.”

Calling Assisted Living an “Acute Care Setting” is Just Plain Wrong – by Rick Banas, BMA Management

Rick Banas shares some strong feeling regarding the labeling of Assisted Living Facilities as acute care. He believes that the term is limiting and designed as a way to make home health seem more humane as compared to AL. He also shares some wonderful stories of residents who thrive within the communities.

People to Meet On Your First Community Tour – by Ryan Malone, Inside Elder Care

This post examines the cast of characters that should be met when touring an assisted living community. Be sure to have questions prepared for each one and don’t forget to spend some time talking to other residents. However, remember to take their advice with that “proverbial grain of salt.”

Service-Learning Reflection Poem (School-Nursing Home Partnership, Dementia) – by Frances Shani Parker, Hospice and Nursing Homes Blog

Intergenerational relationships are a great way to teach both young and old about the complexities of life. Frances Shani Parker shares a great poem and insights on how nursing homes can provide both practical and real-world education to school students.

Across a Crowded Room ~ Love in an Assisted Living – by Merret Anne Mann, A Place For Mom

This is the love story of Sheldon and Virginia. It was love at first sight across, only the room was full of wheelchairs and walkers. The entire community embraced the relationship proving that matters of the heart often win despite age and facility rules!

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