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2018 innovation in caregiving award

creative caregivers eligible for benjamin rose award

Deadline extended to August 31 for Innovation in Caregiving Award, Recognizing Creative Solutions to Challenges of Caregiving

Contact: Jeanne Hoban, 216.373.1686,

June 29, 2018

(Cleveland, OH) The Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging invites creative caregivers to apply for the 8th annual Innovation in Caregiving Award.

Up to three award winners will each receive a commemorative plaque and a check for $1,000. Awards will be presented at Benjamin Rose’s annual conference later this fall.

The Innovation in Caregiving Award recognizes individuals who, in the course of caring for an older adult or person with disabilities in a private home or a residential setting:

Applicants for the 2018 awards may be family caregivers, paid care providers, or support staff whose ingenuity and inventiveness in giving care is worthy of recognition and replication. The award criteria include:

The Innovation in Caregiving Award is made possible through a gift to the Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging by a former Board Member. The late Elizabeth H. (Betty) Rose created several devices that made it easier for caregivers to assist older adults. Her efforts resulted in improvements in care and increased comfort for those receiving care. Betty realized that caregivers are often creative problem solvers as well. She intended this award to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of these individuals who serve on the frontlines of caregiving. 

Applications for the award are available online at or by calling 216.791.8000. Deadline for applications has been extended to August 31, 2018.

The Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging ( is a nationally recognized nonprofit pursuing innovation in practice and policy to address the important issues of aging. As a champion for older adults, Benjamin Rose works to advance their health, independence and dignity. The organization has established itself as a trusted resource for people who counsel, care for and advocate on behalf of older adults. The state-of-the-art Conference Center at Benjamin Rose hosts educational programming that is responsive to the evolving demands of an aging population.