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Seeking Frontline Leaders

Aging Media presents the Frontline Honors, a new honors program showcasing the exemplary character and performance of frontline workers across the care continuum. The honors program is seeking innovators, service champions, and those leading the experience for patients and their families, as well as for their employers. This is an opportunity to identify the people reshaping the frontline experience and making key contributions — not just as individuals or businesses — but as beacons for the entire industry.

A Frontline Honoree is:
  • A dedicated, high-performing frontline worker who delivers exceptional experiences and outcomes
  • A passionate worker who knows how to put their vision into action for the good of seniors and aging industry professionals
  • An advocate for seniors, their industry and their peers

Frontline Honorees are at the top of their profession, representing the best of the best amongst their peers. They are caregivers, nurses, social workers, executive directors, and anyone else making a demonstrable difference in the care of residents and their families. The nominees should be those who have not previously received many, if any, industry accolades. We are seeking top caregivers with incredible stories around their service, craft, and mission.


Hospice & Palliative Care

Hospice leaders are leading organizations through unprecedented change, redefining the standard of hospice care and creating new partnerships that help keep recipients comfortable during care transitions. These leaders are dedicated to patient care. By embracing innovative business, technology and care strategies that give peace of mind to everyone involved, hospice future leaders are single-handedly transforming the hospice experience as we know it.

Home Health and Home Care

Home health and home care leaders are helping organizations meet the increasing demand for in-home care delivery. They are tirelessly managing an industry-wide transformation, steering home health and home care businesses toward a new era in health care. As both in-home service providers and vendors, these individuals have embraced a new suite of technology, tools, and training techniques to deliver top-level care for seniors in the comfort of their homes.

Senior Housing

Senior housing leaders are guiding organizations through the reinvention of their industry. These individuals include owners and operators, technology vendors, and other service providers in finance, construction and beyond. The aging industry’s demographic boom has created new opportunities for future leaders to drive the industry forward.

Skilled Nursing

Skilled nursing leaders demonstrate innovation, technological prowess and leadership within the dynamic skilled nursing industry. These individuals may be directly or indirectly involved in the business of skilled nursing, such as owners and operators, vendors, technology leaders, construction professionals, clinical operations staff, and care delivery team members. Skilled nursing future leaders are raising the bar for patient care in homes and health care facilities across the country.

Behavioral Health

Behavioral health leaders are setting a new precedence for innovation and care across the industry. Through the adoption of new tactics, technologies, and care practices, they have set a new standard of excellence in the behavioral health space. These leaders are at the forefront of behavioral health’s rapid transformation, maximizing both the clinical and operational efficiency of organizations throughout the United States and world.

Important 2022 Dates

Early Bird Entry Deadline
Final Entry Deadline
Class of 2022 Announced

Why Enter?

– Use the entry to highlight individual performance in your organization

– Showcase your organization’s role in your industry

– Reward an employee’s performance with industry-wide recognition

Frontline Honorees will receive:

– Recognition on each of the respective AMN verticals and globally on Aging Media Network

– Opportunities for interviews with editors from each respective Aging Media vertical

– Digital award badge & social assets (physical plaques can be ordered here)


The Frontline Honors program is open in the following categories:

  • Home health and home care
  • Senior living and senior housing
  • Skilled nursing and long-term care and therapy
  • Hospice and palliative care
  • Behavioral health

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible for a Frontline Honors nomination?

We are seeking submissions from providers, owners, operators and health systems that employ frontline staff with a minimum of three years experience in a given industry, who are delivering exceptional care, leading by example and who demonstrate a passion for and commitment to the business of eldercare.

Are agency workers eligible?

We are seeking only those who are directly employed by an organization.

All frontline workers are important. What makes this program different?

We are seeking the best of the best, those with many years of experience, consistent enthusiasm, a dedication to their organizations and their residents, team members and more. While we applaud all frontline workers doing their best, we are seeking those individuals who rise above the rest and have a great story to tell about their dedication to service.

How much does it cost to enter the Honors program?

Early bird entries cost $450 USD through March 15, 2022. Entries submitted from March 15 to April 15, 2022 at $550 USD. Payment method is by credit card only. 

Failure to pay the entry fee will prohibit consideration of the application to the Frontline Honors program.

I’m not an owner, operator, agency, provider or health system. Can I still enter?

No, we are not accepting vendor nominations for the Frontline Honors. If you have further questions, please email us at [email protected].

I work for a large organization or a franchise. Will you accept more than one entry for our organization?

Yes, we will accept a maximum of 2 nominations for individuals from any organization. Once the limit is achieved, any subsequent nominations received will be notified that the maximum number of submissions has already been reached for the annual program.

What information is required with my submission?

All requirements can be found in the Competition Details. All information provided may be published or used as part of the Honors program. Do not submit private information or any information that you do not have permission to share publicly.

Are these Honors for individuals working in the ‘for-profit’ sector only?

No, we encourage those working in either non-profit or public / governmental agencies to apply as well.

Do prior honors or credentials matter?

Those nominees who have won internal and industry honors will be considered, but the editorial team will review these, the letters of nomination and other submission materials in their decision as to who will receive Frontline Honors.

Can a group of individuals be nominated together?

No. We are looking to highlight individual contributions.

Can I enter if I’ve received other industry recognition and honors for work in my field?

Yes, but we encourage submissions for individuals who may not have previously received other awards or accolades.

We are a startup/small business. Can we nominate someone not part of the frontline staff?

No, we ask that we limit this to those directly serving residents and families. Our Future Leaders

Can someone who has won a Frontline Honors award in the past be nominated again?

While this is the first year of our program, we follow the same rules that apply to our other programs. We kindly ask that anyone who was nominated and won last year should not be nominated again.

Am I eligible even if I work at an organization outside the United States?

Yes, we accept submissions from those working at organizations outside of the United States.

Who makes the final selection of the members of the Frontline Honors Class of 2022?

The editorial team for each appropriate Aging Media Network vertical — Home Health Care News, Hospice News, Senior Housing News, Skilled Nursing News, and Behavioral Health Business — reviews and determines the Frontline Honors class for each respective category / publication.

Will I know who evaluated and voted for each nomination?

No. The evaluation process is confidential.

Can I review the submissions and scores of the entire applicant pool?

No. All submissions are confidential and submission data is not shared.

Is the 500-word statement to be written by the nominee or by the person submitting the nomination?

Typically the statement is written by the person submitting the nomination.

Where are the official rules?
Who do I contact with additional questions?
What if the nominee doesn’t have a resume or professional headshot?

If a resume is not provided, the judges will have to rely more on the letters of recommendation. A selfie or similar will work in place of a headshot, however, the photo must be high-resolution.