Deck the Door!

The holidays can be a lonely time of year for those who receive home-based care. Throughout the year, caregivers provide companionship and support to those they serve, and this bond is especially important during the holiday season. To help spread cheer, PHA is hosting its second annual Door Decorating Contest! Last year over 30 agencies participated in PHA’s inaugural Door Decorating Contest and we’re hoping for even more this year! Agencies are encouraged to have your caregivers decorate the front doors of their patients or consumers. The winning agency will receive lunch in your office for up to 30 people and a gift card for your patient or consumer! 

Entering the contest is as easy as 1-2-3.

  1. Decorate your consumer’s front door.
  2. Send a photo of the completed door to [email protected] by Dec. 13
  3. Enjoy making the holidays special for those you serve!

Agencies are encouraged to submit more than one door, the more the merrier this holiday season! 

View the 2019 contest flyer here


Nominate a Caregiver for Direct Care Worker of the Year Award

Direct care workers play such a vital role in bringing care home…join PHA in recognizing their hard work and dedication with the 2020 Pennsylvania Direct Care Worker of the Year Award. PHA will present the top Direct Care Worker of the Year with a $1,000 cash prize and $500 to the top three regional DCWs. All nominees will be invited to a DCW Forum on March 17, 2020 in Harrisburg, which will feature lunch, a half-day training program, lots of fun activities and prizes, and will end with the announcement of the DCW of the Year Award and Regional Award winners! All nominees attending the Forum will receive a stipend from PHA to cover their wages for the day. Click here to nominate up to two caregivers from your agency through the online nomination form. The deadline to submit nominations is Jan. 17, 2020.

Please note: licensed professionals, such as RNs, LPNs, OTs, PTs and STs, are not eligible for the award. DCWs who work in facilities such as Adult Day Care Centers, Domiciliary Care Homes, Personal Care Homes, Nursing Homes, and Assisted Living Facilities are not eligible. Nominators also cannot be related to the nominee.