Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Sean Barnes award recipient pictured with Capetown Administrator, Morgan Beasley

CONTACT: Morgan Beasley, Capetown, assisted living by Americare

PHONE: 573-334-4855

DATE: February 21,2012



Sean Barnes, a certified personal care assistant at Capetown Assisted & Independent Living, by Americare, recently received the "Resident Service Commitment Award" at the company's annual Caregiver Conference held in St. Louis. Over 250 of Americare's top frontline staff attend the conference having been nominated by their peers and facility residents.

The Resident Service distinction is awarded to a caregiver who has made a significant impact on the lives of the residents he or she serves. This caregiver exemplifies person-centered care by seeking out ways to make each resident's experience meaningful and positive.

Mr. Barnes has been with Capetown since March, 2010. His nomination cites numerous examples of ways he has enhanced care delivery the facility. Nominations for the award are submitted and reviewed by a panel of individuals selected with the help of the National Association of Certified Nurse Aides. No members of the judging panel have any ties to Americare and review each nomination on its merits -- never knowing the name of the nominee or the location of their community.

"I'm thrilled to have been given the Resident Service Commitment Award by Americare," comments Sean. " I love my job here at Capetown and thank all my fellow employees and residents who made this possible. This company really values the work we do as direct care staff and the annual conference is just one example of their commitment to us," he adds.

According to Americare President, Clay Crosson, the purpose of the annual Caregivers Conference is to both honor and education the company's frontline staff. During the two-day conference this year's attendees participated in a day-long workshop with a nationally recognized expert in the field of memory care. They also attended programs on creative problem solving as well understanding their role in the admission counseling process.

"he awards are definitely the highlight of the event," comments Crosson. "The goal of the judging process is to have nominations reviewed from the perspective of a resident or their family because that's our true measure of quality. It's how it feels to our customer, not whether we meet some regulatory standard or benchmark. Just by being nominated to attend the conference you're considered a winner," he finishes.

Americare awards two caregivers in five different categories each year as well as one Caregiver of the Year. The Caregiver of the year receives $1000 and attends the company's annual management conference. Capetown had two other staff nominations as well, Hillari Luebbers and Tonya Smith, congratulations!

Capetown Assisted & Independent Living in Cape Girardeau, MO is licensed to provide assisted living services.

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