Spotlight Contribution of Community & Home Care Employees

Who is a CARESTAR?

CareStars shine best through others!

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Who is a CARESTAR?

Genuine service is more than offering of yourself when it is most convenient for you, it is tackling odds and difficulties to be there for others. In the home care space this is who a CARESTAR is. Home care workers enable clients' families to continue to engage in their daily professional and social life. Even in the midst of a global pandemic when stress and tensions were high for everyone. We have those who cared for the health and wellbeing of the elderly and disable community of New York. A CARESTAR goes above and beyond a list of tasks to ensure the client experience is one they can be proud of. Who can be nominated?Each nominee, except for the posthumous nominations, must be a home health aide, personal care assistant, or housekeeper who has been working actively for the last 12 months, at least an average of 35 hours per week.

How do I prepare a nomination?

Having professional writing skills is optional for writing a good entry.

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How do I prepare a nomination?

After giving a brief background on the nominee, remember to provide specific examples of why that person deserves the award.

  • Does the nominee go out of their way to help patients? Give two examples.
  • Do they always show co-workers how special they are? Give an example.
  • Be as descriptive as possible. Is there one heroic or meaningful event that stands out?
  • Does the nominee participate in voluntary or charity work outside their job?

Tell us about them.
Remember, the judges don’t know the nominee as well as the nominator – as such, an essay and examples are required. The entries that stand out above the others describe why the nominator and other co-workers believe the nominee is an extraordinary caregiver.

CareStar Charcteristics

The 2021 CareStar Award honors home care workers that epitomizes compassion, empathy, and quality work supporting clients and their families in New York City and Nassau County.

Rules for CareStar Awards Participation

    1. Nominations will kick off – on March 23, 2023.
    2. Each nominee should have only one application.
    3. At the time of nomination, the nominee must be either a licensed Home Health Aide, Personal Assistant working with CDPAP clients, or a licensed personal care assistant.
    4. To be eligible for the award, a caregiver must have worked as a home care worker for at least 18 months, and must be a resident in the 5 boroughs of New York, and Nassau County.
    5. A caregiver must have worked an average of 25 hours per week for the last 12 months to be eligible.
    6. Nominators can nominate a maximum of eight nominees.
    7. The Anchor Group reserves the right to amend the rules of the competition.
    8. The nomination must be completed online at
    9. Judges’ decisions are final.
    10. All awards will be issued on August 3, 2023, and awardees must be present


Nomination Schedule

Nominations open February 20, 2023. Follow the CareStar journey through July 27, 2023.

CareStars exemplify an extraordinary commitment to clients and families

  • CareStar Awards Gala
  • End of Summer Boat RideHome Health Care Leaders /
  • Nomination Closes
  • Nomination OpensPress Conference /
  • Health Care Leaders MeetTop-20 Announcement /
  • Top 20 Taping & Home Care Worker Makeovers
  • Online Voting

CareStar Nomination Form

Celebrate someone making a difference in the care industry - Begin the CareStar process today!