Nominations are now being accepted for the 2021 McKnight’s Excellence in Technology Awards program. The entry deadline is less than six weeks away — May 25.

Fortunately, there is a streamlined entry form for providers interested in receiving recognition for excellent caregiving programs and processes.

The annual program has been enriched this year to include the McKnight’s Tech Summit, a string of tech-oriented educational webinars, each carrying CE credit. 

All elements of the program are free — submissions and CE credits included. It is a joint production of McKnight’s Long-Term Care News, McKnight’s Senior Living and the franchise’s newest brand, McKnight’s Home Care.

The program honors providers that convey how technology — simple or advanced — has improved care and operations in their organizations. (Vendors are not eligible to enter — submissions shall illustrate how a provider has succeeded.)

Winners will be honored in four categories in each of the three tracks: Senior Living, Skilled Nursing and Home Care. Gold, Silver and Bronze awards will be presented in each category as warranted. 

The categories are:

  1. Quality – Winning entries will describe the technology involved and how it was applied to improve the quality of care or services.
  2. Innovator of the Year – Winning entries will describe how technological innovation was key to the entry’s success and how it made a difference in the provision of care or services or the bottom line.
  3. KISS (Keep It Super Simple) – Winning entries will describe a simple but effective application of technology that improved the provision of care, services or operations.
  4. Building Bridges – Winning entries will describe the ways in which an operator is using technology to improve connections between staff members and residents and/or their families.

Nominations will be judged by an independent national panel of experts. 

Award winners will be announced at the new McKnight’s Tech Awards + Summit on Aug. 25 and 26. Stay tuned for upcoming details about the agenda and speakers for the summit’s webinars.

For additional information on the awards, or to enter, visit