Nominations are now being accepted for the 2021 McKnight’s Excellence in Technology Awards program. The entry deadline is May 25, so there is little time to waste.

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. It is being put on jointly by 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.

Winners will be recognized in four categories in each of 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. The awards program is open to care providers only (not vendors).

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