Special EventsHospice Caregivers AwardHospice Caregiver Nomination

Nominate a Hospice Caregiver Today. Nomination Form

We realize it takes special people to work in hospice and that there are wonderful caregivers throughout our area. This program is open to all Roanoke Valley hospices, whether they are for-profit or not-for-profit. Our goal is to honor great caregivers for the exceptional care they provide.


Any hospice employee or volunteer who provides care or support directly to a patient or their family is eligible for nomination including:

•    Nurses and nurse aides

•    Social workers

•    Bereavement staff and chaplains

•    Volunteers

•    Anyone who works directly with the patient and their family

•    Office support staff


You can nominate a hospice caregiver or co-worker who you believe exemplifies what it means to be a hospice caregiver. Please complete a nomination form and, on a separate sheet, describe in detail why you believe this person should receive an award. Nominations may be submitted anytime throughout the year and individuals may be nominated more than once.

Mail the nomination form to:

    Oakey’s Funeral Service and Crematory

    Attn: Hospice Caregiver Award Program

    P.O. Box 1579

    Roanoke, VA  24007

eMail to: dmoss@oakeys.com

All nominations and information are confidential. Some restrictions apply.


Each month, one of the nominees submitted for that month will be selected to win a Hospice Caregiver of the Month Award. Oakey’s will visit the winner’s hospice personally to deliver the award, a box lunch and take a photo of the award winner. Monthly winners will also be promoted on the Oakey’s Funeral Service & Crematory website and Facebook page.

In December 2016, Oakey’s will host a special Hospice Caregiver Awards Ceremony for all the nominees and all the Hospice Caregiver of the Month Award winners. The year’s nominees will each receive a small gift in appreciation for the wonderful care they provide. During the ceremony, one of these nominees will be awarded the Hospice Caregiver of the Year Award, a $1,000 scholarship, for their dedication and commitment to excellence.

The $1,000 scholarship is intended to enhance the knowledge and skills of hospice care. The Hospice Caregiver of the Year Award winner may use their scholarship for a local continuing education program or conference, as well as for career-enhancing certifications. If the recipient is not able to take advantage of the scholarship, the scholarship will be provided to the hospice Executive Director to use at their discretion.

Nominees are eligible to win the Hospice Caregiver of the Year Award only once. However, nominees are eligible to win the Hospice Caregiver of the Month Award once every 6 months.

For further information: 540-982-2100

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