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2016 OPTIMA Award competition is open

March 11, 2016
by The Long-Term Living editors
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Let the 2016 competition begin!

Submission are now being accepted for Long-Term Living's OPTIMA Award, which recognizes innovative, outcomes-oriented programs and initiatives that enhance quality of life and optimum daily functions for residents in long-term care settings—and the teamwork that makes those programs happen. All programs at nursing homes and assisted living/senior living communities are eligible. State and regional programs will be considered by the external third-party judging panel on a case-by-case basis.

The deadline for receipt of all materials is 5 p.m. ET Monday, May 16, 2016.

To learn more about the award and read about past recipients, see the OPTIMA Award program page

To begin the 2016 OPTIMA Award application process, complete the short registration form here. On completion of the form, you will be able to download the OPTIMA submission guide, which will help you prepare the rest of your submission. Filling out the registration form does not obligate you to submit.

If you have any questions, please e-mail Long-Term Living Editor-in-Chief Pamela Tabar at