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Hospice Caregiver Award

Hospice Caregiver Award

At Schoedinger Funeral and Cremation Service, we hear every day about the wonderful work that hospice caregivers provide the families of Central Ohio.


To honor these dedicated people for the great care and comfort they bring to the patients and their families, Schoedinger has created the “Hospice Caregiver Award” program.

We realize that it takes special people to work in hospice and there are wonderful caregivers throughout Central Ohio and surrounding communities. Therefore, this program is open to all hospices that serve the Central Ohio area, whether they are for-profit or not-for-profit. Our goal is to honor great caregivers.

We know it takes a special person to work or volunteer in hospice. Any hospice employee or volunteer who provided care or support directly to a patient or their family is eligible to be nominated for the award.

  • Nurses and nurse aids

  • Social workers

  • Bereavement staff and chaplains

  • Volunteers

  • Anyone who works directly with the patient and their family

  • Office support staff

Caregiver Awards Ceremony
Each month, one of the nominees submitted for that month will be selected to win a special award ($100) — just a little something special to say “thank you.” The Program Director and the Program Coordinator will make arrangements to visit that hospice personally to deliver the award and take a photo of the award winner. These winners will also be promoted in the Mourning Report e-newsletter published by Schoedinger each month.

Then, once per year Schoedinger will hold a special Caregiver Awards Ceremony for all of the award nominees and monthly winners. Each will receive a small gift as a token of appreciation for the wonderful care they provide. One of the nominated caregivers will be selected by our selection committee to win a special scholarship award for their dedication and service excellence.

Program Coordinator - Julie Olds and Program Director - Kevin Schoedinger

Program Coordinator - Julie Olds and Program Director - Kevin Schoedinger

The scholarship is intended to enhance the knowledge and skills of caregivers within the hospice setting. The grand prize winner will have an opportunity to use their scholarship for a local continuing education program or conference, as well as for career-enhancing certifications. If a suitable program is not available, a certificate will be provided to the Hospice Executive Director to use at their discretion for the award recipient for future continuing education activities.

Nominees are only eligible to win the grand prize once. However, nominees are eligible to win the monthly award more than once. The Awards Ceremony is scheduled for November of each year, in recognition of Hospice month.

 How to Nominate
You can nominate a hospice caregiver or co-worker who you believe exemplifies what it means to be a hospice caregiver. If you would like to nominate someone, please complete the nomination form.

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