It takes a special kind of caregiver to really demonstrate excellence and exemplify commitment to quality long-term care. Thankfully the St. Louis area has many of them, and 90 were nominated for the 24th annual VOYCE Caregiver Awards Luncheon. The event recognizes those staff and volunteers who are really the best of the best in our area. Nominees came from many organizations including skilled nursing, assisted living, residential care communities, medical and non-medical in-home providers, hospice agencies and adult day care programs. 18 Caregivers of the year were awarded, as well as two 20-Year Lifetime Award Recipients. The event took place at the Renaissance St. Louis Airport Hotel and along with awards, featured many holiday themed raffle items, with tickets sold by staff in lighthearted holiday attire.