Tomorrow is the deadline for receipt of nominations for the 2021 McKnight’s Excellence in Technology Awards. There is no cost to enter.

The annual contest, a joint program of McKnight’s Senior Living, sister McKnight’s Long-Term Care News and newest brand McKnight’s Home Care, recognizes providers that convey how technology — simple or advanced — has improved care and operations in their organizations.

Winners will be recognized in three tracks: Senior Living, Skilled Nursing and Home Care. All providers are eligible. Each track will have four categories, with Gold, Silver and Bronze awards being presented in each category as warranted:

  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 a panel of experts. The awards program is open to care/service providers only (not vendors).

This year, the awards program will be part of the new McKnight’s Tech Awards + Summit on Aug. 25 and 26. The accompanying summit will offer webinars during which attendees will be able to earn continuing education credits. Stay tuned for additional information.

For additional information on the awards, and to enter, visit

See last year’s Senior Living track winners here.