NPDA 2011 Caregiver of the Year: Tina Hartson 7. March 2011 0 Caregiver Jobs, Caregiving Issues (0) National Private Duty Association (NPDA), is a trade association for non-medical, private-duty senior caregivers. As an advocate for the industry, the NPDA keeps up with licensing requirements in each state and legislation that will impact both seniors, caregivers and their employers, senior home care agencies. As caregivers are the heart of the industry, this year the NPDA presented an award to the "Caregiver of the Year". Tina Hartson, a caregiver employed by ResCare Home Care in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, was the winner. She received a trip to the national NPDA conference in Las Vegas, a cash award and a Vera Bradley bag. She was honored for her dedication, caring for her clients who were impacted when the city experienced flooding and loss of jobs when businesses closed. She kept caring and kept working, through all the difficulties. Working as a senior caregiver pays benefits beyond a paycheck and by working for a quality senior home care agency, caregivers are able to enjoy active care management and benefits. Learn more about working as a senior caregiver and apply for a caregiver position near you.