Community and Rehab Care - Community Living / April 16, 2020

BrightSpring Health Services (BHS) is proud to announce that 11 Direct Service Providers (DSPs) won the DSP of the Year award from the American Network of Community Options and Resources (ANCOR).

ANCOR’s DSP of the Year winners are selected for going above and beyond to provide exemplary service in the profession. They show compassion, leadership, and implement innovative techniques to connect with their clients.

DSPs – also called caregivers, personal assistants and direct care or homecare aides – provide daily support services for people with disabilities. These individuals create optimal environments for people in need of assistance, through attentive and quality service principles.

“It’s a special person who chooses to become a DSP. These outstanding individuals exemplify our mission of helping people live their best life every day,” said BrightSpring CEO and President, Jon Rousseau. “It’s the type of compassionate care, outstanding work ethic, and leadership skills shown by these award recipients that continue to make BrightSpring a leader in healthcare.”

ANCOR received hundreds of nominations highlighting DSPs from across the nation. Nominees were judged on the work they’ve accomplished to build social networks, substantive community participation and advocating for the people they serve. ANCOR then honors the exceptional DSPs with the Recognition Award for exemplary work in furthering community inclusion and full participation for individuals living with intellectual, developmental and other disabilities.

Here are the BrightSpring family of brands employees who earned state DSP of the Year recognition. Click on their names to learn more about each of them:

ANCOR is a national, nonprofit trade association representing more than 1,600 private community providers of services to people with disabilities and employment supports and services to more than 800,000 individuals with disabilities with a workforce that’s over half a million strong. ANCOR advocates for the crucial role private providers play in enhancing and supporting the lives of people with disabilities and their families.

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