Cameo Rogers Named 2017 National Certified Dementia Practitioner of the Year

Cameo Rogers, life enrichment coordinator for Vetter Health Services, has been recognized as the National Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP) of the Year by the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners for her work in the field of dementia care. The award is recognized as one of the Nation’s most prestigious awards in the field of Dementia.

Cameo is an approved instructor to teach the Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care Seminar Curriculum through the NCCDP; she has been teaching the course within Vetter communities since 2011, and for the Nebraska Health Care Association since 2013. The award recognizes the impact that Cameo has with team members involved in dementia care and their ability to motivate their colleagues to set higher care goals with patient care. Additionally, the Certified Dementia Practitioner is able to meet the challenges of reaching beyond state and federal regulations regarding Dementia education and care. Through Cameo’s excellence in Dementia care, she inspires a lifelong passion for their colleagues continued growth in patient care. 

Lynn Biot Gordon, Chief Operations Officer and Sandra Stimson, Chief Executive Officer of the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners (NCCDP) presented the award in person during a surprise reception for Cameo at the Vetter Senior Living offices. Also present at the reception were Cameo’s family; representatives of the Nebraska Healthcare Association; the Department of Gerontology at the University of Nebraska Omaha; Jack York, Co-Founder of It’s Never 2 Late; Amy Johnson, Co-Founder of LifeLoop; friends and mentors who have influenced her career; team members from the Vetter Health Services home office including company founder Jack Vetter and company President Glenn Van Ekeren.

The NCCDP is open to all Health Care Professionals interested in learning through live training comprehensive dementia education, who value live dementia education training, who qualify for Certification and who are committed to ending abuse and neglect of our elders. 

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