Geneva, NE: Certified Dementia Practitioner® (CDP®) Program

 

Here at Heritage Crossings, in Geneva, we are blessed to have had 2 individuals, Amy Franssen & Laura Hein, recently complete the Certified Dementia Practitioner® (CDP®) program, a certification that indicates a health care professional has received comprehensive knowledge in the area of dementia care, has completed the Alzheimer’s Disease & Dementia Care course & seminar, & met the NCCDP certification requirements. A CDP® certification reflects a deep personal commitment on the part of the health care professional, inspiring confidence & dedication in an individual’s professional knowledge through quality of life and quality of care provided to dementia patients. This is a 12-hour seminar spread out over 2 days, which they attended October 15th-16th, in Kearney, Nebraska.
According to the Alzheimer’s Association There are an estimated 5.5 million Americans currently living with Alzheimer’s disease, affecting 1 in 10 people aged 65 or older.
Those on the front lines of the fight against the disease face unique challenges that require an understanding of the disease’s symptoms, treatments, & how it affects the lives of people living with it.
One of the organizations involved in the fight is The National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners or NCCDP, a global leader in dementia education and certification for healthcare professionals. The mission of the NCCDP is to promote, encourage, & enhance the knowledge, skills & practice of all persons who provide care & services to dementia clients by means of requiring excellent standards of education, dementia specific training, & incentives for professional development of those who are dedicated to the ever-growing field of dementia care.
A big thank you to Vetter’s for allowing Amy & Laura the opportunity to go, and helping to support them as they continued their nursing education!

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Submitted by Abigail Reinsch, Guest Relations/Public Relations

Heritage Crossings, Geneva, Nebraska