Three staff members at Steinbacher, Goodall & Yurchak recently earned professional certifications as a Certified Dementia Practitioner® through the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners (NCCDP), the global leader in dementia education and certification for healthcare and other professionals. Jenna Franks, Esq. and long-term care planners Kristin Daugherty and Tammy Zilske completed the required training to earn the CDP® designation, which represents individuals that have received comprehensive knowledge in the area of dementia care and achievement in completing the Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care course/seminar. Both Kristin and Tammy add the CDP® certification to their Certified Medicaid Planner™ credentials as well.
The CDP® also commits to ongoing professional development through NCCDP Staff Education Week or other educational opportunities and re-certification every two years. The NCCDP remarks that the "CDP® certification reflects a deep personal commitment on the part of the front line staff, health care professional and the organization’s sense of accountability by abiding by the NCCDP ethics statement, inspiring confidence and dedication in an individual's professional knowledge through quality of life and quality of care provided by the CDP® to the dementia patient." The goal of the NCCDP is to develop and encourage comprehensive standards of excellence in direct-care skills, education, and sensitivity in the area of dementia care.
Steinbacher, Goodall & Yurchak serve clients that have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's and Dementia, and assists those clients and their families with long-term care plans, asset protection and more. More information is available on caring for loved ones with Alzheimer's and Dementia. To schedule a free consultation, call 1-800-351-8334.