Attorney Julie E. Steinbacher and Kristin Daugherty, Long-Term Care Planner are now Certified Alzheimer’s Disease & Dementia Care Trainers® through the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners.
Julie and Kristin traveled to Tempe, Ariz., earlier this year to meet with over 75 other leading elder law attorneys and key staff from across the nation. Presentations focused on Alzheimer’s and dementia planning; employee engagement in elder law firms; creating dementia friendly environments and included two options for dementia care certification training with the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners (NCCDP).
Julie and Kristin plan to use their knowledge, experience, and training to help our communities by education and offering to train other professionals toward certifications such as Certified Dementia Practitioner®. There are currently four staff members from Steinbacher, Goodall & Yurchak that hold this certification, including three that received it recently.
Certified Dementia Practitioners represent the front-line staff and health care professionals in our communities. Certified Dementia Practitioners have received comprehensive knowledge in the area of dementia care after undergoing an intensive training. Becoming a Certified Dementia Practitioner is a compliment to your professional credits for those of us working with a person with dementia or the families of that individual. Individuals that are Certified Alzheimer’s Disease & Dementia Care Trainers® are able to train others to become Certified Dementia Practitioners®.
Julie is the founding partner of Steinbacher, Goodall & Yurchak, and founder of the National Alliance of Attorneys for Alzheimer’s Planning (N3AP). Kristin is also a Certified Medicaid Planner™ and has been working with families in the Williamsport and State College offices since 2011. Julie and Kristin are very passionate about education, compassion, and helping families navigate the complexities that most of us deal with as we enter our second half of life.
Julie and Kristin plan to offer various sessions both virtually and in-person (when it's safe to do so) to hospitals, communities, physicians, home health agencies, first responders, and other organizations that are the front-line workers and work with persons with Alzheimer's and dementia. For more information on how to become a Certified Dementia Practitioner, please call Steinbacher, Goodall & Yurchak at 1-800-351-8334.