Seven staff members from the Peabody Place in Franklin, New Hampshire have been certified by the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners. The certification complements other professional credentials and training already obtained within the multi-leveled skilled care provided at this unique senior living community nestled in the heart of Franklin and located along the banks of the Winnipesaukee River.
Photo caption: Meg Miller – Administrator, Haley Bryan – LNA, Stephanie Gagne – RN, Angela Mundy – Director of Activities, Terri Didonato – LNA, George ‘Chip’ Gailey – LNA. Not present Laurie Hansen – Activities Assistant
NCCDP – National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners– has developed and encourages comprehensive standards of excellence in direct-care skills, education and sensitivity in the area of dementia care. The Council was formed to promote standards of excellence in dementia education to professionals and other caregivers who provide services to dementia clients.
As the number of cases of dementia-related diseases continues to increase both nationally and worldwide with a strong focus on research for causes, treatment and possible cure, there is no national standard for dementia-specific education for all healthcare professionals. While Alzheimer’s Disease is the most well-known of this group of illnesses, others include Lewy Body Dementia, often masked by a misdiagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease, Vascular and Fronto-Temporal Dementia that make up the four most common types of progressive disease that destroys memory and important mental functions.
Now with seven additional practitioners minted, Peabody continues to strive for the gold standard in compassionate memory care of the elderly.