CareOne Vice President Of Education Maureen Powers Named 2016 Distinguished Educator By National Council Of Dementia Practitioners
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Contact: Rebecca Schwartz
Fort Lee, NJ – April 5, 2016 – CareOne Vice President of Education Maureen Powers, PT, DPT, M.Ed., LNHA, CDP, CADDCT, has been selected by the National Council Of Dementia Practitioners to receive the 2016 Distinguished Educator Recognition Award. According to nomination letters submitted by her peers, Ms. Powers “motivates students through her dedication, passion and transcendent delivery of the NCCDP Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care Curriculum.”
“As a Distinguished Educator, Maureen Powers is the catalyst that sets the standards for dementia education. Through her excellence in delivery of dementia education, she inspires a lifelong passion for her students’ continued growth in patient care,” said Sandra Stimson, CALA, ADC, AC-BC, CADDCT, CDP, CDCM, National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners Chief Executive Officer. “We would also like to recognize the time, effort and financial costs that CareOne puts into training,” she continued. “Many corporations opt for online training. While that serves a purpose, it’s important to provide face to face initial comprehensive Alzheimer’s disease and dementia care training to front line staff and health care professionals and we applaud your efforts to do so.”
Ms. Powers, a CDP Certified Dementia Practitioner and a CADDCT Certified Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care Trainer, utilizes the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care curriculum to educate CareOne staff on the information necessary to provide the highest quality of care for memory impaired patients. “I am truly honored to receive the Distinguished Educator Recognition Award,” said Ms. Powers. “Empowering our caregivers with the proper tools to understand our memory care patients, enables us to give these patients an experience that is tailored to their unique needs.”
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About The National Council Of Dementia Practitioners
The National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners®, LLC was formed in 2001 by a group of professionals with varying work and personal experiences in the field of dementia care. Their backgrounds include Nurses, Regional Managers, Nursing Assistants, Consultants, Geriatric Care Managers, Psychiatry, Dementia Unit Managers, Alzheimer’s Disease and related Dementia Care Specialist, Alzheimer’s Disease Educators, Dementia Educators, Activity Professionals, Therapeutic Recreation Specialist, Licensed / Certified Social Workers, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Speech Therapists, Dietitians, Pharmacists, Alzheimer’s Disease Care Specialist, Long Term Care Administration, Support Group Leaders, Administrators, Owners, Elder Law Attorney’s and Home Care Administration.
The Council was formed to promote standards of excellence in dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease education to professionals and other caregivers who provide services to dementia clients. As the number of dementia cases continues to increase nationally and worldwide, there is a great necessity to insure that care givers are well trained to provide appropriate, competent, and sensitive direct care and support for the dementia patient.