Archbold Employees Become Certified Dementia Practitioners

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When seeking long-term care options, families look for nursing homes with the most dedicated, caring and highly skilled professionals to take care of their loved ones with dementia.

Recently, three nurses in Archbold’s health system earned Certified Dementia Practitioner accreditation.

Renee Humphries, Director of Nursing at Pelham Parkway Nursing Home; Tammy Gurley, MDS Nurse Consultant at Glenn-Mor Nursing Home, Pelham Parkway Nursing Home and Mitchell Convalescent Center; and Ronda Arline, Director of Nursing at Mitchell Convalescent Center; all earned their accreditation from the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners (NCCDP).

The mission of the NCCDP is to promote, encourage and enhance the knowledge, skills and practices of all persons who provide care and services to dementia clients by means of requiring excellent standards of education, dementia specific training and incentives for professional development of those who are dedicated to the ever growing field of dementia care.

A CDP certification represents that a person has comprehensive knowledge in the area of dementia care, achievement in completing the Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care course, and met the NCCDP requirements for CPD certification.

“These three women are great assets to our long-term care team,” said Jamie Womack, administrator at Mitchell County Hospital. “Having three Certified Dementia Practitioners on staff shows that we are committed to providing our residents with high quality care.”