Since its inception, NCCAP has been at the forefront of quality of life and activity training and certification for elderly care. Mandated by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, these services are critical to the well-being of the elderly.
Recognized by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), NCCAP continues to set standards and provide educational opportunities to address the changing needs of the aging industry and those for whom they care. We work with industry stakeholders, service providers and individuals to insure standards of practice are met. Through the standardization process we issue Certifications to let those receiving care know that NCCAP Certified Individual has the rigorous educational standards required to earn a Certification. Those standards revolve around the following areas of focus:
- Person- Centered Care – The individual being served
- Non-verbal and verbal communication skills
- The benefits of engaging and being active
- Reducing cost of care through engagement and activities
- Best practices for engaging a person with dementia
- Interventions to utilize for aggressive behavior
- Social assessment and lesson plans
- Planning and executing activities
To that end:
- NCCAP and our approved providers offer educational and testing opportunities for individuals to pursue on-going professional development and Certification
- NCCAP and approved affiliates work together to educate the public, institutions and governments on the need for Standards, Certifications and Continuing Education Requirements which improve the quality of life of those in Long Term Care
Whether traditional Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Communities, Adult Day Centers or care provided to someone aging in place, NCCAP works to ensure the highest standards of care are established and met.