I always think it's important to recognize individuals and facilities that are interested in taking their practices to an even higher level. That's why I'm excited to share information about a new program that allows staff and their organizations to obtain such recognition.
Recently, DCS created opportunities for care partners, therapists, and facilities to earn additional acknowledgement for their hard work. With the Dementia Capable Care/Care Partner (DCCCP) or Dementia Capable Care/Therapist (DCCT) recognition (both designed for individuals) and the DCS Distinguished Provider recognition (designed for facilities), staff receive extra recognition for their deep commitment to Alzheimer's disease and related dementia care.
We already know that some of the advantages of DCS training include the promotion of the highest level of function for those with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias, an increase in positive outcomes for these individuals, and a rise in staff satisfaction. But with these three designation opportunities, care partners and facilities can establish themselves as those who take the next steps to even further increase quality in care.
"This special recognition is something to strive for to set your community apart from your competition," says Kim Warchol, OTR/L and DCS president.
Kim explains the importance of this recognition as a demonstration of commitment to and knowledge of the best abilities, person-centered care principles embedded within DCS' Dementia Capable Care training programs.
We know that in order for you to increase your success in your field, it's important for you to communicate with others who share your passion and goals. That's why we designed these designations as opportunities for networking and best practice sharing. Once approved, care providers will have access to special website content to assist in this essential process.
Other benefits of recognition include one initial hour of consultation and training from DCS, as well as additional training opportunities annually.
The way Kim describes the opportunities says it best. "Give back to others as you implement Dementia Capable Care skills and contribute to best practices through the sharing of your care results and success stories," she says. "Enjoy collaboration with others who receive this unique recognition, and learn and grow as a group of professionals who are committed to this common mission of helping those with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias thrive. This special recognition is something to strive for as you reward yourself for your commitment and hard work."
Read more about Distinguished Provider and DCCCP/DCCT Recognition.
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