We have some very exciting things happening at Van Dyck Law! Fiona Van Dyck, Managing Attorney and Sheli Monacchio, Director of Life Care Resources recently attended the 2nd Annual National Alliance of Attorneys for Alzheimer's planning in Tempe, Arizona from Jan. 31 to Feb. 1 to meet with over 75 other leading elder law attorneys and key staff from across the nation.
While at the conference, Fiona and Sheli completed the training to be Certified Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care Trainers (CADDCT) with the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners. We are proud to make the official announcement that as CADDCT trainers they will now be able to provide the state of the art and comprehensive ADDC Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care curriculum to health care professionals and the community. We will be offering this training, which is the training required to become a Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP®), in The Education Center at Van Dyck Law coming this Summer and throughout New Jersey and the surrounding area. The CDP® also commits to ongoing professional development through NCCDP Staff Education Week or other educational opportunities and re-certification every two years. The NCCDP remarks that the "CDP® certification reflects a deep personal commitment on the part of the front line staff, health care professional and the organization’s sense of accountability by abiding by the NCCDP ethics statement, inspiring confidence and dedication in an individual's professional knowledge through quality of life and quality of care provided by the CDP® to the dementia patient." The goal of the NCCDP is to develop and encourage comprehensive standards of excellence in direct-care skills, education, and sensitivity in the area of dementia care.
We are so excited to bring this to our practice and continue to be an educational resource to our care partners! Be on the lookout for posted classes, and if you would like information how to hold this class in your company or community for your staff, please reach out to Sheli by emailing .