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Rules of Participation: Helping to Drive Person Centered Engagement

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Alisa Tagg, BA ACC/EDU CADDCT CDP CDCS, President of the National Association of Activity Professionals (NAAP) 
Dawn Worsley, ADC/EDU/MC, MDEC. President of the National Certification Council for Activity Professionals (NCCAP)

The Rules of Participation is the first major overhaul in the Federal regulation and Survey process in over thirty years and the good news is that Person Centered Care and Engagement is at the epi-center, putting a focus on Quality of Life that has been long over-due. This is great news for Activity Professionals and for all who are serving Elders in long-term care settings.

Did you know that CMS under FTag 658 authorized the National Association of Activity Professionals (NAAP), to establish professional standards of practice to help activity professionals and their organizations to meet the new requirements? To fulfill this mandate, NAAP created the National Certification Council for Activity Professionals (NCCAP) in 1986 as the credential for the Activity Profession.

Pioneer Network is pleased to be partnering with NAAP/NCCAP for this webinar in which guides Alisa Tagg and Dawn Worsley will present content from NCCAPs Modular Education Program for Activity Professionals (MEPAP).

NCCAP programming ensures that professionals have the competencies required to meet regulatory requirements for person centered care. In this session, the Guides will provide you with best practices and clinical applications that utilize person centered engagement as a way to meet or exceed regulations.  The team at NCCAP worked with State surveyors to develop this session and will provide you with an insider perspective to the survey process.

60 minutes / $59.00
Thursday, March 21, 2:00 – 3:00 pm EST


Dawn Worsley ADC/EDU/MC, MDEC, Dawn is the owner of Dawn on the Horizon, LLC in Baltimore, MD and she serves on a variety of boards including her current position as President of National Certification Council for Activity Professionals (NCCAP). Dawn is an Activity Director Certified (ADC) with a specialization in Memory Care and Education, a Certified Eden Alternative Associate as well as Montessori Dementia Engagement Certified. She is also an authorized certification instructor with the National Certification Council of Activity Professionals. In addition to serving as an Activity Director, Corporate Program Development Consultant, Admissions & Marketing Director, Director of Alzheimer’s and Gero-psych units, Dawn serves as a Regional Clinical Specialist. She has a vast knowledge base in many facets of long-term care and community services and is considered a pioneer in her field regarding resident rights and culture change. She is a National Speaker on a variety of topics for Health Care Workers, is published in both print and video, working in collaboration with The University of Maryland Video Press.

Alisa Tagg, BA ACC/EDU CADDCT CDP CDCS, President of the National Association of Activity Professionals (NAAP), has been a certified activity consultant since 2006 and an activity director working primarily in nursing homes since 1995. She enjoys teaching the MEPAP education course to new activity professionals. She also works as an independent consultant in various homes throughout southern Nevada. Alisa holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, a provider’s Certificate of Completion specializing in Aging with the Nevada Geriatric Education Center and is a Certified Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care Trainer, a Certified Dementia Practitioner with the National Certification Council for Dementia Practitioners, and a Certified Dementia Communication Specialist with the Silver Dawn Training Institute. She speaks on local, state and national levels on various topics relating to health care and the activity profession.

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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