Certified Parkinson Disease Care™ (CPDC™) accreditation offered by the PMD Alliance provides that assurance. The following underscores the importance of a workforce that is prepared to meet an individual’s unique needs:
- PD is neurological and progressive; over time it affects almost every aspect of motor and non-motor functions – physical, emotional, cognitive.
- Nearly one million people in the US (1 in a hundred over the age of 60) are living with PD. The number is projected to double over the next 20 years.
- People are living for decades with the disease, even as they require increasing care.
- Many of these individuals and their spouses seek residential and long-term care during the course of the disease.
PARKINSON’S IS A COMPLICATED DISEASE. Excellence in daily care requires knowledge and training at every level of staffing – clinical staff, caregivers, dietary workers, housekeeping, facility operations, and administration.