PEOPLE WITH PARKINSON DISEASE SEEK CARE FROM FACILITIES AND SERVICES THAT DEMONSTRATE A COMMITMENT TO STAFF TRAINING SPECIFIC TO THEIR NEEDS
The Certified Parkinson Disease Care (CPDC)™ accreditation offered by the PMDAlliance offers that assurance.
- Neurological and progressive, over time PD affects almost every aspect of motor and non-motor functions – physical, emotional, cognitive
- 1.5 % of people over 60 live with PD, over 1 million people in the US. An aging population means that these numbers are likely to increase.
- 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, therapists, caregivers, dietary workers, housekeeping, facility operations, and administration.
CPDC™ provides that training.
CPDC™ is interactive, convenient, and comprehensive
Interactive Training sessions are hosted online, live. Our expert trainers can answer questions specific to each facility, and each individual employee as they arise.
Convenient Training sessions are online on various days and times throughout the month to more easily accommodate staff attendance. All you need is an internet connection!
Comprehensive To be certified, a minimum of 80% of all staff members, including 100% of staff in leadership positions must attend the training sessions. Training includes information about the disease, helpful discussion of its many symptoms, and suggestions to enhance daily care.
Ongoing New employees have access to join online training sessions as they are hired. Many facilities have made our sessions part of their new hire orientation process!
Facilities and Services Benefit with Certification
-Formal recognition by PMDAlliance, a nationally known and respected non-profit organization
-Improved resident/ patient care effectiveness and efficiency
-Use of CPDC™ logo for marketing materials and advertising
-Special listing on PMDAlliance website
-Complimentary exhibit table at PMDAlliance events
-Communication to PMDAlliance digital audience via email and social media