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Cathy Allen, BA, BS, CTRS, CDP, CDAL

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Cathy has more than 25 years of industry experience, Cathy in honored to have served over 7,0000 seniors in Adult Day Health Care, Memory Care, Assisted Living, Independent Living and Skilled Nursing communities. She is passionate in leading and developing a work force that takes pride providing quality serves and enriched programs that have a lasting impact on the lives of seniors and their families.

For more than 20 years Cathy has been a speaker for State and National Activity and Recreation organizations and for over 25 years has instructed the California State Activity Leader Course.  Additionally, she has written and implemented continuing education courses (CEUs) for health care professionals.

Cathy earned two Bachelor’s Degrees from California State University Northridge: one in Child Development and the other in Therapeutic Recreation.  She is a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS), Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP) and holds a Certified Director of Assisted Living Certificate (CDAL).

Over the course of her career, Cathy has held numerous leadership roles, and has taken an active role within the senior industry.  For 14 years Cathy was a writer for Creative Forecasting, Activity Publication and has written and published several books related to activities, programming and Memory Impairment.

Cathy provides Activity Consultation for long term care facilities, Assisted Living communities and Adult Day Health Care Centers.

MEPAP ACTIVITY PROFESSIONAL CERTIFIED (APC) SCHEDULE

SPRING 2022

START CLASS DATE:  FEB. 1, 2022

CLASS END DATE:  APRIL 29, 2022

TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS 

6PM-9PM CST

FOLLOWING SATURDAYS

9AM-12PM CST

2/5/22

3/5/22

4/9/22

My Course Will Be Delivered Via:  ZOOM

Cost:  $650.00 

(price includes certification)

Please note that if you select to do a payment play there will be an additional $30.00 fee added.

Activity Professional Certified Course

As a Licensed Instructor, I am qualified to deliver NCCAP’s standardized Modular Education Program for Activity Professionals (MEPAP) for NCCAP certification. 

 

For over 30 years, NCCAP certification has been accepted for meeting the highest standard of CMS F680 and is the only certification accepted by NAAP for meeting the Professional Standards of Practice to be an Activity Professional.

 

The MEPAP is infused with the person-centered principles of the Pioneer Network as well as the Alzheimer’s Association Dementia Care Practice Recommendations. It is reviewed and updated regularly by an independent Clinical and Curriculum Advisory Board of geriatric experts and long-term care practitioners.

 

Like all Allied Healthcare credentials, NCCAP certification is based on a formal course of study, the MEPAP, and an independent final exam. NCCAP certification ensures you are competent to deliver person-centered care and life-enriching activity programs to enhance physical, cognitive and psychosocial well-being.

 

Currently, I teach the NCCAP’s standardized MEPAP APC (Activity Professional Certified) course. The MEPAP APC is the entry-level certification that provides the knowledge and skills to work in the Activity Profession.