Donna Tennant, ACC
Donna M Tennant is a Nationally Certified Activity Consultant. She teaches the MEPAP Course and consults for area facilities. She is the Admission, Marketing and Activity Director for Sundale Nursing Home in Morgantown.
Donna serves on several boards in the community and was selected as one of West Virginia’s 100 most influential people because of her commitment to health care. She has a Certificate in Advanced Geriatric Education Skills and a Certificate in End of Life Care. Donna has her certification from NCCDP as a Certified Dementia Practitioner. She was named the Business Woman of the Year by the Business and Professional Business Association. Donna is a Rotarian where she works on projects both locally and internationally.
Donna speaks professionally both locally and nationally. Donna received her degree from Fairmont State University with an emphasis on Healthcare Management. Donna Coordinates the Presents for Patients program of West Virginia which matches community members with residents for visits and gifts at Christmas. This program facilitates services for 7 Nursing homes and Assisted Living facilities.
Donna is on the Monongalia County Board of Health and is very interested in the health and well being of the community. One of Donna’s interests also includes the Service League of Morgantown, where again the purpose is to better the community for those who live here. Donna is married to Floyd Tennant, they have two children, Tammy Cole and her husband Rick, Brian Tennant and his wife Sharon. They also have 8 grandchildren, and two great grandchildren.
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Montessori Home Engagement
NCCAP’s Montessori Home Engagement Course allows you to apply the philosophy of care championed by Dr. Maria Montessori when caring for an older person in the home setting.
Created in partnership with the National Association of Activity Professionals and the National Intergenerational Montessori Center, this curriculum is embedded with Montessori principles proven effective when caring for older persons.
Individuals taking this course learn practical techniques to communicate, interact and engage with those aging in place at home. This knowledge allows you to deliver life-enriching activities and higher quality care that can promote emotional well-being and healthy aging.
You will learn to address common challenges associated with providing care in the home including: communication, mobility, memory, behaviors, eating, bathing and taking medication.
The competencies obtained from this course are designed to improve the health, wellness and quality of life of both the care provider and care recipient. Individuals completing this course can obtain NCCAP Montessori Home Engagement Certification (MHEC) by completing additional educational and work experience requirements.
Founded in 1986, NCCAP is accepted by the US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and is recognized for meeting the highest qualification to deliver the Social Model of Care. To date, NCCAP has trained and certified over 150,000 individuals in the delivery of life enriching activities that optimize physical and cognitive function, and psychosocial well-being.
QUALIFICATION COMPONENTS IF YOU APPLY AS A HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL SEEKING THE MHEC CERTIFICATION
1. EDUCATION: High School Diploma or GED
2. EXPERIENCE: 1,000 hours of experience in any engagement related
care within the past 5 years
3. REQUIRED CURRICULUM: Montessori Home Curriculum
4. PASS THE FINAL ASSESSMENT