Glory Wideman, ACC/EDU/HHC
Glory Wideman is the Outreach Program Coordinator for B.Fit! Wellness program @ The Boston Home since 2009.She Provides Specialized planned and therapeutic recreation services to members at this outpatient community based day program. B.Fit! Wellness services provides life-long living opportunities to individual and their families with MS and other progressive neurological diseases. Her professional strength in individualized programming, leadership skills, quality of life, documentation, and team building is facilitated in program sessions which include educational training, community reintegration, leisure education, resource awareness, and a wide variety of modalities.
Gloria has worked in the Therapeutic Recreational / Activities Director capacities since 1981 and spending two years in early child hood development (Research in Play Therapy) but her true passion is working in long term care. She is an approved MEPAP instructor to teach MEPAP 2nd Edition for continuing education courses (NCCAP approved)
Education: BS Health education and Physical Education, Master studies in Sports Medicine, and Recreational Therapy. An Activity Consultant Certified (ACC, HHC, AD, EDU) through NCCAP. Respite Companion trainer (REST), Tai Chi for Rehabilitation Instructor from Dr. Paul Lam (Tai Chi Health Institute), Person-Centered Dementia Care: A habilitation Therapy Trainer (Alzheimer’s Association), Dinning Assistant Instructor as defined in CMS 2131-F (MDPH).
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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. REQUIRED CURRICULUM: Montessori Home Curriculum
3. PASS THE FINAL ASSESSMENT