Linda Redhead, ACC/EDU
Linda Redhead, MS, ACC/EDU is the Owner of Activity Advisor. She graduated from the ‘School of Visual Arts’ with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Illustration and Art Therapy. Also a ‘College of New Rochelle’ graduate with a Master’s Degree in Art Therapy, she is a certified Activity Professional and has over 30 years of activity experience in long term care. She has worked in several long term health care facilities and is currently a Director of Activities in Fishkill, New York. She is a founding member of the ‘Activity Professionals of the Hudson Valley Association’ and is pre-approved to teach the MEPAP 2nd Edition-the ‘Modular Education Program for Activity Professionals’.
Mrs. Redhead was also the Mepap Instructor of the Year for 2013. She has served as past New York State Representative for NCCAP, past Board Member for Special Projects and is currently serving as Chairperson for Special Projects. Mrs. Redhead is available for one to one consulting, facility consultation, and offers discount rates to hosting organizations for MEPAP training.
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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