Lori Presser, BSHA, ACC/EDU, CADDCT, CMP, CEAL, MDEC
Lori Presser has worked in senior living for over 20 years in various roles across the senior realm—Operations, Marketing, Activities and Business Development. Lori has a Bachelor of Science and Healthcare Administration and is a licensed Assisted Living Administrator in Ohio that holds multiple certifications that enhance seniors’ lives. For over 2 years, Lori is the Customer Success Enablement Coordinator for OnShift. She teaches MEPAP 1 and 2 and teaches curriculum for National Certification Council for Dementia Practitioners. Lori is currently President of The Northeast Ohio Association of Activity Professionals, President of Ohio Person Centered Care Coalition, a volunteer guardian and the past Vice President of The National Certification Council for Activity Professionals. Lori enjoys spending time with her family, gardening, and reading.
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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