Lori Presser, BSHA, ACC/EDU, CADDCT, CMP, CEAL, MDEC
Lori Presser, BSHA, ACC/EDU, CMP, CDP, 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 holds multiple certifications that enhance seniors’ lives.
Lori is currently President of The Northeast Ohio Association of Activity Professionals, the Vice President of The National Certification Council for Activity Professionals, Vice President of Ohio Person Centered Care Coalition, and a Volunteer Guardian.
Lori is an advocate for seniors and senior living professionals providing person centered care and person-centered employment opportunities.
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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