Megan Gill, Director of McLean's The Atwater Receives Two Certifications

 Megan Gill of McLean joins the National Council of Certified Dementia  Practitioners (NCCDP) and International Council of Certified Dementia  Practitioners (ICCDP) as a CDP® Certified Dementia Practitioner®.

 Megan Gill, Director of McLean’s The Atwater memory care assisted living  community, recently completed extensive training and joined the National  Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners (NCCDP) and International Council  of Certified Dementia Practitioners (ICCDP) as a CDP® Certified Dementia  Practitioner®.

 Created to promote standards of excellence in dementia education, the goal of the  NCCDP/ICCDP is to develop and encourage comprehensive standards of  excellence in direct-care skills, education and sensitivity in the area of dementia  care for professionals and other caregivers who provide services to clients with  dementia.

“As Dementia care professionals, the more knowledge we have on the diseases, the better we can support those in our care,” says Gill. “This education enables me to share the skills and training I received with our residents and care partners.”

In addition to being the Director of McLean Village and Assisted Living communities, Megan facilitates a support group (PDF) sponsored by The Alzheimer’s Association, Connecticut Chapter, for caregivers of those with dementia on the first Monday of every month at 1:30 p.m. Call (860) 658-3941 for more information.