Activities that deliver the Social Model of Care are severely restricted by current CMS and CDC responses to COVID-19. The following resources are designed for in-room activity programming. Please give us feedback on our FaceBook page: . Please share this page freely.

Assistance for certification renewal HAS NOW EXPIRED

As of 9/1/2020 the CE Extension for COVID has expired.  If you are a professional that has reached out to the NCCAP office for assistance during the past few months because of COVID and you have not submitted your CE's and payment, please do so.  You will be placed into a 60 day grace period to submit the required CE's and also a late payment.


NCCAP Guidance:  Delivery of the Social Model of Care Need

NCCAP and our Professional Association NAAP position on Activity Professionals as "Essential Personnel"



Changing the Social Model of Care
NCCAP Guidance: The Need to Deliver the Social Model of Care
Advancing States:  Dealing with Adults in Isolation during COVID-19
AHCA/NCALA  information that relates to our industry:
AHCA/NCALA facility self-assessment infection control:
Leading Age Need To Know
CMS Press Release
CMS Press Release 5/18/2020
CMS Infection control critical pathway survey tool that will be used by surveyors:
“Keeping Residents Safe and Healthy”
AELTCC Letter from CMS to NH Frontline Staff
CMS COVID-19 Preparedness Checklist for Nursing Homes and other Long-Term Care Settings:
CMP COVID Grant Opportunities for Electronics
Facebook Live from President of NCCAP, Dawn Worsley


Special COVID-19 Video Presented by SpecialityCare with Guest Peter Illig



NCCAP is proud to collaborate with the Alzheimer's Association and other leaders in long-term and community-based care on this guidance document ( to help ensure the delivery of high-quality care for people living with Alzheimer's and all dementia during the current COVID-19 crisis. 

As you know, long-term and community-based care settings are facing unprecedented challenges as a result of COVID-19. Many individuals receiving services in these settings are living with Alzheimer’s or other dementias. This guidance, grounded in person-centered care, provides critical information on how best to care for these individuals. In particular, we hope this document will be useful in informing non-clinical staff or staff from a new department or other healthcare setting of best dementia care practices should they be pressed into new roles due to staffing shortages


NAAP COVID Resources 

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Dear Activity Professionals,

During this time of uncertainty, we want you to know that NAAP is here for you. As Activity Professionals we each work in a variety of settings from geriatrics to pediatrics with different levels of care. This can also be a time of confusion and chaos for the most vulnerable clients we serve.

As we continue to ensure an ongoing resident-centered activities program, we hope this resource page filled with suggestions and support will assist you in continuing to provide quality programming to the populations you serve.

We are Activity Strong!

The NAAP Board of Directors


Below is the "Resident Engagement and COVID-19" webinar hosted by Linked Senior .
Delivered by NCCAP President Dawn Worsley, the focus was on resident engagement and the COVID-19 virus. 

Pioneer Network Resources to Combat Social Isolation:  Click Here

Downloadable Resources for In-Room Activity Programming:

Online Resources for In-Room Activity Programming:
Online Resources for Games Using a Laptop or Tablet for In-Room Activity Programming:
YouTube Resources for In-Room Activity Programming:
Boomwacker Play-a-longs
Relaxation Videos
Facebook Resources for In-Room Activity Programming:
Planet Fitness is offering  Live FREE at-home workouts for anyone and everyone.   Click Here 

Community Volunteer Offerings:

Free Mental Health Aid Available 


The National Association of Mental Illness (NAMI) has free resources under its Frontline Healthcare Professionals category. More information about their complimentary, confidential, and virtual support services are at the links as follows:


  • Therapy Aid provides pro-bono therapy for frontline health care professionals, including individual and group support.
  • The Emotional PPE Project connects health care professionals with licensed mental health professionals who can help. This service is free and does not require insurance.
  • COVID Mental Health Support from the Pandemic Crisis Services Response Coalition offers free mental health support, searchable by area.
  • The Battle Within provides free therapy to medical personnel, first responders and veterans. Private therapists are available to work with individuals in crisis, or who are experiencing grief, anxiety, stress or trauma.
  • 911 At Ease International provides access to free trauma-informed counseling for frontline responders and families, including police, fire, paramedics, emergency medical personnel and other essential agencies.


You may also contact the NAMI HelpLine between 10:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. Eastern at 800-950-6264 to access a confidential, professional support.


For immediate assistance, text “SCRUBS” to 741741 at any time.  


NCCAP seeks to provide resources that can be used to deliver life-enriching activities to persons experiencing quarantine and social isolation in long-term care settings due to COVID-19 restrictions. The resources and links shared are from publicly available sources on the Internet or contributed freely by individuals. Anyone using these resources should ensure they comply with any applicable legal or privacy requirements.