Last Updated on 4/1/2020
Activity Departments are being affected by the COVID-19 virus by having to limit group programming. NCCAP would like to share the following resources for in-room activity programming. Please give us feedback on NCCAP's FaceBook page by clicking here .  Please share this page with other professionals.

Adjustments for Certification Renewal During COVID

EXTENSION OF NATIONAL EXAM TIMEFRAME

 Due to the impact of COVID-19 restrictions on the process for taking the NCCAP National Exam, we are extending the timeframe for all those currently registered to take the Exam until June 30, 2020. We will update this timeframe as necessary.

SUSPENSION OF FAX FEE

 In order to make it easier to submit renewal documentation via Fax, NCCAP is suspending the $25 Fax Fee. We encourage anyone who can benefit from using a Fax to do so. Our Fax number is: 757-552-0143.

 Also, please contact the office if you are experiencing a financial hardship or having difficulties obtaining CE hours required for certification renewal.

 PLEASE PAY BY CREDIT/DEBIT CARD

 If you have the ability to pay your application fees by credit card, we ask you to either include your credit card information in the forms to be faxed or used in the online renewal process. We also encourage you to call the NCCAP office to provide your credit card detail over the phone if you prefer.


 

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

 NCCAP/ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION

NCCAP is proud to collaborate with the Alzheimer's Association and other leaders in long-term and community-based care on this guidance document (www.alz.org/professionals-covid) 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

 


Read NCCAP's position on the role of Activity Professionals as "Essential Personnel":

How to utilize your laptop, zoom and current cable provider to deliver in-room activity programming:

Update 3/27/2020
AHCA/NCALA  daily news briefs that contain any new information's that relates to our industry:
Updated 3/24/2020
Infection control critical pathway survey tool that will be used by surveyors:
Updated 3/24/2020
COVID 19 Preparedness Checklist for Nursing Homes and other Long Term Care Settings:

How to set up virtual family visits:

Documentation:

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:
 
More Coming Soon!

Online Resources for In-Room Activity Programming:
More Coming Soon!

Online Resources for Games Using a Laptop or Tablet for In-Room Activity Programming:
More Coming Soon!

YouTube Resources for In-Room Activity Programming:
Boomwacker Play-a-longs
Relaxation Videos
Sing-a-longs
Movies
More Coming Soon!

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:

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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.