Benefits of NCCAP Certification for Government and Nonprofit Agencies

Nonprofit Agency Employers

Higher staff retention rates and reduced recruitment and administration cost

The educational requirement of any NCCAP Certification establishes a baseline of knowledge for professionals. With improved knowledge and skill sets, their day-to-day jobs working with residents or clients become less stressful. This improves the working environment and increases job satisfaction. It also leads to greater employee retention, stability in the workforce and reduces costs for the agency.

The increased knowledge and skill sets offer the NCCAP Certified individual you employ the opportunity to improve the daily quality of life of an elderly client while decreasing the opportunities for accidents and potentially dangerous situations. For example, by properly engaging a client in discussions or activities, the caregiver can prevent the boredom and depression that can lead to a dangerous behavioral outburst or aimless wandering where the individual may risk falling and hurting themselves.

For State and Federal Agencies

The cost of caring for an individual aging or rehabbing in place is significantly less than the cost of aging or rehabbing in a skilled nursing facility. NCCAP Certified individuals have the educational foundation to communicate and engage an older adult aging in place or in any setting. Proper communication is a preventative tool, which NCCAP Certified individuals use to identify issues affecting older adults. This can lead to a reduction in accidents, incidents and behavioral outbursts, which may require medical attention.

Addressing the Growing Dementia Crisis

Best practices for engaging a person with dementia and interventions to use for aggressive behavior are part of NCCAP's educational curriculum. An individual with NCCAP Certification may earn a Specialization in Memory Care (MDCS).