2018 NCCDP Certified Dementia Practitioner CDP Of The Year.

Regina Estrada
Congratulations to Regina Estrada, NCCDP’s 2018 CDP of the Year!

Regina Estrada, LPN, CDP® has been recognized as the Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP) of the Year by the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners for her work in the field of dementia care. The award is recognized as one of the nation's most prestigious awards in the field of dementia care.

Lynn Biot Gordon, COO of the NCCDP, and Rhonda Brand, President of the NCCDP, presented the award in person at the Silver Springs Care Center in Meriden, CT.

Regina Estrada is Charge Nurse for Silver Springs' 39-bed Memory Care unit. She has worked at the care center for 32 years, starting 07/02/86 as a CNA, received her LPN in April 1990, and has been a Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP) since 2017.

The CDP of the Year award recognizes the impact that the recipient has with staff involved in dementia care and their ability to motivate their colleagues to set higher care goals with patient care. Additionally, the CDP is able to meet the challenges of reaching beyond state and federal regulations regarding dementia education and care. Through the nominee's commitment to excellence in dementia care, the nominee inspires a lifelong passion for their colleagues' continued growth inpatient care.

Regina Estrada, NCCDP's 2018 CDP of the Year - Time Square ImageNCCDP members work in assisted living facilities, nursing homes, adult daycares, hospitals, CCRCs, retirement homes, rehab centers, mental health facilities, independent living facilities, senior centers, doctors' offices, home care agencies, hospice agencies, mobile dentistry, elder law practices, private consulting firms, government agencies, such as the AAA, ombudsman offices, regulatory bodies, such as state surveyors, associations, private practices, management companies, learning institutions, senior centers, and 55 plus communities, etc.

"Regina is a beloved caregiver with an incredible reputation among his peers. She leads by example and inspires her co-workers to go the extra mile in the care of our residents and family members." Raymond Hackling, LNHA

From CISION PR Newswire: The National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners (NCCDP) announces the award recipients of Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) of the Year and Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP) of the Year.


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Regina Estrada an Lynn Gordon, COO celebrating Regina
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"Don't just meet the minimum state regulations regarding dementia education...exceed them!"

Patrick Smith, Chief Executive Officer NCCDP


Sandra Stimson, CADDCT CALA, ADC, CDP, CDCM, Co-Founder NCCDP

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