North Woods Village at Edison Lakes Proudly Recognizes Jenifer Coffman for Certified Dementia Practitioner Designation


North Woods Village at Edison Lakes
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Mishawaka, IN, July 1, 2015, – North Woods Village at Edison Lakes is excited to announce that Jenifer Coffman, MPA, BSN, RN, Director of Health and Wellness has successfully earned her certification as a Certified Dementia Practitioner (CPD).

North Woods Village at Edison Lakes is committed to bettering and advancing Alzheimer’s and Dementia care in Michiana. This specialized and advanced training and programming helps to ensure its residents and their families receive the very best in Alzheimer’s and Dementia care that is available. These training standards go above and beyond the minimum state requirements regarding dementia education and practice.

“Certification plays an important role in being able to provide the proper care for people with memory impairment. The body of knowledge has grown exponentially over the last fifteen years since I became a nurse. We no longer have residents ‘fold towels’ at the nurses station, we engage them in their life, assist them with cueing where their memory ends. Without taking the time to study and understand the disease process, I would not be able to help provide the right environment for our residents,” says Jenifer Coffman Director of Health and Wellness at North Woods Village at Edison Lakes.

The Certified Dementia Practitioner certification is the earned credential that recognizes that the highest standard in Alzheimer’s and Dementia education has been achieved. CDP’s complete extensive training in Alzheimer’s and dementia care. Key aspects of this training include communication techniques, disruptive behaviors intervention, tools for addressing wandering, aggressive behaviors, poor nutrition and sexuality. CDP’s work to enhance the use of new methods, theories and tools related to Alzheimer’s and Dementia care practices.

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More About North Woods Village at Edison Lakes

Located in Mishawaka, Indiana, North Woods Village at Edison Lakes provides “NEW DIRECTIONS”® in memory care assisted living to the residents of Michiana.

A Community Designed with a Purpose

North Woods Village at Edison Lakes has been designed, built and decorated to achieve the optimal blend of form and function. We offer our residents a warm, welcoming environment that feels like home. Of equal importance, our surroundings incorporate meaningful design elements that promote our residents’ highest levels of independence and safety.

From simple and gentle visual cues such as different colors of paint on the walls to recognize areas, to more specific identifiers such as memory boxes filled with personal mementos outside each resident’s private suite, our community is designed to help residents find their way independently and successfully.

North Woods Village offers built-in features that promote the safety, social engagement and spiritual wellbeing of our residents. These include motion sensors in each suite to help with falls risk and alert staff of resident activity; direct line of sight to bathrooms from living areas; Life Stations designed to keep residents engaged; a Family Connection Center and a non-denominational chapel with various services offered throughout the week.

“NEW DIRECTIONS”® Offered Exclusively at North Woods Village

Offered exclusively at North Woods Village communities, “NEW DIRECTIONS”® is our signature approach to memory care. Offering the perfect blend of resident-centered care, the support and attention of compassionate, specially trained staff and the comfort and convenience of a physical environment designed with purpose, “NEW DIRECTIONS”® provides residents of North Woods Village at Edison Lakes with the dignity, lifestyle and support they deserve.

For More Information Contact:

Shellie Kermin
Office: 574-247-1866
Cell: 219-575-1616