Commitment to Education
As part of our on-going commitment to our residents and their families, we continually seek out new opportunities and innovations to provide the best possible care available. Some training and education implemented at Gogebic Medical Care includes the following:
Certified Dementia Care Practioner
A number of staff in our Nursing Department, including RNs, LPNs, and CNAs, are now Certified Dementia Care Practioners. This professional health care team has received comprehensive training in the area of dementia care, completed an Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care course, and met the NCCDP requirements for the CDP® certification. This certification is part of our deep dedication to providing a superior individualized care plan for our Residents which adds to their quality of life. GMCF will continue its professional development through NCCDP as other educational opportunities arise.
All RNs, LPNs and CNAs in the Nursing Department, as well as many other key staff members from each department, have completed CPR Life Savers training. Our staff is committed to caring for the residents and CPR training allows them to react to any emergency they may come across, not only at GMCF but also in the community at large. CPR saves lives!
Music Therapy Training
Music therapy has proven to be an excellent tool in addressing the physical, emotional, cognitive and social needs of individuals. We are in the beginning stages of implementing a Music Therapy Program for our residents. We look forward to seeing positive results as this program progresses.