MIND in memory care
Moving In Nurturing Directions in Memory Care

Biography - Cindy Keith RN, BS, CDP

Cindy KeithCindy Keith, RN, BS, a Certified Dementia Practitioner, has extensive experience working with Alzheimer's and other dementia patients in many different settings throughout her 23 year nursing career. As an LPN, she has served as a nurse and office manager in a geriatric medical practice, and assisted in setting up a comprehensive geriatric assessment center. While pursuing her RN, BS degree at Penn State University, she was inducted into Sigma Theta Tau, the International Honor Society of Nursing. After earning her degree, Cindy worked in various healthcare settings, including as a dialysis nurse, a nursing supervisor in a skilled nursing facility, and for four years as a Health Care Coordinator in the Alterra Healthcare system. In this dementia dedicated assisted living facility, she served as an Alterra nurse educator, managed the healthcare for all residents, and was responsible for staff dementia training. In this capacity, she gave dementia and Alzheimer's training to staff in other facilities, and was honored by Alterra with their prestigious Nurse Quality Award.

In 2004, Cindy recognized the need for personalized, professional counseling for families dealing with loved ones with dementia, as well as dementia and Alzheimer's training for staff in all types of facilities who are being challenged daily by behaviors exhibited by these special residents. "Moving In Nurturing Directions in Memory Care" was developed by Cindy to fill that need with caring and compassion through family in-home or telephone consultations, and through facility staff trainings.

In 2006, Cindy received approval from the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare as an approved trainer to conduct dementia seminars for continuing education credits for personal care home administrators and assisted living directors. Also in 2006, Cindy’s first facility staff training video entitled “Bringing Nurturing To Memory Care” was created to assist facilities of all types in providing high quality dementia training to existing and future staff members.

Cindy is a member of the Alzheimer's Foundation of America and has been awarded the title of “Excellence in Care Specialist” for their Dementia Care Program of Distinction. In this role, Cindy works closely with facilities who wish to earn a Program of Distinction award from the AFA by enhancing the quality of care and excellence in service to people with dementia, their caregivers and their families. Cindy is active in her community in various organizations dealing with eldercare issues and volunteers her time and expertise to help educate non-profit groups interested in Alzheimer's and dementia issues.

As a nationally known speaker through Cross Country Educators, Cindy regularly travels throughout the United States presenting seminars on the growing dementia and Alzheimer's patient population, and the importance of facility staff training in all aspects of dementia care. Her seminars have consistently and overwhelmingly received the highest ratings.

Mission Statement

My mission is to serve you with integrity, to nurture your spirit, and to help you allow humor into your life, while I give you the tools to live and work in the world of dementia.

Vision Statement

To be the most compassionate and helpful source of guidance and information to families and facilities dealing with loved ones and residents with any type of dementia.

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