Education Programs

Classes for Caregivers

Classes for Caregivers

IMCC offers Classes for Caregivers on the third Wednesday of every month from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. These educational programs are specifically designed to assist family caregivers on a variety of topics, legal and financial considerations, community resources, and ways to build coping skills. All classes are free, and open to the public. Respite care may also be available upon request.

 

Upcoming Programs

  • Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care Seminar

    Monday, April 24, 2017 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Location: Linda and Lou Mazawey Education and Support Center, 3955 Pender Drive, Suite 100, Fairfax, VA 22030
    Description: **This session is currently full. Please check back for future dates!**

    Take the path to certification as a Certified Dementia Practitioner through the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners! All health care professionals and front line staff who work in the health care industry are encouraged to attend. This is the required seminar for those pursuing CDP certification, to qualify through the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners. To see if you qualify, please visit the NCCDP website at www.nccdp.org. You are also welcome to just come for the education!

    The seminar will cover the following modules: Diagnosis, Prognosis, Treatment, Communication, Feelings, Depression, Repetitive Behavior, Paranoia, Hallucinations, Wandering, Hoarding, Aggressive Behaviors, Catastrophic Reactions, Intimacy and Sexuality, Personal Care, Pain,
    Nutrition, Activities, Environment, Staff and Family Support, Diversity and Cultural Competence, Spiritual Care, and End of Life.

    Cost is $200 per person. A cancellation fee of $75 will apply. Payment is available by check or credit card:
    • Please make checks payable to Insight Memory Care Center. Mail this completed form and payment to: Insight Memory Care Center,
    3953 Pender Drive, Suite 100, Fairfax, VA 22030.
    • Pay online by credit card at InsightMCC.org. Click on the Events icon at the top right to find and register for the April 24th class!

    Space is Limited. Payment must be received by April 21st to ensure course enrollment. Lunch is on your own. There will be an hour for lunch in the schedule. No form of taping is allowed nor are laptops permitted in the seminar. A Student Handout Notebook will be provided.
    This form stopped accepting submissions on April 17, 2017 8:00 am EDT.
    Contact Information:
    Christi Clark
    703-204-4664
  • Caregiver Bootcamp

    Saturday, April 29, 2017 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

    Caregiver Bootcamp

    Location: Insight Memory Care Center, 3953 Pender Drive, Suite 100, Fairfax, VA 22030
    Description: Join IMCC for a special day-long training event covering many essential caregiving topics!

    We know it can be hard as a busy caregiver to find all the information you need to best care for your loved one with dementia. Insight offers the Caregiver Bootcamp to help you learn more about essential caregiving topics, all in one place! Come and learn from experts in their fields, and gain knowledge on the basics you need to know as a caregiver.

    8:30 am – 9:00 am | Registration & Breakfast
    Thanks to Arden Courts for providing breakfast!

    9:00 am – 10:00 am | Dementia 101
    Dr. Natalia Kayloe, Integrated Neurology Services
    Learn how to diagnose dementia, distinguish the different types, and gain an understanding of the typical behaviors associated with the disease.

    10:00 am – 11:00 am | Activities of Daily Living Success
    Colleen Walker, Brookdale Arlington
    Make each day more successful! Learn tips and tricks for providing hands-on care for eating, dressing, bathing, hygiene and toileting.

    11:15 am – 12:15 pm | Community Resources
    Buckley Fricker, Aging Life Care Manager, Buckley’s For Seniors, LLC
    You are not alone. A multitude of services are available right here in our local area! A discussion will help you learn how to navigate your choices.

    12:15 pm – 1:00 pm | Lunch
    Thanks to Staywell Home Health Care for providing lunch!

    1:00 pm – 2:00 pm | Financial Needs
    Tom West, Signature Estate & Investment Advisors, LLC
    The financial costs of long term caregiving are enormous. Presented by a financial manager with expertise in long term care planning, explore some of your options for this important aspect of caregiving.

    2:00 pm – 3:00 pm | Legal Needs
    Abigail Wolf, The Elder & Disability Law Center
    There are many legal needs to be taken care of, including powers of attorney and medical directives, wills and estate planning, guardianships, and long-termcare planning. Learn where to turn for guidance.
    Contact Information:
    Christi Clark
    703-204-4664
  • Legal Considerations for Caregiving

    Wednesday, May 17, 2017 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Legal Considerations for Caregiving

    Location: Linda and Lou Mazawey Education and Support Center, 3955 Pender Drive, Suite 100, Fairfax, VA 22030
    Description: There are many legal needs to be taken care of such as powers of attorney, wills and estates, guardianships, and trusts. An elder law attorney will lead this discussion on steps to help get all your ducks in a row.

    This program is a part of our ongoing Classes for Caregivers series. All sessions are FREE, and held the third Wednesday of each month from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. Respite care may be available by request; please notify us when registering to confirm availability.
    Contact Information:
    Christi Clark
    703-204-4664
  • Financial Considerations for Caregiving

    Wednesday, June 21, 2017 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Financial Considerations for Caregiving

    Location: Linda and Lou Mazawey Education and Support Center, 3955 Pender Drive, Suite 100, Fairfax, VA 22030
    Description: The financial costs of long term care and long term caregiving are enormous. Explore some of your options for this important aspect of caregiving.

    This program is a part of our ongoing Classes for Caregivers series. All sessions are FREE, and held the third Wednesday of each month from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. Respite care may be available by request; please notify us when registering to confirm availability.
    Contact Information:
    Christi Clark
    703-204-4664

Education Programs

“The Caregivers Bootcamp was wonderful! What great information and presenters you put together. I’m so glad I decided to go as a participant and enjoy all of it.”