It's Been Quite a Year, Hasn't It?
If we’ve learned anything this year, it’s that we’re stronger together. At Insight, we have always talked about meeting families where they are. It’s an implied part of our mission; we want to help families in the early and the late stages of memory impairment. We’re here for the brother helping to provide care for his sister in another state, along with the adult children in the thick of caring for both a parent and kids in their home. We know that every story is unique, each family takes their own journey. Together, we are able to help navigate with care, support, and education along the way.
As a professional in the long-term care industry for over 25 years, I have been there for so many families struggling with the diagnosis of a family member. Despite this, I was not prepared for the emotional impact becoming a caregiver for my own father would have on me this year. My father was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in November, and it has felt like a punch in the gut. I thought I understood what our caregivers go through, but I now truly understand what it means to need support. As I navigate through this new role and work to create my own care team for my dad, I have a deeper passion for the work of Insight.
This passion keeps me ever committed to working harder to expand Insight’s services and programs so that we can serve more families. COVID didn’t put dementia on hold. The need is growing, the number of people living with dementia in Northern Virginia is projected to increase by 27% by 2025.
The board is with me. Our board of directors has worked over the last year to develop strategic initiatives to expand our reach and serve more people living with dementia and their care partners to achieve their highest quality of life.
The staff is with me. This past fiscal year we served 16% more than the previous. This is due to the amazing Insight team for innovating and persevering through all the changes this year brought to continue to support our families.
From this report, we hope you’ll take away that Insight has come out of this year stronger than ever. We’re stronger together - and that’s with you. All our participants, families, and supporters who have stuck with us through quite a year - you’re the reason we’re still passionate, and keep helping each family navigate through their own dementia journey.
We sincerely thank you for your continued support of Insight,
Activities & Engagement
"I like that IMCC focuses on dementia-related problems and provides a focal point for families to network and socially interact in coping with dementia. It provides a community that helps us in our struggle."