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Classes for Caregivers

 

Whether you're brand new to caregiving, or you just want to brush up on a specific topic, Insight is here to help! We offer a variety of caregiving classes throughout the year, specifically geared towards family caregivers providing care for a loved one at home. All classes are free, and open to the public. Respite care may also be available upon request.

 

Upcoming Programs

 

Strategies for Activities of Daily Living Success!

Wednesday, August 19, 2020
1:00 pm3:00 pm
Virtual
Strategies for Activities of Daily Living Success!

Make each day more successful! Learn tips and tricks for providing hands-on care for eating, dressing, bathing, hygiene and toileting.

This class will be held virtually. Log-in information will be sent to registrants prior to the class. 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.

Presenter
Anita Irvin, Executive Director
Anita has over 25 years of experience in the field of long-term care across multiple settings including skilled nursing facilities, memory care and assisted living communities. Anita is a Certified Memory Impairment Specialist, a Certified Dementia Practitioner and an Assisted Living Administrator and Preceptor. She brings compassion and a passion for working with families throughout their journey.

Wellness Workshop: Support and Mindfulness

Saturday, August 22, 2020
1:00 pm3:30 pm
Virtual
Wellness Workshop: Support and Mindfulness

This FREE Wellness Workshop is brought to you by We Care Management, the Windward Foundation, and Insight Memory Care Center. We hope you will join us for an afternoon of support and mindfulness. The same program will be offered on both August 8th and August 22. Please sign up for one date that you prefer!

Grief Support Workshop
1:00-2:15 pm
Life is full of changes; everyone experiences changes across the lifespan which can bring about a sense of loss. Sometimes we struggle to cope, and can benefit greatly from additional support to find a way to overcome challenges and live well. Leading a life of wellness can mean different things to each individual person. We hope this workshop will help you adjust to the changes and loss you have experienced. We Care Management will provide an opportunity, amongst a small group of caregivers, for you to share your experiences with others on a similar journey, and find ways of adapting to those changes.

Mindfulness Art Class
2:30-3:30 pm
This Virtual Mindfulness Art Class, facilitated by Jody Tompros, will expand your creativity, help you slow your breathing, and relax and replenish your inner-resources.

Mindfulness Art is a form of meditation using color on paper, allowing your imagination to spontaneously bring forth images. There is no judging of what comes, simply an embodied awareness that is put on paper and, ideally, let go of. As a result, Mindfulness Art has been a useful way to let go of stress to prevent burn-out. As you draw or paint, you become ever more present, allowing creativity to ignite and arise spontaneously from your deepest energy source.

To maintain a small group experience, this workshop will be limited to 20 participants. If capacity has been met, please check the alternate date, or email imcc@insightmcc.org to be added to the waitlist.

Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care Seminar

Monday, August 24, 2020
9:00 am5:00 pm
Virtual

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.
This seminar will be held virtually. There is a one-hour break for lunch.

Space is Limited. Payment for the student handbook must be received one week in advance of the class to ensure course enrollment. No form of taping is allowed nor are laptops permitted in the seminar. A Student Handout Notebook will be provided. This seminar is approved for 7 CEUs for nurses with the CEU Network in most states for an additional fee of $28. Information will be provided to you during the class.

Caregiving at a Glance Workshop Series

Wednesday, September 2, 2020
7:00 pm8:30 pm
Virtual
Caregiving at a Glance Workshop Series

Join us virtually for this new Caregiver Cohort series as we explore many common caregiving topics together! Each weekly session will include an educational portion, group discussion, and interactive activities as we digest and apply each chapter of Insight’s Caregiving at a Glance guide. Guest facilitators will also provide expert advice for each session topic. A one-hour consultation is included at the end of the series to apply course learning to your specific family situation.

Wednesday, September 2: Chapter One: Dementia 101
Wednesday, September 9: Chapter Two: Activities of Daily Living
Wednesday, September 16: Chapter Three: Communications & Behaviors
Wednesday, September 23: Chapter Four: Activities
Wednesday, September 30: Chapter Five: Safety
Consultation: One-hour consultation by appointment

This cohort session will be limited to 20 participants in order to ensure that everyone can actively participate. We know that as much as you can learn from the experts, you can also learn from each other along our shared caregiving journey!

Cost is $100 per person for the series. Attendees will receive a Caregiving at a Glance guidebook and class materials shipped to your home. Registration deadline is August 26th to ensure you receive course materials before the first workshop!

 

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