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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

 

Caregiving at a Glance Workshop Series

Tuesday, April 27, 2021
7:00 pm8:30 pm
Virtual
Caregiving at a Glance Workshop Series

Join us virtually for this 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.

Tuesday, April 20: Chapter One: Dementia 101
Tuesday, April 27: Chapter Two: Activities of Daily Living
Tuesday, May 4: Chapter Three: Communications & Behaviors
Tuesday, May 11: Chapter Four: Activities
Tuesday, May 18: 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 for the series. Attendees will receive a Caregiving at a Glance guidebook and class materials shipped to your home. Registration deadline is April 12th to ensure you receive course materials before the first workshop!

Caregiving at a Glance Workshop Series

Tuesday, May 4, 2021
7:00 pm8:30 pm
Virtual
Caregiving at a Glance Workshop Series

Join us virtually for this 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.

Tuesday, April 20: Chapter One: Dementia 101
Tuesday, April 27: Chapter Two: Activities of Daily Living
Tuesday, May 4: Chapter Three: Communications & Behaviors
Tuesday, May 11: Chapter Four: Activities
Tuesday, May 18: 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 for the series. Attendees will receive a Caregiving at a Glance guidebook and class materials shipped to your home. Registration deadline is April 12th to ensure you receive course materials before the first workshop!

Caregiver Bootcamp

Saturday, May 8, 2021
9:00 am12:30 pm
Virtual
Caregiver Bootcamp

Join IMCC for a free, special morning 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.

Schedule

9:00am-9:15am | Welcome

9:15am-10:15am | How to Maintain Brain Health with Aging with Dr. R. Scott Turner, MD, PhD, Georgetown Memory Disorders Program, Re:Cognition Health

10:20am-11:20am | Financial Considerations with John Bennett, CPFA, The Eveland Group

11:25am-12:25pm | Coping with Change with Colleen Turner, MSW, LCSW, CSA, Northern Virginia Older Adult Counseling

12:25pm-12:30pm | Closing

Dementia 101

Tuesday, May 11, 2021
11:00 am12:00 pm
Virtual
Dementia 101

Learn how to define dementia, distinguish the different types, and gain an understanding of the typical path of disease progression.

This class is hosted by Waltonwood at Ashburn and presented by Insight Memory Care Center. To register, please email Dana at dana.rizzo@singhmail.com by May 6th.

 

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“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.”