Education Programs

Classes for Caregivers

Overview

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

  • Enhancing Communication

    Wednesday, July 17, 2019 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Enhancing Communication

    Location: Linda and Lou Mazawey Education and Support Center, 3955 Pender Drive, Suite 100, Fairfax, VA 22030
    Description: Communication, both expressive and receptive, often becomes difficult as you struggle to meet the needs of your loved one. Learn some communication skills that can help ease the frustration and lead to successful interactions.

    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:
    Lindsey Vajpeyi
    703-204-4664
  • Taking Care of Yourself: Tips to Survive Caregiving

    Friday, July 19, 2019 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

    Taking Care of Yourself: Tips to Survive Caregiving

    Location: St. Mary of Sorrows, 5222 Sideburn Road, Fairfax, VA 22032
    Description: A caregiver’s needs are always at the bottom of the list. Learn more about the impact of caregiving, while also developing strategies for self-care, ways to deal with stress and how to maintain a healthy lifestyle and take care of yourself!

    This program is a part of the Caregiver Essentials Education Series at St. Mary of Sorrows. These programs are co-hosted by Insight Memory Care Center, Independent You Senior Services, St. Mary of Sorrows Catholic Church, and St. Leo the Great Catholic Church. Classes will be held from 1:00 to 2:00 pm, with a light lunch served beforehand at 12:30 pm in Farrell Hall. There is no cost for the lunch or program; an RSVP is greatly appreciated.

    Presenter:
    Lindsey Vajpyei, Director of Education and Outreach
    Lindsey has dedicated her career to working with older adults who live with dementia and their caregivers. She enjoyed her time as an activity director in long-term care for nearly a decade, and she also served as Programs & Services Manager for the Alzheimer’s Association. She currently holds an Activity Director Certification with specialization in Memory Care, essentiALZ Dementia Advanced Care certification, and a Master Trainer certification with the Best Friends Approach to Dementia Care. Lindsey is passionate about quality dementia care from professionals, support and education for care partners, and assisting those with dementia to retain a sense of self and purpose throughout every stage of the disease.
    Contact Information:
    Mary Beth Crosson
    703-350-2364
  • Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care Seminar

    Saturday, August 17, 2019 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Location: Linda and Lou Mazawey Education and Support Center, 3955 Pender Drive, Suite 100, Fairfax, VA 22030
    Description: 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 the completed brochure and payment to: Insight Memory Care Center, 3953 Pender Drive, Suite 100, Fairfax, VA 22030.
    • Pay online by credit card using the Register button below!

    Space is Limited. Payment must be received by August 15th 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.
    Contact Information:
    Christi Clark
    703-204-4664
  • Are They Doing That on Purpose?

    Wednesday, August 21, 2019 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Are They Doing That on Purpose?

    Location: Linda and Lou Mazawey Education and Support Center, 3955 Pender Drive, Suite 100, Fairfax, VA 22030
    Description: For those with cognitive impairments, sometimes the only form of communication provided is through behavior, both positive and negative. Come and learn strategies for understanding and responding to difficult behaviors.

    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:
    Lindsey Vajpeyi
    703-204-4664

Education Programs

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