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

  • Activities of Daily Living Success

    Wednesday, September 18, 2019 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Activities of Daily Living Success

    Location: Linda and Lou Mazawey Education and Support Center, 3955 Pender Drive, Suite 100, Fairfax, VA 22030
    Description: Make each day more successful! Learn tips and tricks for providing hands-on care for eating, dressing, bathing, hygiene and toileting.

    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
  • Caregiver Bootcamp

    Saturday, September 28, 2019 9:30 am - 3:30 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.

    A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided free of charge! Thanks to Great Falls Assisted Living and Right at Home for sponsoring our meals. Need respite? Great Falls Assisted Living is providing a Caregiver Rest Day. Please contact 703-421-0690 or greatfalls@greatfallsassistedliving.com.

    Schedule:
    9:30–10:00 | Registration & Breakfast

    10:00–11:15 | Dementia Overview & Research
    James Bicksel, MD, Capital Neurology Services
    While not everyone travels the same path, come and learn about the general stages to help you anticipate future changes. Learn the basics of dementia, along with what current research is underway.

    11:30–12:30 | Financial Considerations
    Thomas C. West, CLU, ChFC, AIF, Signature Estate & Investment Advisors
    The costs of long term care giving can be enormous, and are typically borne by families. Learn appropriate methods to evaluate your situation and decide among financial options how to pay for care and preserve quality of life for the whole family.

    12:30–1:15 | Lunch

    1:15–2:15 | Reduce Falls with Balance Training
    Julie D. Ries, PhD, PT, Program in Physical Therapy, Marymount University
    Help your loved one with simple at-home balance exercises and activities that can build strength and reduce the fear of falling!

    2:15–3:00 | Best Friends Approach to Care
    Lindsey Vajpeyi, ADC/MC, BF-CMT, CDP, Insight Memory Care Center
    Many times, what a person with dementia needs the most is a friend! Learn about the Best Friends approach to care and how building a personal relationship can help provide more meaningful care.
    Contact Information:
    Lindsey Vajpeyi
    703-204-4664
  • Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care Seminar

    Monday, October 14, 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 October 10th 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
  • Understanding Care Options

    Wednesday, October 16, 2019 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Understanding Care Options

    Location: Linda and Lou Mazawey Education and Support Center, 3955 Pender Drive, Suite 100, Fairfax, VA 22030
    Description: Dementia care is not one size fits all. Each person, each stage, and each family is unique. Come and learn about multiple care options to plan and evaluate what is right for your family.

    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

“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.”