Education for Compassionate care

Long-Term Care Education for Compassionate Care

The Avila Institute of Gerontology is an educational source for Long-Term Care Professionals, Religious Communities, and Families to best provide compassionate care to their beloved elderly. Serving the Carmelite Sisters for the Aged and Infirm as their educational arm, we have been providing education to caregivers for over 30 years.

Carmelite Facility Staff

We are the educational arm for the Carmelite Sisters for the Aged and Infirm. Browse our staff resources and programs.

Long-Term Care Professionals

Long-term care is constantly changing, we offer education to keep professionals and caregivers up to date.

Religious Communities

We understand the challenges of caring for the aging needs of Religious Communities.

Family Education


Resources for families who need support for their loved one's aging issues, especially dementia.

The AIG Learning Center

The Avila Institute offers a broad selection of on-demand and live streamed webinars for long-term care professionals, staff, and caregivers. Our person-centered programs focus on topics in dementia care, managing behavior, palliative care, leadership skills, spiritual care, and more. 

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Online titles offering continuing education to long-term care professionals.

A convenient way for caregivers to stay current in their field.

Topics that reflect the expressed needs and interests of Religious Communities.

Offers you the flexibility to access education that suits your schedule.

About Us

As the educational arm to the Carmelite Sisters for the Aged and Infirm, we are committed to compassionate, faith-based education. Rooted deeply in the charism and values of Venerable Mother Angeline Teresa McCrory, O.Carm., our educational offerings are designed for long-term care professionals and caregivers who serve the elderly, whether in long-term care facilities, religious Communities or any institute that focuses on the needs and care of elders.

Latest News

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May 5, 2021

Our director, Sr. M. Peter Lillian Di Maria, O. Carm., and our head of education, Shane Cooney, wrote an article for the Spring 2021 Issue of Health Progress, published by the Catholic Heath Association of America (CHA.) Their article is titled “Long-Term Care Homes Bravely Respond to COVID.”

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April 28, 2021

The Catholic Health Association of the United States asked AIG’s own Sr. M. Peter Lillian Di Maria, O. Carm., BA, LNHA and Alf Norwood, BS, MBA to present back in January 2021 on the latest studies in long-term care about dementia in the time of COVID. An article was written about their presentation, titled “Pandemic adds to stress of patients with dementia and their caregivers.”

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