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

Families

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. 


Click the program titles to learn more.

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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The Zone Weekly with paraDocs
February 22, 2021

In March 2020, very motivated people set intentions for the newfound time they would be spending at home. We were all forced to slow down and discover what aspects of life we were missing when we had access to the whole outside world. Now we’ve  spent the majority of our non-career oriented time, almost a whole year, at home. We may have lost some of those priorities that we discovered last spring.

In Volume 47 of this guest series, psychotherapist Dr. Francis L. Battisti and nutritionist Dr. Helen Battisti encourage us to continue finding the meaning of our todays and tomorrows by creating a living priority list that changes as restrictions and our lives evolve into the new normal.

The Zone Weekly with paraDocs
February 15, 2021

Attaining clarity about the future is a challenge in and of itself, let alone while living through a pandemic.  

In Volume 46 of this guest series, psychotherapist Dr. Francis L. Battisti and nutritionist Dr. Helen Battisti address the importance of understanding our purpose in the context of creating a meaningful future.

For over 10 years, they have worked closely with us on aging concerns and have presented many webinars and in-person workshops. Their newsletter, The Zone, is a weekly mental health and nutrition tip sheet during times of change.

The Zone Weekly with paraDocs
February 8, 2021

How do we process the pain resulting from living through lockdowns and loss?

In Volume 45 of this guest series, psychotherapist Dr. Francis L. Battisti and nutritionist Dr. Helen Battisti address how reflecting on yesterday will help us prepare for tomorrow.

For over 10 years, they have worked closely with us on aging concerns and have presented many webinars and in-person workshops. Their newsletter, The Zone, is a weekly mental health and nutrition tip sheet during times of change.

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