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. 

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.

Annual Long-Term Care Conference

We hold an annual long-term care conference. A chance for long-term care staff to discuss and learn more about aging topics and current regulations, presented by experts in the field.

This year the conference will be offered as a series of webinars on October 12 and 13, 2020.

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.

Featured Webinar

Join us for our quarterly webinar with the National Religious Retirement Office.

To register for any of the upcoming NRRO webinars, viewers will be required to create an account with our Learning Center, linked above.

The next webinar is Nov 10, 2020 from 1 PM - 2 PM.


The COVID Crisis: The Lessons We Are Learning


Sister Michael Ann Orlik, SS.C.M.

Sister Barbara Sable, SS.C.M.

Daniel S. Flynn, LCSW

Kathy McDonnell, RN

Latest News

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October 9, 2020

After observing a period of waiting and researching the impact of a change, Prochaska’s Stages of Change recommend preparing, acting, and maintaining the change.

In Volume 28 of this guest series, psychotherapist, Dr. Francis L. Battisti, and nutritionist, Dr. Helen Battisti, continue to encourage us to process the changes to our lives brought on by the pandemic, using Prochaska’s Stages of Change.

October 5, 2020

Join us virtually in one week on October 12-13, 2020 for our 2020 Long-Term Care Conference!

Keep at the forefront of enormous healthcare changes, including latest best practices for resident care and regulatory changes. Speakers will address how to develop resilience amidst the pandemic, while cultivating an environment of hope and healing in the workplace and outside of it.

October 2, 2020

Fifth Webinar:

An Exploratory Journey: Meeting of the Microbiome and Longevity

Speaker: Helen E. Battisti Ph.D., RDN, CDN, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Endwell Family Physicians

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