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.
We understand the challenges of caring for the aging needs of Religious Communities.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Registration Coming Soon
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
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Fourth Webinar: Developing a Resilient Mindset for Healthcare Team Members
Speaker: Francis Battisti, PhD., Principal, Battisti Management Affiliates
For the past eight months we have been experiencing an altered and heightened awareness. We have been haunted by an unseen virus that could severely hurt us. We have been told to socially distance from friends and loved ones, and to remain vigilant in taking precautions such as wearing masks and washing hands. Additionally, here is uncertainty as to how long this will continue for. As result of this situation you may be be experiencing feelings of fatigue, discomfort and perhaps depression.
Third Webinar: Compassion Fatigue: A Self-Care Imperative
Speaker: Mary T. O’Neill, BCC, D.Min, Retired VP of Spiritual Care and Pastoral Education, Catholic Health Services
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