Disease, Disorders, Medical Disciplines

Insight Memory Care Center

aka IMCC   |   Fairfax, VA   |  www.insightmcc.org

Mission

To provide specialized care, support and education for individuals with Alzheimer's disease and other memory impairments, their families, caregivers and the community through our adult day health and resource center.

Ruling year info

1984

Principal Officer

Christi Clark

Main address

3953 Pender Drive Suite 100

Fairfax, VA 22030 USA

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Formerly known as

Family Respite Center

Alzheimer's Family Day Center

EIN

52-1361974

Cause area (NTEE code) info

Alzheimer's (G83)

Senior Centers/Services (P81)

Counseling Support Groups (F60)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The Alzheimer's Association 2017 Facts and Figures Report states that 1 in 3 seniors dies with Alzheimer's or another dementia, and it's the only cause of death in the top 10 that cannot be prevented or cured. As our population continues to age, Alzheimer's and dementia will continue to have a daunting effect on our community – for both those with the diagnosis and their caregivers. In 2016, more than 15 million caregivers provided an estimated 18.2 billion hours of unpaid care nationwide, and 74 percent report they are "somewhat" to "very" concerned about maintaining their own health since becoming a caregiver. With the growth and expansion of our center at the beginning of 2015, Insight Memory Care Center plans to continue to address the growing need for care, education, and support around this devastating disease.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Adult Day Health Center

IMCC’s adult day health center provides a safe, engaging, and therapeutic environment for people with memory impairment throughout the stages of the disease. It is the only dementia-specific day center in the DC metro area and still the only adult day health center in Northern Virginia with programs for people in the later stages of a memory impairment. At Insight, we prioritize providing person-centered care. From initial Participant Lifestyle Biographies to updated quarterly care plans, we use each participant’s likes, dislikes, strengths, and interests to plan programming that best fit their current needs. Our Day Center is divided into three levels of care: Blue, Orange, and Coral to meet the unique needs of our participants throughout the stages of the disease.

Population(s) Served
Aging, elderly, senior citizens
People with diseases and illnesses

The Mind and Body Workshop provides innovative interventions for families who have an early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or another memory impairment. The workshop is a 5 session program series for both the caregiver and the recently diagnosed individual to promote cognitive enhancement, creative expression, movement, community engagement, and overall well-being while living with memory loss.

Population(s) Served
Aging, elderly, senior citizens
Caregivers

Free specialized classes are offered for caregivers to build their skills and confidence while learning more about Alzheimer's resources in the community. Respite care is provided during each class session. Topics include the stages of Alzheimer's, behaivors, resources, planning for future care, understanding hospice, etc.

Population(s) Served
Caregivers
Adults

Led by experts in dementia care, support groups offer people in like circumstances the chance to share practical advice, discuss frustrations and fears and connect with others who are on a similar journey in a secure group environment.

Population(s) Served
Caregivers
Adults

Reconnections is a weekly gathering of individuals who have been recently diagnosed with a memory loss disorder. Together with professional staff, a small group of club members participate in individualized discussion groups, recreational therapies, learning experiences, and all have the opportunity for peer support and to socialize in a safe, non-judgmental setting. Each meeting not only provides a fun, social outing to reduce isolation, but also promotes physical, emotional, and cognitive stimulation.

Population(s) Served
Aging, elderly, senior citizens
People with diseases and illnesses

The SHARE program – a research-tested program developed by dementia experts through funding from the National Institute on Aging - is a series of 5 weekly sessions that provides families with a recent diagnosis of dementia an opportunity to discuss values and preferences for care, in order to build a strong network of support they can rely on now, and in the future.

Population(s) Served
Families
Caregivers

The café is an opportunity for caregivers and their loved one to meet with others for support, companionship, and fun! The program provides structured activities to promote reminiscence, cognition, and engagement. Caregivers also have the option of participating in a caregiver support group.

Population(s) Served
Aging, elderly, senior citizens
Caregivers

Where we work

Awards

Catalogue Member 2010/2011 2010

Catalogue for Philanthropy

Catalogue Member 2006/2007 2006

Catalogue for Philanthropy

Catalogue Member 2014/2015 2014

Catalgoue for Philanthropy

Adult Day Health Center of the Year 2013

National Adult Day Services Association

Center of Distinction Award 2018

National Adult Day Services Association

Catalogue Member 2018/2019 2018

Catalogue for Philanthropy

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of clients served

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Total number of clients served across all of our care, support, and education programs.

Number of participants engaged in programs

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Number of individuals engaged in our Early Stage programs, the Mind and Body Workshop, Reconnections and/or the SHARE program, which provide care and support to families with a recent diagnosis.

Number of clients participating in educational programs

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Classes for Caregivers

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Number who attend any of our Classes for Caregivers educational programs. Geared towards families providing care at home, classes cover topics from difficult behaviors to legal and financial needs.

Number of volunteers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Total number of volunteers and interns, who greatly enrich our programs by providing professional skills and one-on-one interaction with our participants.

Number of older adults being supported to live at home through home care, assistive technology, and/or personal support plans

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Adult Day Health Center

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Individuals in the adult day health center, a safe, engaging, and therapeutic environment for people with dementia in mid to late stages allowing participants to remain living at home with family.

Number of participants counseled

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Number participating in individual consultations. Insight will discuss a family’s specific needs or challenges and make recommendations of area resources that may be appropriate.

Number of clients participating in support groups

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Caregiver Support Group

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Individuals attending any of our support group offerings for family caregivers. We offer general support groups, as well as groups for specific diseases and stages.

Charting impact

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

Our mission is to provide specialized care, support and education for individuals with Alzheimer's disease and other memory impairments, their families, caregivers, and the community through our adult day health and resource center. Serving Northern Virginia since 1984, IMCC offers a spectrum of holistic care, with a vision of a community where those affected by memory impairments can achieve the highest quality of life. In other words, until there is a cure, there is us.<br/><br/>Caring for someone with memory impairment can be devastating for entire families emotionally, physically, and financially. The Alzheimer's Association reports that individuals live with the disease for an average of eight years and some much longer. The impact on the caregiver is immense; one-third report symptoms of depression, ninety percent characterized their caregiving as emotionally stressful, and spouse caregivers are hospitalized more often than the general population. A recent study reports that more than two-thirds of caregivers have to quit working, or reduce hours. Sixty-nine percent of caregivers said that caring for someone with Alzheimer's disease or other memory impairment strained their family finances. With work hours reduced and wages cut, the cost of care can be nearly impossible. <br/><br/>When families are considering care for a loved one, there are residential facilities (such as a nursing home), in-home care, or adult day health centers. For people in the early or middle stages of a memory impairment disease, residential facilities are a difficult transition from their home. While home care keeps the person safe while still at home, it usually is isolating, leading to depression and quicker progression of the disease without stimulation. IMCC is innovative in our field and our region. IMCC's memory impairment specific adult day health center can allow the person to remain at home with family for a longer period of time, while keeping them physically, socially, and emotionally stimulated. <br/><br/>IMCC strives to provide a comprehensive spectrum of care, support and education to those affected by Alzheimer's disease throughout the course of the disease process. Our early stage programming, including the Mind and Body Workshop and Reconnections, provides care and support to individuals and families who are in the early stages of memory impairment. Our adult day health center provides a safe, engaging, and therapeutic environment for people with memory impairment in mid to late stages. IMCC's innovative education programs include caregiver classes, community and professional trainings, and resource publications. These programs help family members remain confident and effective caregivers and increase understanding of the disease in the community. As the whole family is affected, IMCC offers support groups, consultations, and home visits to reduce caregiver stress and provide practical solutions to caregiving challenges.

IMCC strives to provide a comprehensive spectrum of care, support and education to those affected by Alzheimer's disease throughout the course of the disease process. IMCC's adult day health center provides a safe, engaging, and therapeutic environment for individuals with memory impairment, with distinct programs for those in the middle and late stages. It is the only dementia-specific day center in the DC metro area and still the only adult day health center in Northern Virginia with programs for people in the later stages of an Alzheimer's illness. The program provides an environment that focuses on people's strengths rather than their memory limitations, addressing the needs of the total person: physical, mental, and emotional. Innovative approaches are put into practice, from physical therapy and Tai Chi-inspired exercises to art or music therapy and field trips. Physical and recreational therapy are also components of the Day Program's services. Each participant's care is guided by an individual Care Plan developed by a professional staff team. For those not yet ready for the day center, IMCC offers two programs for those in the early stages of a memory impairment: The Mind and Body Workshop and the Reconnections club. Together with professional staff, a small group of club members participate in individualized discussion groups, recreational activities, learning experiences, and all have the opportunity for peer support and to socialize in a safe, non-judgmental setting. The Mind and Body Workshop is a weekly couples group that provides innovative interventions, and support and training for the caregiver. The program is aimed at helping memory, coping skills, word finding in conversation, and problem solving skills. As families are also affected by the disease, IMCC offers support groups and consultations to reduce caregiver stress and provide practical solutions to caregiving challenges. IMCC's innovative education programs include caregiver classes, community and professional trainings, and resource publications. These programs help family members remain confident and effective in their caregiving roles and increase awareness and understanding of the disease in the community.

On January 12, 2015, we opened the doors at our state-of-the-art 15,000 square foot facility, expanding the capacity of all of our programs and services. In October 2018, IMCC was recognized as a national Center of Distinction from the National Adult Day Services Association, an honor given to an outstanding and innovative adult day center, recognized as “best practice." Additionally, in October 2013, we received a similar honor as the Adult Day Center of the Year from the National Adult Day Services Association. Just recently, IMCC was named one of the best small charities in the Washington Region by the Catalogue for Philanthropy for 2018/2019; a distinction also received in 2014, 2010, and 2006. Most importantly, we maintain high standards in providing care for individuals with Alzheimer's disease and their caregivers. IMCC holds a three-year license, the highest level in Virginia. We strive to consistently exceed licensure requirements; for example, while state licensure requires a 6 to 1 ratio of participants to staff, IMCC maintains a 4 to 1 ratio in an effort to provide optimum, individualized care for our day health center participants.

As a family member shared, “My wife flourished (and was improving I thought) while she participated. Another notes, “I appreciate very much finding the center for my own sanity, I needed some time for myself not only to do home chores without thinking what my loved one was doing. And having time to socialize with friends and being able to go places by myself." We strive to meet the needs of the whole family, throughout the disease process.<br/><br/>IMCC distributes a detailed annual survey to measure the effectiveness of the program and to determine where needs are and are not being met.

Our board of directors has established strategic goals to guide the organization, with an overarching goal of expanding our services to meet the growing need in the community. There are four priority areas to help us achieve this: 1. Program Expansion. To best serve those living with memory impairments and their family caregivers, IMCC will continue to provide programs of excellence through the use of technology, innovation, and best practices, increasing the quantity and quality of programs that are offered. In conjunction, we will refine effective tools for measuring success and outcomes, to best demonstrate the impact of our programs. Finally, IMCC will increase our outreach efforts with community partners to enhance our care, education, and support programs through joint efforts and community partnerships. 2. Physical Expansion. To continue to meet the growing need in the community, IMCC will explore options for again expanding our physical space, including partnerships or long-term satellite facilities. Additional space will provide more options for early stage programs, expand adult day health center capacity, and provide education and support options throughout the metro region. 3. Financial Sustainability. To continue to provide much needed community assistance, IMCC must ensure our own long-term financial sustainability, including operating on a balanced budget though any program expansion and maintaining a sound reserve policy, while still continuing a well-established financial assistance fund. Insight successfully expanded in 2015 and has plans to continue to expand, requiring a healthy reserve. Additionally, our goal of financial sustainability ensures we are able to maintain affordable program fees. We value the ability to offer many free services to the community, such as our education programs, support groups, and individual consultations. In addition, we are able to provide financial support for those that struggle to meet our program fees. 4. Build Awareness. To best serve the community, we must build awareness of the availability and benefits of adult day services. IMCC will work to further establish our programs through effective communications and public relations, not only growing our organization, but building awareness of quality dementia resources available in the community for those that most need them.

Financials

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The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Insight Memory Care Center

Board of directors
as of 3/2/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ken Connelly

James Ball

Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc.

Valerie Geiger

Cucinelli Geiger, PC

Sarah Mouser

Cassaday & Company, Inc.

Arvette Reid

Signature Estate & Investment Advisors, LLC

Brigid Reynolds

Georgetown University Memory Disorders Program

Cynthia Sullivan

Neuropsychology Associates of Fairfax

Mia DeBarbieri

Capital Caring

Karen Fagelson

Seth Balsam

Priddy Chimney Sweeps

Ken Connelly

HCR Manor Care

Heather Mills

KPMG, LLP

Tiffani Moore

Federal Housing Finance Agency

Susan Cherney

Khadija Zackria

Zackria & Associates, P.C.

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Keywords

Alzheimer's, Adult Day Care, Dementia, Elderly, Memory Loss, Support Group, Strengthening Families, Caregiver, Caregivers