Insight Memory Care Center

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

Mission

Our mission is to provide specialized care, support, and education for individuals in all stages of memory or cognitive impairment, their care partners, and the community.

Ruling year info

1984

Executive Director

Anita Irvin

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

NTEE code info

Alzheimer's (G83)

Senior Centers/Services (P81)

Counseling Support Groups (F60)

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Communication

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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
Seniors
People with diseases and illnesses

The Mind and Body Workshop provides innovative interventions for families who have an early diagnosis of MCI or another cognitive impairment. The workshop is a multi-session program series for both the early stage individual and care partner to participate together. Using activities that promote brain health, creative expression, movement, and well-being, the sessions help both parties adjust to and live well with memory loss.

Population(s) Served
Seniors
Caregivers

Free specialized classes are offered for care partners to build their skills and confidence while learning more about dementia resources in the community. Classes and workshops are offered on a variety of topics throughout the year, both in-person and online. Topics include the stages of Alzheimer's, behaviors, 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 promotes brain health and building cognitive reserve, while creating connection for those living with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or in the early stages of memory impairment. Together with professional staff, small groups participate in discussion groups, recreational therapies, learning experiences, and all have the opportunity for peer support and to socialize in a safe, stigma-free setting. Each meeting not only provides a fun, social outing to reduce isolation, but also promotes physical, emotional, and cognitive stimulation.

Population(s) Served
Seniors
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.

Population(s) Served
Seniors
Caregivers

Where we work

Accreditations

Platinum - SAGECare LGBT training 2021

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

2020 Northern Virginia Leadership Award 2020

Leadership Fairfax

Executive Director - Vision Award 2021

Leading Age Virginia

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
Population(s) Served

Older adults, Seniors, Terminally ill people, Caregivers

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
Population(s) Served

Older adults, Seniors, Terminally ill people

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Number of individuals engaged in our Early Stage programs, Reconnections, the Mind and Body Workshop, 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
Population(s) Served

Caregivers

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 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
Population(s) Served

Older adults, Seniors, Terminally ill people

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
Population(s) Served

Older adults, Seniors, Caregivers, Families

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
Population(s) Served

Caregivers

Related Program

Caregiver Support Group

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

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.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

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

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, Inisght 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.

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.

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. Insight is innovative in our field and our region. Insight'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.

Insight’s adult day health center provides a safe, engaging, and therapeutic environment for individuals with mid to later stage memory impairment. 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 dementia. For those in the early stages, Insight offers social engagement programs to maximize capabilities, and provide support for loved ones to adjust to changing family dynamics. Additionally, our innovative education and support programs provide caregiver classes, community trainings, professional seminars, support groups, and individual consultations. These programs help family members remain confident and effective in their caregiving roles and increase awareness and understanding of the disease in the community.

Insight 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.

Insight'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, Insight’s early stage programs promote brain health and building cognitive reserve, while creating connection with peers in a supportive environment. Programs are offered in-person and online for both individuals and families who have received a diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or have early memory loss.

As families are also affected by the disease, Insight offers support groups and consultations to reduce caregiver stress and provide practical solutions to caregiving challenges. Insight'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 January 2022, we opened our new early-stage focused center in Sterling. This space, in conjunction with our growing online programs, will expand our early stage program for those with mild cognitive impairment and early dementia, as well as reach more caregivers through support groups and education programs.

In June 2021, Insight Memory Care Center's Executive Director, Anita Irvin, was selected by Leading Age Virginia to receive the Vision Award for 2021. This prestigious award recognizes an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to aging services, providing inspirational leadership, vision, and dedication in achieving their organization’s mission. Additionally, our Director of Early Stage Programs, Lindsey Vajpeyi, was awarded Leadin Age Virginia's Emerging leader award in 2020. With exceptional staff at the helm, Insight is poised to offer quality memory care services throughout our region.

In October 2018, Insight 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.

Insight Memory Care Center aims to create a community where those affected by Alzheimer’s disease can achieve the highest quality of life. Our board of directors spent many hours brainstorming how Insight can best continue to serve families living with dementia, and developing new strategic goals to guide us over the next three years. We’re working towards this vision in three ways:

1. Expand early stage programs
We hear time and time again, “If only I had known about you sooner!” Insight is aiming to reach people earlier in the disease process to support families from the beginning of the journey (and the whole way through). From those first steps after diagnosis, to planning for the future, and staying engaged in early stage programs, we’re here to help. We want to expand our early stage programs in the Northern Virginia and greater metro area. We are starting with plans to expand in Loudoun County.

2. Explore additional services
As we all certainly learned over the last year: needs change. Who could have predicted the huge increase in demand for virtual services without a pandemic? Insight is always striving to provide quality services to meet the needs of our caregivers. Many times this includes simply asking, “how else can we help?” We plan to continue exploring additional services to meet the needs of people living with dementia and their care partners.

3. Ensure quality programs
At Insight, we pride ourselves on offering personalized care for everyone. Care plans are tailored to individual interests in the Day Center, families are offered support based on their current needs. We know from our annual surveys that our programs are effective. As Insight continues to grow, we are dedicated to continuing to offer a high level of quality care. We will be working with researchers and experts as we continue to provide quality and effective programs, and build upon evidence-based outcomes and evaluations.

Financials

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Insight Memory Care Center

Board of directors
as of 07/18/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Arvette Reid

Signature Estate & Investment Advisors

Term: 2016 - 2025

Sarah Mouser

Cassaday & Company, Inc.

Brigid Reynolds, RN, MSN, NP

Georgetown University Memory Disorders Program

Mia DeBarbieri

Capital Caring

Ken Connelly

Tiffani Moore

Federal Housing Finance Agency

Mark Epstein

Deborah Wilson

Susan Stadsklev

Paul Evans

Jaclyn Irvine

PricewaterhouseCoopers

Donald Goldrosen

Pam Reynolds

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/16/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data