EVER-PRESENT INSIGHTprovides dementia care, education & resources to personal & Professional care providers
Ever-Present Insight provides dementia care education and resources to personal and professional care providers. This education has been built by an Occupational Therapist, specializing in the care of those living with dementia, and has been applied in many settings; in-home care, assisted living care, as well as skilled nursing care.
Mission & Vision
To help individuals truly live a fulfilled life despite living with cognitive impairment through education provided to those supporting them along the journey.
This is accomplished by providing specialize education and resources to both personal and professional care providers, helping them empathize and provide customized care to each person throughout varying stages and shifts in perspective that accompany these cognitive changes.
“Sarah shared such great knowledge from her experience!“
- “Sarah engages the audience through the use of real life examples, these were the most helpful in my learning.”
“Sarah has an ability to teach from experiences that helped me apply to my pertain work related situations.”
“The examples and stories she uses throughout her speaking are amazing!”
“Sarah was easy to listen to, I wish we would have had more time to cover more content.”
“I learned real skills I can use in my work related to real approaches and interventions that are alternatives to medications“
“Sarah helped me learn practical ways of understanding levels of dementia and a person’s abilities.“
Sarah Viola is the founder of Ever-Present Insight, dementia care principles and approaches to maximize quality of life and minimize behavioral changes for those living with cognitive impairment. Sarah has dedicated her career as and Occupational Therapist to individuals living with cognitive changes. She developed this passion early on as she was nearing the end of her college education.
Over the years she has studied and applied many models and approaches. Her goal has always been to improve the lives of those living with dementia. Helping they themselves, as well as their care providers understand it is possible to LIVE with dementia.
Over the years, Sarah has adapted and developed specialized approaches to prevent and manage behavioral symptoms that often present because of changes in cognition. She is now sharing her knowledge on a grander scale with the hope of having a broader impact for those affected through this education platform.
Sarah’s passion for this population grew even stronger as she supported her own grandmother through a life, living with vascular dementia. She recognized that all the approaches and care provider education she had provided over the years was more worthwhile than she originally thought. Having the opportunity to apply her own principles in such a personal way fueled her passion to a higher level and was the spark that started Ever-Present Insight.
& Speaking Opportunities
Sarah offers a variety of group presentation or speaking opportunities. She believes in customizing presentation to her audience. She understand that each recipient may have varying level of background information and knowledge, thus meeting recipients where they are and working from there is best. Sarah prefers to have a discovery call prior to presentations to determine specific areas of opportunity and needs to help make the most of each customers experience.
Virtual Group Speaking Events or Presentations – $325 starting rate
In-Person Group Speaking Events or Presentation – $725 starting rate
Care Consultation &
Specific Training for Care Providers
Sarah also offers consultation services and specific training for individuals and care communities to help them establish the best outcomes for person’s in their care living with dementia. Specific training is available for in-home care providers and team members within care communities to improve their competency with applying abilities based care approaches and strategies to decrease excess disability and improving quality of life for person’s living with dementia.
Consultation Services: $125 per hour
Care, Communication, & Approach Training: $175 per hour
Continuing Education Information
Ever-Present Insight is an approved provider for continuing education through NAB (National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards). Ask Sarah about offering approved CEUs for your topic of interest.
Education topics related to understanding the person living with dementia:
Creating Success by Understanding Cognitive Abilities through Types and Stages of Dementia
Bridging the Communication Gap: Meeting Emotional Needs while Communicating
Mental Health Matters: Understanding Psychological Needs and the Importance of Meeting these Needs
When Waves Rise: 10 Key Tips to Manage Changes Associated with Dementia
Deep Dive into Mood and Behavioral Disturbances: Understanding Types, Causes and Solutions
Using the Environment as a Tool for Successful Outcomes
Education Topics Specifically Related to Care Associated with Dementia:
Care for the Care Provider: A Guide to Self-care Strategies that Promote a Care Providers Health
Successful Living with Dementia (part 1): Establishing Strategies and Supports to Meet a Loved One’s Needs at Home
Successful Living with Dementia (part 2): Understanding the Benefits of a Care Community, Factors to Consider when Looking for a Community, and How to Improve Outcomes with a Transition to a New Home
Partnerships with Care Communities: Finding Purpose after Hiring a Care Community to Provide Care for a Loved One.
Maintaining Meaningful Interaction as Abilities Change
An Ever-Present Insight Approach to Dementia Care: A Comprehensive Training for Personal and Professional Care Providers
Reducing Medication Use in Care Communities: Non-Pharmacological Methods to Improve Quality of Life
When Waves Rise
by Sarah Viola, OTR/L
Sarah has been working diligently over her career to craft proprietary educational material to serve as practical solutions for maximizing the lives of those living with dementia by providing education to those who love and care these individuals.
When Waves Rise is a Book and Journal that provides these practical solutions. Sarah will also be hosting both live and online learning opportunities where she will educate on this training material to immerse the learner into each moment and help them navigate these skills to use them in the future.