CARES® Activities of Daily Living is a 10-module (10-hour) program that focuses on the activities of daily living (ADLs) across all levels of thinking decline, progressing from normal thinking to the first signs of dementia all the way to late and end stages of the disease process.

In each level of decline, specific strategies are presented for a variety of ADLs including bathing, dressing, eating, grooming, mouth care, and using the bathroom. Since a lot of the direct care you provide is related to ADLs, these thoughtful and effective strategies can be used immediately with anyone for whom you provide care.

This program is ideal for all employees at nursing homes including CNAs, nurses, supervisors, social workers, administrators, and activity directors, as well as dietary, laundry, housekeeping, security, and transportation staff. It can also be used in assisted living facilities, home health organizations, adult day programs, governmental and social service agencies, and by police, fire, and emergency medical personnel ("first responders"). And now, you can get certified by the Alzheimer's Association® in essentiALZ® Plus Activities of Daily Living.

The strategies used in this program center around the CARES® Approach, HealthCare Interactive's trademarked step-by-step approach to any situation with any person at any level of thinking decline. CARES Activities of Daily Living was developed in conjunction with a national team of experts.

The 10 modules include:

1. Dementia and the CARES® Approach
2. Creating Meaning in Activities of Daily Living
3. Recognizing and Managing Pain
4. Bathing
5. Dressing
6. Eating
7. Grooming
8. Mouth Care
9. Using the Bathroom
10. Mobility, Transferring, and Positioning


See for yourself some reasons why this training program gets rave reviews.