CARES Complete Catalog offers unlimited-user access (per location) to all CARES online dementia care training programs, Alzheimer's Association essentiALZ certifications for professionals, and practical implementation tools and resources. The complete catalog offers 32 modules (32 hours) of interactive training featuring videos of real caregivers, families, and people with dementia, as well as access to an administrative portal to manage training compliance. Learn evidence-based practices in addition to specialized techniques to help you provide person-centered care to people with dementia. Courses offer best-practice strategies for managing dementia symptoms at every stage of the disease. Some topics include: managing dementia-related behavior (like resisting, calling out, hitting, swearing, and biting), pain management, ADLs such as bathing and toileting, wandering, falls, and eliminating restraints.

The CARES Complete Catalog includes 32 modules (32 hours) of online training:

  • CARES Dementia Basics (4 modules)
  • CARES Dementia-Related Behavior (4 modules)
  • CARES End-of-Life Dementia Care (5 modules)
  • CARES Dementia Advanced Care (6 modules)
  • CARES Activities of Daily Living (10 modules)
  • CARES Dementia Care for Families (3 modules)

Other benefits include:

  • Alzheimer's Association essentiALZ and essentiALZ Plus certifications
  • CARES Classroom Guide - A planning guide that is intended for those who will be presenting CARES group training in traditional classroom settings led by an administrator or educator
  • Worksheets for each training module
  • CARES Observational Tool (COT) - An easy-to-administer tool for assessing staff behavior before and after CARES training
  • Recertification for all programs

Site licenses also include access to the CARES administrative portal that allows you to:

  • Manage training compliance.
  • Evaluate the individual progress of all staff members.
  • Run customized reports for any time period.
  • Download detailed documentation including employee name, module status, and date of program completion.
  • Print individual completion certificates for group training sessions.

CARES was developed with the Alzheimer's Association, with input from a national team of experts. CARES content incorporates evidence-based strategies from the Alzheimer's Association Dementia Care Practice Recommendations that have been supported by more than 30 leading health and senior care organizations. View and print a summary of academic research and national awards related to CARES online training programs.

CARES in Florida

Do you work in Florida? To meet the State of Florida dementia training requirements, you must purchase special versions of CARES. Learn More.