After completing the CARES® Dementia Basics™ program, you'll want to continue with CARES® Dementia Advanced Care™. It includes six modules on specific topics and concerns like making a connection, eating, pain, wandering, falls, and eliminating restraints. These modules also use a wide variety of exercises and video activities of real people with dementia, CNAs, and staff members. Like our Basics program, users have commented that this is the best dementia-care training available.
This program has 6 modules (6 hours). The modules include:
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.
Each person who completes CARES® Dementia Advanced Care™ is eligible to take the Alzheimer’s Association essentiALZ® Plus Dementia Advanced Care certification exam. Individual essentiALZ certification is ideal for staff members at nursing homes, assisted living facilities, hospice, home and health organizations, adult day programs, governmental and social service agencies, and police, fire, and other first responders.
Note: In order to get certified in essentiALZ Plus Dementia Advanced Care, you must first complete CARES® Dementia Basics™ and have Alzheimer’s Association essentiALZ certification. Certifications are good for two years.
CARES Dementia Advanced Care offers additional benefits such as:
With any site license purchase, you will receive access to our CARES Administrative Portal to: