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CARES® Dementia Certification(Included at no additional cost with qualifying CARES® Online Training Programs)

  • What is CARES® Dementia Certification?

    CARES Dementia Certification recognizes and tests a user’s dementia understanding and dementia care knowledge from the Alzheimer’s Association Dementia Care Practice Recommendations and published CARES research studies of select CARES online dementia care training programs.

    CARES Dementia Certification is optional and is included at no additional cost with the purchase of qualifying CARES online training programs. Successful completion of the exam recognizes users for being educated about dementia and for being trained in person-centered dementia care practices using the CARES® Approach.

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    Organizations are encouraged to advertise their use of CARES certification to help promote their businesses.

  • How do I get CARES® Dementia Certified?


    • Complete a qualifying CARES online training program*.
    • Take the Certification Exam from the main menu of the program you have completed.
    • Pass the exam with a score of 80% or higher.
    • Print your Certification Certificate.

    *Qualifying CARES Online Training Programs Include:

    • CARES® Dementia Basics
    • CARES® Dementia Advanced Care
    • CARES® Dementia-Related Behavior
    • CARES® Activities of Daily Living
    • CARES® End-of-Life Dementia Care
    • CARES® Dementia Care for Families

Get Certified in All 6 Levels of CARES® Dementia Certification

CARES® Dementia Basics Certification
CARES® Dementia Advanced Care Certification
CARES® Dementia-Related Behavior Certification
CARES® Activities of Daily Living Certification
CARES® End-of-Life Dementia Care Certification
CARES® Dementia Care for Families Certification

  • 93%

    Of users found that CARES® gave them new ideas on how to care for someone with memory loss or dementia

  • Over 1 Million

    Modules Completed

  • 90%

    Of users feel more confident in caring for someone with dementia than they did before completing CARES®

  • CMS

    Only Online
    Dementia Care Training recognized by CMS


Who Should be Certified?

Everyone has a role in providing person-centered dementia care. HealthCare Interactive encourages all staff members in an organization get trained and certified—CNAs, HHAs, food service, housekeeping, receptionists, hairdressers, maintenance, nursing staff, social workers, activity professionals, volunteers, and even administrators.