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CARES® Florida Nursing Home/Hospice/Adult Day Care (NH/HSP/ADC) 1-Hour and 3-Hour Training


Your employees can meet the State of Florida dementia training requirements with these special Florida versions of CARES. CARES online 1-hour and 3-hour dementia care training programs for Florida Nursing Home, Hospice, and Adult Day Care meet the mandated levels of training for nursing home, hospice, and adult day care facilities staff.

CARES® Florida Nursing Home, Hospice, Adult Day Care (NH/HSP/ADC)
1-Hour Online Training Program

*Meets the State of Florida Dementia Training Requirements (Approval Numbers 7116, 7118, and 7120)

This is a 1-hour, online, video-based training program. It features HealthCare Interactive’s trademarked CARES® Approach to person-centered care: Connect with the person, Assess their behavior, Respond appropriately, Evaluate what works, and Share with others. A customized certificate with Florida approval numbers will print out upon successful completion of the online program, which consists of training modules, a post-test, and an evaluation survey. A built-in tracking feature allows individuals to view their own training progress, and administrators can also view the status of all staff members who are doing the training.

Modules include:
  • Introduction to Dementia
  • Communication and the CARES® Approach
CARES® Florida Nursing Home, Hospice, Adult Day Care (NH/HSP/ADC)
3-Hour Online Training Program

*Meets the State of Florida Dementia Training Requirements (Approval Numbers 7117, 7119, and 7121)

This is a 3-hour, online, video-based training program. Continuing the concepts introduced in the 1-hour program, it features HealthCare Interactive’s trademarked CARES® Approach to person-centered care: Connect with the person, Assess their behavior, Respond appropriately, Evaluate what works, and Share with others. A customized certificate with Florida approval numbers will print out upon successful completion of the program, which consists of training modules, a post-test, and an evaluation survey. Just like the 1-hour program, a built-in tracking feature allows individuals to view their own training progress, and administrators can also view the status of all staff members who are doing the training.

Modules include:
  • Introduction to Dementia
  • Communication, Behavior, and the CARES® Approach
  • General Dementia Topics

If you have any questions about which programs are required for your staff members, please go to the Frequently Asked Questions page on the USF Training Academy on Aging website.

Optional Certification

Certification: Alzheimer's Association® essentiALZ® Certification

As an option, ALF Level I and ALF Level II may be substituted to meet the Florida Adult Day Care (ADC), Hospice (HSP), Nursing Home (NH), or Home Health (HH) requirements. This will require you to complete 8 hours of training instead of 1 to 4 hours, depending upon your entity type. However, if you complete ALF Level I and ALF Level II, you will be eligible for Alzheimer's Association essentiALZ® and essentiALZ® Plus certification. Learn more.

*Meets the State of Florida Dementia Training Requirements (Approval Numbers 7112 and 7113)

CARES® Dementia Specialist Credential (Optional)

*Meets the State of Florida Dementia Training Requirements (Approval Numbers 7112 and 7113)

If you or a staff member would like to earn the CARES® Dementia Specialist credential to be able to place "C.D.S." behind your name, purchase CARES Complete Catalog for Florida. This option allows to you meet the requirements for nursing home/hospice/adult day care 1-hour and 3-hour training while also demonstrating your knowledge in all offered areas of dementia care. By completing the six required CARES training programs, successfully passing the CARES credentialing exam, submitting your training documentation, and being approved, you will be able to use the C.D.S. credential after your name, on your resume, or on a business card. You will also be placed on our national registry.

This credentialing program utilizes ALF Level I and ALF Level II online training programs, which may be substituted to meet the Florida Adult Day Care (ADC), Hospice (HSP), Nursing Home (NH), or Home Health (HH) requirements.


Test Drive CARES for Yourself

CARES Florida NH/HSP/ADC training is modeled after our CARES® Dementia Basics program content and format. Test drive the Dementia Basics program alone or with your staff members now.

Purchasing Directions

  • To purchase CARES Florida NH/HSP/ADC 1-hour or 3-hour training, select a pricing option below.
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  • Pay online with a credit card, or mail in a check with your invoice.

CARES Florida NH/HSP/ADC 1-Hour Training Pricing

2 modules, 1 hour


1-Year Single Site License (any one individual location)
Purchase a single site license, and offer quality dementia care training to all employees at any one individual location.
$549.95
1-Year Multiple User License (for up to 25 users)
Purchase our 25-user license, and offer this online training program to any 25 individuals within your organization, regardless of where they work, at any time during a 1-year period. Pricing includes an automatic 20% discount over purchasing the programs individually.
$299.95
1-Year Multiple User License (for up to 100 users)
Purchase our 100-user license, and offer this online training program to any 100 individuals within your organization, regardless of where work, at any time during a 1-year period. Cost includes an automatic 20% discount over purchasing the programs individually.
$1,199.95

CARES Florida NH/HSP/ADC 3-Hour Training Pricing

3 modules, 3 hours


1-Year Single Site License (any one individual location)
Purchase a single site license, and offer quality dementia care training to all employees at any one individual location.
$749.95
1-Year Multiple User License (for up to 25 users)
Purchase our 25-user license, and offer this online training program to any 25 individuals within your organization, regardless of where they work, at any time during a 1-year period. Pricing includes an automatic 20% discount over purchasing the programs individually.
$399.95
1-Year Multiple User License (for up to 100 users)
Purchase our 100-user license, and offer this online training program to any 100 individuals within your organization, regardless of where work, at any time during a 1-year period. Cost includes an automatic 20% discount over purchasing the programs individually.
$1,599.95