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About CARES® Activities of Daily Living

The CARES® Activities of Daily Living Online Training Program 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 has 10 modules (10 hours). The 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

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.

About Alzheimer's Association essentiALZ® Certification

HealthCare Interactive’s CARES® Dementia Basics™ is recognized by the Alzheimer’s Association® for successfully incorporating the evidence-based Dementia Care Practice Recommendations in the following topic areas: Alzheimer’s and dementia, person-centered care, assessment and care planning, activities of daily living, and behaviors and communication. Providers who purchase and train their staff with the HealthCare Interactive’s CARES® Dementia Basics™ are eligible to purchase the Alzheimer’s Association essentiALZ® certification.

*The Alzheimer’s Association statement of recognition is not an endorsement of the professional training or evaluation of the care provided by the organization. The statement is valid for two years from the date of issue.

Other Benefits

CARES Dementia Basics offers additional benefits such as:

  1. Free CARES® Worksheets for each training module
  2. Free continuing education self-submit packets for professional staff members
  3. Cost-saving purchasing options for single sites
  4. Flexible purchasing options for multi-location organizations

CARES Administrative Portal access

With any site license purchase, you will receive access to our CARES Administrative Portal to:

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