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CARES® Complete Catalog offers access to all CARES® online dementia care training programs for professionals, and practical implementation tools and resources. The complete catalog offers 33 modules (33 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 33 modules (33 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 (4 modules)

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 include:

  • 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

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 a special version of CARES Complete Catalog approved by the Florida Department of Elder Affairs. Learn More.