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CARES® Florida Complete Catalog offers unlimited-user access (per location) to all CARES® online dementia care training programs (including all training required by the state of Florida), practical implementation tools and training resources. The complete catalog offers up to 42 modules (37 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 and your staff provide person-centered care to people with dementia. Florida-specific programs cover mandated content and offer best-practice strategies for managing Alzheimer's and dementia symptoms at every stage of the disease. Other specialized CARES programs include more information on: managing dementia-related behavior (like resisting, calling out, hitting, swearing, and biting), recognizing and managing pain, performing ADLs such as bathing and toileting, rethinking wandering, managing falls, eliminating restraints, and giving end-of-life care.

The CARES Florida Complete Catalog includes up to 42 modules (37 hours) of online training.

Programs Approved by the State of Florida:

Other CARES programs included:

  • CARES® Dementia-Related Behavior (DRB) (4 modules)
  • CARES® End-of-Life (EOL) Dementia Care (5 modules)
  • CARES® Activities of Daily Living (ADL) (10 modules)
  • CARES® Dementia Care for Families (4 modules)

Other resources include:

  • CARES® Classroom Guides
  • Worksheets for each training module
  • CARES® Observational Tool (an easy-to-administer tool for assessing staff behavior before and after CARES® training)

CARES administrative portal access:

  • Manage training compliance.
  • Evaluate the individual progress of all staff members.
  • Run customized training 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.