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CARES® Online Training, Certification, and Credentialing
For Individuals

CARES® Online Training
CARES® online training is a nationally recognized, award-winning, evidence-informed set of programs to improve your dementia-care skills. Each CARES program includes engaging content, interactive activities, case studies, and numerous real-life videos (no actors) of actual staff members, experts, families, and people living with dementia.
CARES® Dementia Certification
CARES Dementia Certification is an award-winning program that recognizes and tests your knowledge and understanding in 10 different areas of person-centered dementia care. Earn one certification, or earn all 10. Certification is included at no additional cost with any CARES online training program below. Learn more.
CARES® Dementia Specialist Credential (C.D.S.)
Earn the CARES® Dementia Specialist (C.D.S.) credential by completing the entire 40-hour CARES online training curriculum process. Use C.D.S. after your name, on your name badge, and on your resume as recognition for completing the highest quality dementia credentialing program in the country. Learn more.

Any Program & Certification $99        Any 2-Program Bundle $159 (Save 20%)


Dementia Basics

CARES® Dementia Basics™

4 hours, 4 modules, with certification

This program provides the "basics" of quality dementia care. Topics include the basics of dementia, person-centered care, behavior as communication, and the 5-step CARES® Approach.

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Dementia Advanced Care
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CARES® Dementia Advanced Care™

6 hours, 6 modules, with certification

This program is focused specifically on important safety and compliance topics including food and fluid intake, pain, wandering, falls, eliminating restraints, and making a connection.

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Dementia-Related Behavior
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CARES® Dementia-Related Behavior™

4 hours, 4 modules, with certification

This program focuses on how best to respond to fear, frustration, and anger as well as behavior such as yelling, cursing, hitting, biting, and public urination. The program also includes a respectful discussion of sexual behavior.

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ADLs (4 Hours)
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CARES® Activities of Daily Living™ 4-Hour

4 hours, 4 modules, with certification

This program focuses on the activities of daily living (ADLs) across all levels of thinking decline (early-stage to late-stage) in the challenging care areas of eating, toileting, and bathing.

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ADLs (10 hours)
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CARES® Activities of Daily Living™ 10-Hour

10 hours, 10 modules, with certification

The 10-hour version of CARES ADL includes all content offered in the 4-hour version plus the additional topics of dressing, grooming, mouth care, pain, mobility, transferring, and positioning.

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End-of-Life Dementia Care
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CARES® End-of-Life Dementia Care™

5 hours, 5 modules, with certification

CARES® End of Life focuses on comfort care, emotional support, and spiritual support at the end of life. It equips you with the tools and strategies you need to provide end-of-life care with confidence.

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Elder Abuse Prevention
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CARES® Elder Abuse Awareness and Prevention™

3 hours, 4 modules, with certification

This program describes the 7 types of elder abuse, how to recognize signs of abuse, and ways to help prevent elder abuse. The program also provides local and national resources.

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Serious Mental Illness
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CARES® Serious Mental Illness™

4 hours, 4 modules, with certification

This program describes the 4 major types of serious mental illness, how SMI differs from Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia, and how you can develop care strategies for those with SMI.

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Dementia Care for Families
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CARES® Dementia Care for Families™

4 hours, 4 modules, with certification

CARES for Families was developed specifically for those caring for a loved one with memory loss or dementia living at home. It includes many practical strategies, tips, and the 5-step CARES® Approach.

$49 Program Only.   Program & Certification $99.

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Dementia-Friendly Hospitals

CARES® Dementia-Friendly Hospitals: Preventing Adverse Events™

8 hours, 16 modules, with certification

This program is focused on the fast-paced acute care setting in hospitals and medical centers. It specifically targets how to prevent costly adverse events with topics in 16 acute-care areas.

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Dementia Specialist (C.D.S.)

CARES® Dementia Specialist™ (C.D.S.) Credential

40 Hours, 40 Modules, with 8 Certifications

Learn new skills, demonstrate knowledge, and become a specialist in person-centered dementia care. Earn your C.D.S. credential and get recognized for completing the entire CARES® curriculum.

$599 (30% Off Buying Programs/Exam Separately)

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