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CARES® Online Training, Certification, and Credentialing
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CARES® Online Dementia Care Training
CARES® 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, 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

Per-User Pricing from $599        Per-Site Pricing from $1499


Dementia Basics

CARES® Dementia Basics

4 hours, 4 modules, with certification

Learn the "basics" of quality dementia care. Topics include an introduction to dementia, person-centered care, behavior as communication, and the 5-step CARES® Approach.

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Dementia Advanced Care

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

CARES® Dementia-Related Behavior

4 hours, 4 modules, with certification

Learn how to respond to fear, frustration, and anger as well as behavior such as yelling, cursing, hitting, biting, public urination, as well as a respectful discussion of sexual behavior.

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ADLs (4 Hours)

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)

CARES® Activities of Daily Living 10-Hour

10 hours, 10 modules, with certification

This is an expanded version of CARES ADL 4-hour program with additional topics in the areas of dressing, grooming, mouth care, pain, mobility, transferring, and positioning.

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End-of-Life Dementia Care

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 important tools to provide end-of-life care with confidence.

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Elder Abuse Prevention

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

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 and dementia, and how you can develop care strategies for those with SMI.

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Dementia Care for Families

CARES® Dementia Care for Families

4 hours, 4 modules, with certification

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

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Dementia-Friendly Hospitals

CARES® Dementia-Friendly Hospitals

8 hours, 16 modules, with certification exam

This program is focused on the fast-paced acute care setting in hospitals and medical centers. It specifically targets the prevention of costly adverse events within 16 topic areas.

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Dementia Specialist (C.D.S.)

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

40 Hours, 40 Modules, with 8 Certifications

Earn your C.D.S. credential by completing the entire 40-hour CARES Curriculum. Learn new skills, demonstrate knowledge, become a specialist, and get recognized professionally.

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

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