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.
$49 Program Only. Program & Certification $99.
About CARES® Dementia Care for Families™
This award-winning training and certification program was developed for family members or friends caring for a loved one with memory loss or dementia. Like our other CARES® products, this program centers around the CARES® Approach and offers many practical and invaluable strategies to common caregiving situations.
“CARES” stands for:
C – Connect with the Person
A – Assess Behavior
R – Respond Appropriately
E – Evaluate What Works
S – Share with Others
This program is rich with activities and video interviews with family caregivers, people with dementia, and dementia experts. We suggest that facility administrators purchase a site license that includes families so that everyone (staff and families) can have a common understanding and language around the CARES® Approach and dementia care.
CARES® Dementia Care for Families™ was funded in part by a grant from the National Institute on Aging and was developed in conjunction with the national office of the Alzheimer’s Association and a national team of experts.
Once you have completed CARES® Dementia Care for Families, consider completing one of our other advanced topics. These programs are intended primarily for professional staff members providing care for someone living with dementia and are not focused on care at home. However, many family members express an interest in learning even more about dementia care after completing CARES Dementia Care for Families.