CARES® is a nationally recognized, award-winning, evidence-informed set of programs to improve your dementia-care skills. Each program includes engaging content, interactive activities, and real-life videos (no actors) of actual staff, experts, families, and people living with dementia.
CARES® Dementia Certification is an award-winning program that recognizes and tests your knowledge and understanding in different areas of person-centered dementia care. Earn 1 certification, or earn all 10. Certification is included at no additional cost with any CARES purchase. Learn More
CARES® Dementia Specialist (C.D.S.) credential is awarded by completing the entire 40-hour CARES training curriculum. 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
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. Learn More
Do you have Spanish-speaking staff members that struggle with training in English? Now they can learn the same “basics” of quality dementia care entirely in Spanish. CARES Dementia Basics in Spanish features all program text, audio narration, video closed captioning (CC), and the certification exam in Spanish. Learn more
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. Learn More
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.
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. Learn More
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. Learn More
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. Learn More
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. Learn More
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. Learn More
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. Learn More
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. Learn More
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. Learn More