HealthCare Interactive, Inc. (HCI) is taking on Alzheimer’s disease. There are currently 5.7 million people living with Alzheimer’s, and by 2050, that number is projected to grow to nearly 14 million. For more than two decades, HCI has been addressing this national crisis by developing the most innovative set of training products for family members and professional caregivers available in the marketplace. HCI’s online video-based programs are easy to use (each requiring only basic computer skills), are well researched and published in the academic literature, and can be used on any computer or mobile device in your home, at work, or on the road.
CARES® Dementia Certification™ is included at no additional cost with any qualifying CARES® online training program. CARES Dementia Certification recognizes and tests a user’s dementia understanding and dementia care knowledge from the Alzheimer’s Association Dementia Care Practice Recommendations and published CARES research studies of select CARES online dementia care training programs. Organizations are encouraged to advertise their use of CARES certification to help promote their businesses. HCI’s CARES® Dementia Specialist™ (C.D.S.) Credential is awarded to individuals completing the entire 40-hour curriculum and passing the C.D.S. credentialing exam.
HCI collaborates directly with nationally known Alzheimer’s and dementia researchers at organizations such as the Alzheimer’s Association, Duke University, Emory University, Michigan State University, NYU School of Medicine, University of Iowa, University of Michigan, University of Minnesota, University of South Florida, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and National Institutes of Health. Its programs have been recognized by CMS/Medicare, American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) to help reduce the off-label use of antipsychotic medications, and the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NPHCO).
HCI was founded in 1997 by John Hobday, an educational and instructional design expert, software developer, and dementia researcher. Mr. Hobday serves as HCI’s President and CEO.
HealthCare Interactive is located in St. Louis Park, Minnesota—a suburb of Minneapolis.