About CARES® Activities of Daily Living™ 10-Hour

The CARES® Activities of Daily Living™ 10-Hour Online Training Program focuses on the activities of daily living (ADLs) across all levels of thinking decline, progressing from normal thinking to the first signs of dementia all the way to late and end stages of the disease process. In each level of decline, specific strategies are presented for a variety of ADLs including bathing, dressing, eating, grooming, mouth care, and using the bathroom. Since a lot of the direct care you provide is related to ADLs, these thoughtful and effective strategies can be used immediately with anyone for whom you provide care.

This program has 10 modules (10 hours). The modules include:

  1. Dementia and the CARES® Approach
  2. Creating Meaning in Activities of Daily Living
  3. Recognizing and Managing Pain
  4. Bathing
  5. Dressing
  6. Eating
  7. Grooming
  8. Mouth Care
  9. Using the Bathroom
  10. Mobility, Transferring, and Positioning

About CARES® Dementia Certification

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. CARES Dementia Certification is optional and is included at no additional cost with the purchase of CARES Activities of Daily Living 10-Hour. Successful completion of the exam recognizes users for being educated about dementia and for being trained and certified in person-centered dementia care practices using the CARES® Approach. Learn more about CARES Dementia Certification.

CARES® was developed with the Alzheimer’s Association, with input from a national team of experts. CARES content incorporates evidence-based strategies from the Alzheimer’s Association Dementia Care Practice Recommendations that have been supported by more than 30 leading health and senior care organizations. View and print a summary of academic research and national awards related to CARES® online training programs.

Other Benefits

CARES® Activities of Daily Living™ 10-Hour offers additional benefits such as:

  1. Free CARES Activities of Daily Living 10-Hour worksheets for each training module
  2. Free continuing education self-submit packets for professional staff members
  3. Cost-saving purchasing options for single sites
  4. Flexible purchasing options for multi-location organizations

CARES Administrative Portal access

With any site license purchase, you will receive access to our CARES Administrative Portal to:

  1. Manage training compliance.
  2. Evaluate the individual progress of all staff members.
  3. Run customized reports for any time period.
  4. Download detailed documentation including employee name, module status, and date of program completion.
  5. Print individual completion certificates for group training sessions.