About CARES® 5-Step Method for Families

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.

This program has 4 modules (4 hours). The modules include:

  1. Understanding Memory Loss
  2. Living with Dementia
  3. Using the CARES® Approach
  4. Keys to Success with CARES®

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 Dementia-Related Behavior. 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® 5-Step Method 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.

Other Benefits

CARES® Dementia 5-Step Method for Families offers additional benefits such as:

  1. Free Dementia 5-Step Method for Families 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.