CARES® Dementia 5-Step Method
Online Training, Certification, and Credentialing
For Individuals

Any Program & Certification $199

Any 2-Program Bundle $299 (Save 25%)

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Dementia Basics

4 hours, 4 modules, with certification

Learn the CARES® 5-Step Method to dementia care. Topics include an introduction to dementia, person-centered care, behavior as communication, and the 5-step CARES Approach. Learn More

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Dementia Advanced Care

With Basics

6 hours, 6 modules, with certification

This program builds on the CARES® 5-Step Method and 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

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Dementia-Related Behavior

With Basics

4 hours, 4 modules, with certification

This program builds on the CARES® 5-Step Method and is focused on behavior that can be challenging to staff. 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. Learn More

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ADLs (4 Hours)

With Basics

4 hours, 4 modules, with certification

This program builds on the CARES® 5-Step Method and 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

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ADLs (10 hours)

With Basics

10 hours, 10 modules, with certification

This program builds on the CARES® 5-Step Method and 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

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End-of-Life Dementia Care

With Basics

5 hours, 5 modules, with certification

This program builds on the CARES® 5-Step Method and and focused on end of life care with topics 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

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Elder Abuse Prevention

With Basics

3 hours, 4 modules, with certification

This program builds on the CARES® 5-Step Method and and 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

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Serious Mental Illness

With Basics

4 hours, 4 modules, with certification

This program builds on the CARES® 5-Step Method and 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

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Dementia Care for Families

With Basics

4 hours, 4 modules, with certification

This program builds on the CARES® 5-Step Method with a focus on those caring for a loved one living at home, in an independent living setting, or in assisted living. It includes many practical strategies, tips, and a instruction in the CARES® Approach. Learn More

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Dementia-Friendly Hospitals

8 hours, 16 modules, with certification exam

This program builds on the CARES® 5-Step Method for employees working in 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

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Dementia Basics
in Spanish

4 hours, 4 modules, with certification

Do you have Spanish-speaking staff members that struggle with training in English? Now they can learn the same CARES® 5-Step Method entirely in Spanish. CARES® in Spanish features all program text, audio narration, video closed captioning (CC), and the certification exam in Spanish. Learn more

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Dementia Specialist (C.D.S.) Credential

40 Hours, 40 Modules, with 8 Certifications

Would you like to use the C.D.S. credential after your name for professional purposes? Earn your C.D.S. credential by completing the entire 40-hour CARES® 5-step method curriculum. Learn new skills, demonstrate knowledge, become a specialist, and get recognized professionally. Learn More

$799 (50% off buying each program separately)

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CARES® Online Dementia Care Training

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™

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 Credential™ (C.D.S.)

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