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State of Minnesota Offers HealthCare Interactive CARES Training to Nursing Homes State-Wide

Innovative Grant Program Fully Funds Training Package

MINNEAPOLIS, February 8, 2021 — The State of Minnesota seeks grant applications from qualified nursing homes interested in training, certifying, and credentialing staff members in quality dementia-care online training. HealthCare Interactive, located in St. Louis Park, MN, has been selected to provide its CARES® online training programs for this initiative. This grant program is funded through the state’s Civil Monetary Penalties (CMP) program and has a value to facilities of $6,543.

This training package includes CARES Dementia Basics and CARES Dementia-Related Behavior training for all facility staff during a one-year period, the CARES Dementia Specialist (C.D.S.) credentialing program for up to 5 staff members per facility for go through the entire 40-hour CARES curriculum, and optional monthly webinars for administrators and educators to provide strategies to improve care for residents, facility-wide.

To view information about this grant, complete an application form, view an informational webinar, or ask any technical assistance questions, visit Small, rural, and independent nursing homes are encouraged to apply.

THE APPLICATION DEADLINE IS 8/1/21. All applications must be emailed and received by midnight on this date to be considered.

Lisa Joly
Vice President of Operations
(952) 928-7722

John V. Hobday
CEO and Founder
HealthCare Interactive, Inc.
(952) 928-7722


Munna Yasiri
Minnesota Department of Human Services