CARES® Online Training, Certification, and Credentialing
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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

Per-User Pricing from $599

Per-Site Pricing from $1499

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Dementia Basics

4 hours, 4 modules, with certification

Learn the “basics” of quality dementia care. Topics include an introduction to dementia, person-centered care, behavior as communication, and the 5-step CARES® Approach.
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Dementia Advanced Care

6 hours, 6 modules, with certification

This program is focused specifically on important safety and compliance topics including food and fluid intake, pain, wandering, falls, eliminating restraints, and making a connection.
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Dementia-Related Behavior

4 hours, 4 modules, with certification

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.
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ADLs (4 Hours)

4 hours, 4 modules, with certification

This program 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.
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ADLs (10 hours)

10 hours, 10 modules, with certification

This 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.
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End-of-Life Dementia Care

5 hours, 5 modules, with certification

CARES® End of Life focuses 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
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Elder Abuse Prevention

3 hours, 4 modules, with certification

This program 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.
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Serious Mental Illness

4 hours, 4 modules, with certification

This program 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.
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Dementia Care for Families

4 hours, 4 modules, with certification

CARES® for Families was developed specifically for those caring for a loved one living at home. It includes many practical strategies, tips, and the 5-step CARES® Approach.
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Dementia-Friendly Hospitals

8 hours, 16 modules, with certification exam

This program is focused on the fast-paced acute care setting in hospitals and medical centers. It specifically targets the prevention of costly adverse events within 16 topic areas.
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Dementia Specialist (C.D.S.)

40 Hours, 40 Modules, with 8 Certifications

Earn your C.D.S. credential by completing the entire CARES Curriculum (40 modules/40 hours). Learn new skills, demonstrate knowledge, become a specialist, and get recognized professionally.

$599 (33% Off Buying Programs/Exam Separately)

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Save 75% when you purchase full access to all 8 professional CARES® programs (40 modules/40 hours) including CARES® Dementia Care for Families™ that can be used for marketing purposes, classroom guides for in-person training sessions, an user tracking administrative portal, and other practical implementation resources.
CARES® Dementia Certification™ is included at no additional cost with all CARES® Complete Catalog™ online training programs. CARES Dementia Certification is flexible and allows you, as the administrator, the option of offering certification (or not) by program.

If you are interested in building a team of dementia specialists at your site by credentialing staff members with the CARES® Dementia Specialist™ (C.D.S.) professional credentialing program (the entire CARES curriculum), you can credential each person for only the $150 exam voucher fee (instead of $599 per person) since all of the training is included in the CARES Complete Catalog. Purchase CDS Exam Vouchers.

Choose the 2-year or 3-year Complete Catalog options and save even more. This is our best value for comprehensive dementia care training.