About CARES® Dementia Advanced Care

After completing the CARES® Dementia Basics program, you'll want to continue with CARES® Dementia Advanced Care. It includes six modules on specific topics and concerns like making a connection, eating, pain, wandering, falls, and eliminating restraints. These modules also use a wide variety of exercises and video activities of real people with dementia, CNAs, and staff members. Like our Basics program, users have commented that this is the best dementia-care training available.

This program has 6 modules (6 hours). The modules include:

  1. Making a Connection with the Person
  2. Eating Well
  3. Recognizing Pain
  4. Minimizing Falls
  5. Rethinking Wandering
  6. Minimizing and Eliminating Restraints

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.

About Alzheimer's Association essentiALZ® Certification

HealthCare Interactive’s CARES® Dementia Basics™ is recognized by the Alzheimer’s Association® for successfully incorporating the evidence-based Dementia Care Practice Recommendations in the following topic areas: Alzheimer’s and dementia, person-centered care, assessment and care planning, activities of daily living, and behaviors and communication. Providers who purchase and train their staff with the HealthCare Interactive’s CARES® Dementia Basics™ are eligible to purchase the Alzheimer’s Association essentiALZ® certification.

*The Alzheimer’s Association statement of recognition is not an endorsement of the professional training or evaluation of the care provided by the organization. The statement is valid for two years from the date of issue.

Other Benefits

CARES Dementia Basics offers additional benefits such as:

  1. Free CARES® 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.