CARES® Online Dementia Care Training Programs
CARES® Online Dementia Care Training Programs CARES® is the only online dementia care training program recognized by CMS. AHCA/NCAL recommends CARES® to safely reduce the off-label use of antipsychotics. CARES® training programs are unique because CARES® training programs feature real individuals with dementia and real professional caregivers – not actors. CARES® training programs meet most states’ dementia training requirements for assisted living and nursing facilities.
CARES®training programs meet most states’ dementia training requirements. To view how CARES training programs meet individual state requirements for staff working in nursing and assisted living facilities, click here to register
CARES®is versatile.Staff members start by taking one online course (CARES®Dementia Basics™) and then are eligible to take any or all of the other four online courses.
CARES®offersa C.D.S. professional credential. As an option, staff who complete the entire CARES curriculum (6 courses/33hours) can take a 100-point credentialing exam and submit documentation for approval. Once approved, they can use the Cares Dementia Specialist (C.D.S.)credential after their name and be recognized and stand out as a CARES Dementia Specialist.