These online training programs
are available through the national
Alzheimer's Association website.
For more information, or to register,
follow the links provided.
CARES™ Online Dementia Care Training Program
The CARES training program is a 10-module (10-hour) online dementia care training program for CNAs, supervisors, nurses, social workers, administrators, and other direct-care workers. It features hundreds of videos of real residents, CNAs, and staff members and has been hailed as the “best training program of any kind I’ve ever been a part of” by multiple users.
CARES is consistent with the latest evidence-based research from the Alzheimer’s Association Campaign for Quality Residential Care Practice Recommendations. The program features hundreds of videos of real staff members, families, and residents in real situations within the 10 training modules:
- Meet Clara Jones
- Introduction to Dementia
- Understanding Resident Behavior as Communication
- The CARES Approach™
- Making a Connection with the Resident
- Eating Well
- Recognizing Pain
- Minimizing Falls
- Rethinking Wandering
- Minimizing and Eliminating Restraints
CARES was developed in conjunction with the Alzheimer's Association and Researchers from the University of Minnesota and Duke University. For a description of the modules, the pricing plans and a free demo, go to http://www.caresprogram.com/ For a special discount, please enter promotional code ALZ012.
Dementia Care Training for Team Leaders: Successful Supervision
This training provides guidance for individuals who supervise others involved in the care of those with dementia. Whether you are a nursing home administrator, social worker, charge nurse, an Alzheimer’s unit coordinator, a team mentor, or in some other leadership position, your leadership skills are critical to good care for your residents with dementia. Continuing Education is available for social workers and long term care administrators participating in the course. At the end of this course, you will be able to print a certificate of completion. The course costs just $25.00 per individual user or $40.00 for individual user with CEUs. For more information, or to register, click here.