CARES® Florida Complete Catalog offers unlimited-user access (per location) to all CARES® online dementia care training programs (including all training required by the state of Florida), practical implementation tools and training resources. The complete catalog offers up to 40+ hours of interactive training featuring videos of real caregivers, families, and people with dementia, as well as access to an administrative portal to manage training compliance.

Learn evidence-based practices in addition to specialized techniques to help you and your staff provide person-centered care to people with dementia. Florida-specific programs cover mandated content and offer best-practice strategies for managing Alzheimer's and dementia symptoms at every stage of the disease. Other specialized CARES programs include more information on: managing dementia-related behavior (like resisting, calling out, hitting, swearing, and biting), recognizing and managing pain, performing ADLs such as bathing and toileting, rethinking wandering, managing falls, eliminating restraints, and giving end-of-life care.

The CARES Florida Complete Catalog includes up to 40+ hours of online training.

Programs Approved by the State of Florida:

Other CARES programs included:

  • CARES® Dementia-Related Behavior (DRB) (4 modules)
  • CARES® Activities of Daily Living (ADL) (10 modules)
  • CARES® End-of-Life (EOL) Dementia Care (5 modules)
  • CARES® Elder Abuse Awareness and Prevention (4 modules)
  • CARES® Serious Mental Illness (4 modules)
  • CARES® Dementia Care for Families (4 modules)

Other resources include:

  • CARES® Classroom Guides
  • Worksheets for each training module
  • CARES® Observational Tool (an easy-to-administer tool for assessing staff behavior before and after CARES® training)

CARES administrative portal access:

  • Manage training compliance.
  • Evaluate the individual progress of all staff members.
  • Run customized training reports for any time period.
  • Download detailed documentation including employee name, module status, and date of program completion.
  • Print individual completion certificates for group training sessions.

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.