Looking for Exceptional Dementia Care Training? Test Drive CARES® Online Training for Free Programs and Resources Published:March 16, 2021 Dave Kyllo Page ContentAHCA/NCAL members receive 15% off the purchase of any Healthcare Interactive (HCI) CARES® online training program by using promo code AHCA15 at checkout. CARES® online training is recommended by AHCA/NCAL to help reduce the off-label use of antipsychotics. Experience the CARES® online training difference for free. HCI makes Module 1 (Meeting Clara Jones – An introduction to Person-Centered Care) available to all AHCA/NCAL members for at no cost. This free online training module is a great way to introduce new staff to person-centered dementia care, can be used in staff meetings or for staff training, and will introduce you to the CARES® difference. CARES® is easy to use, can be accessed from any computer, tablet, or mobile device, and can be started and stopped as often as users wish. HealthCare Interactive’s CARES® Dementia Basics™ module 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. CARES® training is unique because it also includes actual direct-care video “before and after” training with an easy-to-use, easy-to-remember approach to dementia care called the CARES® Approach (C-Connect, A-Assess Behavior, R-Respond, E-Evaluate, and S-Share). The CARES® Approach can be used in any situation, with any person with dementia, and at any stage of the disease. After staff complete CARES® Dementia Basics, consider additional CARES online programs including:CARES® Dementia Advanced Care™ CARES® Dementia-Related Behavior™CARES® Activities of Daily Living™CARES® End-of-Life Dementia Care™ CARES® Dementia Care for Families™ CARES® Elder Abuse Awareness & Prevention™CARES® Serious Mental Illness™CARES® Dementia-Friendly Hospitals™Four-minute product overview videos for the programs are available here. Each CARES® program includes CARES® Dementia Certification at no additional cost. Staff can get certified in Basics, Behaviors, ADLs, or whichever other programs you choose. As an organization, HCI then allows you to advertise CARES® Dementia Certification to your community and families. Plus, CARES® is affordable. AHCA/NCAL members may purchase any of the programs with a single-site license with unlimited staff usage for one year for only $1,275 after using AHCA15 promo code and receiving 15% off (regularly $1,499). Individuals can buy any of the CARES® online training and certification programs for only $99, or bundle two programs together for only $159 plus save an additional 15% at checkout with the AHCA15 promo code. CARES is also the only dementia care training to make extensive use of actual footage of real residents and real staff members (no actors) for truly authentic virtual training environment. Staff members will learn person-centered techniques to address issues, which often leads to behavior such as biting, kicking, punching, screaming, public urination and sexual behaviors. Don’t forget to use promo code AHCA15 to receive 15% off your order. Feel free to call HCI at (952) 928-7722 with any questions about the training programs.