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On-demand Open to All

CARES® Elder Abuse Awareness and Prevention™

When: Ongoing


About This Event

About CARES® Elder Abuse Awareness and Prevention

The CARES® Elder Abuse Awareness and Prevention Online Training Program focuses on how to recognize signs of elder abuse, and the differences between neglect and self-neglect. It also describes many positive things you can do to help prevent elder abuse.

If you ask someone about elder abuse, they will immediately think of examples of physical abuse such as bruises, a black eye, or even broken bones. This program explores many other areas of elder abuse, however, including emotional abuse, financial abuse and exploitation, caregiver neglect and self-neglect, and sexual abuse. It goes on to teach you strategies to recognize when these types of may be occurring, and what you and or are required to do. The program also teaches how to prevent frustrating care interactions with the person you are caring for a common precursor to elder abuse.

This program has 4 modules (3 hours):

  1. What is Elder Abuse
  2. Dementia and Elder Abuse
  3. The CARES® Approach and Elder Abuse Prevention
  4. Community Resources

Additional benefits include:

  1. Free CARES Elder Abuse Awareness and Prevention 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® also offers additional courses related to dementia care education:
CARES® Dementia Basics™ (also in Spanish)
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® Serious Mental Illness™

Course pricing varies.

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