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On-demand Open to All

CARES® Serious Mental Illness™

When: Ongoing


About This Event

The CARES® Serious Mental Illness™ Online Training Program focuses on how you can develop care strategies for those with serious mental illness and how it differs from dementia.

For many years, the centers for Medicare and Medicaid services has led a national effort to reduce the use of antipsychotic medications, especially for people living with dementia. But there are appropriate uses of antipsychotics. By definition, they are designed to help people with serious mental illnesses such as major depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and schizoaffective disorder. This program does a deep dive into each of these illnesses, and provides helpful strategies for caring for people living with a serious mental illness who may be in your care.

This program has 4 modules (4 hours):

  • Introduction to Serious Mental Illness
  • Understanding Serious Mental Illness
  • Living with Serious Mental Illness
  • The CARES® Approach and Providing Appropriate Care

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® Elder Abuse Prevention™
CARES® Dementia Care for Families™

Course pricing varies.

Questions about this event?

Please email Katie, IHCA/INCAL’s director of education, using the form below.

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