LITTLE ROCK — In another act of philanthropy to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) before ceasing operations, the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation has given a $7.9 million grant to the Schmieding Home Caregiver Training Program. The $7.9 million grant will support operations for five years at the Schmieding program’s seven training sites
The Schmieding Home Caregiver Training Program educates individuals to care for older adults in the home.
The Schmieding Home Caregiver Training Program educates individuals to care for older adults in the home. Whether your goal is to work as a paid caregiver or help care for an older family member we want to help. Classes are held throughout Arkansas at a variety of locations.
Over one hundred people turned out Saturday at the Fellowship church in Rogers to learn about caregiving and Alzheimer’s disease. UAMS/Schmieding staff Sherry White MNS,c, RN-BC co-presented along with Betsy Broyles Arnold and Molly Arnold from the Frank and Barbara Broyles Legacy Foundation. Speakers presented information about Alzheimer’s disease progression, gave personal testimony about caring
Schmieding staff from around the state had the privilege to participate in REST training at the UAMS Reynolds Institute on Aging August 18 and 19, 2015. The purpose of the training is to become certified as REST trainers so that REST classes can be offered throughout Arkansas at the UAMS Centers on Aging. The Arkansas
The number of Americans living with Alzheimer’s Disease is expected to triple by mid-century…and “today’s eldercare workforce is not equipped to handle this staggering growth.” These were comments made by Charles Fuschillo Jr., president and CEO Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, in an interview published in this month’s Eldercare Workforce Alliance newsletter. Fuschillo discussed the need
“My elderly mother isn’t eating and she has lost a lot of weight. Should I give her a nutrition supplement drink to replace the meals she should be eating?” Under-nutrition due to lack of eating is a common problem among elderly people. It is also dangerous. Under-nutrition and extreme thinness can lead to higher mortality
Some caregivers live with their vulnerable elder or spouse in the same home. Other caregivers go to the home or apartment of an aging loved one to provide care. Then there are people who provide mostly emotional support and administrative oversight while their loved ones live in assisted living or a nursing home. Others are