We are experts in caregiving.

The UAMS Schmieding Caregiver Training Program and the West Central Center on Aging offer a variety of programs to the community. In addition to Certified Nursing Assistant training, we offer free workshops for family caregivers providing unpaid care to older adults in the home and a variety of other free educational programs for seniors designed to promote healthy living.  Be sure to check out our program calendar in your area.

  • Become A REST CompanionJuly 10, 2019


    **This program is pending  (new date to follow in August 2019) REST (Respite Education and Support Tools) is a unique, interactive training program, where you will receive the education and tools needed to be confident and successful in providing respite care to adults and children.  The West Central Center on Aging will provide REST Training…

  • Do You Want To Be A CNA?July 3, 2019

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    Would you like to begin a career as a CNA? The UAMS Schmieding Caregiver Training Program offers the education necessary to become a Certified Nursing Assistant - all in a 15 day class! Our next session will begin August 5th. For more information phone 479-478-8819 or email ljhoward@uams.edu

  • Keep Your Skin HealthyMay 31, 2019

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    Summer is upon us...some sun can be good for you, but to keep your skin healthy, be careful. Limit time in the sun. It's okay to go out during the day, but try to avoid being in sun during peak times when the sun's rays are strongest. For example, during the summer, try to stay…


    May is Stroke Awareness month

    May is National Stroke Month.  Many health and heart organizations come together every May to raise awareness about the causes and effects of stroke. One of their biggest campaigns is FAST, teaching the world to know the symptoms of stroke and how to respond quickly to help save a life. Acting F.A.S.T. can help stroke…

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