We are experts in caregiving.
The UAMS Schmieding Caregiver Training Program and the South 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.


  • CNA Students Focus on Alzheimer's & Dementia CareNovember 12, 2018

    CNA Fast Track students learn about Alzheimer's disease & dementia care.

    Our CNA Fast Track students received specialized training in Alzheimer's disease and dementia care last week as a part of our new 15-day CNA Fast Track. They learned about common related symptoms as well as suggested interventions to help deal with them. Our next CNA Fast Track starts on December 10, 2018 and graduates on…

  • 2018 Caregiver of the Year: Sara JamesNovember 7, 2018

    Sara James with mother

    Our CNA Fast Track students had the privilege of receiving words of wisdom and encouragement from Jessie Clemmons, former Director of JRMC School of Nursing at our 2018 Caregiver of the Year event. Jessie Clemmons, former Director of JRMC School of Nursing, shares advice and inspiration with our CNA Fast Track students. Sara James presented…

  • CNA Students Practice New SkillsOctober 31, 2018

    CNA student practices nail care

    Our CNA students have been practicing their CNA skills this week in preparation for check-offs! This class will be graduating on November 15 and will then be eligible to test for their CNA license. Our next class is scheduled for Dec. 10- Jan. 10, with class dismissed for the week of Christmas as well as…

  • FREE Classes for Seniors with DiabetesOctober 22, 2018

    Group of adults outdoors. Learn to manage your diabetes.

    Adults and seniors with diabetes are invited to take advantage of these free classes to help you learn how to live better with diabetes. Sign up and get behind the wheel of your renewed lifestyle. Learn the answers to your questions such as: How can I lower my blood sugar? What is A1c? What can…

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