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.


  • White Hall Success Story: Ronisue Spears, CNAApril 23, 2019

    CNA Graduate

    Ronisue Spears, who graduated our CNA Fast Track class in White Hall last year, has been working for Above and Beyond Home Care of Central Arkansas in Little Rock since she graduated our CNA Fast Track class in April of 2018. When asked about her favorite part of her job, Ronisue replied, "The elderly, I…

  • Fraud Alert: Nationwide Brace ScamApril 15, 2019

    caregiver training, home care, elder care, caregiving

    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General has warned the public about a common fraud scheme involving orthotic braces and other medical supplies. Scammers are making direct phone calls to Medicare beneficiaries as well as running TV and radio ads encouraging them to order "FREE" braces from their companies. If…

  • Caregiver Tip: HandwashingApril 1, 2019

    How to properly wash your hands: Wet hands with water, and apply enough soap to cover the entire surface of your hands. Rub palms together. Rub right palm over top of left hand with fingers interlaced and vice versa. Rub palms together with fingers interlaced. Rub backs of fingers to opposing palms with fingers interlocked.…

  • Physical Activity Brings Health Benefits at Any AgeMarch 25, 2019

    Physical Activity

    According to the National Institutes of Health, becoming physically active later in life brings health benefits comparable to those seen by people who started at a much younger age. However, people who were physically active during their 20's and 30's but then became inactive gained few health benefits compared to those who were never physically…

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