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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 Learn Through Hands-on TrainingAugust 18, 2019

    CNA Skills: Feeding Practice

    Are you interested in becoming a CNA or certified home caregiver in just 15 days? Through in-depth classroom teaching as well as demonstration and practice on each of the clinical skills required to pass the exam, our students learn not only the skills needed to pass the CNA exam, but also to provide excellent home…

  • REST Training for Volunteer Respite ProvidersAugust 13, 2019

    training, respite, caregiver

    South Central Center on Aging is proud to announce the completion of our first R.E.S.T. (Respite Education & Support Tools) Volunteer Respite Training class this Monday, August 12 in Malvern. Respite is caring the act of caring for an adult or child with a special need in order to give temporary relief to the regular…

  • Welcome, Nicole Bates, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, CNNJuly 25, 2019

    Nicole Bates

    We are pleased to welcome Nicole Bates as our new Director of Education for South Central Center on Aging. Mrs. Bates began her career in nursing in 1999. She has worked her way from an LPN to an APRN and is currently working on her DNP. Mrs. Bates is a family nurse practitioner and specializes…

  • Dehydration & Heat IllnessJuly 19, 2019

    heat exhaustion, heat stroke, heat illness

    Dehydration and heat illnesses are both more common during the summer, and older adults as well as young children are typically more at risk for these conditions. Dehydration occurs when your body loses more fluids than you take in. Symptoms may include: feeling very thirsty dry mouth dry skin feeling tired or dizzy sweating or…

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