June 18, 2019

Medicare Appeals: What to do if a Health Care Service or Item is Denied

Medicare, Medicare Fraud

If you receive a notice of denial from Medicare or your Medicare Advantage plan, you do have the right to appeal this decision. An appeal is a formal request for review of a decision made by Medicare or your Medicare Advantage plan. Be sure to always review your Medicare Summary Notice (MSN) to find out…

June 14, 2019

Get Active to Protect Your Brain!

physical activity, exercise, dementia, alzheimer's

According to the National Institute on Aging, physical activity has been associated with a lower rate of Alzheimer’s disease as well as a slower rate of cognitive decline, including in those individuals who are already exhibiting symptoms of Alzheimer’s. Scientists have discovered links between motor abilities and cognitive test performance, as well as between physical…

May 20, 2019

May CNA Graduates in Star City


Congratulations to our Star City students who graduated the CNA training program last week and are now ready to begin their careers in nursing! We are so proud of you all for your hard work and persistence. Good luck on those CNA exams, and be sure to contact us if you’d like to come practice…

May 8, 2019

Stroke Awareness: Know the Signs

Knowing the symptoms of a stroke could help save the life of yourself or a loved one. The faster you seek medical help, the greater your chance of surviving and making a full recovery. Watch out for the following, which could indicate a stroke: Trouble speaking/ understanding: confusion, slurring of words, and difficulty understanding others….

March 25, 2019

Physical Activity Brings Health Benefits at Any Age

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…

February 11, 2019

CNA Fast Track- Next Week!

White Hall, AR: This is the last week to register for our next CNA Fast Track class, which starts next Tues. Feb. 19 and will graduate March 12. Be eligible to test for your CNA license in 15 class days! Call 870-879-1440 or email CMClausen@uams.edu for details. 206 Frankie Lane, White Hall, AR 71602 Classes…

December 19, 2018

Holiday Tips for Alzheimer’s Caregivers

Holidays with Family & Alzheimer's Disease

The holidays can be a fun and meaningful experience for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their families. For the person with Alzheimer’s the holidays can be nostalgic and create a sense of belonging. On the other hand, this time can create some anxiety for the person with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers. These tips from the…

September 26, 2018

CNA Students Practice Vital Signs

CNA Fast Track Students Practice Vital Signs

Schmieding CNA Fast Track students are practicing taking temperatures this morning in preparation for skill check-offs. To learn more about our program, give us a call at 870-879-1440 or email CMClausen@uams.edu. Not in the Pine Bluff area? For a list of locations throughout the state, visit https://uamscaregiving.org/.

September 14, 2018

CNA Students Practice Hands-On Skills

Our CNA Fast Track students are practicing hands-on caregiving skills this week in preparation for their check-offs. Here, Crystal Rollins is practicing occupied bed-making and Sherry Walls is practicing teeth-brushing. To learn more about our CNA Fast Track course, give us a call at 870-879-1440 or email CMClausen@uams.edu. We now have a waiting list going…

August 22, 2018

Personal Care Skills Practice

personal care skills, CNA class, caregiver training students

Our CNA Fast Track students have been practicing their personal care skills in preparation for check-offs and clinicals next week! Here they are practicing feeding patients with visual and verbal impairments, and techniques for handling different associated issues. This week they have moved on into studying Alzheimer’s disease and Dementia, and clinical rotation is coming…

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