Home Caregiver Training

The Schmieding Certified Home Caregiver Training is a unique program designed to teach you to care for an older adult in the home. Training is divided into four courses. Each course enables you to advance your caregiving skills and competency. Courses are taught by nurses and other health care professionals. The Schmieding curriculum fulfills the training requirements of the Arkansas Medicaid Personal Care Training Program, Rules and Regulations for Home Health Agencies in Arkansas and Conditions of Participation: Home Health Agencies from the Federal Register.


How do I get started?

  1. To register for a class click here.
  2. Submit two forms of identification; one form must include your photograph.
  3. Read the Student Guide and ask questions if necessary.
  4. Note any prerequisites or special course requirements.

Call 479-750-1989 for more details.  

Elder Pal
In Home Assistant (IHA) 40 Hours $250.00

The IHA course satisfies the training required by Arkansas law for caregivers who are paid to provide care in the home of a person who is 50 years of age or older. IHA training includes basic home safety and personal care. Graduates are prepared to work with clients who need assistance to remain in the home.

Alzheimer's & Dementia
Alzheimers Disease & Dementia 16 hours $99

The AD course describes the stages of Alzheimer’s Disease and various types of dementia. It provides valuable information about the needs and care of a person with dementia including how to manage difficult behaviors.


Home Care Assistant
Advanced IHA 20 Hours $100.00

The Advanced IHA course adds the training most requested by agencies and family caregivers: Alzheimer’s/Dementia Care, CPR, Vital Signs, Hoyer Lift, and Advanced Physical Skills.

Home Care Assistant
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) 96 hours $480 Books Included!

Complete training in three weeks!
The Schmieding CNA course includes all of the basic nursing assistant skills required by the Office of Long Term Care. Training includes: checking vital signs, resident rights, infection control, personal care, dressing and undressing an older adult, documentation of care, Hoyer lift and much more.
Requirements: Students must pass the Arkansas State Police Background Check.
Job Openings: CNAs may work in homes, hospitals, clinics, assisted living facilities, hospice and long-term care facilities.
CNA Sponsorship Program: Many nursing homes will pay the tuition for students who have been hired by that facility.


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Learning Environment

Caregiving skills are taught in a home-like environment that prepares you to work in a home setting. Nurses and other health care professionals teach the courses and use a variety of teaching methods to enhance your learning experience. Class sizes are limited to 12 students per course so that each student is able to receive the individualized attention that they deserve.

Caregiver Directory

The Caregiver Directory is a list of graduates who are interested in providing home care. It serves as a link between a graduate of the Schmieding program and individuals who are seeking to hire a professionally trained caregiver. There is no cost to sign up; however, graduates are required to attend 12 hours of continuing education each year to remain on the directory. Click here for caregiver directory

Other Training Locations

Find a Schmieding Home Caregiver training program near you:

Other locations in Arkansas: www.uamscaregiving.org