How do I enroll?
- Complete application for admission. Admission Application
- Must be 18 years or older, provide proof of ID, driver’s license or state issued ID card.
- Be able to read, write and speak English.
TUITION LOANS AVAILABLE
- Complete tuition loan application. Admission/Loan Application Form/Background Check Form
- Agree to attend an orientation/ financial education class offered at the Schmieding Center. Must complete to receive certificate of completion of course.
Call 479-751-3043 x222 for more details. Visit our calendar of events for a schedule of upcoming classes.
Certified 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 five 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 Office of Long Term Care,
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.
Prices Effective January 1st, 2013
In-Home Assistant (IHA) $250
Course teaches skills to provide companionship, safety and support for individuals who need minimal to moderate assistance with basic daily living activities such as bathing, dressing, walking and meal preparation. The IHA graduate will be able to help the individual in their care achieve maximum independence in a home setting. IHA satisfies the new rules and regulations for home caregiver training in Arkansas per the Department of Health 2014 code Ann. 20-77-2101. IHA is structured to meet the need for a flexible class schedule. Classes are offered in a ten-module format that are available both days or evenings. The modules may be completed in any sequence prior to final competency testing. Family caregivers wishing to learn about specific skills are allowed to audit any module that would benefit them most.* (See Family Caregiver Workshops page for more details and list of modules).
Family Care Advocate (FCA) $200
Family Care Advocate training will equip caregivers with advanced communication skills to provide better home-centered care. The course will teach the skills necessary to meet the increasingly complex needs of older adults, including those with chronic illnesses. As a knowledgeable advocate, this caregiver will be instrumental to the care recipient and family in helping to prevent costly hospital admissions as well as unnecessary nursing home stays. Prerequisite: Elder Pal or CNA
Personal Care Assistant (PCA) $150.00
PCAs provide "hands-on" personal care for those who need minimal to moderate assistance, such as
giving a complete bed bath and checking vital signs.
Prerequisite: Elder Pal
Home Care Assistant (HCA) $250.00
HCA's provide "hands-on" personal care for persons needing moderate to maximum assistance.
Graduates can perform services for home health agencies and other settings under the supervision of a
Prerequisite: Personal Care Assistant and
a current TB skin test
Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia (AD) $100.00
Provides you with information about the needs and care of a person with dementia including
communication techniques, activities of daily living, and safety considerations.
Geriatric Home Caregiver (GHC)
GHC is the title earned by graduates who have successfully completed all four courses. Graduates are
eligible to challenge the state certification examination for Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA).
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 14 students per course so that each student
is able to receive the individualized attention that they deserve.
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:
Coming soon! Online distance education for Schmieding Home Caregiver Training!