UAMS Schmieding Home Caregiver Training Program to Host Caregiver Action Network Class on Sept. 9

By Ben Boulden

The workshop will be held 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the Jo Ellen Ford Auditorium at the UAMS Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging, 629 Jack Stephens Drive. Trainers from the Caregiver Action Network will instruct on using caregiver tools, creating patient- and family-centered goals in caregiving and engaging in shared decision making, and will review comparative research on effective caregiving.

Although there is no cost to attend, registration is required and space is limited. Lunch and caregiver kits will be provided. A $75 gift card will be awarded to one of the registrants who signs up for the class before Aug. 25. A $75 gift card also will be awarded to registered attendees who complete the pre- and post-workshop surveys.

Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the Caregiver Action Network is a nonprofit organization providing education, peer support and resources to family caregivers across the United States, working to improve the quality of life of the more than 90 million Americans who care for loved ones with chronic conditions, disabilities, disease or frailties of old age.

UAMS is the state’s only health sciences university, with colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Professions and Public Health; a graduate school; a hospital; a northwest Arkansas regional campus; a statewide network of regional centers; and seven institutes: the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, the Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, the Myeloma Institute, the Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, the Psychiatric Research Institute, the Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging and the Translational Research Institute. It is the only adult Level 1 trauma center in the state. UAMS has 2,870 students, 799 medical residents and six dental residents. It is the state’s largest public employer with more than 10,000 employees, including about 1,200 physicians who provide care to patients at UAMS and its regional campuses throughout the state, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, the VA Medical Center and Baptist Health. Visit or Find us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or Instagram.