Programs & Services

Caregiver Training Academy

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With the shortage of quality direct care workers, WISE & Healthy Aging is proud to collaborate with the University of Arkansas Medical Sciences Schmieding Center for Senior Health and Education in developing evidence-based courses for informal (family) and formal (paid) caregivers.

These include:

California Working Caregivers: ALL in-home caregivers employed by home care agencies MUST be licensed!  This 5-hour class fulfills the training requirement for the California Department of Social Services license.  learn the basics:  role of the caregiver, how to prevent falls and fires, what to do in an emergency or disaster, and how to avoid infections. 

WISE ElderPal Level 1 and Level 2 (Advanced): The "nuts and bolts' of caregiving, from the basics to more advanced skills!  Useful for family members  essential for in-home paid caregivers.

Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Specialty Course: This 16-hour course addresses the needs of anyone caring for a person with this condition.  Topics covered include the signs, symptoms and stages; communication; dealing with difficult behaviors; nutrition; caregiver stress; and more!  This course provides 16 hours of CEUs for Certified Nursing Assistants.  Ahora en ESPAÑOL!

All our programs follow the nationally recognized, evidence-based curriculum, pioneerd by the University of Arkansas Medical Sciences Schmieding Center for Senior Health and Education, found only at WISE & Healthy Aging!

Click here for a list of upcoming courses!

To enroll, or for more information:
(310) 394-9871, ext. 264 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.