Suddenly, an older adult needs help with the tasks of daily living. It may come as an unexpected crisis or a slow change, but now you realize they need help – and so do you. Now you are not alone! Just make one call to Schmieding C.A.R.E.S. and you'll get the expert help you're looking for. We will connect you with everything you need to negotiate the Age Maze of hard-to-find, uncoordinated services in Northwest Arkansas – free information, referrals, and consultation.
Our initial services are free to the people of Northwest Arkansas. Schmieding C.A.R.E.S. is a community service designed to help families and older adults connect with the community aging resources, education, and services they need to stay at home safely, to experience healthy aging, to reduce caregiver stress, and improve their quality of life.
We will provide helpful information/education based upon your personal situation. In addition, we will give you a C.A.R.E.S. AgeWise Planning Kit, which includes the Schmieding C.A.R.E.S. Guide to NWA Aging Resources, a directory of caregivers trained in the Schmieding Method of home caregiving and additional information tailored to your specific needs.
When you need specific services, such as how to apply for Medicaid, medication programs, in-home care programs, suitable housing options, and other specialized assistance, we will make appropriate referrals to those eldercare/education organizations and resources offering the services you need. We know everyone has different needs and we are here to help you connect with all the services you need.
Depending on your personal needs, we may suggest making an appointment for a brief, problem- focused Schmieding C.A.R.E.S. Review with a care manager at no cost. The care manager will offer suggestions and recommendations based upon the preliminary needs analysis. Suggestions and recommendations may include referrals to geriatric medical specialists, cognitive testing, general education materials, the hiring of trainedhome caregivers, and more. Includes our free AgeWise Planning Kit.
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2422 N. Thompson, Suite D
Springdale, AR 72764