Students and Healthcare Professionals

How our society cares for its aging citizens will define the next generation.

James L. West actively assists universities and career institutes to prepare their students for careers in healthcare.

We are committed to the education of future doctors, nurses, and the entire range of professionals who care for the aging. To inquire about internships, special projects or student rotations, contact Cheryl Harding, Executive Director, at, or 817-877-1165.


Professional Caregiver Training

Professional Caregiver Training is for anyone who works with individuals with dementia. Whether you are working as a home-health caregiver or working in a nursing home, assisted-living facility or rehabilitation hospital, the Center’s Professional Caregiver Training gives best strategies and practices to work successfully with individuals with dementia.

The training covers:

Understanding Dementia


Managing Behaviors

Activities of Daily Living (ADL) for People with Dementia

For information on programs or seminars for your school or agency, please email the Center’s Community Outreach Coordinator at


The Center is proud to serve as a training site for nursing students and those in other medical careers from these schools:

Texas Christian University

UNT Health Science Center

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

University of Texas at Arlington

Weatherford College

Tarrant County College

North Side High School

Concorde Career Institute