Assisted Living in Arkansas
Caring.com can help you find the best Assisted Living in Arkansas. Read reviews, compare ratings, check prices and more with our comprehensive directory of Assisted Living Facilities.
What Assisted Living Facilities in Arkansas Offer
- Individual living units (single rooms to multiroom apartments with kitchen; some facilities have shared living units)
- All meals, usually in a common dining area
- Medication management
- 24-hour on-call assistance
- Personal care services: assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs) such as eating, dressing, and bathing
- Social and exercise activities
- Special care programs (such as memory classes and special monitoring) for residents with mild dementia
Note: Some facilities also offer respite care and other special services.
Cost for Assisted Living in Arkansas
Median monthly fees: $2,700 (higher for residents requiring memory care)
Assisted Living in AR
State of Arkansas Requirements for Assisted Living Facilities
- Level I facilities:
- Not required to assist with ADLs
- 24-hour staff supervision by awake staff
- Assistance with social and recreational activities, transportation, linen service; and medication assistance
- Level II facilities (in addition to Level I services):
- Assistance with ADLs
- Administration of medications by licensed nurse
- Health assessment conducted by a registered nurse
- Separate wing for residents receiving nursing home-level care
- Outside home healthcare by a licensed agency permitted for Level I facility residents
- All living units must have kitchen
State of Arkansas Oversight of Assisted Living Facilities
Department of Human Services, Office of Long Term Care (866-801-3435) inspects and licenses facilities; may investigate resident complaints.
How to Resolve Problems or Offer Feedback
- Call a long-term care ombudsman at 501-682-8952; there's no charge for their services.
- Rate and review assisted living facilities.
How to Pay for Assisted Living
- Most assisted living is paid for privately by the resident and/or his or her family.
- For low-income residents with few assets, the Arkansas Medicaid program pays facility costs for personal care services provided but not for room and board. For Level II facility residents who would be medically and financially eligible for Medicaid nursing home coverage, Medicaid may provide funding at participating facilities.
- Low-income veterans or surviving spouses of veterans may be eligible for Aid and Attendance or other payments from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to help pay for assisted living.
- Some assisted living facilities offer sliding scale fees, making a higher level of care available to families that might not otherwise be able to afford it. Be sure to ask -- or ask a geriatric care manager in the area if he or she knows which facilities offer sliding scale fees.
Help Finding and Choosing Assisted Living
- Use the form at the top of this page to start your search for assisted living in Arkansas.
- Call (866) 824-8174 to speak to a Family Advisor to get (free) help with your search.
- Hire a geriatric care manager (most have extensive local knowledge about assisted living facilities in a particular geographic area, including space availability, resident needs assessments, sliding scale fees, and resident satisfaction). To find a geriatric care manager, see Caring.com's Geriatric Care Manager Directory.
- To compare assisted living to board and care, skilled nursing, and other long-term residential care communities, see Residential Care Options: How to Decide.
- For details about assisted living facilities in other U.S. states, see Assisted Living Regulations.