Bentonville is a suburban city less than 30 minutes from Fayetteville and the borders of Missouri and Oklahoma. It’s home to almost 54,200 people, of which 7.8% are in the 65+ age group. The city has below-average health care and transportation costs, low crime rates and a senior-friendly climate. It’s also home to many cultural attractions, such as the Bentonville Film Festival, and plenty of good restaurants, coffee shops and retail stores.
Assisted living is for seniors who need a caregiver near to help occasionally and for those requiring regular assistance with daily living functions, such as bathing and managing medications. Facilities are homelike, with residents’ rooms often furnished with personal items and furniture. Housekeeping staff takes care of cleaning duties, and chefs typically prepare meals served in a communal environment. The median monthly fee in Bentonville is $3,650, which is below the averages for the state and the country.
This guide considers the advantages and disadvantages of living in Bentonville. It also covers the likely costs for assisted living compared to other cities in Arkansas and alternative types of senior care. Additionally, it lists some free and low-cost senior-friendly resources.