Little Rock doubles as the capital and most populated city in Arkansas. Little Rock is home to 202,591 residents, 14.1% of whom are seniors ages 65 and up, making the city’s senior population slightly smaller than the national average of 16.5%. With its mild winters, a wealth of health care resources and low cost of living, Little Rock is an ideal retirement destination.

Assisted living facilities support seniors who struggle to maintain independence at home, offering hands-on assistance with daily living activities such as housekeeping, personal care and transportation. Assisted living is an ideal senior care option for seniors who can’t live on their own but don’t need the 24-hour, advanced level of care offered by nursing homes. Seniors living in Little Rock pay an average of $4,488 per month for assisted living care, $728 more expensive than the statewide average ($3,760) yet $12 less than the U.S. average ($4.500).

This guide covers the basics of assisted living care in Little Rock. Keep reading to learn more about the benefits and drawbacks of retiring in Little Rock, the average assisted living costs in nearby cities and resources that help seniors who live in assisted living communities.

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Little Rock, AR

Vitality Living Pleasant Hills

800 Napa Valley Dr, Little Rock, AR, 72211

I have mixed reviews of this facility I’m having billing issues being excessively overcharged by thousands. I think they will work it out, but it is disturbing. We are also being charged for a lev … (read more)
I have mixed reviews of this facility I’m having billing issues being excessively overcharged by thousands. I think they will work it out, but it is disturbing. We are also being charged for a lev … (read more)

2015

Brookdale Chenal Heights

1 Chenal Heights Drive, Little Rock, AR, 72223

With shopping malls, restaurants and major thoroughfares nearby, Brookdale Chenal Heights assisted living facility in Little Rock, Arkansas, is set in a very convenient location. Visitors note the hel … (read more)
With shopping malls, restaurants and major thoroughfares nearby, Brookdale Chenal Heights assisted living facility in Little Rock, Arkansas, is set in a very convenient location. Visitors note the hel … (read more)

Woodland Heights

8700 Riley Drive, Little Rock, AR, 72205

<p>Woodland Heights is situated in a wooded setting with beautiful views that overlook Little Rock. Woodland Heights is a cozy senior living community located near UAMS, Baptist Health, CHI St Vincent … (read more)
<p>Woodland Heights is situated in a wooded setting with beautiful views that overlook Little Rock. Woodland Heights is a cozy senior living community located near UAMS, Baptist Health, CHI St Vincent … (read more)

Parkway Village

14300 Chenal Parkway, Little Rock, AR, 72211

Parkway Village in Conway, Arkansas is conveniently located near Highway 430 on 87 acres of park-like grounds outside of Little Rock. The facility offers three types of independent living: apartments, … (read more)
Parkway Village in Conway, Arkansas is conveniently located near Highway 430 on 87 acres of park-like grounds outside of Little Rock. The facility offers three types of independent living: apartments, … (read more)

2016

Fox Ridge Chenal

23101 Chenal Valley Drive, Little Rock, AR, 72223

Fox Ridge Chenal is a luxury senior living community in the posh residential area of Chenal Valley in Little Rock, Arkansas. Residents and loved ones are impressed by the beautiful apartments with kit … (read more)
Fox Ridge Chenal is a luxury senior living community in the posh residential area of Chenal Valley in Little Rock, Arkansas. Residents and loved ones are impressed by the beautiful apartments with kit … (read more)

The Manor – Senior Living Community

1401 Labelle Drive, Little Rock, AR, 72204

The Manor – Assisted Living Community is located in the beautiful city of Little Rock, Arkansas, and it receives rave reviews from residents and visitors for being a large and beautifully decorated fa … (read more)
The Manor – Assisted Living Community is located in the beautiful city of Little Rock, Arkansas, and it receives rave reviews from residents and visitors for being a large and beautifully decorated fa … (read more)

Presbyterian Village

510 Brookside Dr, Little Rock, AR, 72205

Presbyterian Village is an assisted living community located in Little Rock, just a quick drive to numerous doctor’s offices, supermarkets and retail stores. Transportation is made easier by facilit … (read more)
Presbyterian Village is an assisted living community located in Little Rock, just a quick drive to numerous doctor’s offices, supermarkets and retail stores. Transportation is made easier by facilit … (read more)

The Waters of Cumberland

1516 Cumberland, Little Rock, AR, 72202

Abington Place Health &amp; Rehab is a senior living facility located in a quiet area of downtown Little Rock, Arkansas. Residents enjoy board games, educational lectures and day trips to nearby attra … (read more)
Abington Place Health &amp; Rehab is a senior living facility located in a quiet area of downtown Little Rock, Arkansas. Residents enjoy board games, educational lectures and day trips to nearby attra … (read more)

The Greenbriar on Stagecoach Residential Care Facility

5201 Stagecoach Road, Little Rock, AR, 72204

The Greenbriar on Stagecoach Residential Care Facility is located on the shore of Pecan Lake in southwest Little Rock, Arkansas and is close to I-430 and I-30. The 34-bedroom facility provides a hotel … (read more)
The Greenbriar on Stagecoach Residential Care Facility is located on the shore of Pecan Lake in southwest Little Rock, Arkansas and is close to I-430 and I-30. The 34-bedroom facility provides a hotel … (read more)

CareNetwork

15 Shackelford Drive, Suite E, Little Rock, AR, 72211


Willow Grove of Sherwood

9880 Brockington Road, Sherwood, AR, 72120

<p>Exceptional senior living with a small town and homelike atmosphere. Providing supportive services striving to be as independent as possible while still having a nursing staff 24/7.</p>
<p>Exceptional senior living with a small town and homelike atmosphere. Providing supportive services striving to be as independent as possible while still having a nursing staff 24/7.</p>

Fox Ridge North Little Rock

17 Parkstone Circle, North Little Rock, AR, 72116

My mother is in Fox Ridge North Little Rock. So far, it’s good. There are going to be issues no matter where you go. I’m addressing those as they come up and they make every effort to resolve them. Af … (read more)
My mother is in Fox Ridge North Little Rock. So far, it’s good. There are going to be issues no matter where you go. I’m addressing those as they come up and they make every effort to resolve them. Af … (read more)

COVID-19 Rules for Assisted Living in Little Rock

Since most COVID-19 rules for Assisted Living Communities and other Senior Living Facilities are set at the state level, you can view the specific rules for your state on our Guide to Assisted Living in Arkansas. Keep in mind that every community has specific policies that they put in place to protect their residents, so you should contact your local community for more information. Additionally, you can contact your local Area Agency on Aging to learn more – find contact information here.

What to Consider About Assisted Living in Little Rock

The Office of Long Term Care, a subagency of the Arkansas Department of Human Services’ Division of Medical Services, oversees and licenses assisted living facilities throughout the Natural State. Assisted living facilities are awarded either Level I or Level II licensure depending on the level of senior care they provide.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Little Rock

Paying for Assisted Living in Little Rock

Seniors living in the Little Rock area pay an average of $4,488 per month for assisted living care. This rate is $728 more than the Arkansas statewide average of $3,760 per month and $12 less than the U.S. average of $4,500.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Little Rock is one of the most expensive cities for senior care in Arkansas. Hot Springs ($4,500) is the only city where seniors pay more for assisted living care. Other cities throughout Arkansas are substantially cheaper. Fayetteville and Jonesboro each average just $3,650 per month in assisted living costs. Assisted living facilities in Fort Smith are also quite affordable, averaging $3,850 per month.

$4488

Little Rock

$3760

Arkansas

$4500

The United States

$4500

Hot Springs

$3850

Fort Smith

$3650

Fayetteville

$3650

Jonesboro

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Adult daycare ($1,907), which only provides weekday care to seniors, is the most affordable senior care option in Little Rock. Home care and home health care, which are ideal for seniors who need additional help to live independently at home, both average $4,290 per month. Assisted living is slightly more expensive than these two options, averaging $4,488 per month in Little Rock. Nursing homes, which are best suited for seniors with chronic health conditions who need around-the-clock care, charge anywhere from $6,083 (semiprivate) to $7,148 (private) per month.

$4290

Home Care

$4290

Home Health Care

$1907

Adult Day Care

$4488

Assisted Living

$6083

Nursing Home (semiprivate room)

$7148

Nursing Home (private room)

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Little Rock

The Arkansas Division of Aging and Adult Services administers the Living Choices Assisted Living Waiver program, which may provide financial help to eligible seniors entering Level II assisted living facilities that are enrolled with the program.

Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in Arkansas page.

Paying for Assisted Living Facilities in Arkansas

More Ways to Pay for Assisted Living

While many families use their own funds or personal assets to pay for assisted living, there are plenty of additional options to cover these costs. Some additional ways to finance assisted living costs include:

  • Veterans Benefits
  • Life Insurance Policy
  • Long-Term Care Insurance
  • Reverse Mortgage

For more information about different ways to finance assisted living, visit our Assisted Living in Arkansas page.

Free Assisted Living Resources in Little Rock

As the capital of Arkansas, Little Rock is home to dozens of supports and services for seniors who live in or are thinking about moving to assisted living facilities. Local nonprofit organizations and government agencies provide services such as 

Resource

Contact

Service

(501) 372-5300

Eight area agencies on aging serve Arkansas' senior population; Region V, which covers a six-county area that includes Pulaski County, the seat of which is Little Rock. The nonprofit organization, which offers its services to both seniors and caregivers, provides information and assistance to participants to connect them with the proper resources. CareLink provides a litany of other services, including care coordination, pet food assistance, family caregiver support, legal assistance and fitness opportunities. 

(501) 376-3423

The Center for Arkansas Legal Services is a nonprofit organization that offers assistance with a wide range of civil legal matters to seniors in 44 counties across Arkansas, including Little Rock. Examples of legal matters CALS deals with include family law, consumer debt problems, evictions, estate planning, powers of attorney and denied government benefit applications. The organization's website is filled with legal information and self-help resources.

(800) 264-6359

The Arkansas Ombudsman Program advocates on behalf of assisted living facility residents, ensuring seniors under long-term care can live dignified lives and freely voice complaints without retaliation from facilities, their employees or administrators. 15 long-term care ombudsmen represent seniors throughout the Natural State, providing essential information to residents, advocating for changes to residents' care, investigating residents' complaints and ultimately resolving them to residents' full satisfaction.

(501) 918-1800

The Little Rock Vet Center, which is operated by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, offers a variety of services to veterans, their family members and active-duty military members. The Little Rock Vet Center provides couples, family and grief and bereavement counseling as well as mental health counseling to seniors with diagnoses including depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. It also provides referrals to addiction and suicide prevention care services and offers community engagement opportunities with fellow veterans.

(501) 372-5100

Common types of medical equipment found through Goodwill Industries of Arkansas' Health Equipment Loan Program include wheelchairs, rollators and shower chairs. Equipment is offered on a first-come, first-serve basis and inventory is dependent on community donations. Seniors can participate by visiting any Goodwill location throughout Arkansas.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Little Rock

Little Rock Assisted Living Communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all Assisted Living Facilities in Arizona are required to follow. Visit our Assisted Living in Arkansas page for more information about these laws.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Arkansas