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The 5 Best Memory Care Facilities in Bentonville, AR for 2024

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What to Consider About Memory Care in Bentonville

The Arkansas Department of Human Services regulates memory care facilities in Bentonville and sets rules related to staffing, care services and security. It requires facilities to obtain annual licensing and conducts inspections to observe care and conditions. The department also oversees staff training and performs background checks on prospective employees.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in Bentonville

  • The cost of living in Bentonville runs about 18% below Arkansas’ average and 8% below the national norm, promoting financial favorability for prospective memory care residents with budgetary considerations. Additionally, the state-funded Living Choices Assisted Living Waiver helps qualified residents pay for residential care, making memory care more sustainable for some Bentonville families.
  • Temperatures in Bentonville range considerably throughout the year, with residents experiencing winter lows of around 28 to 36 degrees Fahrenheit and summer highs between 81 and 90 degrees Fahrenheit. Fortunately, memory care communities often have unit-controlled thermostats to promote comfort regardless of outside weather conditions.
  • Alzheimer's Arkansas provides educational opportunities and a variety of direct services to seniors and families in the Bentonville region, including Brunch and Learn, in-person and virtual support groups and early-stage engagement opportunities.
  • The AARP Livability Index gives Bentonville a rating of 52 out of 100 points for favorability for seniors, indicating it has more age-friendly supports and benefits than a typical U.S. community. The city scores strongest in the index’s Health category, with a rating of 59, which reflects its high access to exercise opportunities and the low rate of preventable hospitalizations among Medicare beneficiaries. This may benefit older adults managing chronic health conditions such as dementia.
  • Bentonville reports about 12 property crimes per 1,000 people in a given year, which compares favorably to the national norm of 20 incidents and Arkansas’s average of about 25 infractions. Violent crime occurs even less often at a rate of 3.25 versus the national norm of 4.00 and the state rate of 6.45. The safest neighborhoods sit in the heart of the city, including Cornerstone Ridge/Brighton Heights and Highfill, and may appeal to those seeking local memory care accommodations.
  • Bentonville seniors pay a state income tax rate of up to 4.7% on almost all forms of their retirement income, except Social Security benefits. However, it has a senior deduction of up to $6,000, which helps them put more money toward local memory care and medical expenses.

Paying for Memory Care in Bentonville

Note: Residential memory care is usually offered in assisted living facilities, and in general, memory care rates tend to be 20-30% higher than assisted living rates. No national database currently tracks memory care costs in the United States, so we've estimated the monthly memory care costs listed below by adding 25% to the rates listed in Genworth's 2021 Cost of Care Survey.

Memory care rates in Bentonville come to around $5,406 per month.

The Cost of Memory Care in Nearby Cities

In Bentonville, memory care facilities charge a baseline monthly norm of $5,406. While this exceeds Arkansas’s typical rate of $5,183, it saves seniors around $1,280 per month over the national median. Similarly, local care costs compare favorably with rates in Hot Springs and Little Rock, where respective monthly fees come to around $5,344 and $5,541. On the other hand, opting for care in Fort Smith instead of Bentonville may save seniors around $1,190 per month.

Bentonville

$5,406

Arkansas

$5,183

United States

$6,688

Fort Smith

$4,220

Hot Springs

$5,344

Little Rock

$5,541

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Seniors in Bentonville pay around $5,406 per month for residential memory care. This tracks about $1,080 over the cost of assisted living, which features personal care services in a residential environment for seniors without memory impairments. However, it runs about $790 below the rate home health care agencies charge for skilled nursing services in the individual’s home or the community. Similarly, memory care costs less than nursing home care, which includes 24-hour skilled nursing in an institutional setting for around $7,224 per month.

Memory Care

$5,406

Home Health Care

$6,197

Assisted Living Facility

$4,325

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$7,224

Note: Data for Bentonville was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Fayetteville, was used instead

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Bentonville

In Bentonville, there are options for seniors who need financial assistance paying for Memory Care. For more information about other options, who qualifies and how to apply, visit our Memory Care in Arkansas page.

 

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Arkansas

More Ways to Pay for Memory Care

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

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

For more information about different ways to finance memory care, visit our Memory Care in Arkansas page.

Free Memory Care Resources in Bentonville

Bentonville and the surrounding area are home to numerous government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors searching for or currently residing in a memory care community. These organizations can also provide assistance in a number of other eldercare services such as geriatric care management, elder law advice, estate planning, finding home care and health and wellness programs.

To see a list of free memory care resources in Bentonville, please visit our Memory Care in Arkansas page.

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Bentonville

Bentonville Memory Care Communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all Memory Care Facilities in Arkansas are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in Arkansas page for more information about these laws.

 

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Arkansas

Memory Care Facilities near Bentonville, AR

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