2 Memory Care Facilities near Fort Smith, AR

1 Memory Care Facility in Fort Smith, AR

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Brookdale Fort Smith

Provides: Memory Care
5501 Duncan Road, Fort Smith, AR 72903
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1 Memory Care Facility near Fort Smith, AR

Memory Lane

Provides: Memory Care
1012 Fayetteville Road, Van Buren, AR 72956
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Memory Care near Fort Smith, AR

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What to Consider About Memory Care in Fort Smith

Fort Smith is located in Arkansas, a state where 56,000 people have Alzheimer's disease, and it has a senior community that makes up nearly 14 percent of its 88,000-person population. To support local seniors with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia, the city has one memory care facility with two more nearby. Memory care facilities are officially called Alzheimer's special care units and are regulated by the Arkansas Department of Human Services

Fort Smith is home to Mercy Hospital, which specializes in serving seniors with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. The hospital provides informational resources regarding Alzheimer's disease, as well as medication therapy, regular monitoring and tips on optimizing quality of life.

  • Fort Smith is an affordable place to live, with overall living costs coming in at 20 percent below the national median and healthcare expenses costing roughly 14 percent less here than the country as a whole. This may let seniors and families with a restrictive budget put more money toward memory care expenses.
  • The crime rates in Fort Smith are relatively high, with property crime and violent crime rates that are higher than regional, state and national averages. On a 100-point scale, with a higher score indicating more crime, the property crime in this city is 66.2 and violent crime is 60.8. This is compared to the respective national medians of 38.1 and 31.1. Memory care facilities keep residents safe by employing the use of surveillance cameras, controlled entrances and other security features.
  • Fort Smith has hot summers with highs in the 90s and cold winters with lows in the 20s. Families should ensure that the memory care facility they choose for their loved ones takes strides to keep residents safe indoors during extreme temperatures.
  • Fort Smith seniors do not pay state income tax on their Social Security benefits, but other types of retirement income are partially taxed. This may impact how much money can be put toward memory care.


Paying for Memory Care in Fort Smith

Average Monthly Costs

Cities in Arkansas

$5,975.00 Bentonville
$5,281.00 Rogers
$4,781.00 US
$4,056.00 Broken Arrow
$3,325.00 Fort Smith

Memory Care costs in Fort Smith start around $3,325 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,781 per month.

It’s important to note that memory care rates in Fort Smith and the surrounding suburbs can vary widely based on factors such as location, the level of care needed, apartment size and the types of amenities offered at each community.

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Fort Smith

Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Memory Care in Arkansas page. Financial Assistance in Arkansas Financial Assistance 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 Fort Smith

Fort Smith and the surrounding area are home to numerous government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors searching for or currently residing in an assisted living 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 Fort Smith, please visit our Assisted Living in Arkansas page.

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Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Fort Smith

Fort Smith-area assisted living communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all assisted living communities in Arkansas are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in Arkansas page for more information about these laws.

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