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The 10 Best Memory Care Facilities in Pulaski County, AR for 2024

The average cost of memory care in Pulaski County is $5,510 per month. This is higher than the national median of $5,500. Cheaper rated regions include ...

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What to Consider About Memory Care in Pulaski County

Pulaski County is located in the center of Arkansas on the Arkansas River and has just under 400,000 residents, 15 percent of whom are aged 65 and over. According to data published by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, 13 percent of Medicare beneficiaries aged 65 and over have Alzheimer's disease or dementia. 

In Pulaski County, families have a choice between six memory care facilities, including one in Maumelle and the other five in Little Rock. These facilities are officially called Alzheimer's Special Care Units and may be located in separate wings or areas within long-term care facilities. 

Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in

  • Seniors in Pulaski County do not pay state income tax on Social Security, which may leave more money in the budget for memory care. While Arkansas does tax other types of retirement income, it offers seniors a deduction of $6,000. 
  • Pulaski County's air quality is good, which may benefit seniors with respiratory illnesses or cardiovascular disease. The county was given a "B" for ozone pollution and an "A" for short-term particle pollution from the American Lung Association
  • The overall cost of living, as well as the cost of healthcare, is about 13 percent lower than the national average. This may make the county a good option for families who are seeking cost-effective memory care services for their senior loved ones.  
  • Crime is more prevalent in Pulaski County than in the United States as a whole, which may be a concern for safety-minded families. On a 100-point scale, property crime in this county is rated 54.4, which is a little over 15 points higher than the national average. Violent crime is rated 52.8, which is nearly 20 points higher than the U.S. average.  

Paying for Memory Care in Pulaski County

Memory Care costs in Pulaski County start around $5,510 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,694 per month.

It’s important to note that memory care rates in Pulaski County 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.

Counties in Arkansas

US

$5,694

Pulaski County

$5,510

Faulkner County

$5,092

Garland County

$4,216

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Pulaski County

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

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 Pulaski County

Pulaski County 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 Pulaski County, please visit our Memory Care in Arkansas page.

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Pulaski County

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

Reviews of Communities Nearby

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Gene

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of Pinnacle Place Memory Care

My mother is here. The only problem is that they do not take Medicaid. But it is an excellent facility. It's devoted solely to memory care. It has three levels of care. They can move between those...

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Alphonsine

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of Woodland Heights

This is a horrible place, in my opinion and experience. A friend is there now and I visit regularly. She is not being cared for. A person would be arrested if they treated a dog like this. Shame on...

Provider response

Hi Alphonsine, we can assure you that we do not find this type of behavior acceptable, and we would like to address the situation you have described. Please reach out to us when you can so we can...

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Billie

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of Brookdale Chenal Heights

My husband has moved into Brookdale Chenal Heights. They have become like family. They treat my husband as if he were one of their relatives. The food is good. The service is wonderful, and we have...

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