Hot Springs is a city in the Ouachita Mountains in a landscape famous for the numerous geothermal springs that populate the area. Approximately 38,000 people call Hot Springs home, with the 65+ age group making up about 21.5% of them — an above-average figure, which suggests the city is particularly senior-friendly. Three hospitals provide comprehensive medical treatments for the city’s residents: Levi Hospital, CHI St. Vincents and National Park Medical Center. Medicare beneficiaries are well-served too, with more than 300 medical professionals in multiple disciplines registered to treat them. 

Some seniors will benefit from nursing home care in their later years. Nursing homes provide hospital-like levels of medical care within home-like environments. Typically, a physician will develop a bespoke healthcare plan for the senior which will be realized by a registered nurse, aided by licensed nursing staff. Fees in Hot Springs average around $6,083 per month, which is why seniors who don’t require 24/7 care should consider more affordable alternatives, such as home health care and assisted living, before committing to the expense.

This guide covers senior living costs in Hot Springs, focusing particularly on nursing home fees. It also lists some useful resources for seniors and their families.

Directory of Nursing Homes in Hot Springs, AR

Lakewood Therapy and Living Center

260 Lakepark Dr. , Hot Springs, AR, 71901

Lakewood Therapy & Living Center is nice. It’s older, but it’s clean, and I have friends that are there now that we visit. It’s not a big facility. It’s in a very nice setting, very quiet, and the … (read more)
Lakewood Therapy & Living Center is nice. It’s older, but it’s clean, and I have friends that are there now that we visit. It’s not a big facility. It’s in a very nice setting, very quiet, and the … (read more)

Quapaw Care and Rehabilitation Center LLC

138 Brighton Terrace, Hot Springs, AR, 71913

My wife is still in Quapaw Nursing & Rehab Center. She had COVID like a month ago, she’s been treated and over that, but she had some swelling and fluid, and that’s affecting her breathing right n … (read more)
My wife is still in Quapaw Nursing & Rehab Center. She had COVID like a month ago, she’s been treated and over that, but she had some swelling and fluid, and that’s affecting her breathing right n … (read more)

Pines Nursing & Rehab

524 Carpenter Dam Road, Hot Springs, AR, 71901

The Pines Nursing looks nice. It doesn’t feel big, like some of the bigger ones. It has a nice, small, homey kind of feel. Everybody seems nice, too. Mom has to be helped with any activity. They sai … (read more)
The Pines Nursing looks nice. It doesn’t feel big, like some of the bigger ones. It has a nice, small, homey kind of feel. Everybody seems nice, too. Mom has to be helped with any activity. They sai … (read more)

Garland Nursing And Rehabilitation Center

610 Carpenter Dam Rd, Hot Springs, AR, 71901

My mom has been with this center for two years,and I can truly see the big progress, that she has made while being in their care. Love to all Ms Amos Alice
My mom has been with this center for two years,and I can truly see the big progress, that she has made while being in their care. Love to all Ms Amos Alice

Village Springs Health And Rehabilitation

1208 Highway 7 North, Hot Springs, AR, 71901

Make sure guardianship and POA are resolved outside of facilities. They are not equipped to handle or willing to mediate with family. Even for 6k a month! Social work is work. Do better. Don’t us … (read more)
Make sure guardianship and POA are resolved outside of facilities. They are not equipped to handle or willing to mediate with family. Even for 6k a month! Social work is work. Do better. Don’t us … (read more)

Heritage Of Hot Springs Health And Rehabilitation,

552 Golf Links Road, Hot Springs, AR, 71901

I would never allow my loved one to be sent here again! The conditions of the building are poor, with my grandfather’s toilet unusable majority of the time. The staff is cold, and the few that are goo … (read more)
I would never allow my loved one to be sent here again! The conditions of the building are poor, with my grandfather’s toilet unusable majority of the time. The staff is cold, and the few that are goo … (read more)

Canyon Springs Health And Rehabilitation, Llc

1401 Park Ave, Hot Springs, AR, 71901

About 2 years ago a relative of mine was in need of nursing home care after having a fall. This facility was chosen because of the proximity and beds were available. I found the condition to be a litt … (read more)
About 2 years ago a relative of mine was in need of nursing home care after having a fall. This facility was chosen because of the proximity and beds were available. I found the condition to be a litt … (read more)

National Park Medical Center

1910 MALVERN AVENUE, Hot Springs, AR, 71901


Belvedere Nursing And Rehabilitation Center, Llc

2600 Park Ave, Hot Springs National Park, AR, 71901

My 93 year old mom has been a resident at Belvedere since March 2022. I fell in luv with this facility and employees. She has had the best care. I’m at ease leaving town knowing her needs are met. … (read more)
My 93 year old mom has been a resident at Belvedere since March 2022. I fell in luv with this facility and employees. She has had the best care. I’m at ease leaving town knowing her needs are met. … (read more)

Lake Hamilton Health & Rehabilitation Inc

120 Pittman Rd, Hot Springs National Park, AR, 71913

I was assured I would not be billed for services the first month, Medicare paying until second month when my private policy would pay 80%. I stayed only about 10 days due to too few physical rehab tre … (read more)
I was assured I would not be billed for services the first month, Medicare paying until second month when my private policy would pay 80%. I stayed only about 10 days due to too few physical rehab tre … (read more)

Nursing Home Costs inHot Springs, AR

A semiprivate room in a Hot Springs nursing home typically costs $6,083 per month, while a private room averages $7,376.

The Cost of Nursing Home Care in Nearby Cities

According to the 2020 Genworth Cost of Care Survey, the average fee for a semiprivate room in Hot Springs is $6,083, an additional $152 per month when compared to the state average but a monthly saving of $1,673 against the U.S. average. The typical senior in Little Rock pays the same as their peers in Hot Springs, while those in Pine Bluff pay $100 more at $6,183. Some cities in the survey are more affordable, including Fayetteville, where the average is $6,007, and Jonesboro, the least costly city in Arkansas, at $5,779.

$6083

Hot Springs

$5931

Arkansas

$7756

The United States

$6083

Little Rock

$6183

Pine Bluff

$5779

Jonesboro

$6007

Fayetteville

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Nursing home care is the most expensive form of senior care, typically costing $6,083 for a semiprivate room and another $1,293 per month for a private one. Seniors able to receive care in their own homes can get home care for $3,909, while that service plus basic medical care is available for the same fee. Assisted living offers accommodation and care for $3,625. The survey doesn’t include adult day care fees, but costs are likely to be in the region of $1,820, which is the state average. 

$3909

Home care

$3909

Home health care

$

Adult day health care

$3625

Assisted living

$6083

Nursing home (semiprivate room)

$7376

Nursing home (private room)

Financial Assistance for Nursing Home Care in Hot Springs, AR

Many seniors and their families use some form of financial assistance to help them pay for nursing care. The main options available are Medicare, Medicaid and veterans benefits. These programs can be complicated, especially when it comes to benefit terms. Below, we give a brief overview of how these programs may be used to pay for skilled nursing care.

  • Medicare: Medicare will typically cover all skilled nursing costs for the first 20 days of one’s stay in a nursing home and a portion of the costs until day 100. After 100 days in a skilled nursing facility, Medicare will not cover any part of the cost of the stay. While this is adequate when short-term care is needed, those in need of long-term care will need to either pay out-of-pocket or use another source of financial assistance.
  • Medicaid: Medicaid covers most of the costs of living in a skilled nursing facility for those who qualify. Care, room, and board are covered with no time limit, but residents may be charged for extras like specially prepared food or cosmetic services. Medicaid eligibility standards are strict and complex, so not all seniors are eligible for Medicaid benefits.
  • Veterans Benefits: Veterans receiving a VA pension may also be eligible for the Aid and Attendance benefit administered by the VA. Aid and Attendance is a monthly allowance that beneficiaries may use to pay for their long-term care, including skilled nursing care.

If these options aren’t available to you, check if your loved one has long-term care insurance or contact your Area Agency on Aging to ask about any local financial assistance programs for seniors.

Free Resources for Seniors in Hot Springs, AR

Seniors in Hot Springs can access a wealth of resources aimed at enhancing their lives and providing support when it’s needed. These examples can help seniors in dispute with their care providers, those in need of medical equipment while still at home and veterans who don’t know what benefits they’re entitled to.

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Service

(800) 467-2170

The Area Agency on Aging of West Central Arkansas manages the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program in Hot Springs. Ombudsmen are advocates for seniors who may otherwise struggle to get resolutions to complaints about their facilities. For example, the ombudsman can investigate concerns about food quality, room temperature, changes to care costs and discharges without prior agreement. Families of residents can also contact the ombudsman if, for example, they have concerns about their loved ones' care plans.

(501) 622-3795

The veterans' services officers in Garland County advise U.S. military vets and their dependents on the federal, state and local benefits to which they're entitled. Their support includes helping vets access, complete and submit all required paperwork when making a benefit claim. Military-specific support includes helping vets access their service records and apply for VA benefits, such as VA Aid and Attendance and Housebound Allowance, which are monthly payments that cover some nursing home and home health care costs.

(501) 321-0275

Goodwill Industries of Arkansas is a nonprofit organization that operates two stores in Hot Springs that loan donated medical equipment to seniors in need. As the stores can only loan gently-used equipment previously donated, they may not always have the required device in stock. All loans are on a first-come-first-served basis. Examples of equipment include wheelchairs, walkers, crutches and bedside commodes.

(800) 467-2170

Housebound adults aged 60 and older who reside in Garland County and have no other means of getting hot food can apply to the Area Agency of Aging of West Central Arkansas for free home-delivered meals. All of the agency's meals are approved by a registered dietician and contain at least one-third of the daily nutrients recommended for seniors. While delivering the meals every weekday, delivery drivers will also conduct a wellness check on the senior.