Springdale, AR, is home to 84,161 residents, of whom 9.8% are aged 65 and over. Its location between Fayetteville and Rogers offers seniors with advanced medical needs multiple destinations for health care, including the Northwest Medical Center – Springdale and the Northwest Health Physicians Specialty Hospital. Older residents will find the region’s cost of living and medical care economical, making it easier to access treatment. Local nursing home costs are in keeping with this trend, averaging $6,083 monthly according to the Genworth Cost of Care Survey, nearly $2,000 less than the national median.
Seniors requiring 24-hour care and supervision are good candidates for nursing home care. Treatments, such as individualized care plans, rehabilitative therapies and wound care, help older adults recover from surgeries and illnesses. Alternatively, individuals needing personal assistance and minimal medical care may find assisted living or home care to be more suitable options.
This guide seeks to help seniors obtain information, such as the cost of nursing homes and comparable long-term care, that can help them determine the best course of action for their future. A resource table with local assistance programs is included.