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Cost of Arkansas Assisted Living Facilities

According to the 2015 Genworth Financial cost of care survey, the average cost of assisted living in Arkansas is $3,063 per month.

The monthly base rate for Arkansas assisted living is typically lower when compared to neighboring states. Arkansas is also less expensive compared to the national average.

This cost is the base cost for a one-bedroom assisted living unit in Arkansas. Additional fees beyond the base rate may apply.

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Monthly Costs Compared to Neighboring States

Missouri$2,525
Louisiana$3,010
Arkansas$3,063
Mississippi$3,150
Oklahoma$3,345
Tennessee$3,395
Texas$3,545
U.S.$3,600

Much of the information above was adapted from the National Center of Assisted Living 2010 Regulatory Review.

Researching Arkansas Assisted Living? Ask these questions:

  • What terms does Arkansas require to be disclosed to you prior to making a decision?
    Arkansas may require the base price, payment schedule, services included in that rate and other items to be disclosed in writing - be sure to find out.
  • What is the Scope of Care offered?
    Find out the minimum services the facility MUST provide to you, as required by Arkansas. These may include 24-hour supervision, types of meals, medical attention, etc.
  • What are the admission requirements to live at the facility?
    Each state is different; find out what the age and physical health requirements are for this specific facility as well as facilities in Arkansas. Determine if the type of care you need is offered by the individual facility.
  • Will the facility complete an assessment and create a care plan for the resident?
    Arkansas probably requires an initial evaluation and the creation of a care plan - be sure to find out exactly what the facility offers.
  • Ask about the handling of medication in the facility?
    There are sure to be specific requirements in Arkansas - ask how the facility handles administering your medication.
  • Does the facility offer rooms and other areas that meet or exceed those required by Arkansas?
    Arkansas will have a minimum size of rooms, a limit to number of people per room, and even requirements as to privacy of available bathrooms - make sure you ask.
  • Does the facility offer the available required staff?
    Make sure the facility staffs the proper professionals, as Arkansas requires. These may include an administrator and caregivers, as well as round-the-clock staff.
  • Is memory care offered?
    Find out of the facility is licensed to be able to handle dementia or Alzheimer's care in Arkansas.
  • Are Medicaid waivers available for Arkansas for this specific facility?
    If you are unable to cover the costs, find out if the facility may offer a Arkansas Medicaid Waiver. You can also research at medicaid.state.ar.us.

Helpful Arkansas Assisted Living Resources

Do you have a question about licensing or regulations of assisted living facilities in Arkansas? Questions about licensing and regulations are handled at the state level. You can contact the Arkansas licensing and regulatory agency at:
Department of Human Services, Division of Aging and Adult Services, Office of Long Term Care
daas.ar.gov
(501) 320-6196
Do you want to report an issue or have a dispute with a senior living facility in Arkansas? Your local Arkansas long-term care ombudsman can help resolve disputes and offer assistance in your long-term care decisions. You can contact them at:
Department of Human Services on Aging of Arkansas - Division of Aging and Adult Services
arkansas.gov
Local: (501) 682-2441
Are you aware of all the Arkansas health-based programs available to you? Your Arkansas Health Department can be a great resource. Contact them at:
Arkansas Department of Health
healthy.arkansas.gov
Local: (501) 661-2000
Tollfree: (800) 462-0599
Are you familiar with the Arkansas Area Agencies on the Aging and all the assistance they can provide to you?

The Arkansas AAAs (Area Agency for the Aging) are very helpful. These offices can provide guidance to those 60+ in Arkansas regarding elder abuse, caregiver support, insurance counseling, transportation and much more.

Find your local Arkansas AAA below:

Area Agency on Aging of Northwest Arkansas
Harrison, AR
(870) 741-1144
White River Area Agency on Aging
Batesville, AR
(870) 612-3000
East Arkansas Area Agency on Aging
Jonesboro, AR
(870) 972-5980
Area Agency on Aging of Southeast Arkansas
Pine Bluff, AR
(870) 543-6300
Care Link
North Little Rock, AR
(501) 372-5300
Area Agency on Aging of West Central Arkansas
Hot Springs, AR
(501) 321-2811
Area Agency on Aging of Southwest Arkansas
Magnolia, AR
(870) 234-7410
Area Agency on Aging of Western Arkansas
Fort Smith, AR
(479) 783-5550

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