Arkansas Assisted Living
The state of Arkansas defines assisted living as any facility that provides personal care services to three or more adult residents. However, homes are grouped into two levels based on care provided: Level I Assisted Living homes are for those who need personal care but not skilled nursing care. Level II Assisted Living homes may provide both skilled nursing and assisted living care.
In Arkansas there are 18 Assisted Living Facilities. We can help you find the best matches for your needs. The average cost of Assisted Living in Arkansas is $2,865 per month.
Arkansas Assisted Living Facilities by RegionBack to top
Marion Assisted Living
Other Areas in ArkansasBlytheville, Fort Smith, Jonesboro, Little Rock, Mountain Home, Russellville
Map of Arkansas Assisted Living FacilitiesBack to top
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Cost of Assisted Living in ArkansasBack to top
The average cost of Assisted Living in Arkansas is $2,865. Assisted Living costs range from $1,025 to $4,238 depending on location and other factors.
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Overview of Arkansas Assisted LivingBack to top
Home to former President Bill Clinton, retail giant Wal-Mart and fine Southern hospitality, Arkansas boasts some of the best in the U.S. Surrounded by the Ozark Mountains, Mississippi River and Arkansas Delta, seniors who choose assisted living in Arkansas enjoy unparalleled natural beauty. Conveniently located in the central United States, residents of Arkansas are only a few hours away from the amenities and services of major cities such as Little Rock, Dallas, St. Louis and Memphis.
Assisted Living in Arkansas DefinedBack to top
The State of Arkansas defines assisted living as any facility that provides assisted living services to three or more adult residents for a period of more than 24 hours. Residents live in apartment-style housing with an emphasis on personal self-direction and independence. Assisted living services include:
- Room and board
- Laundry service
- Social activities
- Direct care and healthcare services
- 24-hour supervision
- Limited nursing services
- Level I assisted living facilities are for seniors who need assisted living care and nothing else. Residents are free of serious medical conditions and do not require skilled nursing care.
- Level II assisted living facilities may provide nursing home care as well as assisted living care, but must keep residents with different needs in separate areas of the facility.
Regulation of Arkansas Assisted Living FacilitiesBack to top
The Arkansas Department of Human Services, Division of Aging and Adult Services issues licenses and oversees assisted living communities in the state. In order to operate, a full-time Administrator must be on site at the facility 40 hours per week and, depending on the number of beds, a second administrator may also be employed. Arkansas assisted living facilities must have a Registered Nurse (RN) on call at all times to respond to medical situations and all staff are required to complete a background check and ongoing training each year. Employees are trained within the first 30 days of hire on medication monitoring and emergency response to ensure resident safety.