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Assisted Living in Little Rock, AR

The average cost of assisted living in the city is $3,975 a month. This guide is a starting point covering the cost of assisted living care in the city, as well as financing options to pay for it. You’ll find in-depth information on 4 assisted living facilities in Little Rock and 5 in surrounding areas.

The Cost of Senior Care in Little Rock, AR

  • Assisted Living: $3,975
  • Nursing Home Care: $5,779
  • In-home Care: $3,623
  • Adult Day Health Services: $2,080

Woodland Heights

8700 Riley Drive
Little Rock, AR

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5 Reviews
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Nestled in a secluded forest of mature oaks and evergreens, Woodland Heights’ tranquil setting belies just how close it is to Interstate 630 and other major arteries of the Greater Little Rock metropolitan area. But if it’s fantastic dining, cultural,…

Brookdale Pleasant Hills

800 Napa Valley Drive
Little Rock, AR

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4 Reviews

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4 Reviews

A short drive to shops, a movie theater and a medical center, Brookdale Pleasant Hills is a well-appointed senior community offering deluxe suites, lovely meals and superb care.

Parkway Village

14300 Chenal Parkway
Little Rock, AR

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When simplifying senior living is what you want, Parkway Village is here. Independent Living: At Parkway Village, independent living truly is independent. You’ll have the freedom to come and go as you please without the responsibility of home and yard…

Brookdale Chenal Heights

1 Chenal Heights Drive
Little Rock, AR

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In west Little Rock, Brookdale Chenal Heights is a charming and supportive community that offers plenty of recreational and social activities in addition to superb senior care.

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Reviews of Little Rock Assisted Living Facilities

Woodland Heights

Review by James | Consumer

Woodland Heights had a lot of good perks, like really nice, clean rooms, but they did not have anything available, and they were a little expensive. The people were very nice and friendly. They had a very nice dining area that served two meals a day, but they had food constantly. They also had a swimming pool and aythi...

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Woodland Heights

Review by Anonymous | Consumer

My father-in-law is in Woodland Heights right now. He has only been there for two or three weeks and they're doing a good job. They also have memory care units and assisted living. There's physical therapy and a nurse on duty. They pretty much have what every up-to-date community has. There is a lot of natural light co...

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Woodland Heights

Review by November | Consumer

My mom moved into Woodland Heights. She seems very happy, and so far, there are no problems. It's very nice, she seemed to be very comfortable and happy with the setting. She plays Bridge twice a week, meets with the ladies in the dining room, and she likes the food a lot. The staff is very nice and very helpful.

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Woodland Heights

Review by Carolyn | Consumer

I really liked Woodland Heights. It’s very nice. They have an indoor heated saltwater pool, an exercise room, and a professional driver for when you need to get somewhere. It's very near the medical center and the heart hospital. It's probably where I will end up. The staff member who showed me around was very nice, in...

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Woodland Heights

Review by Pat | Consumer

Woodland Heights was a very nice facility, but the visitor parking was not very good. They had parking in the back for the residents which was better. Also, the walk-in at the entrance would not be good for my brother in law who has vertigo. The theater area and exercise room was well provisioned and staffed. The rooms...

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Brookdale Pleasant Hills

Review by Brenda | Consumer

Brookdale Pleasant Hills' rooms were wonderful. The dining area looked clean and everybody was happy. It's very nice and it smelled really good. They have a library, activities room, a room where the residents can buy postcards and stamps, a laundry room for washing clothes, a garden, and a physical therapy room. They ...

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Map of Little Rock Assisted Living Facilities

Assisted Living Costs in Little Rock

The Genworth 2018 Cost of Care study found that assisted living costs in Little Rock average $3,975 a month. This is nearly on par with the U.S. average of $4,000. However, at nearly $1,000 higher than the Arkansas average, Little Rock assisted living facilities are the most expensive in the state.

Assisted living prices can vary significantly, even within the same geographical area. Pine Bluff is not far from Little Rock, but it’s much more affordable at just $2,350. Another central Arkansas city, Hot Springs, is almost as costly at $3,950 per month.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Surrounding Areas

Care Cost Comparison

Little Rock seniors may encounter vastly different prices for services, depending on the type of care they need. At the top end, nursing home care costs $5,779 per month for a semiprivate room and $6,692 for a private room. While these numbers may seem high, they’re both significantly lower than the national average.

At $3,975 monthly, assisted living facilities are about two-thirds the cost of nursing homes. In-home services are even less expensive at $3,623. Seniors who choose to remain at home should remember to account for additional expenses, such as mortgage payments, utilities, property taxes and meals, when comparing senior living options. These costs are typically included with assisted living and nursing home facilities.

Senior Care Cost Comparison Chart

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Little Rock

Medicaid in Arkansas

Medicaid is a national program that helps low-income Americans pay for necessary health care services. In Arkansas, Medicaid is called ARMedicaid, and it pays for doctor’s visits, emergency care, hospital stays and other medical services. The state Medicaid plan may pay for long-term care, including assisted living facilities, through its waiver programs.

To receive coverage, Little Rock residents must earn less than the Medicaid income limits:

  • $16,146 annually for a one-person household
  • $21,892 annually for a two-person household

Resource limits also apply to Medicaid. The limit is $2,000 for a single person and $3,000 for a couple. Some assets are counted towards the resource limit, while others are exempt. Cash, checking and savings accounts, stocks and bonds are usually counted. Exempt assets include a primary residence, household belongings and one car.

People who receive Supplemental Security Income automatically receive ARMedicaid and don’t need to apply. Others can apply in person at the county Department of Human Services office or visit Access Arkansas to apply online.

For more information about Medicaid coverage, call the ARMedicaid Support Center at (800) 482-8988.

Living Choices Assisted Living Waiver

Seniors who require care in an assisted living community may be eligible for the Living Choices Assisted Living waiver. The waiver may pay for a variety of services, such as nonmedical transportation, medication administration, therapeutic care and limited nursing services, as well as recreational and social activities. Seniors can also receive assistance with daily activities, such as eating, drinking or toileting. Room-and-board costs are excluded from the waiver.

To be eligible for the Living Choices program, seniors must earn less than 300% of the current SSI benefit, or $2,313 per month. They’re also subject to the same resource limits as Medicaid participants ($2,000 for an individual and $3,000 for a couple).

In addition to meeting financial requirements, seniors must need an intermediate level of nursing home care as determined by a licensed medical professional’s assessment. Seniors who require skilled nursing aren’t eligible.

To learn more about the Living Choices waiver, call the Division of Aging and Adult Services at (501) 682-2441.

Other Financial Assistance Programs for Assisted Living

Assisted Living Bridge Loans

Some seniors only require help paying for assisted living for a short period. This may be the case for seniors who are planning a home sale or waiting for benefits approval. A short-term loan can help bridge these funding gaps.

When seniors are approved for a bridge loan, the money is sent right to the assisted living community. Loan terms of up to 24 months are available, which gives seniors time to arrange a more permanent source of funding.

To apply for a bridge loan, call Elderlife Financial at (888) 228-4500 or complete a quick online application. Applicants should be prepared to explain how they’ll repay the loan, but they don’t need to qualify on their own. Up to six borrowers are allowed per application, and they don’t have to be related.

Veterans Aid and Attendance

Little Rock veterans who receive a basic VA pension may be able to receive additional money from the VA to help pay for assisted living costs. The VA offers a top-up benefit called the Aid and Attendance pension. It’s available to veterans who need another person’s help performing activities of daily living, such as getting dressed, eating or bathing. Veterans can also qualify if they’re confined to bed due to a disability, legally blind or a resident in a nursing home.

Senior veterans who aren’t receiving a VA disability pension can apply for the Aid and Attendance benefit by:

Applicants should submit documentation supporting the need for the benefit, and if possible, a written doctor’s report. For answers to questions about this pension or other VA benefits, call the VA at (844) 698-2311.

Assisted Living Resources in Little Rock

Government Offices

Little Rock seniors can visit one of the city’s many DHS offices to learn more about Medicaid or to apply for the program. At the Social Security office, seniors can apply for SSI benefits or replace lost Social Security cards.

Little Rock Social Security Office 
700 W Capitol Ave, Little Rock, AR 72201
(866) 593-0933

Community Centers

Little Rock is home to seven community centers. Some centers are designated Senior Center Site locations and offer dedicated programming for seniors. All centers offer amenities that seniors may enjoy, including exercise rooms, outdoor swimming pools, computer labs and game rooms. Seniors can contact their closest community center to learn more about its offerings.

Resources for Veterans

The Little Rock area offers many resources for veterans. Eligible seniors can visit either of the area’s VA hospitals for medical care. The Little Rock Vet Center provides referrals to VA benefits and services, as well as individual and marriage counseling. Seniors who have questions about their VA pensions or other benefits can visit the Regional Benefit Office.

John L. McClellan Memorial Veterans Hospital 
4300 W 7th St, Little Rock, AR 72205
(501) 257-1000

Eugene J. Towbin Healthcare Center 
2200 Fort Roots Dr, North Little Rock, AR 72114
(501) 257-1000

Little Rock Vet Center 
2200 Fort Roots Dr, Bldg 106, North Little Rock, AR 72114
(501) 918-1800

North Little Rock Regional Office 
2200 Fort Roots Dr, Bldg 65, North Little Rock, AR 72114
(800) 827-1000

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