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Assisted Living in Arkansas

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Overview of assisted living in Arkansas

Assisted living in Arkansas is broken into two levels of care. Level 1 facilities offer supervision and assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs). Level 2 facilities offer more direct assistance with ADLs and must have a registered nurse on staff. The average cost of assisted living in Arkansas is $4,130 per month, which comes out to $49,560 per year.[01] Assisted living in Arkansas is more expensive than independent living but less expensive than memory care.

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Assisted living state rankings report

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Overall state ranking out of 50

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How we determine rankings

Our 2023 state ranking for assisted living uses A Place for Mom’s proprietary data collected from our community partners. First, we sorted through our metrics and grouped them into three pillars that are key in a quality assisted living experience. We weighted these pillars differently based on insights from our senior living experts. Then, we used these categories and their weighting to determine how each state ranks. Read our full methodology

Top ranked Arkansas cities for assisted living overall

Top-rated Assisted Living facilities in Arkansas

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Good Samaritan Society Mountain Home

300 Good Samaritan Dr, Mountain Home, AR 72653
10
Review Score
60 reviews
Ernestine L - I live or lived in this community

PT was good for my body. Stroke in Jan. Right side of body was weak. PT strengthened my left knee and arm. My right knee some better. Rec Center is great place if you need therapy.

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Willow Grove of Sherwood

9880 Brockington Rd, Sherwood, AR 72120
9.9
Review Score
45 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Anonymous - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

I've so far been very pleased with Willow Grove. Of course, early on there was an adjustment period, but overall they have been very receptive and responsive to my concerns and desires. Their communication...

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Southern Meadows Senior Living

715 W 6th St, Mountain Home, AR 72653
9.9
Review Score
60 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Anonymous - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

Facility is clean, easy to find your way around and the rooms are nice sized. The staff is friendly, helpful, knowledgeable and compassionate. I would recommend Southern Meadows to others.

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Top-rated Assisted Living facilities in North Little Rock

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Willow Grove of Maumelle

100 Bringler Dr, Maumelle, AR 72113
9.0
Review Score
58 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Diane - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

My Mother is currently a resident at Willow Grove of Maumelle. She says that everyone is so friendly and helpful! They are especially attentive to her needs and call me if anything changes in my Mom's health...

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Mira at Maumelle

925 Country Club Parkway, Maumelle, AR 72113
8.0
Review Score
1 review
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Kimberly - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

The staff are truly family! The CNA's are wonderful. They treat mom as a grand mom or mom. They are very playful with my LO. I've seen them dance with her, fix her hair. Her room and restroom are always...

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Willow Grove of Sherwood

9880 Brockington Rd, Sherwood, AR 72120
9.9
Review Score
45 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Anonymous - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

I've so far been very pleased with Willow Grove. Of course, early on there was an adjustment period, but overall they have been very receptive and responsive to my concerns and desires. Their communication...

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Top-rated Assisted Living facilities in Little Rock

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Woodland Heights

8700 Riley Dr, Little Rock, AR 72205
9.1
Review Score
27 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
WL - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

I would highly recommend! We feel like our dad is in the best place he could be. He loves the food and he is taken care of very well. I have recommended it to a few others, as the need arises, and one...

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Brookdale Chenal Heights

1 Chenal Heights Drive, Little Rock, AR 72223
9.1
Review Score
36 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Anonymous - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

The nurses are fabulous, caring, and wonderful at keeping me informed of any concerns or changes. The CNAs are great, too. They're very kind and attentive. Occasionally, the weekend staff are a bit less...

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Parkway Village

14300 Chenal Pkwy, Little Rock, AR 72211
9.0
Review Score
20 reviews
Anonymous - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

What our family likes the most about the Parkway Village community is that it has a sense of family and the staff members are very helpful. Based on the experience so far, we would recommend this community...

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Top-rated Assisted Living facilities in Rogers

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Magnolia Place Transitional Assisted Living and Memory Care

2000 S Hampton Pl, Rogers, AR 72758
9.2
Review Score
19 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Kim P - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

They were awesome and get al 5 stars! It is the best place in our area for dementia care. The staff are highly trained; know their residents - they pay attention. They are calm & take each person as they...

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Grand Brook Memory Care Rogers at Pinnacle Hills

5125 W Pleasant Grove Dr, Rogers, AR 72758
8.6
Review Score
6 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
PTM - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

They are taking good care of my loved one. The communication has been very good. I'm so happy I moved her. Love that the price is frozen and the staff has been great. I would recommend to other families.

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Pinnacle Groves

5272 West Northgate Road, Rogers, AR 72758
8.2
Review Score
3 reviews
Anonymous - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

Based on the experience we have had so far with Pinnacle Groves community, I would have to say I like the individuals who work there more than the community.

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Top-rated Assisted Living facilities in Fayetteville

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Magnolia Place Transitional Assisted Living and Memory Care

2000 S Hampton Pl, Rogers, AR 72758
9.2
Review Score
19 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Kim P - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

They were awesome and get al 5 stars! It is the best place in our area for dementia care. The staff are highly trained; know their residents - they pay attention. They are calm & take each person as they...

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The Bungalows at Springdale

672 Jones Rd, Springdale, AR 72762
8.8
Review Score
7 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Debbie A - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

My mother was in a HORRIBLE PLACE, I was search frantically for a better place..when I recieved a return phone call about a opening..PRAYERS were answered. Whole story is mom was in a facility which I was...

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Village on the Park Bentonville

3800 SW Mount Carmel Dr, Bentonville, AR 72713
8.7
Review Score
11 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Cindi Saporito - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

I placed mom in the memory care unit at Village on the Park in about 2021. It was the best experience for her. She probably spent some of her best years here. The staff fell in love with her and visa...

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Cost of assisted living in Arkansas

The cost of assisted living in Arkansas ranges from $2,595 to $5,752 per month, according to A Place for Mom’s proprietary data. The national average cost of assisted living is $5,126 per month.[01] Although fees and care needs are included in this monthly average, keep in mind that fees can change along with a senior’s care needs.

In Arkansas, the level assigned to the assisted living facility will likely affect cost. While Level 1 and Level 2 communities both provide 24-hour supervision and help with activities of daily living, Level 2 communities provide more substantial assistance and have a registered nurse on staff. Therefore, you can expect to pay more at a Level 2 facility.

Several factors can affect the cost of assisted living. These include:

  • The community’s pricing structure
  • Your chosen floor plan
  • The community’s location
  • Extra services you choose to add, such as a beautician

Medicare and Medicaid may help offset some of the costs of medical expenses in assisted living.

Compare costs of Arkansas vs. the national average

Average monthly costs

Arkansas

$4,034/mo

US National average

$4,536/mo

Compare costs of assisted living vs. nearby states

Average monthly costs

Arkansas

$4,034/mo

Mississippi

$3,497/mo

Missouri

$3,792/mo

Oklahoma

$4,365/mo

Louisiana

$3,899/mo

Compare costs of assisted living in Arkansas vs. nearby cities

Average monthly costs

Arkansas

$4,034/mo

Compare costs of assisted living vs. other senior care types in Arkansas

Average monthly costs

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Paying for assisted living in Arkansas

Seniors and their families have several options to consider when paying for assisted living. The earlier you plan for assisted living, the more options you’ll have to consider. This is especially true if you’re planning on applying for any public assistance, as some programs, such as some Arkansas Medicaid benefits, have a waiting period.

It’s also helpful to keep in mind that most families use a combination of different private and public payment methods, such as retirement funds and veterans benefits. For an overview of the payment options you may wish to consider, also consult our guide to paying for long-term care.

Private pay options include retirement accounts and life insurance policies, along with other assets.

Assisted living requirements and regulations in Arkansas

Level 1 or Level 2 care. While both levels of care offer 24-hour supervision, Level 1 facilities focus on supervision and observation when offering assistance with ADLs. Level 2 communities focus on providing more hands-on assistance for seniors and must have a registered nurse on staff. Facilities must be licensed through Arkansas’ Department of Human Services, Division of Medical Services, and the Office of Long-Term Care.

After a facility becomes licensed, they must renew their license yearly through the Department of Human Services. Approximately every 18 months, the Office of Long-Term Care conducts on-site surveys and inspections, which may be unannounced. This office also investigates any complaints about an assisted living facility. Although inspection reports aren’t available online, you may ask the facility directly or contact the Department of Human Services for inspection records.

Arkansas has several requirements for assisted living facilities, including the following:

  • Communities must provide a comprehensive consumer disclosure statement for residents to review and sign before moving in.
  • Communities must specify the services that will be included in the bill and a current statement of all fees and charges.
  • Level 2 facilities are required to have a registered nurse conduct a care assessment for new residents.
  • At both levels, assisted living facilities may have a special care unit for residents with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia.
  • Both Level 1 and Level 2 communities have admission requirements and cannot admit seniors who are bedridden or need 24-hour skilled nursing care, though Level 2 communities may provide some limited nursing services as needed.

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Ranking Arkansas’ system of regulation and records

We developed a system to rate each state on how easy — or difficult — it is to find important assisted living records and reports, and we compiled tips to help you in your search.

States with the most transparent records allow you to look up important information about each assisted living facility online, including inspections, complaints, survey results, violations, capacity, and whether the facility accepts Medicaid.

Access to Arkansas assisted living records: Moderate

Public access to assisted living records and reports for the state of Arkansas is moderate. Here are some key findings that informed this rating:

  • In Arkansas, information about assisted living inspections, complaints, and violations must be requested through a written request.
  • Because these records are only available to Arkansas residents, it may be difficult for out-of-state relatives to research and find the right care for an elderly loved one in Arkansas.

How to look up Arkansas assisted living licenses and records

How we arrived at our Arkansas rating

We developed a standard methodology for state data collection and evaluation, and we based our rating primarily on the objective, state-specific accessibility criteria outlined in these questions:

  1. Are licensed assisted living communities listed online in any form? Yes
  2. If Yes to #1, is the information updated frequently? Yes
  3. If Yes to #1, is the list of licensed communities searchable? Yes
  4. Does the state post inspections, complaints, survey results, or violations online? No
  5. If Yes to #4, is the information updated frequently? [within 90 days] No or N/A
  6. If Yes to #2 and #4, is the enforcement information included in the same place as licensed communities? No or N/A
  7. If Yes to #4 and No to #6, are violations/inspections searchable at all? No
  8. Is information about special licensing for care shown? Yes
  9. Is capacity shown? Yes
  10. Are payment types shown [e.g. Medicaid, private pay]? Yes
  11. Is the administrator/contact name shown? Yes
  12. Can the state fine a facility? Yes
  13. What is the frequency of inspections? Every 12 months
  14. Does the website include pricing of facilities? No

Top cities in Arkansas for assisted living

9.1
Hot Springs, AR
8 facilities
8.2
Rogers, AR
15 facilities
8.0
7.7
Fayetteville, AR
9 facilities
6.9
Little Rock, AR
21 facilities

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