Expert Senior Living Advisors from A Place for Mom can help direct you to Assisted Living communities. Together, we will find the perfect fit for your loved one, and we will provide direction and support as needed. We partner with 3 Assisted Living facilities in Bull Shoals and the surrounding area, so there are many options to choose from. A Place for Mom is the largest senior living referral service in North America, and we can help you make a good choice at no cost to you.
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715 W 6th St, Mountain Home, AR 72653
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Assisted living communities provide residential living communities and health care to your loved one who require help with everyday activities such as showering or taking medication. Assisted living communities commonly provide supervision of care, help with appointments and transit, and outings for organized activity. Under certain circumstances, communities may offer skilled nursing, “aging in place”, or respite. In Arkansas, the annual median cost for an assisted living community is around $38,100 . Arkansas has a number of stipulations associated with this type of community. The Arkansas Department of Human Services (DHS), Division of Medical Services, Office of Long Term Care (Office) certifies this community type. This community has a number of provisions concerning food and diet which include three balanced meals, snacks, and fluids are required. This type of community is required to offer a number of services. These include assistance with social activities , assistance in obtaining emergency care , medication assistance, and assistance with obtaining transportation. Public assistance is available through 1915(c) Waiver program –the Living Choices Assisted Living Waiver program. There must be one bath or shower for every 2 residents and one toilet for every 2 residents. The minimum number of residents for this community type is 4. The maximum occupancy is 2 residents per room. This type of community is required to have a staff member on duty 24 hours a day. Before a resident is accepted, they must go through a service plan screening to make sure their needs are going to be met. This screening includes a number of areas of interest such as what the community will and will not do to meet the resident’s needs, reassessment must be completed at least annually and more often as changes occur., alternatives offered to deal with the risk, and resident’s preference to the identified course of action. This community type has a number of provisions pertaining to medication assistance. These provisions include if the resident is physically impaired but cognitively able, staff may assist the resident in removing oral medication from the container and in taking the medication, remove the container cap or loosen the packaging, and community staff may place the dose of medication in another container and place that container to the mouth of the resident. Staff are required to obtain education in a variety of areas. These areas include communicable diseases, incident reporting, communication skills, and abuse/neglect.
In Bull Shoals, 33.7% participate in the labor force, 10.0% consider themselves widows, 14.2% live in poverty, and 26.8% have some form of disability. Based on gender, 51.8% are female and 48.2% are male. The median age of Bull Shoals is 58 years old. In terms of education, 32.2% have a high-school diploma, 7.2% have a graduate degree, and 18.2% have a college degree. Demographically, Bull Shoals is 0.0% black, 0.0% Native American, 96.5% white, 0.3% Asian, 3.0% mixed race, 0.1% other or not specified, 0.8% Hispanic, and 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian. The total population of Bull Shoals consists of 1,944 people. Bull Shoals has a population density of 153 people per square mile. In Bull Shoals, 17.0% of the citizens are veterans of the United States armed forces.
The overall cost of care for a community is influenced by the community in which it is located. The rent burden for Bull Shoals is about 13.7% of the average person’s monthly income. Bull Shoals has a median home value of around $124,861 and the median cost of rent is about $472 per month.
In terms of resources, Arkansas has a cost of living index of 88.4, a grocery index rating of 92.0, and a housing index rating of 73.9. These index ratings are based on a system where 100 is considered the national average and anything below 100 is considered less expensive than the national average. Overall, Arkansas ranks 45th out of all states in quality of life and 49th in healthcare. The natural beauty of Arkansas is ranked 19th in the nation. There are 88 general hospitals and 130 health centers that provide care for 3,024,692 Arkansas residents. Arkansas Heart Hospital, Llc, Arkansas Surgical Hospital, and And Mercy Hospital Northwest Arkansas are among the top three highest ranked hospitals in the state.
The median age in the state is 38, and 30% of the population is over the age of 55. In terms of diversity, Arkansas ranks 33rd in the nation. In the most recent presidential election, 61% of Arkansas residents voted Republican and 34% voted Democrat. In terms of religion, 41% of Arkansas residents attend religious services among the 6,697 different congregations that are available in the state. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-<1%, Muslim-2%, and Buddhist-<1%, with the most common Christian denominations consisting of Evangelical Protestant-46%, Mainline Protestant-16%, and Historically Black Protestant-8%. In Arkansas there are 361 masonic lodges.
The average air quality index rating in Arkansas is 38.8 AQI. The average air quality index rating peaks in the month of July with a rating of around 47.9 AQI. During the summer, the average temperature in Arkansas is around 79F. The average high summer temperature is around 95F in the month of July. In the summer, the average low temperature drops to around 60F during the month of June. During the winter, the average temperature in Arkansas drops to around 41F. During the winter, the average high temperature peaks at around 60F during the month of February. In the winter months, the average low temperature falls to around 22F during the month of January. The average humidity across the state is 71%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of May at around 73%. The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of May at around 6.85 inches. The average monthly precipitation for the state of Arkansas is around 4.23 inches. While residents of Arkansas mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it’s important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Arkansas can include earthquakes (moderate) and tornadoes.
The state of Arkansas has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of Pine, Cypresses, Orchid, and Mexican Juniper. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the Mourning Dove, the Black Bears, the Armadillo, or the Bobwhite Quail. The state animal of Arkansas is the White-tailed Deer.