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Brookdale Fort Smith

5501 Duncan Road, Fort Smith, AR 72903

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Maybe it’s time to let someone else do the dishes.Whether you’re looking for independent living, assisted living or memory care, our senior living community has care options to meet your changing needs. When it comes to chores, less is more—more time for you to do what you want to do and here...

1 Source Senior Care - Fort Smith, AR

1513 Jenny Lind, Fort Smith, AR 72901

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1 Source Senior Care - Fayetteville, AR

1820 Shelby Ln, Fayetteville, AR 72704

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Superior Senior Care of Fayetteville, AR

2208 Main Dr., Fayetteville, AR 72704

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1380 North Heritage Lane, Tahlequah, OK 74464

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This Is The Good LifeTucked away on four picturesque acres in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, you will discover an assisted living community that provides you with personalized care plans, warm and friendly neighbors, a dedicated care team and a community calendar with countless opportunities to make the...

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Fort Smith, Arkansas


Home Care

Homemaker care consists of numerous services that can be administered in in a residential setting In-home care offers a number of services including assistance scheduling medical appointments, laundry, and local transportation. Typically, home care agencies review potential seniors prior to admittance. This screening might include weight/nutritional status, ADLs abilities, and skin problems. This type of care can provide various medical services such as retrieving medication from secured storage, opening container lids, and assistance in removing medication from container for those residents with a physical disability. Additionally, services provided can comprise help with household chores and ventilator care. Companion care may also provide your family member help doing help with household chores and with meal preparation. Finally, non-medical home care can support your loved one with services like transfers from wheelchair to bed and monitoring vitals.

In total, there are 2 hospitals located in Fort Smith which offer emergency services and other healthcare. The top hospitals that service Fort Smith include MERCY HOSPITAL FORT SMITH and SPARKS MEDICAL CENTER – FORT SMITH.


Cost of Living

Fort Smith has a sales tax of 6.50%. In terms of resources, Fort Smith has a cost of living index of around 80.2 and a cost-of-groceries index of 89.6. These index scores are founded on a spectrum where 100 is the national average and any amount beneath 100 is considered cheaper than the national average.


Regional Climate and Weather Information

The air temperature, air quality, and humidity of a city may have a profound influence on the well-being of your family member. Monthly, Fort Smith gets around 4 inches of precipitation. The most rain normally falls in May with an average of 7 inches in a month. Fort Smith gets on average 4.10 inches of snow per year. Fort Smith has a humid subtropical type of climate. During the summer months, the air temperature in Fort Smith is around 83F. The low summer temperature falls to about 69F in June. The summer high is at approximately 96F in July. In the wintertime, the average temperature in Fort Smith falls to around 44F. The high winter temperature gets to approximately 59F in the month of February. The low winter temperature is approximately 29 F during the month of January. On average, the air quality index rating in Fort Smith is around 39.4. The average AQI conditions are rated as good. The air quality index rating is at its max during May at around 50.7. During this time, the average air quality conditions are rated moderate. This means that those who are unusually sensitive should consider limiting the amount of time spent on outdoor exertion. On average, Fort Smith has a humidity rating of around 70%. The average humidity levels reach their peak during the month of May at approximately 73%.


Demographics and Values

In terms of crime, Fort Smith has 51.2 property crimes per 1000 residents and 8.9 violent crimes per 1000 residents. Out of the total population of Fort Smith, 25.8% live in poverty, 14.9% do not have health insurance, 6.3% are widowed, and 18.7% have some form of disability. The current population of Fort Smith is shrinking at a rate of 0.000%. Fort Smith has a population density of 537 people per square mile. In Fort Smith, 7.7% of the people are veterans of the United States military. Fort Smith is considered very unfriendly to members of the LGBTQ+ community. During the last presidential election, 27.6% voted Democrat, 65.3% voted Republican, and 7.2% voted for a third party candidate in Sebastian county. In terms of Christian denominations, out of the total population of Fort Smith 30.1% are Baptists, 11.5% practice another Christian faith, and 9.9% practice Catholicism. In Fort Smith, 30.3% are nonbelievers. In terms of non-Christian denominations in Fort Smith, out of the total population 0.1% practice Judaism, 0.5% practice an Eastern religion, and 0.5% practice Islam. Out of the total city population, 51.3% are female and 48.7% are male. In Fort Smith, 25.7% of the population are over the age of 55, 10.9% are over the age of 60, 5.7% are over the age of 70, and 3.6% are over the age of 80. The median age of Fort Smith is 36 years old. Of the population of Fort Smith 30.1% have a high-school diploma, 6.5% have a graduate degree, and 20.1% have a college degree. Racially, the population of Fort Smith is 9.6% black, 5.0% mixed race, 8.1% other or not specified, 18.8% Hispanic, 1.0% Native American, 5.9% Asian, 70.4% white, and 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian.


State Information

An overview of Arkansas

The natural beauty of Arkansas is ranked 19th in the nation. The quality of life enjoyed by the average Arkansas citizen is ranked 45th nation-wide. Additionally, Arkansas is ranked 49th by standards of healthcare. There are 88 general hospitals and 130 health centers that provide care for 3,024,692 Arkansas residents. The top three hospitals in the state are considered to be Arkansas Heart Hospital, Llc, Arkansas Surgical Hospital, and Mercy Hospital Northwest Arkansas. Out of a national average of 100, Arkansas has a cost of living index rating of 88, a grocery index rating of 92, and a housing index rating of 74.


Social demographics of the state

In the most recent presidential election, 61% of Arkansas residents voted Republican and 34% voted Democrat. The state of Arkansas ranks 33rd in the country for diversity. In Arkansas, 30% of the population is over the age of 55. The median age in the state is 38. Forty-one percent of Arkansas residents regularly attend a religious service from one of the state’s 6,697 different congregations. The top three Christian denominations in the state are Evangelical Protestant-46%, Mainline Protestant-16%, and Historically Black Protestant-8%. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-<1%, Muslim-2%, and Buddhist-<1%. In Arkansas there are 361 masonic lodges.


State-wide weather information

On average, the humidity rating for Arkansas is around 71%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 73% in the month of May. 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. On average, the state receives 4.23 inches of precipitation a month. The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of May at around 6.85 inches. The average temperature in the summer rises to around 79F. The average high summer temperature is around 95F in the month of July. The average low summer temperature is around 60F in the month of June. The average temperature in the winter falls 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. 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) tornadoes.


Wildlife to be found in Arkansas

The state of Arkansas has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of cypresses, tulip trees, pine, and water oak. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the eastern wild turkey, the black bears, the bobwhite quail, or the catfish. The state animal of Arkansas is the white-tailed deer.

Frequently asked questions about Home Care agencies in Arkansas

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