When choosing assisted living care, consumers are reliant on their state’s regulatory agencies to provide information about communities and their backgrounds. But public access to assisted living records varies greatly state by state. Here is a snapshot of the level of transparency in Arkansas:
HOW TO ACCESS RECORDS
- In Arkansas information about assisted living inspections, complaints, and violations must be requested through a written request.
- These records are only available to Arkansas residents, which could inhibit the ability of out-of-state relatives to find the right care for an elderly loved one in Arkansas.
TIPS FOR FAMILIES
- A listing of licensed providers is available online from the Arkansas Department of Health.
- Contact the Long-term Care Ombudsman of Arkansas directly for information about long-term care providers and their backgrounds.
Arkansas Accessibility Criteria
Our ratings are based on the objective criteria outlined in the table below.
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|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|
|10||Payment types shown, [e.g. Medicaid, private pay]?||Yes|
|11||Administrator / Contact name shown?||Yes|
|12||State may fine facility?||Yes|
|13||Frequency of inspections?||Every 12 months|
|14||Website includes pricing of facility?||No|