Arkansas has one of the highest populations of seniors in the country according to the 2010 U.S. Census. The low cost of living makes it an attractive place to retire.
The Arkansas Department of Human Services, Office of Long-Term Care is responsible for inspection of assisted living facilities. They perform inspections on an annual basis.
Cost of Assisted Living in Arkansas
According to the 2012 A Place for Mom Senior Living Costs Survey, the median monthly cost to live in an assisted living one bedroom apartment in Arkansas is $3,279.
A Place for Mom uses the term “assisted living” to indicate that the community provides some level of assistance with daily living activities. It is not intended to indicate that the facility meets official state requirements for level of care.
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Assisted Living Rules and Regulations in Arkansas
State regulatory agencies often provide accurate and up-to-date information on assisted living records to help consumers find high quality care for themselves or loved ones. Access to assisted living records and the history of each community differ from state to state. Learn more about researching assisted living records in Arkansas and the information available to consumers searching for long term care services.
Public Records and License Status
Arkansas provides access to licensed assisted living records, including information concerning inspections, violations and complaints through written request only. These records are only available to those who live in Arkansas, which can be problematic for out of state family and caregivers to find quality care for senior loved ones living in Arkansas. For out of state family and caregivers looking for assisted living records in Arkansas, a list of licensed providers is available online through the Arkansas Department of Health. Additionally, the Long-Term Care Ombudsman of Arkansas can provide direct information about potential long term care providers.
Violations and Resident Protection
Licensed assisted living communities are listed online in a searchable form that is updated frequently. However, the state does not list violations, inspections, complaints or survey results online. They do share capacity information, payment types and administrator contact info as well as information about special licensing. Inspections are completed every 12 months and the state does have the ability to fine communities.