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Arkansas, with a population of 3+ million has witnessed steady growth over the last four decades in particular, but still ranks behind nearby Oklahoma and Louisiana for both population and growth.

Why look for assisted living in Arkansas?

The number one thing Arkansas has going for it when it comes to assisted living is affordability. The state ranks second in affordability, only behind West Virginia. Arkansas is far cheaper for assisted living than a number of southern neighbors, some of which its significantly more affordable than.

The statewide average for assisted living in Arkansas is only $3,340 per month which is far below the national average of $3,700 per month. Many of units are far cheaper than the average monthly state figure.

Arkansas Assisted Living - Cost

The Top 5 Most Affordable Cities for Assisted Living in Arkansas per month:

  1. Russellville, AR - $3,203
  2. Monticello, AR - $3,206
  3. Ashdown, AR - $3,320
  4. Mountain Home, AR - $3,350
  5. Fort Smith, AR - $3,354

The Top 5 Most Expensive Cities for Assisted Living in Arkansas:

  1. Bentonville, AR - $3,970
  2. Sherwood, AR - $3,760              
  3. Maumelle, AR - $3,745     
  4. Little Rock, AR - $3,660
  5. Farmington, AR - $3,585

The Top 5 Most Affordable Counties in Arkansas for Assisted Living per month:

  1. Pope County - $3,200
  2. Drew County - $3,210       
  3. Little River County - $3,315         
  4. Sebastian County - $3,340
  5. Baxter County - $3,350     

The Top 5 Most Expensive Counties in Arkansas for Assisted Living:

  1. Washington County - $3,426
  2. Faulkner County - $3,528
  3. Saline County - $3,575     
  4. Pulaski County - $3,693
  5. Benton County - $3,972

Types of Assisted Living Available in Arkansas

Among the types of care you can expect in Arkansas are:

Directed care services: Programs that are catered to individuals that are incapable of recognizing danger, requires assistance, expressing needs and/or making basic personal care decisions. It’s different from an assisted living home that provides housing for 10 or fewer individuals.

Personal care services: Defined as assistance with daily living activities and can be performed by staff members with or without professional skills or professional training. It’s basic yet important tasks like intermittent nursing or administration of meds.

Supervisory care services: General supervision of lifestyle tasks and functioning, and assistance to the residents continuing needs. The supervisor is able to intervene in the event of a crisis as well as prescribed medications.

Paying for Assisted Living in Arkansas

Along with being one of the most affordable states for assisted living, Arkansas also provides two options for financial aid. The Living Choices Assisted Living Waiver as well as the state’s general Medicaid program can both pay for part or the entire monthly bill.

The ElderChoices Waiver which once supported assisted living residents financially, is no longer available yet the other two choices may qualify you for even more savings.

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