The Arkansas Aging Statistics & Resource Guide contains key information, links and statistics for senior citizens in Arkansas. With an aging population and the average cost of care averaging between $19.00 an hour for home care to $6,083 a month for skilled nursing care, Arkansas is typically less expensive than the national average.  This guide also contains helpful contact information for county offices, Alzheimer’s Disease organizations and government agencies that offer assistance to caregivers and senior citizens. 

Arkansas Key Statistics

  • 23% of the Arkansas population is aged 60 or over with 11.2% of seniors aged 65+ living alone. 
  • With no inheritance tax and amongst the lowest property tax in the country, it is generally a tax friendly state for retirees, with the highest income tax set at 6.9% and an average property tax set at $658 per $100,000 in home value. 
  • 42.7% of certified nursing home beds were rated four or five-stars over a three-month period compared to a US national average of 47.3%.
  • The median household income for an Arkansas senior (65+) is $36,077.
  • 58,000 people aged 65 and older are living with Alzheimer’s in Arkansas.

Choosing Long Term Care in Arkansas

  • Arkansas Home Care Agencies Directory: The average hourly home care rate in Arkansas is $19.00, making Arkansas less expensive than the national average ($22.50) for home care. 
  • Arkansas Adult Day Care Directory: The average cost of adult day care in Arkansas is $1,948 per month making Arkansas more expensive than the national average ($1,625) for adult day care.
  • Arkansas Assisted Living Directory: The average cost of assisted living in Arkansas is $3,175 per month making Arksansas less expensive than the national average ($4,051) for assisted living.
  • Arkansas Skilled Nursing Directory: The average cost of skilled nursing in Arkansas is $6,083 per month making Arkansas less expensive than the national average ($8,517) for skilled nursing.

Arkansas Department of Senior Services

Division of Aging Adult and Behavioral Health Services

Address: P.O. Box 1437 – Slot W241, Little Rock, AR 72203-1437

Phone: 501-686-9164

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Arkansas State Plan on Aging

Arkansas Elder Justice and Advocacy

Adult Maltreatment Hotline: 1-800-482-8049

To Report Suspected Abuse: Suspected Adult/Elder Abuse Form

Arkansas Support for Caregivers

Arkansas Health Care Fraud

Arkansas Long-Term Care Ombudsman

Office of Long Term Care, Complaints

Address: P.O. Box 8059, Slot 407, Little Rock, AR 72203-8059

Phone: (800) 582-4887

Fax with attention Complaint Unit: (501) 682-8540

Email: complaints.OLTC@arkansas.gov

Statewide Long-Term Care Ombudsman – Division of Aging and Adult Services

Address: P.O. Box 1437 – Slot W 241, 700 Main Street, Little Rock, AR 72203

Phone: (501) 682-8952

Arkansas Medicaid 

Arkansas Medicare and Insurance Counseling

Arkansas Elderly Nutrition & Wellness

Arkansas County Offices for Aging

Area Agency on Aging of Northwest Arkansas

Address: 1510 Rock Springs Road, Harrison, AR 72602

Phone: (870) 741-1144

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Area Agency on Aging of Northwest Arkansas Benton County

Address: 1410 Southeast 14th Street, Bentonville, AR 72712 

Phone: (479) 273-9424

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Area Agency on Aging of Northwest Arkansas Carroll County

Address: 1204 Primrose, Berryville, AR 72616 

Phone: (870) 423-6114

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Area Agency on Aging of Northwest Arkansas Boone County

Address: 1508 Rock Springs Road, Harrison, AR 72602 

Phone: (870) 743-1623

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Area Agency on Aging of Northwest Arkansas Marion County

Address: 414 B Old Main Street, Yellville, AR 72687 

Phone: (870) 449-3750

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Area Agency on Aging of Northwest Arkansas Baxter County

Address: 1101 Spring Street, Mountain Home, AR 72653 

Phone: (870) 425-9811

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Area Agency on Aging of Northwest Arkansas Washington County

Address: 4332 North Waterside Court, Fayetteville, AR 72701 

Phone: (479) 442-5194

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Area Agency on Aging of Northwest Arkansas Madison County

Address: 903 North College Street, Huntsville, AR 72740 

Phone: (479) 738-2524

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Area Agency on Aging of Northwest Arkansas Newton County

Address: 100 East Clark Street, Jasper, AR 72641 

Phone: (870) 446-2337

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Area Agency on Aging of Northwest Arkansas Searcy County

Address: 509 Zack Road, Marshall, AR 72650 

Phone: (870) 448-3155

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White River Area Agency on Aging

Address: 3998 Harrison Street, Batesville, AR 72501 

Phone: (870) 612-3000

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East Arkansas Area Agency on Aging

Address: 2005 East Highland Drive, Jonesboro, AR 72401 

Phone: (800) 467-3278

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Area Agency on Aging of Southeast Arkansas

Address: 709 East 8th Avenue, Pine Bluff, AR 71601

Phone: (870) 543-6300

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Care Link

Address: 706 W. 4th Street, North Little Rock, AR 72114 

Phone: (501) 372-5300

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Area Agency on Aging of West Central Arkansas: Managing Office and Garland & Montgomery Counties 

Address: 905 West Grand Avenue, Hot Springs, AR 71913 

Phone: (501) 321-2811

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Area Agency on Aging of West Central Arkansas: Clark and Pike Counties

Address: 208B North 26th Street, Arkadelphia, AR 71923 

Phone: (501) 321-2650

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Area Agency on Aging of West Central Arkansas: Johnson, Pope and Yell Counties

Address: 915 South Arkansas Avenue, Russellville, AR 72801 

Phone: (479) 967-9300

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Area Agency on Aging of West Central Arkansas: Conway and Perry Counties

Address: 810 East Harding Street, Morrilton, AR 72110 

Phone: (501) 354-0484

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Area Agency on Aging of West Central Arkansas: Hot Spring County

Address: 1721 Martin Luther King Blvd., Malvern, AR 72104 

Phone: (501) 337-1711

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Area Agency on Aging of West Central Arkansas: Johnson County

Address: 504A Crawford Street, Clarksville, AR, 72830 

Phone: (479) 705-8900

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Area Agency on Aging of Southwest Arkansas

Address: 600 Columbia Road 11 East, Magnolia, AR 71753 

Phone: (870) 234-7410

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Area Agency on Aging of Western Arkansas

Address: 524 Garrison Avenue, Fort Smith, AR 72902 

Phone: (479) 783-4550

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Faulkner County Council on Aging: Greenbrier Senior Centre

Address: 21 North Broadview Street, Greenbrier, AR 72058 

Phone: (501) 679-3103

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Faulkner County Council on Aging: Hawks Senior Wellness & Activity Centre

Address: 705 East Siebenmorgen, Conway, AR 72032 

Phone: (501) 327-2895

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Faulkner County Council on Aging: Mayflower Senior Centre

Address: 1 Ashmore Street, Mayflower, AR 72106 

Phone: (501) 470-3350

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Faulkner County Council on Aging: Mt Vernon Senior Centre

Address: 5 Garland Springs Road, Mt Vernon, AR 72111 

Phone: (501) 849-2323

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Faulkner County Council on Aging: Twin Groves Senior Centre

Address: 10 Twin Groves Lane, Twin Groves, AR 72039 

Phone: (501) 335-7733

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Faulkner County Council on Aging: Vilonia Senior Centre

Address: 10 Bise Street, Vilonia, AR 72173 

Phone: (501) 796-4680

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Lonoke County Council on Aging

Address: 1 Newberry Drive, Lonoke, AR 72086 

Phone: (501) 676-6971

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Resources

National Healthcare, Caregiving & Senior Living Resources

Arkansas Healthcare, Caregiving & Senior Living Resources

Alzheimer’s Organizations & Resources

Arkansas Senior Health Studies

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