Few people are adequately prepared for managing the decisions and stress that accompany planning and providing care for aging family members.

The Arkansas Caregiver Resource Guide provides an essential road map for navigating the process. This resource guide explores the myriad of available care options in central, northeast, northwest, southeast and southwest Arkansas, and it covers essential tips on topics ranging from engaging in difficult conversations to fall prevention and memory care.

480,000 +
Arkansans age
65 and older

of Arkansas
population is 65 or older

Average social security
income per year

National rank for long-term care

of senior
Arkansans who are veterans

Most improved state
for dementia care
in nursing homes and
reducing antipsychotic
medication use

of reduction
in antipsychotic medication use
in Arkansas nursing homes

2.5 years
Average length
of stay for women
in long-term care

1.5 years
Average length
of stay for men
in long-term care

Average monthly cost of specialized care

Average monthly cost
of a private room
in a nursing home

Average monthly cost
of a semi-private, double-occupancy
nursing home room for one

Average monthly cost
of home health care

of family caregivers who are female

37% : 69%
of people who think they will need long-term care vs. percentage who actually do

Sources: United States Census Bureau, Census.gov, ArkansasHealthRankings.org, Arkansas Health Care Association, Genworth.com, SeniorLiving.org, WorldPopulationReview.com, After55.com, Pew Research, Forbes.com, AARP, LongTermCare.Acl.Gov