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

17%
of Arkansas
population is 65 or older

$16,371
Average social security
income per year

37th
National rank for long-term care

23%
of senior
Arkansans who are veterans

4th
Most improved state
for dementia care
in nursing homes and
reducing antipsychotic
medication use

40%
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

$6,000
Average monthly cost of specialized care

$5,986
Average monthly cost
of a private room
in a nursing home

$4,715
Average monthly cost
of a semi-private, double-occupancy
nursing home room for one

$3,609
Average monthly cost
of home health care

60%
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

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