Other Types of Assisted Living for seniors in Arkansas

What is Assisted Living?

Home Health Care:

  • For those recovering from an acute hospitalization as well as to those with more chronic long term care needs
  • May involve a wide variety of medical and social service providers, depending on the patients' needs
  • Includes skilled nursing care provided by registered or licensed nurses, physical, speech, and occupational therapies; dietitians, nutritionists, and audiologists; home health aide services, personal care, meals and home-based personal support services such as homemaking and chore services
  • Has services provided by a licensed certified agency and is generally covered by Medicare or other supplemental insurance programs


Adult Day Care:

  • Programs provide a variety of support services for impaired adults (mainly the elderly) in a protective setting during the day
  • Many programs offer medical services and rehabilitation therapy
  • Nursing services, personal care services, and transportation
  • Provide social services, meals and recreational therapy/activities


Nursing Homes:

  • Provide institutional care for people recovering from an acute illness or for those whose chronic needs required skilled nursing care
  • Significant assistance with activities of daily living (such as bathing, toileting, or transferring or a combination of all)
  • Services may be covered by Medicare, state sponsored programs, or other supplemental insurance programs


Hospice Care:

  • Medical services, supportive emotional and spiritual services to terminally ill patients and their families
  • Services involve an interdisciplinary team that includes a physician, a nurse, a social worker, a member of the clergy, and volunteer
  • May be covered by Medicare, state sponsored programs, or other supplemental insurance programs.