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According to the 2012 Genworth Financial cost of care survey, the average cost of adult day care in Arkansas is $1,387 per month.
The monthly base rate for Arkansas adult day care is typically higher when compared to neighboring states. Arkansas is also more expensive compared to the national average.
This cost is the base cost for weekdays only in Arkansas. Additional fees beyond the base rate may apply.
Monthly Costs Compared to Neighboring States
To participate in an Adult Day Care program, clients must be physically or mentally impaired, and in need of care and/or supervision for a period of more than two hours, but less than 24 hours a day, in a location other than the client’s own home. Program services should include appropriate meals, transportation as needed, and recreational activities in a group setting. The Arkansas Office of Long Term Care in the Department of Human Services licenses adult day care and adult day health care.
Arkansas Adult Day Care Minimum Standards contain provisions in numerous areas, including: monitoring requirements and complaint processes, which are handled by the Arkansas Office of Long Term Care. The administration of medication, which in Arkansas adult day care must be self-administered by program participants. There must, also, be a written and approved system for the handling and storing of participants medication. Arkansas, also, requires a staff to participant ratio of 1:4, 5 and 8 depending on the type of program. All Arkansas Adult Day Care programs must have a full time Health Care Coordinator and a Program Director. Arkansas Adult Day Care Minimum Standards requirements can be found here.
Under the ElderChoices Medicaid waiver, Arkansas provides adult day care and adult day health care. Medicaid providers must be licensed and certified by the Division of Aging and Adult Services. In addition, the Medicaid Waiver may choose to certify providers in certain cities in states which are bordering Arkansas, and which are appropriately licensed or certified by the appropriate agency in their state.
Arkansas Adult Day Care Centers can be located using this resource booklet.
Arkansas Department of Human Services
Division of Aging and Adult Services
Mail Slot S-530
P.O. Box 1437
Little Rock, AR 72203-1437
Telephone: (501) 682.2441
Fax: (501) 682.8155
Arkansas Area Agencies on Aging
|Bald Knob, AR|
AR Adult Care Center
Bella Vista, AR
Village House Adult Day Program
Tlc Senior Center
El Dorado, AR
Elder House Adult Day Care
Fort Smith, AR
Fountain Of Youth Adult Day Center
|Ft Smith, AR|
Golden Care Adult Day Health Care
Hot Springs, AR
The Caring Place Of Hot Springs
Kels Helping Hands For The Aging
Flippos Senior Social Center
St Bernards Day Place
Deloneys Adult Daycare
Caring Children Adc Mcgehee
St Anthonys Adult Day Health Care
Mountain Home, AR
Baxter House Adult Center
West Memphis, AR
Crittenden Adult Care Services