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Cost of Arkansas Nursing Homes

According to the 2015 Genworth Financial cost of care survey, the average cost of skilled nursing in Arkansas is $4,715 per month.

The monthly base rate for Arkansas nursing homes is typically average when compared to neighboring states. Arkansas is also less expensive compared to the national average.

This cost is the base cost for a in Arkansas. Additional fees beyond the base rate may apply.

The rate for a is typically higher. In Arkansas, the average cost is $5,488.

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Monthly Costs Compared to Neighboring States


Arkansas Nursing Home Statistics

Arkansas contains 232 certified Medicare and Medicaid nursing homes. These nursing homes have a total of 24,690 available beds for skilled nursing residents and at the time when we updated this data 71% of those beds were full. The overall average Medicare 5 Star Quality rating for Arkansas skilled nursing homes is 3.3 which ranks 35 nationally.

Below, we display graphs that show the breakdowns of various important quality ratings and other helpful statistics for skilled nursing facilities in Arkansas. You can use these statistics to compare an individual nursing home against the averages of the other Arkansas facilities.

Overall Ratings of Arkansas Nursing Homes

Capacity of Skilled Nursing Facilities in Arkansas

Ownership of Nursing Homes in Arkansas

Percent of Arkansas Nursing Homes in a Hospital

Percent of Arkansas Facilities that are in Continuing Care Retirement Communities

Percent of Arkansas Skilled Nursing Facilities with Counseling

Number of Complaints in the Past Year per Skilled Nursing Facility in Arkansas

Researching Skilled Nursing Facilities in Arkansas? Ask these questions:

  • What are the staffing ratios per resident per day and how does that compare to other nursing homes in Arkansas?
    Does the nursing home's reported time compare favorably to other Arkansas nursing homes?
  • What is the nursing home's staff turnover like?
    How does this staff turnover compare to other facilities in Arkansas?
  • How much time do the nursing home's staff spend with residents each day?
    Compare the daily time spent to other facilities in Arkansas.
  • How does the nursing home's quality measures compare against other Arkansas facilities?
    Compare the long stay and short stay quality measures against other Arkansas nursing homes.
  • What's the nursing home's Medicare rating and how does that compare to others in Arkansas?
    The Medicare rating is based on evaluation of Arkansas's nursing homes.
  • What types of activities does the nursing home offer residents?
    Is there a monthly activity calendar? What resident activities are available?
  • Is transportation offered to the nursing home residents?
    How does this compare to other Arkansas nursing homes?
  • Does the nursing home accept Medicaid?
    If you cannot afford the service, does the facility accept Arkansas Medicaid?

Important Helpful Contacts for Nursing Home Residents and Seniors in Arkansas

Have a complaint about a Arkansas Nursing Home? If you or a loved one in Arkansas have a complaint about the qualify of care or overall conditions in a nursing home located in Arkansas, report it to:
Department of Human Services of Arkansas - Office of Long Term Care
Local: (501) 320-6145
Local TDD: (501) 682-6789
Tollfree: (800) 582-4887
Tollfree Notes: Complaint Hotline
Do you have a dispute with a nursing home in Arkansas or maybe you are simply seeking some more information regarding the care or services received? If so, your local long-term care ombudsman is a valuable resource. You can contact them at:
Department of Human Services on Aging of Arkansas - Division of Aging and Adult Services
Local: (501) 682-2441
As a Arkansas resident, do you have questions about your Medicare coverage or a Medigap Policy? You can contact the Arkansas state department of insurance at:
Department of Insurance of Arkansas
Local: (501) 371-2782
Tollfree: (800) 224-6330
Are you aware of all the Arkansas health-based programs and services that may be available? If not, the Arkansas Health Department is a valuable resource, contact at the following:
Arkansas Department of Health
Local: (501) 661-2000
Tollfree: (800) 462-0599
Are you on a low income in Arkansas and having trouble covering your medical bills? The Arkansas medical assistance office may be able to help, contact at:
Department of Human Services of Arkansas
Local: (501) 682-8233
Local TDD: (501) 682-8820
Tollfree: (800) 482-5431
Spanish: (800) 482-8988
Are you familiar with the Arkansas Area Agencies on the Aging and all the assistance they can provide to you?

These offices provide a number of different services to Arkansas residents that are 60 years of age and older. The AAAs can assist and offer guidance on nutrition, caregiver support, assistance programs and referrals, ombudsmen assistance, insurance counseling and even transportation.

Find and Contact your local Arkansas AAA below:

Area Agency on Aging of Northwest Arkansas
Harrison, AR
(870) 741-1144
White River Area Agency on Aging
Batesville, AR
(870) 612-3000
East Arkansas Area Agency on Aging
Jonesboro, AR
(870) 972-5980
Area Agency on Aging of Southeast Arkansas
Pine Bluff, AR
(870) 543-6300
Care Link
North Little Rock, AR
(501) 372-5300
Area Agency on Aging of West Central Arkansas
Hot Springs, AR
(501) 321-2811
Area Agency on Aging of Southwest Arkansas
Magnolia, AR
(870) 234-7410
Area Agency on Aging of Western Arkansas
Fort Smith, AR
(479) 783-5550

For national organizations, see our list of senior care resources

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