Assisted living facilities offer a helping hand to seniors with activities of daily living and various amenities, including daily meals and opportunities to socialize. The Genworth 2021 Cost of Care Survey reports an average monthly cost of $3,650 for assisted living in Bentonville, AR. This is $350 below the state average of $4,000 and well under the national median of $4,500.
This guide covers the cost of assisted living in Bentonville and the surrounding areas, and gives an overview for free or low-cost resources for seniors exploring their care options.
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COVID-19 Rules and Restrictions for Assisted Living in Bentonville
COVID-19 restrictions and rules for Assisted Living Facilities are typically set by the state – to see the rules in your state, you can read our guide to Assisted Living in Arkansas. Keep in mind that there may be other policies that communities put in place to protect their residents, so you should contact your local community for more information. Additionally, you can contact your local Area Agency on Aging to learn more – find contact information here.
Paying For Assisted Living in Bentonville
Seniors in Bentonville pay $3,650 per month for assisted living.
The Cost of Assisted Living in Bentonville
Bentonville charges $3,650 per month for assisted living care. This is markedly more affordable than the state average of $4,000 and the national average of $4,500.
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Bentonville is on the lower end of the cost spectrum, along with the cities of Camden and Pine Bluff, which both average $3,329 per month. Prices start to increase in Fort Smith or Van Buren, both of which charge around $3,850 for assisted living. North Little Rock has one of the highest averages of the area at $4,488 per month, or $838 more than residents of Bentonville.
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How to Get Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Bentonville
More Ways to Pay for Assisted Living
Since not everyone can afford to pay for assisted living out-of-pocket, it’s important to find alternative methods to help make assisted living more affordable. Some of these options include:
The Benton County Senior Activity Center provides older city residents with access to information and local resources. The center serves as a meeting place for peers, and it offers fitness classes, transportation services, employment assistance and games. The center also schedules frequent group outings to local points of interest.
Benton County Veterans Services provides a variety of educational opportunities, information and programs for those who have served in the military and their families. The BCVS offers assistance accessing disability benefits, pensions and other financial programs that may help senior veterans pay for assisted living, such as the VA’s Aid and Attendance program.
The Schmieding Center is located on the campus of the University of Arkansas and serves seniors in the northwest corner of the state. This nonprofit provides support groups and education on aging-related topics.
The Long-Term Care Ombudsman serves as an advocate for seniors in assisted living. Trained volunteer ombudsmen investigate complaints and help resolve other issues that occur in regards to finances, elder abuse, noncompliance and transfers. Ombudsmen also frequently visits assisted living communities within the area to advise residents of their rights and monitor the conditions and quality of care received.
Bentonville Assisted Living Laws and Regulations
Assisted Living Facilities in the Bentonville area are required to follow a set of rules and regulations that are determined at the state level. For an overview of those rules and regulations, see the information below. For more specific information, talk with your local community or Area Agency on Aging.