Fayetteville is located on the edge of the Boston Mountains within the Ozarks mountain range. Arkansas’ third-largest city is inhabited by 87,000 people, with a senior population that makes up 9.1% of that total. The city has a humid subtropical climate with four distinct seasons, warm temperatures and year-round rainfall.
If you’re largely independent but need help with some day-to-day nonmedical activities, assisted living may be a convenient option for you. These residential facilities provide a low-maintenance lifestyle with access to friendly caregivers, engaging recreational activities, housekeeping and maintenance services. Fayetteville is a budget-friendly option for this type of care, with local facilities charging $3,650 for services. By comparison, the state average is $3,760 per month, and nationally, assisted living facilities charge $4,500. Continue reading to learn more about how local rates compare to costs in other Arkansas cities and tips on paying for services.
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COVID-19 Rules and Restrictions for Assisted Living in Fayetteville
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 Fayetteville
Assisted living facilities in Fayetteville charge $3,650 per month for services, though rates may vary depending on amenities and the level of care needed.
The Cost of Assisted Living in Fayetteville
In Fayetteville, you can expect to pay $3,650 per month for assisted living services. This is about $100 below the Arkansas average, and it comes in $850 below the national norm.
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Assisted living rates in Arkansas’s major cities are generally competitive, with Fayetteville coming in near the median at $3,650. This is about $850 less than rates in Hot Springs and Little Rock, where respective fees average $4,500 and $4,488. In Fort Smith, care costs are $200 higher than in Fayetteville at $3,850, and in Jonesboro, care costs are the same as Fayetteville. In Pine Bluff, rates are about $300 less than in Fayetteville at $3,329 monthly.
How to Get Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Fayetteville
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:
Springdale Senior Center offers opportunities for active seniors to socialize, engage in playing games and listening to music, dancing and going on excursions. It also provides daily lunches and transportation to select locations in Fayetteville.
Arkansas Department of Human Services’ Aging and Adult Services division offers community-based programs for seniors and investigates cases of alleged senior abuse through its Adult Protective Services. It also advocates for residents of assisted living and nursing facilities through the LTC Ombudsman office.
The Area Agency on Aging of Northwest Arkansas provides financial resources and a variety of services to the community’s senior population. These include the provision of medical supplies, care coordination, a personal emergency response system and the availability of quality housing for seniors of various income levels.
Adult Protective Services through the Department of Human Services Division of Aging, Adult and Behavioural Health Services investigates cases of maltreatment, neglect and exploitation of adults that cannot protect themselves from abuse or that are mentally or physically impaired.
NWA Senior Resources provides information on services that are available to seniors including the VA pension for veterans and survivors that require aid and that may be eligible for financial support, elder law attorneys and geriatric clinics that specialize in dementia and age-related diseases.