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Service: Adult Family Homes | More Information
About: The Adult Family Homes (AFH) services is offered through the ARChoices Home and Community-Based Waiver. The AFH are set up to provide personal care and supportive services (e.g., attendant care, transportation and medication oversight (to the extent permitted under State Law), that is provided in a certified private home by a principal care provider who lives in the home. AFH services provide a family living environment for adults who are functionally impaired and who, due to the severity of their functional impairments, are considered to be at imminent risk of death or serious bodily harm and, as a consequence, are not capable of fully independent living. AFH Services are provided in a home-like setting. The provider must include the beneficiary in the life of the family as much as possible. The provider must assist the beneficiary in becoming or remaining active in the community. Adult Family Homes add a dimension of family living to the provision of supportive services and personal care services such as: A. Bathing B. Dressing C. Grooming D. Care for occasional incontinence (bowel/bladder) E. Assistance with eating F. Enhancement of skills and independence in daily living G. Transportation to allow access to the community
Contact: 501-320-6591 | Email
Website: Adult Family Homes
Service: ARChoices in Homecare
About: A Medicaid home and community-based program that provides attendant care, Home-Delivered Meals, Personal Emergency Response System, Adult Day Services, Adult Day Health Services, Facility-Based Respite Care, In-Home Respite Care, and Environmental Accessibility Adaptions/Adaptive Equipment to individuals age 21 through 64 with a physical disability or individuals who are 65 and older. These individuals must meet the criteria for intermediate nursing home care. The individual
Contact: 866-801-3435
Website: ARChoices in Homecare
Service: Arkansas SMP – Empowering Seniors to Prevent Healthcare Fraud | More Information
About: This program helps consumers understand more about healthcare fraud. It involves recruiting retired persons to teach Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries to recognize and report healthcare fraud.
Contact: 866-726-2916
Website: Arkansas SMP – Empowering Seniors to Prevent Healthcare Fraud
Service: IndependentChoices Program | More Information
About: Program supports at-home care by providing a monthly allowance in place of "Personal Care Services."
Contact: 866-710-0456
Service: Living Choices Assisted Living | More Information
About: Services to provide housing, supportive services, personalized assistance and healthcare designed to respond to the individual needs of those who need help with activities of daily living.
Contact: 501-682-2441
Website: Living Choices Assisted Living
Service: Money Follows the Person Program | More Information
About: Program to transition individuals who have resided in institutions 90 days or longer into qualified home and community-based programs.
Contact: 866-801-3435
Service: Office of the State Long Term Care Ombudsman | More Information
About: A statewide program, that advocates for the rights of long-term care residents. It is a statewide program of community advocates that addresses the complaints of nursing home and residential care facility residents. Its representatives provide information on facilities, work for systematic change, and monitor the activities of the regulatory system.
Contact: 501-682-8952
Website: Arkansas Long Term Care Ombudsman Program
Service: PACE
About: The Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) is an innovative model that enables individuals who are 55 years of age or older and certified by the state to need nursing facility care, to live as independently as possible. Through PACE, fragmented health care financing and delivery system comes together to serve the unique needs of the enrolled individual with chronic care needs. The population served by PACE is historically very frail. The PACE organization must provide all needed services to the PACE participant.
Contact: 1-866-801-3435
Service: Senior Community Service Employment Program | More Information
About: This part-time program is for low-income persons age 55 and over who have poor employment prospects to help gain on-the-job training and work experience.
Contact: 501-320-6571
Website: Senior Community Service Employment Program
Service: The Senior Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program - (SFMNP) | More Information
About: (SFMNP) is a USDA funded program that provides low-income seniors (60+) with coupons that can be exchanged for locally grown eligible foods (fruit, vegetables, honey, and fresh-cut herbs) at participating farmer’s markets and roadside stands. In Arkansas, the SFMNP is available in nine counties of northwest Arkansas, as follows: Benton, Carroll, Boone, Marion, Baxter, Washington, Madison, Newton, and Searcy. To enroll in the SFMNP a person must be age 60 or older, live in one of the participating counties, and have an income level within 185% of the poverty level. For information on enrollment contact the Area Agency on Aging of Northwest Arkansas at 1-870-741-1144.
Contact: 501-320-6575 | Email
Website: The Senior Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program - (SFMNP)
Service: Workers With Disabilities | More Information
About: You must be at least 16 and less than 65 years of age. You must also have a significant disability expected to last at least 12 months or to result in death. Eligibility is determined using Social Security Disability guidelines. Unlike receiving Social Security benefits, you may work full-time and earn more than what is allowed under Social Security benefit guidelines (SGA limit).
Contact: 866-801-3435


Service: Adult Abuse Hotline | More Information
About: Do you suspect an adult is being abused or neglected at home or in a care facility? If so, call our hotline to make a confidential report.
Contact: 800-482-8049
Service: Adult Protective Services
About: Adult Protective Services investigates maltreatment, abuse, neglect and exploitation of individuals age 18 and older.
Contact: 800-482-8049
Website: Adult Protective Services
Service: Arkansas Lifespan Respite Coalition | More Information
About: The Arkansas Lifespan Respite Coalition is a collaborative partner with the Department of Human Service Division of Aging and Adult Services (DAAS) for the Arkansas Take the Time Lifespan Respite Program. The Coalition is represented by family caregivers, respite providers, and members of the aging, disability and health services networks. Everyone is welcome
Website: Arkansas Lifespan Respite Coalition
Service: Choices in Living Resource Center | More Information
About: The Choices in Living Resource Center is an Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC). We provide helpful information about long term services and supports in Arkansas. Trained Counselors are here to help you sort through the many options that are available and to assist you in making informed decisions. Anyone may contact us for assistance at 1-866-801-3435
Contact: 866-801-3435
Website: Choices in Living Resource Center Website
Service: Long Term Services and Supports (LTSS) Medicaid Assistance | More Information
About: A growing number of Home and Community based programs are available as alternatives to Nursing Facilities. While a Nursing Facility is the right option for some people, others may find help is available to keep them at home. If you would like to talk to a counselor about your options, call toll free 1-866-801-3435 or email choicesinliving@arkansas.gov.
Service: MDS Section Q | More Information
About: Nursing facilities across the US have been completing assessments on individuals since 1990 and began transmitting the information into the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services depository in 1998. Effective October 1, 2010, nursing facilities across the US began using a new iteration of the Minimum Data Series (MDS 3.0). The MDS is a standardized, primary screening and assessment tool of health status which forms the foundation of the comprehensive assessment for all individuals of long-term care facilities certified to participate in Medicare or Medicaid.
Website: MDS Section Q Website

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