Welcome to the Choices in Living Resource Center
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 — there is never a cost.
Older Arkansans and people with disabilities have choices in how and where they receive long-term care.
We want to help YOU!
Call toll-free: 1-866-801-3435 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., M-F
- Individuals with disabilities
- Service providers
- Any interested party
We know that navigating the maze of long term care programs and services is not easy. Our counselors will help you learn about your options and provide the information you need to make the best decisions.
Adult Abuse Hotline Call Toll Free 1-800-482-8049
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What kinds of services can I get from the Choices in Living Resource Center?
The types of services we can offer include: Information and assistance, long term care options counseling , benefits counseling and access to publicly funded long-term care programs such as ElderChoices, Alternatives, Independent Choices, and Living Choices.
What is information and assistance?
Specialists in the Resource Center provide you with information about services, resources, and programs in areas such as living arrangements, support in care giving, energy assistance, assistive technology, and many other publicly funded programs such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Medicaid.
What is Options Counseling?
In the 2007 Regular Session, the General Assembly passed a bill that was enacted as Act 516, creating the Options Counseling program within the Arkansas Department of Human Services. Options Counseling seeks to ensure that individuals seeking long-term care services receive complete information concerning services that match their needs. The program provides information to an individual (or the individual’s representative) who: Seeks an Options Counseling consultation; Seeks admission to a long term care facility, regardless of payment source; or Resides in a long-term care facility and applies for Medicaid reimbursement. Each long-term care Options Counseling consultation shall include information about:
- Factors to consider when arranging for care, including methods for maximizing independence and self-reliance;
- Available options;
- Costs and potential payment sources.