Helpful Websites

The following are links to other sites concerned with aging and long-term care. When you click a link, the site opens in a new window. To return to this page, close the window.


  • Name:Alzheimer’s Association - Greater Illinois Chapter
    Description:Comfort Care: A Guide for Families of People with Dementia Living in Care Facilities
  • Name:Alzheimer's Arkansas
    Description:Alzheimer’s Arkansas primary goal is taking care of Arkansas families who are affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia.
  • Name:Alzheimer's Association - Arkansas Chapter
    Description:The Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.
  • Name:American Medical Directors Association
    Description:Dedicated to Long Term Care Medicine (formerly the American Medical Directors Association), the professional association of medical directors, attending physicians, and others practicing in the long term care continuum, is dedicated to excellence in patient care and provides education, advocacy, information, and professional development to promote the delivery of quality long term care medicine.
  • Name:Arkansas Advocates for Nursing Home Residents | AANHR
    Description:AANHR is a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting and improving the quality of care and life for Arkansas residents in long term care facilities.
  • Name:Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care (AFMC)
    Description:Our mission is to promote excellence in health care through evaluation and education.
  • Name:Arkansas Health Services Permit Agency
    Description:The Health Services Permit Agency, with direction from a nine member Health Services Permit Commission, is responsible for issuing Permits of Approval (POAs) for Nursing Homes, Residential Care Facilities, Assisted Living Facilities, Home Health and Hospice Agencies, Psychiatric Residential Care Facilities and Intermediate Care Facilities for the Mentally Retarded.
  • Name:Arkansas Innovative Performance Program (AIPP)
    Description:AIPP is dedicated to helping Medicaid-certified nursing homes provide the best care in the most nurturing and comfortable environment possible. We believe this is best accomplished through an understanding and communication based approach, by working with each facility’s strengths and minimizing any weaknesses identified through state surveys.
  • Name:Arkansas Long Term Care Ombudsman Program
    Description:A Long-Term Care Ombudsman advocates for residents of nursing homes and residential care facilities.
  • Name:Arkansas State Jobs
    Description:Job posting service for the State of Arkansas.
  • Name:Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
    Description:The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is a branch of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. CMS is the federal agency that administers the Medicare program and monitors the Medicaid programs offered by each state.
  • Name:DHS Division of Aging and Adult Services
    Description:The mission of the Division of Aging and Adult Services is to promote the health, safety, and independence of older Arkansans and adults with physical disabilities.
  • Name:DHS Division of Developmental Disabilities Services
    Description:The Division of Developmental Disabilities Services has adopted the service delivery philosophy of "Service Options". Service Options are designed so that individuals and their families can have choices in selecting appropriate services in their local community.
  • Name:DHS ElderChoices Program
    Description:Elderchoices is an Arkansas Medicaid home and community-based waiver program designed for the elderly population. ElderChoices is designed for persons who due to physical, cognitive or medical reasons, require a level of assistance that would have to be provided in a nursing facility, if it were not for the services offered through this program. The major goal of this program is to provide services that assist eligible persons to remain in their homes or live with family in order to prevent or delay institutionalization.
  • Name:Medicaid Eligibility
    Description:Medicaid reimburses health care providers for covered medical services provided to eligible needy individuals in certain categories. Eligibility is determined based on income, resources, Arkansas residency, and other requirements.
    Description:Federal website for information about Medicare eligibity and programs.
  • Name:National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care
    Description:The Consumer Voice envisions a world in which all consumers of long-term care, services and supports are treated with respect and dignity and have a wide range of affordable, quality options across all settings. These options will make it possible for individuals to receive care and services in the location and manner of their choice and to attain a high quality of life.
  • Name:Nursing Home Comparison Tool |
    Description:This tool has detailed information about every Medicare and Medicaid-certified nursing home in the country.