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905 W. Grand

Hot Springs, AR 71913

501-321-2811

800-467-2170

info@seniorspecialists.org

Hot Springs       Russellville      Arkadelphia        Malvern      Morrilton      Clarksville

As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization any profits made by Area Agency on Aging go directly back into the programs and services provided by the Agency. 

Our mission is to help seniors, caregivers and others in need to lead independent meaningful and dignified lives and we work every day to fulfill that mission.

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Options When Your Loved One Needs Help

Options in Home Based Care

 

  • In-Home Personal Care—assistance is provided for “hands-on–the-person” duties, such as bathing, grooming, dressing, toileting, feeding, and help with mobility and transfer.  Requires a certified aide.

  • Meals on Wheels—providing a hot, nutritious lunch 5 days a week, or frozen meals for those in outlying areas.

  • Homemaker Services—includes help with cooking, light cleaning, laundry, grocery shopping, and other household chores.

  • Companionship—from telephone calls, to in-person visits, volunteers provide smiles and friendship.

  • Home Health Care—skilled care that can include nursing, speech/occupational/physical/respiratory therapy, home health aides, social work, and psychiatric care.

  • Respite Care—a trained volunteer or personal care aide stays with your loved one and takes over your Caregiving roll, for just a couple or several hours at a time.

  • Live-In Help—Aides provide round-the-clock support.  Room, board and a salary is provided in exchange for meal preparation, light housekeeping, and other non-medical services.

 

 

 

Options in Community Based Services

 

  • Senior Adult Centers—available in many of the even the most rural areas, SAC’s provide opportunities for socialization, congregate meals, and classes in everything from bridge to Tai Chi.

  • Adult Day Care/Alzheimer’s-oriented facilities—daily, facility-based programs in a community center setting for seniors who need monitoring or companionship during the day.

  • Assisted-Living Facilities—residential communities specifically for elders that offer optional services, such as housekeeping, medication reminders and congregate meals, or personal care assistance.

  • Rehabilitation Facilities—usually part of a skilled nursing facility, but targets specific goals for the patient (PT/OT/ST) and short-term stays for recuperation after major medical events.

  • Skilled Nursing Facilities— residential homes that provide 24 hour supervision, monitoring, all meals, personal care, housekeeping, and nursing as well as other healthcare disciplines (ex. physical therapy).