Research Arkansas Senior Services for Your Aging Parents


The Arkansas senior services are numerous. Details of programs to support your aging parents can be found in a variety of places from the Department of Human Services or federal programs channeled through the Area Agencies on Aging.

If you begin the conversations early, you will be better able to explore what senior services might be available to supplement your parents' planning for the future and ensure their quality of life.

Websites of Arkansas Senior Services

Arkansas Department of Human Services - Services Directory -
Services for Persons who are Aging

A comprehensive directory of all the Arkansas senior services provided by the state government.

Department of Human Services - DHS -
Division of Aging and Adult Services

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. The website is organized to enable you to search for and find the information and resources you need for yourselves or those you care for and care about.

Arkansas - AR-GetCare

Arkansas’ statewide listing of Arkansas senior services for older adults and people with disabilities. AR-GetCare is designed to help you locate resources that may assist you or a family member to continue living at home or in your community.

Area Agency on AgingThe Area Agency on Aging is actually a program of the federal government coordinated through regions in the states. AAA Arkansas senior services can be found in the 7 regions listed below.

East Arkansas Area on Aging

The mission of the East Arkansas Area Agency on Aging is to provide leadership relative to aging issues on behalf of older persons in East Arkansas. They also carry out a wide range of functions in planning, coordination, and service delivery such that older persons are assisted in leading independent, meaningful, and dignified lives in their own homes and communities as long as possible.

SErvices include: Case Management/Independent Living Services/Caregiver Program/Transportation/LifeStyles/Wellness Programs/Senior Centers/Legal Services/Ombudsman/Older Worker Program

Western Arkansas Area Agency on Aging

The Area Agency on Aging has been a leaderin providing 24-hour, in-home care topeople of all ages.

Non-profit, home-based anddedicated to helping you and your lovedones realize a better quality of lifethrough individually-tailored care.

White River Area Agency on Aging

The web site of the White River Area Agency on Aging, Inc. is a private non profit organization that provides Eldercare services to older adults in 10 counties in North Central Arkansas. The counties include Cleburne, Fulton, Independence, Izard, Jackson, Sharp, Stone, Van Buren, White and Woodruff Counties.

Services Include: Housing Assistance/Community Services/In Home Services/Senior Centers/White River Aging Fountation/Employment Opportunities/Information/Benefits Eligibility Analyzer/Family Caregiver Services/Volunteer Opportunities/Foster Grandparent Program/Senior Centers Meals /Home Delivered Meals/Transportation/Financial Planning/Personal Emergency/Response System/Nursing Home/State Ombudsman

Area Agency on Aging of Southeast Arkansas

The Area Agency is a non-profit agency that provides programs and services to assist with the many needs of the community. All Agency services are provided in Arkansas, Ashley, Bradley, Chicot, Cleveland, Desha, Drew, Grant, Jefferson and Lincoln counties. Some services can also be found in Calhoun, Dallas, Lonoke and Union counties.

Search available programs for:

  • Home Care Services
  • Care Management Services
  • Caregiver Services
  • Senior Center Services
  • Transportation Services
  • Alternatives For Adults With Physical Disabilities
  • Housing Services
  • Nursing Home Ombudsman Services

    Area Agency on Aging of Southwest Arkansas

    It is part of a national network of more than 650 Area Agencies on Aging throughout the United States. They provide and fund services in Calhoun, Columbia, Dallas, Hempstead, Howard, Lafayette, Little River, Miller, Nevada, Ouachita, Sevier and Union Counties.

    Area Agency on Aging of Northwest Arkansas

    This agency assists seniors in northwest and north central Arkansas with adult day care, advocating for those in long term care facilities, helping caregivers caring for elderly and grandparents who are caring for their grandchildren. They also assess senior's needs and connect them with community resources, assisting in the home, providing activities and recreational programs through senior activity centers, affordable senior housing, transportation and more.

    Area Agency on Agency of West Central Arkansas

    The Area Agency on Aging functions as a clearinghouse for all types of information about aging services.

    The 15 Senior Centers serving the 10 counties of West Central Arkansas serve as points of contact to provide information and referral services to seniors in their area. Often seniors are more comfortable asking questions of their friends and neighbors in their own communities. Senior Center staff is also trained to answer questions related to aging services and providers and to make referrals to the appropriate provider of services.

    Helpful GuidesThese guides are produced by the Arkansas State Bar Association. They give additional guidance for protecting the rights of senior citizens and how to access government programs that are available to support caregivers and aging parents.

    Caregivers Handbook (15 pp.)

    An overview of services for caregiver support that are available in Arkansas. Health, nutrition, income support and estate planning, as well as consumer fraud alerts.

    Senior Citizen Handbook (50 pp.)

    Booklet prepared by the Arkansas Bar Association. An overview of senior rights in financial assistance available, Medicaid and Medicare and Arkansas Nursing Homes. Also points the reader to help for preparing all the legal information needed to manage the future like: health care declarations, power of attorney, will, trusts and other information.

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