What Programs Are Available To Assist Elderly Adults in Arkansas?

Which state department assist seniors in Arkansas? Arkansas Division of Aging and Adult Services operates the Elder Choices Waiver.

What programs assist older adults in Arkansas? "Elderchoices" is an Arkansas Medicaid home and community-based waiver program designed for the elderly population.

What is the best number to call to get started? Call the Division of Aging and Adult Services at (501) 682-2441, or the Choices in Living Resource Center at (866) 801-3435.

Is there a website? http://www.daas.ar.gov/elder_choices.html

Who Qualifies For Assistance?

Who qualifies for the elderly waiver in Arkansas? To qualify for Elder Choices waiver in Arkansas, you must: Be age 65 or older, Meet nursing home admission criteria at the intermediate level, meet established financial criteria, and have a medical need for at least one of the ElderChoices services.

Is There a Waiting List For Services?

How long is the waiting list in Arkansas ? Elderly persons in Arkansas will not have a very long wait before getting services. Although it takes some time for the application to be approved, there is no waiting list for elder services.

What Services Are Offered & What Are The Service Limitations?

What services does the Arkansas Medicaid waiver program offer? Arkansas Medicaid Waiver Services include: Homemaker, Chore, Home-Delivered Meals, Personal Emergency Response System (PERS), Adult Day Care, Adult Day Health Care, Respite, Adult Family Homes, and Adult Companion.

How Do You Select A Provider?

Who will provide my services? Medicaid eligible providers are able to provide services for people on the ElderChoices waiver.

Additional Information

Division of Aging and Adult Services Programs/Services

In addition to ElderChoices services, waiver recipients may receive other Medicaid covered services such as physician visits, some prescription drugs, and personal care services.