Elderly Care
These companies are listed in this category:
Alzheimer's Association - Oklahoma and Arkansas Chapter
1202 S Main Suite 215
Little Rock, AR 72202
Phone: 870-424-3054
Toll-free: 800-272-3900
Hours of Operation: 24-hour Helpline: 1-800-272-3900
Description of Organizations Services:
Offers support, education, and resources for persons with Alzheimer's disease and their care partners; increases awareness of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias; 24-hour helpline (1-800-272-3900); local support groups. Baxter County Support Group - 1101 Spring St. (Cooper Park-Senior Center) - Meets 2nd Friday, 3:30 p.m. ...(Read More)

American Cancer Society
Website: cancer.org

American Heart Association
909 W. 2nd Street
Little Rock, AR 72203
Description of Organizations Services:
The American Heart Association is a national voluntary health agency whose mission is to reduce disability and death from cardiovascular diseases and stroke.

American Red Cross Service Center
1200 West Walnut Street, Suite 2310
Rogers, AR 72756
Phone: 479-633-8330
Toll-free: 1-800-448-3543
Description of Organizations Services:
Since 1881, people have turned to the American Red Cross for emergency services. Today, 1.2 million trained and dedicated American Red Cross volunteers, young and old, are helping their neighbors across the country every day. Although it is not a government agency, the American Red Cross is chartered by Congress to provide special services to members of the U.S. Armed Forces and to disaster victims. American Red Cross workers assist our men and women in the Armed Forces and their families in emergencies. They are at the scene of more than 40,000 disasters a year, from house fires to devastating floods and tornadoes. They also teach their neighbors lifesaving skills in Red Cross CPR, first aid, water safety, and health courses. They collect about six million units of blood yearly in local blood drives. They work with sister Red Cross societies around the world to help victims of natural and man-made calamities. ...(Read More)

Area Agency on Aging of Northwest Arkansas
1101 Spring Street, Cooper Park - PO Box 1033
Mountain Home, AR 72653
Phone: 870-425-9811
Fax: 870-425-9812
Hours of Operation: 7:00 am - 4:30 pm
Description of Organizations Services:
Information and referral, case management, in-home services, housing, personal emergency response systems, home delivered meals, senior activity center, transportation, adult day care and the assistance of a long-term ombudsman.

Arkansas Allergy and Asthma
Description of Organizations Services:
Little Rock 10310 W Markham Suite 222 Little Rock, AR 72205 501-227-5210 Fax 501-221-2443 | Conway 400 Salem Road Suite 4 Conway, AR 72034 501-329-0237 Fax 501-932-0565 | North Little Rock 2504 McCain Blvd. Suite 118 North Little Rock, AR 72116 501-758-9696 Fax 501-758-4271

Arkansas Elder Abuse Hotline
Contact: Arkansas Adult Protective Services, Arkansas DHS
Toll-free: 1-800-482-8049
Hours of Operation: 24hrs
Description of Organizations Services:
Investigates allegations of abuse, neglect, or exploitation of the elderly. Works to correct confirmed reports. Confidentiality protected.

Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care
Toll-free: 1-877-375-5700
Description of Organizations Services:
Free health information for Arkansans.

Arthritis Foundation
10 Corporate Hill Dr. Suite 220
Little Rock, AR 72205
Phone: 501-664-7242
Toll-free: 800-482-8858
Fax: 501-664-6588

Atlis
320 Bower St.
Harrison, AR 72601
Phone: 870-741-7512
Description of Organizations Services:
In-home care giving primarily and serve Baxter, Boone, Carroll, Marion, Newton and Searcy counties

Baxter County Department of Human Services
Contact: Beth Tribble
204 Bucher Drive, Mountain Home, AR (physical) - P.O. Box 408 (mailing)
Mountain Home, AR 72653
Phone: 870-425-6011
Fax: 870-424-5186
Hours of Operation: Mon-Sat 8:00 am - 4:30 pm After hours by appointments
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Description of Organizations Services:
The following are some of the services provided by the Department of Human Services. Adult Protective Services receives reports of suspected abuse/neglect and exploitation (1-800-482-8049). Elder Choices offers adult day care, chore and homemaker services, home delivered meals and more to persons 65 years of age or older. Additional services include Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program, Division of Services for the Blind, Division of Children and Family Services, ARKids First, Division of Developmental Disabilities Services, Division of Medical Services, Division of Mental Health Services, and Division of Youth Services. ...(Read More)

Baxter House Adult Day Services Center
Contact: Tena Recktenwald
1101-3 Spring Street, Cooper Park, Van Matre Senior Center
Mountain Home, AR 72653
Phone: 870-425-7585
Fax: 870-425-0894
Hours of Operation: Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Description of Organizations Services:
The Baxter House Adult Day Services Center provides low-cost day care for persons with mental or physical impairments and for those who can no longer stay home alone. Individuals with Alzheimer's disease, other memory problems, stroke victims, and extreme or frail elderly are all made to feel welcomed and cared for by our staff. The goal of our program is to offer participants devoted care and attention, delicious hot meals, structured recreational activities, physical exercise and social contact with others in a cheerful home-like atmosphere. Preserving the dignity and privacy of our participants is of great concern to us. Preserving the dignity and privacy of our participants is of great concern to us. The Baxter House Adult Day Services Center allows caregivers of dependent adults to keep working, to continue in community activities, and to obtain relief from the constant pressures of caregiving. By enhancing the daily lives of caregivers and program participants, we hope to make it possible for families to remain together as long as possible. We are a 501-C-3 non-profit organization. Our parent agency is Area agency on Aging of Northwest Arkassas. We are monitored by both the local Area Agency on Aging and the State Office of Long Term Care. Services include individualized plans of care, assistance with activities of daily living, continuous supervision, medication reminders, activities designed to stimulate each individual, simple exercise, entertainment and group activities, and assistance with simple physical therapy activities. For additional fees, transportation, , personal showers, and hot lunches are available.No fees for weekly hair washing or nail care. A support group made up of family members of clients and other interested individuals meets monthly. After hours service by arrangement only. Contact the Center Director. ...(Read More)

Department of Human Services - Marion County
Phone: 870-449-4058

Eldercare Locator Information and Referral Line
Contact: Amy Hanley - National Center on Elder Abuse
1201 15th St., NW, Suite 350
Washington, DC 20005-2842
Toll-free: 800-677-1116
Hours of Operation: 9 am - 8 pm EST
Description of Organizations Services:
Help for elders and families.

Laws and legislation, statistics, research and resources

Elmcroft of Mountain Home
715 W. 6th Street
Mountain Home, AR 72653
Phone: 870-425-8549
Fax: 870-425-7310
Hours of Operation: M-F 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Sat-Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Description of Organizations Services:
Elmcroft at Mountain Home is an assisted living community dedicated to the independence, dignity and purpose of every resident. Elmcroft offers truly worry-free assisted living. Every personal need is taken care of and privacy and independence are both valued and respected. Residents have their own private studio with private bath and all the amenities that help make life pleasant. Elmcroft is available to make life easier and better for seniors by giving them a hand with those things that give them difficulty - from tying shoes to combing their hair. And, to keep them healthy, there are frequent opportunities to take advantage of blood pressure screenings, health-related classes and seminars. We also offer on-site exercise programs that are especially helpful in keeping residents fit and feeling good. When family members need a break from care giving to travel or take a vacation, our respite program is available for short-term stays and offers all the amenities available to long-term residents. Many seniors recovering from hospital stays have spent their recovery time at Elmcroft, allowing them to regain their strength without the worries and pressure of maintaining their home. Elmcroft at Mountain Home opened in September of 1997 and serves area seniors and their families through respite and long-term care. An award-winning community, Elmcroft strives to offer the best alternative in elder care. As a trusted expert in assisted living healthcare, Elmcroft is a resource, counselor, caregiver and friend to seniors and their families. We offer a wholesome living experience with the comforts of home and create individual solutions to satisfy personal needs. We help our residents enjoy fulfilling lives and give their families peace of mind. ...(Read More)

Good Samaritan
Contact: Jennifer Due
Phone: 870-425-2494

Hensley Behavioral Health Center
Contact: Terry Rhea LCSW, CCDP
Baxter Regional Medical Center, 624 Hospital Drive, Mountain Home, AR
Mountain Home, AR 72653
Phone: 870-508-6400
Toll-free: 800-485-1744
Fax: 870-424-1609
Hours of Operation: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Description of Organizations Services:
Baxter Regional Medical Center's Inpatient Psychiatric Program for Older Adults is an acute, short-term program for patients aged 55 years and older in need of a secure, therapeutic environment 24 hours a day. Patients admitted to the inpatient service have an acute primary psychiatric diagnosis and exhibit severe symptoms, which may include one or more of the following: focus on non-specific physical complaints, confusion/disorientation, inability to care for self, depression, suicidal behavior and/or threats, aggressiveness/assault behavior, self-injurious behavior, sleep or eating disturbances, severe agitation, medication complications, psychosis, and obsessive-compulsive issues that interfere with daily living. The program is designed to quickly return individuals to their optimal levels of functioning outside the hospital through an intensive, structured, physician-supervised program that coordinates seamlessly with your services. The Inpatient Program includes psychiatric and physical assessment, 24-hour nursing and medical support, medical management and education, access to physical and nutritional therapy, individualized treatment planning, diagnostic testing, family education and support, basic life skill enhancement, recreational and/or occupational therapy, placement assistance, and individual and group therapy. Patients receive individualized communications from the treatment team to ensure full coordination of care, as well as a responsive referral process that is initiated with a single telephone call. A comprehensive medication assessment is given, as well as clinical management of patient comorbid conditions. Treatment involves a team consisting of a psychiatrist, social worker, and psychiatric nurse, 24 hour access, integrated follow-up with your staff to coordinate care as appropriate, and in-service sessions to keep your staff current with diagnostic and treatment trends in the behavioral health field. ...(Read More)

Marion County Health Unit
Contact: Valarie Jackson, RN, Administrator
707 Highway 202 West - PO Box 129 (Mailing)
Yellville, AR 72687
Phone: 870-449-4259 (clinic) / 870-449-6363 (Home Health)
Toll-free: 800-527-5302 (IHS after hours)
Fax: 870-449-6364
Hours of Operation: Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Description of Organizations Services:
No one is turned away due to inability to pay. The Marion County Health Unit clinic provides immunizations for children from birth through 18 years. Adults can receive a Tetanus booster, MMR and TB skin test. There is a $5.00 record maintenance charge assessed; however, if the client has Medicaid, there is no charge. The WIC (Women, Infant, Children) program serves over 500 people in our area. It is a nutrition-based service for eligible pregnant women, new mothers (for up to 6-12 months), and children up to 5 years old. Nutrition counseling is available through our Registered Dietician, who provides help to not only those in the WIC program but also to those referred by local physicians for diabetic counseling. Women's Health is of primary concern, and the clinic provides Family Planning services, Maternity care and Breast and Cervical Cancer Control program services. Women entering this program must meet the applicable criteria. Marion County In-Home Services provides Home Health, Home Care and Personal Care to Marion County residents who have a medical need and meet the necessary criteria. Aid can also include Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy and Occupational Therapy. The coordinator for Community Based Case Management works with people 60 years and older who are on Medicaid and in need of not otherwise provided services. The Marion County Environmental Health Specialist is also housed in the health unit. Records of food establishments, resort swimming pools, environmental problems, animal bites and sewage permit applications are handled through this office. ...(Read More)

Marion County Senior Center
Contact: Christine Jenkins, Center Director
5966 Hwy 202 East - PO Box 728 (Mailing)
Flippin, AR 72634
Phone: 870-453-8488
Fax: 870-453-8481
Hours of Operation: Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Description of Organizations Services:
The Marion County Senior Center serves as a focal point for senior services in the community. To many seniors, the most important reasons to visit a senior center are the socializing opportunities and the wide variety of things to do. Individuals age 60 or over (and their spouses regardless of age) can socialize with old friends or meet new friends, eat with others, participate in a wide variety of activities, and if interested, volunteer to help the senior center provide services to meet the needs of senior adults. Senior services available include various activities such as arts and crafts, table and other games, music, exercise classes, educational programs, counseling, information and assistance, and outreach programs designed to provide a means of increasing social contact among older persons. Hot, nutritious meals are served daily, and meals are delivered to the homes of frail or disabled persons who are unable to go to the senior center and who cannot prepare nutritious meals for themselves. Persons are transported in groups or individually as the need arises to the senior center, recreational and educational activities, medical facilities, Social Service and Social Security offices and for shopping needs. Staff members assist seniors in receiving benefits to which they are eligible by providing information regarding available programs and services. Medicare does not provide funding, but Medicaid may provide some assistance. Suggested donation levels have been established to help offset the cost of providing services. These donations stay at the senior center and are used to meet the budget needs of that particular program. ...(Read More)

Monroe House
Contact: Kelly Ives
Mountain Home, AR 72653
Phone: 870-425-7878
Hours of Operation: Mon - Fri 8am - 5pm
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Description of Organizations Services:
Adult residence for seniors.

Mountain Home Christian Clinic
Contact: Dr. Bill Smith
Mountain Home, AR 72653
Phone: 870-425-5010
Hours of Operation: Mon - Fri 9:30am - 12:30pm
Description of Organizations Services:
Please view website for information.

Mruk family Education Center on Aging Community Support House at BRMC
Contact: Diahanne VanGulick
624 Hospital Drive
Mountain Home, AR 72653
Phone: 870-508-3880
Email: mfecoa@baxterregional.org
Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 9:00-4:00
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Description of Organizations Services:
We provide health education programs,exercises and resources on aging concerns to seniors in our community as well as the loved ones who care for them.

National Cancer Institute
Toll-free: 800-422-6237

National Family Caregivers Association
10400 Connecticut Avenue, #500
Kensington, MD 20895-3944
Toll-free: 800-896-3650
Fax: (301) 942-2302
Description of Organizations Services:
The National Family Caregivers Association (NFCA) exists to support family caregivers and to speak out publicly for caregivers' needs. NFCA espouses a philosophy of self-advocacy and self-care that is predicated on the belief that caregivers who choose to take charge of their lives, and see caregiving as but one of its facets, are in a position to be happier and healthier individuals. They are then able to have a higher quality of life and to make a more positive contribution to the well-being of their care recipient, all of which has a positive impact on society and health care costs. Through its services in the areas of education and information, support and validation, public awareness and advocacy, NFCA strives to minimize the disparity between a caregiver's quality of life and that of mainstream Americans. Services for family caregivers are noted below. ...(Read More)

Nursing Home Ombudsman
Contact: Laraine Lamb
1510 Rock Springs Road
Harrison, AR 72601
Phone: 501-741-1144

Senior Health Topics - Drugwatch

Van Matre Senior Center (Transportation)
Contact: Joan Statler
1101 Spring Street - 131 Berkshire Circle (Mailing)
Mountain Home, AR 72653
Phone: 870-424-2859
Hours of Operation: Mon - Fri 8:00-4:00
Handicap Accessible: Yes