For many elders the option of care in an assisted living is a welcome escape from the need to move to a skilled care facility. The old phrase, “I never want to go to a nursing home” is still heard often. It’s hard to make that decision to leave your home when you can no longer get dressed without some help and you need reminders to take medications and help to go to your medical appointments.  The many assisted living facilities in Northwest Arkansas are appealing when skilled nursing care is not needed daily. But – beware!  This is a very true account of an experience in 2013 with an assisted living facility: Mr. Jim, a WWII veteran widowed years ago, lived in a nursing home for several months, then made a decision to move to an Assisted Living Level II facility for more privacy and independence.  Partially paralyzed from stroke and complications of diabetes, Mr. J needed help getting dressed, getting to the toilet, and getting in and out of his recliner and wheelchair.  Multiple medications required reminders throughout the day.  His trust officer called me after his client had been in the assisted living for 60 days, reportingRead More

Many elderly move from their home only after a critical incident that forces the move. But often the move is not the RIGHT move. By thoroughly assessing the needs for care and assistance at the time of the move, the right care facility or retirement setting can be selected to meed all the needs of the elder. Read More

The following is a listing of independent and assisted living facilities in the Benton, Carroll, Madison and Washington county area of NW Arkansas.  If you know of a facility not listed here or find that this information needs to be updated, please contact me at or call me at 479-466-0611.  Facilities with special dementia care units are noted with ** and a description at the end of the paragraph. INDEPENDENT LIVING FACILITITES Appleblossom is located at 2501 N. 22nd Street, Rogers, phone:  479-636-7739.  This complex has a large apartment building with a few separate cottages on the premises.  As INDEPENDENT living it provides housekeeping, a dining room allowing your choice of the number of meals you wish, a beauty/barber shop, planned activities and a van for transportation to medical appointments and shopping. The Gardens at Arkanshire is a sister facility of Appleblossom, located in Springdale at 5000 Arkanshire Circle, phone:  479-750-1131.  The services are the same as at Appleblossom.  There are more first level separate cottages here and lovely grounds. Autumn Place has one bedroom and studio independent living apartments at 103 Wade in Pea Ridge, Phone:  479-451-1800.  The independent living is a separate facility from the assisted living alsoRead More