Arkansas Department of Human Services – Division of Aging and Adult Services
The Division of Aging and Adult Services serves as the focal point for all matters concerning older Arkansans. It serves as an effective and visible advocate for the aging population, gives elderly citizens a choice of how and where they receive long term care services, and plans, coordinates, funds and evaluates programs for senior adults. 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.
Medicare is a national social insurance program, administered by the U.S. federal government that guarantees access to health insurance for Americans ages 65 and older and younger people with disabilities. Medicare.gov, the official site for the federal Medicare program, offers a variety of tools for researching nursing homes as well as alternatives like home or community-based care.
Medicaid is the U.S. health program for people and families with low incomes and resources. People served by Medicaid are U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents, including low-income adults, their children, and people with certain disabilities. Medicaid is the largest source of funding for medical and health-related services for people with limited income.