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In order to find the top assisted living communities in the Fort Smith area, our team of researchers:

  • Sorted through 32 communities using our unique methodology
  • Spent over 8 hours researching assisted living communities in Fort Smith
  • Read more than 80 reviews left by residents and their family members

After filtering out facilities that didn’t meet our high standards, we were left with 7 assisted living communities that earned our seal of approval. Through this process we discovered that the average cost of assisted living in the city of Fort Smith is $3,406, which is lower than the state average of $3,500 and the national average of $4,051.

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Christina Drumm-Boyd
Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) and Geriatric Care Manager (GCM)
Christina Drumm-Boyd
Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) and Geriatric Care Manager (GCM)

Christina is a Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) and Geriatric Care Manager (GCM) who is passionate about seniors and their families. Along with her staff, Christina works hands-on with each client to find the best solutions for the challenges that often come with aging.

Read on for in-depth information about the top assisted living facilities in Fort Smith, a brief dive into our methodology for determining the best assisted living communities, and a searchable directory of 32 communities in the Fort Smith area. Institute Trusted Communities

The Assisted Living Research Institute spent dozens of hours researching the top assisted living communities in the Fort Smith area to allow seniors and their families to find the community that’s right for them. Click through the facilities listed below to read in-depth reviews, what residents are saying, and details such as base pricing, room types, and more.

Brookdale Fort Smith
Studios, 1-Bedroom Apartments, 2-Bedroom Apartments
Assisted Living, Independent Living, Memory Care
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Brookdale Fort Smith is a senior living community located in the town of Fort Smith, AR. Residents live in private apartments, available in a number of layouts and sizes to fit their lifestyle needs. Each residence features large windows to allow in ample natural light and private baths and kitchenettes for convenience. Trained staff is available 24/7 to provide personalized assistance with daily tasks, such as help with dressing, mobility and medication management. Delicious, restaurant-style meals are served in the community dining room, promoting socialization over resident-favorite dishes chosen from menus directly influenced by the residents and their feedback. After a meal, residents can head to the courtyard garden to chat with friends, make use of the multiple walking paths or play a game of cards in the game room.
What Residents are Saying:
Residents and their families commend the personable staff and their commitment to care. One family member said, "A very nice place for my dad's future. This place is very clean, dad says the food is great and at a great price. Dad's not happy moving away from home but the staff has tried to make him feel welcome."
3.94 out of 5 stars
(40) Reviews
5501 Duncan Rd., Fort Smith, AR 72903
Golden Years Retirement Village
Memory Lane
Mercy Crest
Methodist Village and Methodist Health & Rehab
Peachtree Village South
The Brookfield Senior Living and Memory Care

Our Methodology

It’s not what we research, but the way we research that makes stand out. We start by identifying problems and challenges in the senior care industry by gaining insight from conversations with industry professionals, older adults, and those that care for them. Next, our research team led by industry experts apply our data-driven research techniques to understand the magnitude of the challenge and how to overcome it. Finally, we present our findings in easy-to-understand guides and studies and share our actionable results with influencers and caregivers, as well as the general public.

Facility Features (40%)

Facility Health Services Graded on health services provided
on the facility including, but not
limited to, on-site nursing,
pharmacy, skilled nursing,
medicine administration, etc

Facility Amenities Graded on the available

Affordability Financial assistance acceptance
and overall costs and value.

Residential Quality (40%)

Resident Satisfaction Polling & survey of overall facility satisfaction.

Facility Complaint and Violations Number of complaints and violations the facility had. Taking into account improvement over time.

Online Reviews Aggregated verified online reviews.

Location (20%)

Location-Based Benefits Including, but not limited to, proximity to
hospitals, ambulance response times, senior
resources available, and state and city
financial assistance.

Location Quality Local crime rates, incidents against older
adults, air quality, climate.

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