The Caring Place of Hot Springs
NOW OPEN as of 7/26/21
Accepting Enrollment Applications
Call 501-623-2881 for an appointment
or click Enrollment & Fees for information
The mission of The Caring Place of Hot Springs is to support participants and their families with the highest quality respite care program, as they deal with the effects of aging and various forms of dementia. The Caring Place serves all persons without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, gender, disability, marital status or economic means.
About The Caring Place
The Caring Place of Hot Springs is a ministry of First United Methodist Church and a group of interfaith volunteers in Hot Springs, Arkansas.
We began in 1992 in the basement rooms of the church with six participants, one paid staff member, and a handful of volunteers for four hours a day once a week. Things have changed quite a bit. We are now licensed for up to fifty daily participants, four days a week, six hours a day.
We have our own facility, complete with a large activity room, kitchen and dining rooms, library/resource room, a sick room, chapel, quiet room, offices and a wonderful fenced outdoor patio area. The facility is secure to ensure our participant's safety.
We are licensed and regulated by the State of Arkansas and registered as a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation.
We have a trained professional staff and a large group of hands-on volunteers who receive on-going training and certification throughout the year.
Volunteer or Donate
We Need Your Help
Volunteer Your Time
Sign up To Volunteer with Us!
One of the simplest ways you can help us is to join our volunteer group who work scheduled hours during the week. From playing dominos to assisting in the dining area, your help is needed. Our volunteers have been the backbone of our program for many years and we are anxious to see them back along with new faces ready to join them. To join our volunteer group click the link below and complete the volunteer interest form. You will receive a phone call and more information with details of upcoming training and additional registration requirements.
Make a Donation
Show Your Support
Want to join our efforts but not sure where to start? Having been closed for over one year due to the COVID-19 pandemic and concern for the safety of our most vulnerable participants, your donations and support are needed more than ever before. Your donations allow us to continue our mission to provide services for those experiencing dementia and Alzheimer's disease. Please consider making an online contribution by clicking the link below.
Caring for Your Loved Ones
The Caring Place of Hot Springs provides activities, exercise and nutritional meals for your loved ones. Also, support groups for caregivers experiencing the trials of daily life with those effected by a dementia related illness.
Social and Recreational Activities
Our participants benefit from the relaxed and friendly program of social and recreational activities including:
Arts and Crafts
Chapel and Daily Devotionals
Ball and Balloon Games
Men's Social Group
Special Guest Entertainment
- Outdoor Activities in our new garden/patio area
Caregiver Support Groups
You Are Not Alone
Our caregiver support groups provide a needed outlet for our families. With respite care available, caregivers can come and share with others and find spiritual support and strength among those in the group who are also experiencing challenges with their loved ones. You can obtain additional information about support group opportunities by contacting us below.
Nutritional Meals and Snacks
Spend time in our updated Cafe area
Eating together is another opportunity for social gathering at The Caring Place. Our home cooked, nutritional lunch and snacks are an integral part of a day at The Caring Place! Our participants enjoy fresh baked cookies, ice cream and special treats often while spending time with us. Starting the day with a cup of juice or coffee in our updated cafe area, your loved ones will feel right at home and you can rest assured they are being well taken care of and among friends!
New Options for Enrolling & Fees
Schedule an appointment for pre-enrollment beginning May 3, 2021
At the time of reopening the following options will be available for scheduling your loved ones.
Two Days Monday and Wednesday OR Tuesday and Thursday, from 9:00 - 3:00 pm, 12 hours. Weekly Total Cost: $144.00 for two days. Four Days per week (M-Th), 24 hours. Weekly Total Cost: $288.00 for four days.
One Day Per Week, As Needed, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm, 6 hours. Subject to space availability and requiring a reservation made twenty-four hours in advance by calling the Director, the daily rate will be $120 and will be paid on the date of service.
Payment Options for Four Day and Two Day Options: Paid weekly, due Thursday of each week,
OR Paid monthly on the first Thursday of each month; total amount will vary each month depending on # of days in each month.
Both options preferably paid by autopayment from your bank or credit card.
We will accept Private Pay participants or Medicaid participants. If a participant is eligible to receive Medicaid benefits, the participant will be asked to seek Medicaid approval for benefits prior to completing enrollment.
Annual and Semi-annual grants are also available from the Area Agency on Aging and Arkansas Alzheimer's Association. A limited number of in-house scholarships will be offered, always subject to sufficient funding being available in our scholarship fund and applicant meeting scholarship program guidelines.
At the time of your pre-enrollment appointment all sources of payment options available to you will be discussed.
All participants, along with all employees, volunteers, and entertainers attending
The Caring Place must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.
Pre-Enrollment is Required: All prior participants must re-enroll. To request an appointment click Enrollment Inquiries below. Please submit the form and you will be contacted to schedule an appointment time.
Should you wish to preview and/or complete our Enrollment Application Form click the Application Form button below.
The PDF form may be printed and brought with you to your pre-enrollment appointment.
Or, you may email your application to firstname.lastname@example.org.