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 First United Methodist Church with six participants, one paid staff member, and a handful of volunteers four hours a day once a week. Today, things have changed quite a bit:


  • We provide services to more than 50 Garland County families four days a week, six hours a day.

  • We have our own facility, complete with large activity room, kitchen and dining rooms, library/resource room, a sick room, chapel, art room, offices, and wonderful fenced outdoor patio area. The facility is secure to ensure our participants' safety.

  • We are licensed and regulated by the State of Arkansas.

  • We are registered as a 501 (c) (3) non-profit corporation.

  • We have a paid staff of six: All have received background criminal checks before being hired.  All have received training throughout the year to keep updated on the latest information available.  One is a CNA.  Two of our staff members are workshop presenters, including 2009's "Continuum of Care" with the Arkansas Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association, and 2008's National Brookdale Conference. This three-day intensive training conference held in Denver, Colorado was for those working with people with dementia in day care facilities throughout the United States.

  • We have more than 60 volunteers.  All hands-on volunteers receive on-going training and certification throughout the year on the latest information available.

  • Each semester we host local nursing students for part of their clinical rotations.


Mission Statement

The mission of The Caring Place 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.

View the video above for a look into the day and respite care offered by The Caring Place of Hot Springs for persons with Alzheimers and other associated dementias´╗┐.


101 Quapaw Avenue

Hot Springs, AR 71901


T: 501.623.2881

F: 501.623.7995

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