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The Caring Place of Hot Springs

 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.

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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 & Donate
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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.    

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Our Services

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.

Excellent Programming

Social and Recreational Activities

Our participants benefit from the relaxed and friendly program of social and recreational activities including:

  • Cognitive Aerobics

  • Arts and Crafts

  • Chapel and Daily Devotionals

  • Ball and Balloon Games

  • Exercise

  • Holiday Celebrations

  • Music Therapy/Sing-Alongs

  • 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

Homecooked Meals Daily

Eating together is another opportunity for social gathering at The Caring Place.  Our home cooked, nutritional lunch and morning and afternoon 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 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!  

Options for Enrolling & Fees

Schedule an appointment for pre-enrollment 

The following options are 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.  


Payment Options for Four-Day and Two-Day Options:  Paid weekly, via Automatic draft from a checking or savings account or charged to a credit/debit card. Total amount will vary each week depending on # of days in attendance.


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 Caregiver Respite Grants will be offered, always subject to sufficient funding being available in our Caregiver Respite Grant Fund and applicant meeting our grant program guidelines.  

 At the time of your pre-enrollment appointment all sources of payment options available to you will be discussed.  

 Pre-Enrollment is Required:  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


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Contact Us 

101 Quapaw Avenue, Hot Springs, AR  71901


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