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Division of Aging and Adult Services

Provider Certification Applications

Living Choices/Assisted Living Provider Information

Contact Information:

Fax: 501-682-6245

Staff List for Provider Certification

Form Submission please use the following email

daas.providers@arkansas.gov

PROVIDER CONSUMER DIRECTED FORMS

CLIENT FORMS- CONSUMER DIRECTED FORMS

ARChoices Agency Forms

Agency Attendant Care Provider Application (NEW and RENEWAL) – Use this form if you want your agency to be certified as an Attendant Care Agency or if you Medicaid PIN is approaching expiration, and you wish to renew

Adult Day Services (ADS) - Adult Day Services facilities are licensed by the Office of Long-Term Care (OLTC) to provide care and supervision to meet the needs of four or more adults who have functional impairments for periods of less than 24 hours but more than two hours per day, in a place other than the beneficiary's own homes. To be certified by the Division of Aging and Adult Services as a provider of adult day services in Arkansas, a provider must be a person, corporation, partnership, association or organization licensed by the Arkansas Department of Human Services, Office of Long-Term Care as a long-term adult day services facility. Providers in the designated trade area cities in states that border Arkansas must be licensed and/or certified by the appropriate state agency as an Adult Day Services Facility. Facilities wanting to be certified as a provider for these services should complete this application. 

Adult Day Health Services (ADHS) - To be certified by the Division of Aging and Adult Services as a provider of Adult Day Health services in Arkansas, a provider must be a person, corporation, partnership, association or organization licensed by Arkansas Department of Human Services, Office of Long-term Care as a long-term adult day health care facility. Adult Day Health Care facilities are licensed to provide a continuing, organized program of rehabilitative, therapeutic and supportive health services, social services and activities to individuals who are functionally impaired and who, due to the severity of their functional impairment, are not capable of fully independent living. Adult Day Health Care programs provide rehabilitative and health services directed toward meeting the health restoration and maintenance needs of the beneficiary that cannot be provided by adult day care programs. Facilities wanting to be certified as a provider for these services should complete this application.  

Adult Family Home Certification Packet Instructions - This instruction booklet serves as a handy reference when completing forms and gathering documents required for completion of the certification process.

Adult Family Homes Certification Packet - Adult Family Homes provide a family living environment for adults who are functionally impaired and who, due to the severity of their functional impairments, are considered to be at imminent risk of death or serious bodily harm and, as a consequence, are not capable of fully independent living.  Enrollment as an ElderChoices Adult Family Homes provider requires certification by the Department of Human Services, Division of Aging and Adult Services, as an Adult Family Home. Entities wanting to become an Adult Family Home provider should complete this application. Adult Family Homes Renewal Packet

Attendant Care -

Home Delivered Meals - To be certified by the Division of Aging and Adult Services as a provider of Home-Delivered Meal services, a provider must:

A.     Be a nutrition services provider whose kitchen is approved by the Department of Health and whose meals are approved by a Registered Dietitian who has verified by nutrient analysis that meals provide 33 1/3 percent of the Dietary Reference Intakes established by the Food and Nutrition Board of the National Academy of Sciences, and comply with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and DAAS Nutrition Services Program Policy Number 206.
B.     Comply with all federal, state, county and local laws and regulations concerning the safe and sanitary handling of food, equipment and supplies used in the storage, preparation, handling, service, delivery and transportation of meals.
C.     If applicable, assure that the provider’s intermediate source of delivery meets or exceeds federal, state and local laws regarding food transportation and delivery.
D.     Procure and have available all necessary licenses, permits and food handlers’ cards as required by law.
Entities wanting to be certified as a Home-Delivered Meal provider should complete this application.

Personal Emergency Response System (PERS) - Personal Emergency Response System (PERS) is a 24-hour, seven-day-a-week, in-home electronic support system that provides two-way verbal and electronic communication with an emergency control center. It enables individuals who are elderly, infirm, or homebound to secure immediate help in the event of physical, emotional or environmental emergency.  To be certified by the Division of Aging and Adult Services as a PERS provider, a provider must:

A.     Provide, install and maintain FCC approved equipment which meets all Underwriter Laboratories Safety Standards;
B.     Designate or operate an emergency response center to receive signals and respond according to specified operating protocol;
C.     Establish a response system for each client and ensure responders receive necessary instruction and training;
D.     Ensure that equipment is installed by qualified individuals who also provide instruction and training to clients.
Entities wanting to be certified as a PERS provider should complete this application.

Respite - Facility-based Respite Care may be provided outside the client’s home on a short- or long-term basis by licensed residential care facilities, nursing facilities, adult day care facilities, adult day health care facilities, level II assisted living facilities and hospitals. In-home respite care may be provided by licensed personal care or home health agencies and certified homemaker agencies. Reimbursement will be made for direct care rendered according to the client’s plan of care by trained respite workers employed and supervised by certified in-home respite providers. To be certified by the Division of Aging & Adult Services as a respite provider, a provider must: hold a current Class A and/or Class B license to provide personal care or home health services as issued by the state licensing authority or a current ElderChoices homemaker certification issued by the Division of Aging & Adult Services; employ and supervise direct care staff trained and qualified to provide respite care services; and, agree to the provider assurances of the ElderChoices waiver services. In addition, providers of facility-based Respite Care services must be one or more of the following: a licensed adult day care facility, a licensed adult day health care facility, a licensed nursing facility, a licensed residential care facility, a licensed level II assisted living facility, an ElderChoices adult family homes certification or a licensed hospital and agree to the provider assurances of the ElderChoices waiver services. Entities wanting to become a Respite provider should complete this application.

TO APPLY TO MEDICAID YOU MUST CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW AND FILL OUT THE APPLICATION

Please carefully read the Medicaid Regulations for this program prior to submitting an application.  Sections I, III and IV apply to all Medicaid providers.  Section II pertains specifically to the AAPD Program.  Providers are responsible for abiding by all sections.  AAPD Regulations can be found at: 

https://www.medicaid.state.ar.us/InternetSolution/Provider/docs/apdwvr.aspx

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