Cost of Services
Arkansas is one of only a few states that maintain and fund institutions for persons with disabilities. The average cost for care of persons living in a publicly owned institution in 2007 was $86,365. The same services provided at Life Styles cost only $21,026!
Life Styles’ Supported Living Services are funded by the Home and Community Based Medicaid Waiver program. Medicaid funds do not cover rent, food or personal items. Individuals are expected to cover these expenses from SSI, SSDI or wages from their jobs. There are program fees associated with living in Life Styles’ properties, such as group meals, transportation, utilities and maintenance.
Life Styles’ Employment Services are funded through Arkansas Rehabilitative Services or through the Medicaid Waiver program.
College for Living
College for Living is also funded through Medicaid and a once a year supply fee is required for some of the classes. Individuals that do not qualify for Medicaid can arrange for private pay services.