About Us

Circle of Life is a non-profit organization serving residents of Northwest Arkansas in Benton, Washington, Carroll, and Madison counties. Our team of doctors, nurses, chaplains, social workers, hospice aides, bereavement counselors, and trained volunteers work to provide compassionate, high-quality care for the seriously ill and those needing end-of-life care.

You want the best care for yourself and for your loved ones

If home is where the heart is…then keeping you there is a goal that makes us proud. Since 1992, patients and their families have turned to Circle of Life for care and comfort.  Our focus on compassion and professionalism has made our name widely and immediately recognized as the provider of choice in our area.

At Circle of Life, we operate at the highest level of service. We are innovative and set standards that raise the bar; always doing the right thing for the right reasons. 


  • Circle of Life ranked in the top 1% nationally for employee and engagement satisfaction
  • When asked how families would rate our hospice, 90% gave a rating of 9 or 10 on a scale from 1-10
  • When families were asked if they would recommend our hospice to friends and family, 92% answered “Definitely, Yes”

Circle of Life is the largest nonprofit hospice provider in Northwest Arkansas serving Benton, Carroll, Madison & Washington counties. Circle of Life is fully accredited and certified by Arkansas Department of Health and Medicare.

90% of our care is provided in the home or the place you call home. The family is the primary caregiver, while the care team offers an extra layer of support. Short-term care of one or more days may be provided in one of our hospice homes for the treatment of uncontrolled symptoms until you are more comfortable. Arrangements to transfer you back to the place you call home will be made, where our team will continue to make visits to you. We have two hospice homes located in Bentonville and Springdale. 

Care teams of physicians, nurses, aides, social workers, chaplains and volunteers provide care in our patient’s home, in assisted living facilities or wherever they may reside.

Circle of Life has recently been recognized as the “Best of the Best” in Hospice and Home Healthcare by the Arkansas Democrat Gazette and was named “Nonprofit Organization of the Year” by the Greater Bentonville Chamber of Commerce.

Circle of Life provides bereavement support to the Northwest Arkansas community at no charge. We operate two Grief Centers housed in our inpatient hospice homes. Grief Center programs include support groups and workplace and school grief services.


Circle of Life is committed to compassionate end-of-life care for a person’s body, mind, spirit and family when there is no longer a cure.


Compassion – Demonstrating healing, caring, and understanding Inclusion – Expressing openness and acceptance so that all experience validation Respect – Treating all with honor and dignity Comfort – Providing a peaceful, safe environment for body, mind, and spirit Leadership – Genuinely living out the organization’s mission, vision, & values Excellence – Exceeding expectations while upholding our values


Our vision is to become nationally recognized as the premier provider and educator for hospice and bereavement services in Northwest Arkansas.

Our Locations

Circle of Life Earlene Howard Hospice Home, 901 Jones Road Springdale, AR 72762 Phone: 479-750-6632

Circle of Life Marie and John Carr Hospice Home, 1201 NE Legacy Parkway, Bentonville, AR 72712 Phone: 479-750-6632

Our Coverage Area

We serve families in Benton, Carroll, Madison and Washington counties.

Contact Us

If you believe that hospice care is the right choice for you or a loved one then please contact our office to schedule a free evaluation with one of our registered nurses. Circle of Life would be honored to care for you or your loved one during the end of life journey. Please call our direct referral line at 479-872-3377. You can also send your questions by email to: info@nwacircleoflife.org. If you need immediate assistance, please call us at 479-750-6632.