Expert Senior Living Advisors from A Place for Mom can help direct you to Memory Care communities. Together, we will find the perfect fit for your loved one, and we will provide direction and support as needed. We partner with 4 Memory Care facilities in Lafayette and the surrounding area, so there are many options to choose from. A Place for Mom is the largest senior living referral service in North America, and we can help you make a good choice at no cost to you.
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308 Sidney Martin Road, Lafayette, LA 70507
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Courtyard Retirement and Assisted Living is an assisted living facility in Lafayette, LA that offers residents independent living options and daily support services. Our residents range from ages fifty-five and older; most requiring assistance with activities of daily living; services are to...
215 West Farrel Road, Lafayette, LA 70508
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A Full and Rich LifeTucked away on two acres of scenic property in the exclusive River Ranch neighborhood, you may be surprised to find a warm and welcoming adult residential care and memory care community. Because we operate more like a family than a traditional senior living home, we can almost...
Memory care communities provide care in accordance with a memory-care specific care curriculum. Staff members must obtain memory-care specific education and staff must be available for aid around-the-clock. Residents in memory care require assistance with personal care , washing, and medications. Basic services offered in memory care may include: social programs and activities, medication management, housekeeping and laundry service, and comfortable private or semi-private rooms. Residents may reside in private rooms or semi-private apartments. The annual median cost for a private room is around $68,109 and the cost for a semi-private room is around $65,218 . The state of Louisiana maintains a number of provisions associated with this type of community. The The Department of Health and Hospitals and Health Standards Section regulates this type of community.
For many seniors, especially those with chronic diseases or those who require long-term therapy, proximity to medical communities might be a key component when choosing which senior care community best fits your family’s needs. In total, there are 10 hospitals located in Lafayette which offer emergency services and other healthcare. The top hospitals in Lafayette include Park Place Surgical Hospital, University Hospital and Clinics, and Our Lady Of Lourdes Regional Medical Center.
Cost of living is a big influence when choosing which destination works best. In Lafayette, the cost-of-living index is 96.7 where a score of 100 is the average, and anything lower than 100 is cheaper than said average. Lafayette has a grocery index of about 92.9. The rent burden for Lafayette is around 14.7% of the average person’s monthly income. Monthly, the median rent in Lafayette is around $877 per month and the median value of a home in Lafayette is about $182,232.
The air quality, air temperature, and humidity of a location can have a major effect on the health of senior citizens. Lafayette has a humid subtropical type of climate. The average air quality index rating in Lafayette is about 43.4. The average AQI conditions are rated as good. The air quality index score is at its max during the month of December at around 54.3. During this time, the average air quality conditions are rated moderate. This means that those who are unusually sensitive should consider limiting the amount of time spent on outdoor exertion. Monthly, Lafayette gets about 5 inches of precipitation. The most rain historically happens in August with an average of 8 inches during the month. In terms of snow fall Lafayette experiences an average of 0.00 inches of snow. During the summertime, the temperature in Lafayette is around 83F. The low summer temperature is approximately 73F during June. The summer high temperature is at around 93F in the month of August. Over the winter, the average temp in Lafayette drops to approximately 56F. The winter high will rise to roughly 67F in the month of February. The lowest winter temperature will rise to about 44 F in the month of January. On average, Lafayette has a humidity level of about 75%. Humidity ratings reach their peak in the month of July at around 79%.
Based on gender, 51.0% are female and 49.0% are male. In Lafayette, 26.1% of the population are over the age of 55, 11.0% are over the age of 60, 5.2% are over the age of 70, and 3.3% are over the age of 80. The median age of Lafayette is 35 years old. The current population of Lafayette is shrinking at a rate of -0.002%. Lafayette has a population density of 882 people per square mile. Out of the total population of Lafayette, 65.7% participate in the labor force, 13.0% do not have health insurance, 12.0% have some form of disability, and 5.6% are widows. In terms of crime, Lafayette has 5.8 violent crimes per 1000 residents and 47.8 property crimes per 1000 residents. Demographically, Lafayette is 63.5% white, 2.1% Asian, 0.6% other or not specified, 0.2% Native American, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 4.1% Hispanic, 31.7% black, and 1.9% mixed race. In terms of non-Christian denominations in Lafayette, out of the total population 0.1% practice Judaism, 0.0% practice an Eastern religion, and 0.1% practice Islam. In Lafayette, 21.4% are nonbelievers. In terms of Christian denominations, out of the total population of Lafayette 46.4% practice Catholicism, 17.8% are Baptists, and 5.6% practice another Christian faith. During the last presidential election, 31.0% voted Democrat, 4.4% voted for a third party candidate, and 64.6% voted Republican in Lafayette county. In Lafayette, 6.3% of the people are veterans of the United States armed forces. Lafayette is considered very unfriendly to members of the LGBTQ+ community. Of the population of Lafayette 36.0% have a college degree, 25.3% have a high-school diploma, and 11.9% have a graduate degree.
There are 158 hospitals and 178 health centers that service a population of 4,649,163. The top three hospitals in the state are considered to be Mercy Regional Medical Center, Park Place Surgical Hospital, and Central Louisiana Surgical Hospital. Residents of Louisiana enjoy its natural beauty which ranks 50th in the United States. Overall, Louisiana ranks 50th out of all states in quality of life and 45th in healthcare. The state of Louisiana has a cost of living index of 93.6 where a score of 100 is the national average, and anything below 100 is considered less expensive than the national average. The state has a grocery index rating of 99.9 and a housing index rating of 86.6.
In terms of religion, 46% of Louisiana residents attend religious services among the 5,841 different congregations that are available in the state. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-<1%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%, with the most common Christian denominations consisting of Evangelical Protestant-27%, Mainline Protestant-8%, and Historically Black Protestant-22%. In Louisiana there are 421 masonic lodges. In Louisiana, 28% of the population is over the age of 55. The median age in the state is 37. The state of Louisiana ranks 23rd in the country for diversity. In the most recent presidential election, 58% of Louisiana residents voted Republican and 38% voted Democrat.
Louisiana experiences an average humidity rating of about 74%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of July at around 78%. During the winter, the average temperature in Louisiana drops to around 51F. During the winter, the average high temperature peaks at around 67F during the month of February. The average low temperature during the winter drops to around 31F in the month of January. The average temperature in the summer rises to around 81F. The average high summer temperature is around 94F in the month of July. The average low summer temperature is around 66F in the month of June. The average air quality index rating in Louisiana is 37.2 AQI. The highest seasonal air quality index rating occurs in the month of May with a rating of 48.3 AQI. On average, the state receives 4.95 inches of precipitation a month. The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of June at around 8.58 inches. While residents of Louisiana mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it’s important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Louisiana can include hurricanes and floods.
The state of Louisiana has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of Louisiana phlox, silverbell tree, bald cypress, and hybrid Louisiana iris. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the turkey, the alligators, the civet cats, or the mink.