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Assisted Living in Louisiana

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OVERALL STATE RANK

Overview of assisted living in Louisiana

In Louisiana, assisted living provides long-term housing and care for active seniors. The cost of assisted living in Louisiana ranges from $3,000 to $6,000 a month, or $36,000 to $72,000 annually, according to A Place for Mom’s proprietary data from its brand partners. Assisted living in Louisiana can be a good fit for seniors looking for a warm location with Southern hospitality and an affordable cost of living.

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Assisted living state rankings report

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Overall state ranking out of 50

State scorecard

How we determine rankings

Our 2023 state ranking for assisted living uses A Place for Mom’s proprietary data collected from our community partners. First, we sorted through our metrics and grouped them into three pillars that are key in a quality assisted living experience. We weighted these pillars differently based on insights from our senior living experts. Then, we used these categories and their weighting to determine how each state ranks. Read our full methodology 

Top ranked Louisiana cities for assisted living overall

Top-rated Assisted Living facilities in Louisiana

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Sunrise of Baton Rouge

8502 Jefferson Highway, Baton Rouge, LA 70809
10
Review Score
41 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Jacob S - I'm a current/former resident or client

Great people, great atmosphere. Thank you for giving me resources!

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The Gables at Spring Lake Assisted Living

8622 Line Ave, Shreveport, LA 71106
9.9
Review Score
51 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Anonymous - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

I loved the staff. They were great with my Mom and kept me updated when needed. I liked it because the living arrangements were a good size...not too compact...there were not a lot of residents so they were...

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Ville Ste. Marie Senior Living Community

4112 Jefferson Highway, Jefferson, LA 70121
9.9
Review Score
36 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
William B - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

Everyone you meet is FABULOUS. From the front staff to the Marketing Director who was super friendly! This is a wonderful community. All the facilities are very clean. Mom said she enjoys all of the tasty...

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Top-rated Assisted Living facilities in New Orleans

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The Suites at Algiers Point

813 Pelican Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70114
9.0
Review Score
13 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
A M - I live or lived in this community

Be sure to look at the care givers/employees. Are they friendly and visible? Is the vibe and furnishings similar to how your loved one lives? Location to you if you are in town? Of course hurricane...

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3 Floor plans available

Ville Ste. Marie Senior Living Community

4112 Jefferson Highway, Jefferson, LA 70121
9.9
Review Score
36 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
William B - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

Everyone you meet is FABULOUS. From the front staff to the Marketing Director who was super friendly! This is a wonderful community. All the facilities are very clean. Mom said she enjoys all of the tasty...

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4 Floor plans available

Sunrise of Metairie

3732 W. Esplanade Avenue, Metairie, LA 70002
9.7
Review Score
58 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Greg S - I'm a current/former resident or client

We are so glad we moved here when we did– almost 4 years ago. Great food, wonderful activities, the people are interesting and very friendly, and the Staff is exceptional! It is a beautiful campus, and we...

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Top-rated Assisted Living facilities in Metairie

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Sunrise of Metairie

3732 W. Esplanade Avenue, Metairie, LA 70002
9.7
Review Score
58 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Greg S - I'm a current/former resident or client

We are so glad we moved here when we did– almost 4 years ago. Great food, wonderful activities, the people are interesting and very friendly, and the Staff is exceptional! It is a beautiful campus, and we...

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Lafreniere Assisted Living and Memory Care

6555 Park Manor Dr, Metairie, LA 70003
8.6
Review Score
55 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Suzanne - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

I would say it's a good facility for people who don't need upscale or elaborate/fancy. The atrium is a nice touch inside. There are quite a few activities for residents. They have taken good care of...

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Ville Ste. Marie Senior Living Community

4112 Jefferson Highway, Jefferson, LA 70121
9.9
Review Score
36 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
William B - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

Everyone you meet is FABULOUS. From the front staff to the Marketing Director who was super friendly! This is a wonderful community. All the facilities are very clean. Mom said she enjoys all of the tasty...

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Top-rated Assisted Living facilities in Baton Rouge

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Sunrise of Baton Rouge

8502 Jefferson Highway, Baton Rouge, LA 70809
10
Review Score
41 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Jacob S - I'm a current/former resident or client

Great people, great atmosphere. Thank you for giving me resources!

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Holly Court Assisted Living and Memory Care

8585 Summa Ave, Baton Rouge, LA 70809
9.6
Review Score
45 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Anonymous - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

The staff at Holly Court really care about their residents. The residents often complain of being bored. the food is often served cold. I would recommend this facility to others.

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Williamsburg Senior Living Community

5445 Government Street, Baton Rouge, LA 70806
9.2
Review Score
8 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
CM - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

I would say the community is very welcoming, and very friendly. The residents genuinely seem happy there. I would definitely recommend it. If there are any negatives, it would be that the food is sometimes...

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Top-rated Assisted Living facilities in Lafayette

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Courtyard Retirement and Assisted Living

308 Sidney Martin Road, Lafayette, LA 70507
9.5
Review Score
7 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Sheryl - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

The staff is extremely friendly - they check on the in laws multiple times a day. The housekeeping is good - laundry is done once week unless you pay more for it. This has been an issue, it would be nice if...

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Brookdale Lafayette

215 West Farrel Road, Lafayette, LA 70508
9.1
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39 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Gina D - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

There is consistent and friendly staff. Activities are done weekly to keep residents active both on and off of the premises. Celebrations are done to encourage family engagement. A support group is offered...

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The Blake at Lafayette

400 Polly Ln, Lafayette, LA 70508
8.5
Review Score
7 reviews
MD - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

We were, and continue to be, very impressed with The Blake! The staff is polite, professional, yet very warm and friendly. The food is very good - a healthy, balanced mix of local favorites. The rooms are...

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Cost of assisted living in Louisiana

The median monthly cost of assisted living in Louisiana is about $4,100, which is significantly less expensive than the approximate national median monthly cost of assisted living, which is $4,800, according to A Place for Mom’s internal data from its brand partners. For budget-aware seniors, this is a difference of $700 a month compared to the national median.

It’s a good idea to look at median costs instead of average costs because median costs aren’t normally influenced by extreme values, such as high-amenity communities or budget-friendly communities located in the state. In Louisiana, the 10th percentile monthly cost is around $3,100, while the 90th percentile monthly cost is about $6,000.

The cost of assisted living varies among communities. However, pricing typically takes into account the level of care required by a resident. The community’s location, floor plans, services, and amenities also influence cost. In Louisiana, communities may be priced higher in areas closer to desired amenities, such as the Gulf Coast beaches and the New Orleans metro. While these assisted living costs in Louisiana may feel pricey in comparison to the cost of living, some Louisianans may qualify for Medicaid or Medicare. These programs can cover some costs associated with senior living.

Compare costs of Louisiana vs. the national average

Average monthly costs

Louisiana

$3,899/mo

US National average

$4,531/mo

Compare costs of assisted living vs. nearby states

Average monthly costs

Louisiana

$3,899/mo

Mississippi

$3,497/mo

Arkansas

$4,040/mo

Alabama

$3,789/mo

Texas

$4,643/mo

Compare costs of assisted living in Louisiana vs. nearby cities

Average monthly costs

Louisiana

$3,899/mo

Lafayette, LA

$4,103/mo

Compare costs of assisted living vs. other senior care types in Louisiana

Average monthly costs

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Paying for assisted living in Louisiana

Planning ahead for assisted living costs is key. Your loved one can potentially pay for assisted living in Louisiana through a combination of private and public pay options. In the section below, you’ll find a variety of resources that can be used to cover assisted living costs in this state. To learn more about payment options, visit our complete guide to paying for long-term care.

Private pay options available to seniors can be used to pay for expenses related to assisted living in Louisiana.

Selling a home in Louisiana can help your loved one pay for assisted living costs. Selling a house

If your loved one has substantial equity in their home in Louisiana, they may be able to access that money through a reverse mortgage. Reverse mortgage

If your loved one uses a health savings account, they may be able to use that toward the costs of assisted living in Louisiana. Health savings accounts

Your loved one may be able to leverage their life insurance policy to pay for assisted living costs in Louisiana. Life insurance

Ask your loved one if they have a long-term care insurance policy, as it may cover their assisted living costs in Louisiana. Long-term care insurance

Eligible seniors can use Social Security benefits to help them pay for assisted living costs in Louisiana. Social Security benefits for assisted living

Assisted living requirements and regulations in Louisiana

The Louisiana Department of Health licenses and oversees four levels of what they call “adult residential care providers.” The levels are as follows:

  • Level 1: Personal care homes
  • Level 2: Shelter care homes
  • Level 3: Assisted living facilities
  • Level 4: Adult residential care

Typically, facilities have to meet state requirements to receive initial licensing. In Louisiana, reports about inspections and violations of assisted living regulations are usually not available to the public.

The department of health determines health standards for adult residential care providers. These include but are not limited to regulations on the following:

  • Time frame for medication reviews
  • Plans of care provided by third-party providers
  • Process for medication administration
  • Storage of medications and controlled substances
  • Application of CPAP masks
  • Determination of a resident’s representative
  • Food preparation and safety measures

Transparency is limited when it comes to caregiver qualifications in Louisiana. If you’re interested in learning more about the qualifications of caregivers, ask prospective communities about the following topics:

  • The community’s staff training protocols
  • Specific areas of staff expertise
  • Community policies regarding staff certifications
  • Community policies regarding continuing education

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Our free tool provides options, advice, and next steps based on your unique situation.

State licensing in Louisiana

We developed a system to rate each state on how easy — or difficult — it is to find important assisted living records and reports, and we compiled tips to help you in your search.

States with the most transparent records allow you to look up important information about each assisted living facility online, including inspections, complaints, survey results, violations, capacity, and whether the facility accepts Medicaid.

Access to Louisiana assisted living records: Basic

Public access to assisted living records and reports for the state of Louisiana is basic. Key findings that informed this rating include:

  • Louisiana doesn’t make information about inspections, violations, and complaints available online.
  • Louisiana is in the lowest quartile for assisted living transparency.

How to look up Louisiana assisted living licenses and records

How we arrived at our Louisiana rating

We developed a standard methodology for state data collection and evaluation, and we based our rating primarily on the objective, state-specific accessibility criteria outlined in these questions:
  1. Are licensed assisted living communities listed online in any form? Yes
  2. If Yes to #1, is the information updated frequently? Yes
  3. If Yes to #1, is the list of licensed communities searchable? No
  4. Does the state post inspections, complaints, survey results, or violations online? No
  5. If Yes to #4, is the information updated frequently (within 90 days)? No or N/A
  6. If Yes to #2 and #4, is the enforcement information included in the same place as licensed communities? No or N/A
  7. If Yes to #4 and No to #6, are violations and inspections searchable at all? No
  8. Is information about special licensing for care shown? No or N/A
  9. Is capacity shown? Yes
  10. Are payment types shown (e.g., Medicaid, private pay)? No
  11. Is the administrator/contact name shown? Yes
  12. Can the state fine a facility? Yes
  13. What is the frequency of inspections? Every 12 months
  14. Does the website include pricing of facilities? No

Top cities in Louisiana for assisted living

8.2
Baton Rouge, LA
18 facilities
8.2
Lafayette, LA
11 facilities
7.9
Lake Charles, LA
5 facilities
7.4
Shreveport, LA
11 facilities
6.7
Metairie, LA
24 facilities
3.0
New Orleans, LA
10 facilities

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