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10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Baton Rouge, LA

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In Baton Rouge, nestled on the banks of the Mississippi River in southeast Louisiana, you will find many assisted living communities that offer peaceful and friendly homes.

In an assisted living community, support and safety are the priorities, with dedicated and specialized care to suit residents’ developing needs. Assisted living also offers a way of life that goes beyond care, with amenities, activities, and, in some cases, luxuries, that empower seniors to do more of what they love in a sociable atmosphere.

In these listings, which cover a 10-mile radius of the Baton Rouge downtown area, you will find eight partner communities to learn more about. You will also discover more about life and culture in Baton Rouge, activity ideas for seniors and their families, important information about local health care and transportation services, and ways to pay for assisted living.

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The staff and residents are very nice and they would be happy with Oakwood Village. It's a place I would recommend to others. We picked this community, because of the friendliness of staf and cost.

4.5 / 5.0

My mom is a resident at this facility. Any incident that will occur (fall, diarrhea, upset, etc), I am called immediately. The staff is always friendly and helpful. I asked the maintenance worker if her shade could be replaced since it would never roll up and it was done within a couple of days. Her...

5 / 5.0

I love this place they have taken great care of my mom and always so cheerful when we visit she loves the activities & cheerful holiday decorations they always put out we love all the workers and food service I recommend anyone too bring there loved one here you will welcomed with open arms.

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Great people, great atmosphere. Thank you for giving me resources!
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
In elegant, residential environments, we deliver the finest in senior care, and are recognized internationally for both quality and innovation. Guided by our Principles of Service, Sunrise affords families peace-of-mind by providing today's seniors with a range of personalized assisted living...
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Everybody was so helpful I love everything about the place very clean the food is always good just the best place to be my mom has been there for 2 years and she says it feels just like home and she wouldn’t...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
We are in South Baton Rouge, LA and in the heart of the medical community, Holly Court offers a variety of retirement living options. While we encourage and foster independence, we are aware that there may be a time when additional help is necessary for functioning day to day. Our community...
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The Claiborne is a beautiful but huge facility. It offers a lot for the independent. Residents have to be able to walk a good distance just to eat. We had to get her a scooter. It's also on the higher end...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Senior Living at The Claiborne at Baton Rouge!Newly renovated in 2022, The Claiborne at Baton Rouge offers active, upscale living for seniors of all ages and abilities. Our senior living community is a place where class and compassion meet southern hospitality to provide residents and their loved...
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What we like the most about this community is the friendliness of the staff members who are working there as well as the overall value for cost. Based on the experience we have had so far with Williamsburg...
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Williamsburg Senior Living Community offers the finest in retirement living. Williamsburg began serving the senior population in 1987. We offer spacious independent and assisted living apartments.Our services are delivered by warm, dedicated personnel who care about and for the residents.We...
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Love everything about Garden View Assisted living. The food ,the care, people working there. [name removed] is so happy there. We love Garden View
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
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I had a great tour of this facility with [name removed]. I met the Maintenance guy [name removed]. Everyone had a smile and greeted me. Overall I had a great first impression. When mom is ready to move...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Sunrise at Siegen is an assisted living community situated in the lovely cultural capital of Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana. Louisiana is one state that has increasingly been an independent setup and it has been incredibly endowed with French culture and customs. This...
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I highly recommend Magnolia Brook. My mom is 73 with newly diagnosed Alzheimer’s, she is young, vibrant, healthy, and very active. We had her a facility previously, which was not working well. We moved her...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
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I would recommend this facility -all staff are friendly and helpful. The move in process was as good as could be expected under circumstances-clean facility -housekeeping comes at least twice a week, or as...
Provides: Memory Care
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Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
The Pearl at Jamestown is the premiere provider of Memory Care in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Owned and operated by Phoenix Senior Living, we place a priority on personalized care and providing a purposeful day for our residents. The Pearl specializes in Memory Care and all staff are trained...
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Mom has settled in well at Southside Gardens and is making new friends. She enjoys the patio home type atmosphere and the smaller number of residents on site.
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Welcome to Southside Gardens Independent and Assisted Living Community. We're delighted that you are visiting our site to learn more about our services.For the past 30 years, we have provided high quality and affordable senior living housing and care. We're family owned business and we listen to...
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The Haven community is very clean, and the staff members are super friendly. The care services are good and the food was great, our loved one really enjoyed all of the meals. We also thought the value for...
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
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The director, [name removed], has a positive attitude, and made the place wonderful. He was very good to work with. The food was good the few times I ate with my loved one. They were willing to...
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Colonial Care Assisted Living is a senior living community located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in East Baton Rouge Parish along the Mississippi River, and home to over 229,000 people, with 820,000 in the Greater Baton Rouge area. Residents who enjoy southern living and a slower pace will be able...
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This facility is phenomenal- we are unbelievably happy with our choice. My mom loves it there and we feel good knowing she's safe, cared for, and happily involved with a community of new friends. The staff...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
You’re Always at Home HereSenior Living at The Claiborne at Shoe Creek!The Claiborne at Shoe Creek is a family-owned and operated community for seniors in Central, Louisiana. Our boutique apartment homes and resort-inspired amenities come together to give you or your loved one an impeccable...
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Provides: Memory Care, Nursing Homes
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Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Nursing Homes: Nursing homes provide short-and long-term care for seniors who have physical or mental health conditions that require 24-hour nursing and personal care.
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
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Our mother has been in independent living for three years and is thriving. Some areas are a little worn but they've been continually redoing areas. It's very clean. Until Covid restrictions she took...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
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Provides: Memory Care, Nursing Homes
Care types provided by this community
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Nursing Homes: Nursing homes provide short-and long-term care for seniors who have physical or mental health conditions that require 24-hour nursing and personal care.
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Provides: Assisted Living
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
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Both of my parents ([names removed]) have been living in Maison de Fleur's Assisted Living facility in Denham Springs, LA since [date removed] since my dad's stroke. It took them about 2 months to get...
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.

Costs of assisted living in the Baton Rouge area

The average actual cost of an assisted living community in the Baton Rouge area is $4,087, according to A Place For Mom’s proprietary data.[01] This figure includes:

  • Associated fees and add-on services
  • Services such as nursing care and security
  • Room and board
  • On-site amenities such as beauty parlors and exercise facilities

Bear in mind that the following chart represents the average baseline costs for this area, without any additional fees.

Average cost comparisons near Baton Rouge, LA

Average monthly costs

Baton Rouge, LA

$3,969

How people pay for assisted living in Baton Rouge

Assisted living comprises both room and board and in-home care. As such, residents can often use a combination of benefits, pensions, long-term insurance, and private pay options to cover the cost of living at their facilities.

In this payment guide, you will find information about all the ways to pay for care, including private sources, benefits for veterans, Medicare, and Medicaid.

Private pay methods in Baton Rouge

Many seniors choose to combine private sources to bankroll life in their assisted living communities. These sources can include their personal savings, pensions, Social Security benefits they’re entitled to collect, and investment returns. The following are also valid options:

VA benefits for assisted living in Baton Rouge
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Number of veterans who live in Baton Rouge

About 32% of Baton Rouge veterans are 75+

With almost 8,000 veterans living in the Baton Rouge area, it’s fairly simple to find advice and support for ex-servicepeople here. From local government offices to veteran-dedicated health clinics, organizations and helpful hubs are waiting to meet all veterans’ needs.

The East Baton Rouge Parish VA Office and the West Baton Rouge Parish VA Office might be your first ports of call for advice about applying for veteran benefits or finding services, and the Louisiana state Department of Veteran Affairs headquarters is also situated in Baton Rouge. Local Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and Disabled American Veterans (DAV) chapters also have a big presence in the area and can help seniors find assistance through their veterans service officers.

When it comes to affording assisted living, veterans benefits can help. The benefits that most apply to veterans are the VA’s Pension and the VA Aid and Attendance benefit. Qualifying seniors can receive both of these. The latter covers a range of disabilities acquired during a wartime. See the VA website for information on eligibility for pensions and related benefits. Both forms of benefits can be used for in-home health care, such as in assisted living, and care-related living expenses.

Below is a round-up of local resources for veterans and how to get in contact.

Resources for Baton Rouge veterans

Local VA offices

East Baton Rouge Parish VA Office
1755 Florida Blvd., Third Floor
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Phone: 225-342-5248
Office hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. (by appointment only)

West Baton Rouge Parish VA Office
West Baton Rouge Courthouse Annex
883 7th St.
Port Allen, LA 70767
Phone: 225-342-6686
Office hours: Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. (by appointment only)

Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs
Galvez Building, Second Floor
602 N 5th St.
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Phone: 225-219-5000
Office hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Benefits assistance

Local VFW Chapter
10185 Mammoth
Baton Rouge, LA 70814
Fax: 225-925-5095

Contact:
State Adjutant – Precilla Wilkewitz: lavfw@aol.com
Administrative Assistant – Tori LeBlanc: lastatevfw@yahoo.com

 

Local DAV Chapter
Galvez Building, Room 226
602 N 5th St.
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Phone: 225-219-1046

Baton Rouge Medicaid for assisted living

Louisiana Medicaid covers care for low-income seniors and people with certain disabilities and conditions. Those living in assisted communities can access Medicaid to help defray their care costs.

Under the umbrella of Louisiana Medicaid, there are several programs and waivers that eligible seniors can use. Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) waivers cover in-home services for seniors or people with disabilities who need help with their care. In Louisiana, home and community-based long-term care services are administered by the Office of Aging and Adult Services. The office manages the Program for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE); the Long-Term Personal Care Services program, which provides help with activities of daily living and help seniors with the costs of nursing care but does not cover specialized or skilled nursing; and the state’s adult day health care waiver program. This Louisiana Medicaid services chart from the Louisiana Department of Health outlines all the state’s programs, its eligibility requirements, covered services, contact people, and more.

In Baton Rouge, the Capital Area Agency on Aging is a resource for seniors looking for advice and help to access long-term care services. The city has both the Capital Area Agency on Aging and the East Baton Rouge Council on Aging to provide resources to seniors. Both aim to advocate and provide services to aging adults that improve their quality of life.

And, if you have Medicaid questions, you can also always get in touch with the local ombudsman, who is dedicated to advocating for local seniors regarding their health, legal, or community needs, by reaching out to the Agency on Aging.

Baton Rouge resident Medicaid resources

Local Medicaid offices

Baton Rouge Regional Medicaid Office
2521 Wooddale Blvd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70805
Phone: 225-922-2988
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4.30 p.m.

Louisiana Medicaid
Louisiana Department of Health
628 N. Fourth St.
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Phone: 225-342-9500

Medicaid assistance for seniors

Capital Area Agency on Aging
Peggy Essick, Ombudsman Coordinator
6554 Florida Blvd., Suite 221
Baton Rouge, LA 70896-6038
Phone: 225-922-2525 or or (800) 833-9883
Email: pessick@capitalaaa.org
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4.30 p.m.

East Baton Rouge Council on Aging
965 N. 18th St.
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Phone: 225-923-8000
Email: info@ebrcoa.org
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4.30 p.m.

Louisiana Health Access Program
1450 Poydras St., Suite 2136
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: 504-568-7474

Medicare assisted living coverage in Baton Rouge

Louisiana Medicare does not expressly cover assisted living costs, but seniors who live in an assisted living facility may be able use Medicare for related costs, such as pharmaceutical needs and doctor visits.

Louisiana has a Medicare Savings Program, which can help with covering Medicare premiums and deductibles. This is a Medicare program; however, it is administered by the state’s Medicaid program. If a senior is 55 or older and qualifies for nursing home care, they might be eligible for the  Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) in Baton Rouge. This program provides services to seniors who need a higher level of care but still allows them to safely reside in assisted living.

Medicare can be complicated, so you can get help understanding it through the local Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP). This program doesn’t cover medical costs, but it will help you navigate the process.

The Pharmaceutical Assistance Program can assist with defraying prescription costs.

The local ombudsman is located at the Capital Area Agency on Aging. Seniors who need assistance on anything related to local organizations and programs, paying for care, or just figuring out the lay of the land can reach out to the ombudsman for that help. You can apply for Medicare at the Social Security office.

Baton Rouge resident Medicare resources

Local Medicare services

Local Social Security Administration Office
5455 Bankers Ave.
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
Phone: 800-772-1213
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Louisiana Medicare Savings Program
628 N. Fourth St.
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Phone: 225-342-9500; 1-800-633-4227

Louisiana SHIIP program
1702 N. Third St.
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Phone: 800-259-5300

Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) Baton Rouge
7436 Bishop Ott Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Phone: 225-490-0604
Hours: 24 hours a day

Capital Area Agency on Aging
Peggy Essick, Ombudsman Coordinator
6554 Florida Blvd., Suite 221
Baton Rouge, LA 70896-6038
Phone: 225-922-2525
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4.30 p.m.

Understand Louisiana laws and regulations for assisted living facilities

All assisted living facilities in Louisiana must be licensed by the Louisiana Department of Health’s Health Standards Section. As licensed facilities, these communities are known and categorized as adult residential care providers. By law, these allow seniors to live in the least restrictive setting of their choice, ensure that facilities accommodate residents’ individualized changing needs and preferences; provide that facilities tend to the residents’ dignity, autonomy, and privacy; and encourage the involvement of seniors’ families in their care. Communities must provide or coordinate services that meet residents’ needs when it comes to assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs) and instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs); meals; laundry; socialization and recreation opportunities; transportation; housekeeping services essential for health and comfort.

In Louisiana, adult residential care is broken into four classifications: personal care homes, shelter care homes, assisted living facilities (level 3 facilities), and adult residential care communities (level 4 facilities). Assisted living facilities provide adult residential care to 17 or more residents in independent apartments equipped with kitchenettes, which might be functional or made nonfunctional for safety reasons, though kitchenettes aren’t required in units designated for specialized dementia care.

Adult residential care communities have the same requirements but also provide intermittent nursing services to residents. Part of assisted living’s classification as adult residential care providers in Louisiana means that these facilities must be regularly inspected. Inspections must take place at least once a year, and the facilities must be able to show that they have all the systems, equipment, and protocols in place that they need in order to adequately care for seniors. This includes meeting residents’ changing needs and preferences and establishing care plans.

You can explore these provisions in greater depth at the state Department of Health website here. For inspection reports, you must make a public records request. Here are instructions on exactly how to do so.

Louisiana Department of Health contact information 

628 N. Fourth St.
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Phone: 888-342-6207
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4.30 p.m.

COVID-19 regulations for Baton Rouge assisted living facilities

COVID restrictions have been loosened in Louisiana, and mandates such as masking in public places have been lifted, but the state is still following government-issued advice.

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Vaccinations. The Louisiana Department of Health recommends that, if eligible, anyone living or working in a health care setting should get their vaccinations against COVID-19 and any follow-up boosters offered.

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Masking. While masking is no longer mandatory in public places, facilities reserve the right to reinstate that guideline.

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Facility cleanliness. Assisted living facilities must be regularly cleaned and a high level of hygiene maintained in all areas.

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Social distancing. Government guidance still recommends that people maintain a distance of six feet when visiting, if possible.

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Quarantining. Isolation is advised for anyone with symptoms of respiratory disease and anyone who has had close contact with someone testing positive for COVID-19.

Get to know assisted living in Baton Rouge

8Number of in-network assisted living facilities in market
4.1/5.0 average in-network rating
73% of our Baton Rouge partner communities are pet-friendly 
100% of partner communities in Baton Rouge offer on-site activities
63% of our Baton Rouge partner communities have an on-site physician
13% of these communities offer on-site skilled nursing

1426

Number of people we have referred to our partner communities in Baton Rouge 

81

Average age of resident we have referred to partner communities in Baton Rouge
Gender split:  65% female

What to expect from assisted living in Baton Rouge

A Place for Mom’s assisted living network in Baton Rouge includes eight facilities. Of those, none is a standalone assisted living facility: Five are combination assisted living and memory care facilities, and three are combination assisted living and independent living communities. When the distance from Baton Rouge’s city center expands from a 10-mile radius to a 25-mile radius, more options become available, with two combination assisted living, independent living, and memory care facilities added. This latter combination including memory care is sought-after because it allows seniors to stay in the same community as they age and their care needs progress.

Southern charm

Baton Rouge’s assisted living communities are special for their relaxed, homey atmospheres and their Louisiana charm, from the architecture to the lush landscapes that surround them. Pillared, canopy entrances or Colonial-style facades greet residents and their families at many locations. Some communities offer residents porches or gardens where they can grow flowers and tomatoes or enjoy garden areas tended by staff members. Amenities like these contribute to the Southern hospitality that care communities strive to offer in Greater Baton Rouge.

Convenient locations

The communities often tout their efforts to create encouraging social atmospheres through group events, off-site trips, arts and crafts, and outdoor events that prompt dialog and social interaction among residents. Many communities are convenient to shopping, dining, and recreational destinations that they encourage families and friends to enjoy alongside their senior loved ones.

Care and support

In these communities, seniors can expect to receive a high level of care and support while enjoying the same degree of privacy they had at home. Many of the communities take care to validate and support residents’ independence as much as possible while making sure they know support is close at hand. From 24-hour security and on-call care, to specialized nursing care and physician visits, assisted living residents should feel safe in the knowledge that whatever they’re facing, their community can support them with it.

Your choice of community

One of the great things about looking for assisted living in Baton Rouge is that different kinds of options are available, offering services and amenities that make sense for you and for your loved ones. All assisted living facilities in-network offer diabetic care, indoor and outdoor common areas, libraries, meeting rooms, patios, beauty salons, complimentary transportation, and low-sodium dining options.

Facilities differ in what forms of care they specialize in — 88% of our partners in the area offer some form of memory care, for example, and 50% offer oxygen care — so it’s worth looking around to see which communities can best cater to your needs.

Dining is another example of differentiation in Baton Rouge assisted living. In our network, many communities cater to seniors with dietary restrictions, with nearly 40% offering kosher meals and three-quarters serving vegetarian options. No matter the price range, seniors can find different room options, layouts, floorplans, and common areas, to suit their ideal routines.

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Unfamiliar with Baton Rouge? Highlights for seniors

31,369

Number of seniors over the age of 65 currently living in Baton Rouge.[04]

14%
Percentage of seniors 65 and older within the Baton Rouge population.[04]

$38,269

Median annual income for Baton Rouge seniors 65 and older.[04]

Health care for seniors in Baton Rouge

Seniors in assisted living facilities have a lot of great care on their doorstep, not just housed in their facilities but in the wider community. Several hospitals and clinics in Baton Rouge offer a full range of services, including emergency care, surgery, and memory care.

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Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center

Our Lady of the Lake is a renowned center in the region. A full-service hospital, it includes both medical and cardiac intensive care units, and has been rated as high-performing in 12 specialties, including lung and colon cancer surgery, stroke, and treatment for heart failure and heart attack.

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Baton Rouge General Medical Center

Baton Rouge General Medical Center is highly regarded for both emergency and specialized health care. It ranks as high performing in two specialism areas – heart failure and kidney failure.

Transportation for seniors in Baton Rouge

In our network, all assisted living facilities offer complimentary transportation for residents. But there are also some public transportation options in Baton Rouge, and plenty of services specifically cater to older and less mobile residents.

The Capital Area Transit System (CATS) features routes and schedules that are more likely to suit seniors and their visiting families, reduced fares, and paratransit services for travelers with disabilities. While it offers no specific shuttle or van services for seniors, CATS does offer reduced fares for seniors aged 65 and older. Some other modes of transportation are Yellow Cab Baton Rouge, which provides paratransit services in addition to regular cab services.

Baton Rouge is an urban area interlaced with interstates, so most residents tend to drive as their primary mode of transportation. However, parts of the city — such as the downtown area, the Garden District, and Mid-City South – are more walkable, and seniors and their families who like to get around on foot can explore that way.[05]

The scores depicted here are based on a scale of 100. Each score describes how well people are able to get around the area using that mode of traveling.

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39

Walk Score

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44

Bike Score

Senior activities in Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge and the wider area is a vibrant and storied place to live and visit. Sitting just 75 minutes northwest along Interstate 10 from New Orleans, the city is another famous example of the melding of Cajun and Creole cultures, and the melting pot to be found at the heart of Louisiana history.

The capital city features many sites of historical and cultural interest that seniors and their families might like to explore, including Louisiana State University’s Rural Life Museum and the Magnolia Mound Plantation dating back to 1791. Both destinations re-enliven historical periods and architecture for a modern audience.

Seniors and their families who want to soak in local flavor can also partake in Cajun and Creole cooking classes. Like much of Louisiana, Baton Rouge is known for its delicious cuisines, and many local restaurants and culinary schools offer cooking classes. Seniors can learn to cook traditional dishes like gumbo, jambalaya, and crawfish étouffée.

The even more adventurous might be willing to try a swamp tour: Louisiana is home to a unique ecosystem of swamps, and many tour companies offer swamp tours that offer seniors the opportunity to see alligators, snakes, and other wildlife up close.

Seniors living in assisted living facilities may be looking for places they can visit with family and friends that also offer great accessibility. Those who love art, music, dancing, drama, and dining should consider a visit to the Shaw Center for the Arts, which is fully wheelchair accessible and regularly hosts events for people with mobility, learning, and listening needs.

Another popular and accessible destination for seniors is the wheelchair-accessible Louisiana state Capitol. Tours of this tallest capitol building in the United States feature a beautiful observation deck that dazzles with stunning views of Baton Rouge. An additional destination is the Baton Rouge Zoo, which hosts a range of exhibits featuring animals from around the world, is wheelchair accessible and offers senior discounts.

Frequently Asked Questions

Sunrise of Baton Rouge, Sunrise at Siegen and Holly Court Assisted Living and Memory Care are the top-rated Assisted Living facilities near Baton Rouge, LA. These Assisted Living facilities received the highest rankings based on verified family reviews. See full list of communities.

The average cost of Assisted Living in Baton Rouge is 3968.75 per month. This cost may vary based on location, amenities, floorplan, level of care and other factors.

References

  1. A Place for Mom. (2023). A Place for Mom proprietary data.

  2. United States Census Bureau. (2021). Veterans Status (S2101): Baton Rouge. [Data set].

  3. United States Census Bureau. (2021). Age and Sex (S0101): Baton Rouge. [Data set].

  4. United States Census Bureau. (2021). Population 65 years and over in the United States (S0103): Baton Rouge [Data set]. American Community Survey.

  5. Walk Score. (2023). Living in Baton Rouge.

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1.

A Place for Mom. (2023). A Place for Mom proprietary data.

2.

United States Census Bureau. (2021). Veterans Status (S2101): Baton Rouge. [Data set].

3.

United States Census Bureau. (2021). Age and Sex (S0101): Baton Rouge. [Data set].

4.

United States Census Bureau. (2021). Population 65 years and over in the United States (S0103): Baton Rouge [Data set]. American Community Survey.

5.

Walk Score. (2023). Living in Baton Rouge.