Expert Senior Living Advisors from A Place for Mom can help direct you to Residential Care Homes. Together, we will find the perfect fit for your loved one, and we will provide direction and support as needed. We partner with 3 Care Homes 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...
Residential care homes provide seniors with a close feeling of community without the agitation of a larger nursing home. This type of community is similar to a single-family home. Services provided can include regular dining options, laundry, and transportation. In Louisiana, the annual median cost for an assisted living community is around $43,800. Louisiana maintains specific standards related to this kind of community. The Department of Health and Hospitals and Health Standards Section certifies this community type.
Proximity to hospitals can be a major consideration when selecting the most suitable destination. 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.
The neighborhood where a care community is based could have a big influence on community price. The total cost of living can be a motivating factor when choosing which community is best for your loved one. Lafayette has a sales tax of 4.45%. The cost-of-living index for Lafayette is around 96.7 based on the national average of 100, where anything lower than 100 is less pricey than the average amount. Lafayette has a grocery price index of around 92.9.
For many, weather and climate are often the most significant influence in determining a community. Monthly, Lafayette gets approximately 5 inches of precipitation. The most rain usually happens in August with an average of 8 inches in a month. Lafayette receives on average 0.00 inches of snow. During the summer months, Lafayette is approximately 83F. The low summer temperature drops to roughly 73F during June. The summer high temperature is at around 93F during August. In winter months, the average air temperature in Lafayette drops to approximately 56F. The peak winter temperature gets to approximately 67F during the month of February. The lowest winter temperature is approximately 44 F in the month of January. The average air quality index rating in Lafayette is about 43.4. The average air quality conditions are rated as good. This means that there is no health advisory associated with the air quality for this destination. The air quality index rating reaches its peak in the month of December at approximately 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. On average, Lafayette has a humidity rating of roughly 75%. Humidity levels are highest in July at roughly 79%. Lafayette has a humid subtropical type of climate.
In Lafayette, 12.0% have some form of disability, 5.6% consider themselves widows, 13.0% do not have health insurance, and 19.1% live in poverty. Lafayette has a population density of 882 people per square mile. The current population of Lafayette is shrinking at a rate of -0.002%. Racially, the population of Lafayette is 31.7% black, 63.5% white, 4.1% Hispanic, 2.1% Asian, 0.6% other or not specified, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 0.2% Native American, and 1.9% mixed race. Of the population of Lafayette 11.9% have a graduate degree, 25.3% have a high-school diploma, and 36.0% have a college degree. During the previous 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. In terms of crime, Lafayette has 5.8 violent crimes per 1000 residents and 47.8 property crimes per 1000 residents. Based on gender, 49.0% are male and 51.0% are female. 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. In Lafayette, 21.4% are nonbelievers. 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 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.
Residents of Louisiana enjoy its natural beauty which ranks 50th in the United States. In terms of resources, Louisiana has a cost of living index of 93.6, a grocery index rating of 99.9, and a housing index rating of 86.6. These index ratings are based on a system where 100 is considered the national average and anything below 100 is considered less expensive than the national average. In terms of personal well-being, Louisiana ranks 45th in healthcare and 50th in quality of life compared to other states. The state of Louisiana has 158 hospitals and 178 health centers, providing care to 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.
In Louisiana, 46% of the population attend some form of religious service and there are 5,841 different congregations. 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 the most recent presidential election, 58% of Louisiana residents voted Republican and 38% voted Democrat. The state has a median age of 37 and 28% of its population being over the age of 55. In terms of diversity, Louisiana ranks 23rd in the nation.
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. In the winter months, the average low temperature falls to around 31F during the month of January. During the summer, the average temperature in Louisiana is 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 humidity across the state is 74%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 78% in the month of July. On average, Louisiana has an air quality index rating of around 37.2 AQI. The average air quality index rating peaks in the month of May with a rating of around 48.3 AQI. The average monthly precipitation for the state of Louisiana is around 4.95 inches. The most precipitation occurs in June with an average of 8.58 inches of precipitation a month. 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, hybrid Louisiana iris, gulf coast yucca, and silverbell tree. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the nutria, the turkey, the civet cats, or the armadillos.