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Residential care homes in New Orleans may appeal to seniors who value smaller, more close-knit communities and many opportunities for socialization. New Orleans care homes typically take in fewer residents, meaning older adults know each resident in the home and develop strong friendships.

Older-adult care homes vary more than other options for senior living in New Orleans, so families can choose from a wide range of prices, amenities, and services. A Place for Mom will work with you to understand the cost of care homes. From there, we’ll help you find the right fit, whether you’re staying on a budget or searching for luxury retirement communities.

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Fidelis Care I

916 Martin Behrman Walk, Metairie, LA 70006

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Private, Semi-Private

Fidelis Care I Fidelis Care I is located in Metairie, LA in Jefferson Parish. Our residential care home is set in an area that is great to call home, and it provides you with the right care. Those who spend time in Metairie have much to see and do, and they enjoy checking out Zephyr Field, the...

Fidelis Scofield House

3721 Scofield Street, Metairie, LA 70002

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Private, Semi-Private

Fidelis Care II

4000 Kent Ave, Metairie, LA 70006

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Private, Semi-Private

Fidelis Care II Fidelis Care II is located in Metairie, LA in Jefferson Parish. This residential care home gives you support when you need it in an area that is part of the New Orleans Metropolitan Area. Those who spend time in the Metairie area enjoy all that it offers, including Lafreniere...

Fidelis Janice House

4421 Janice Ave, Metairie, LA 70003

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Private, Semi-Private

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Fidelis Care IV

4801 Tartan St, Metairie, LA 70003

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Fidelis Care IV Fidelis Care IV is located in Metairie, LA in beautiful Jefferson Parish. Our residential care home offers the support that you are seeking in an area that will provide you with a comfortable and quiet place to live. Metairie provides residents and guests with the opportunity to...

Maison Oaks Assisted Living

504 W 5th St, La Place, LA 70068

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Tamanny Place

519 Coffee St, Mandeville, LA 70448

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Fidelis Northshore II

2045 Olene Drive, Mandeville, LA 70448

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Private

Smith's Country Inn

111 George Wells Rd, Carriere, MS 39426

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Studio, 1 Bed

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Cost of care homes in New Orleans, LA

The average cost of senior living in New Orleans is $4,285 per month. Cheaper nearby regions include Gretna, LA with an average of $4,050 per month.

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Discover the many ways to pay for senior living

Planning ahead can better position you to make good choices for your loved one’s care in the future. But if your aging family member needs care now, there are ways to finance the cost of long-term care through a combination of approaches.

What are care homes?

Residential care homes are houses in residential neighborhoods that are equipped, adapted, and staffed to care for a small number of residents, usually between two and 10. Like assisted living communities, staff at care homes typically help residents with activities of daily living, including bathing, dressing, and medication management. Although residential care homes vary significantly depending on the community, services usually include:

  • Help with personal care
  • Medication management
  • Mobility assistance
  • Nutritious meals
  • Social activities and outings
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
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Learn more about other types of senior living in New Orleans, Louisiana

Services for seniors in New Orleans, Louisiana

Financial assistance

Transportation

Health care

Senior activities

In New Orleans, Louisiana, seniors have access to local offices and organizations that may help them obtain financial assistance for senior care, including:

Financial assistance

In New Orleans, Louisiana, seniors have access to local offices and organizations that may help them obtain financial assistance for senior care, including:

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Transportation

New Orleans is somewhat car dependent, but seniors can expect to rely on public transportation. Transit options in New Orleans include RTA (bus, ferry, and streetcars). Seniors may receive fare discounts. New Orleans has some biking infrastructure and is walkable.

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Health care

New Orleans offers several health care providers for seniors wanting to be proactive about their health or for seniors seeking treatment for chronic conditions. The area has several hospitals, including Tulane Medical Center and University Medical Center New Orleans.

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Senior activities

Known for its music scene, Creole cuisine, and historic attractions, New Orleans marches to the beat of its own drum. Mardis Gras festivities and the haunting ambience of the French Quarter are a huge draw for the Crescent City, but residents will find an entirely unique lifestyle rich in cultural experiences throughout the entire year. Seniors can enjoy discounted rates at the National WWII Museum, New Orleans Museum of Art, and Audubon Aquarium, among many other attractions.

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Care Homes in New Orleans, LA

Residential care homes — sometimes called care homes, board and care homes, group homes, or personal care homes — are often houses in residential neighborhoods that are adapted, equipped, and staffed to care for a small number of residents, usually 10 or less. Similar to assisted living but in a smaller, more residential setting, these homes provide supervision, organized events, and assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs). This means care homes can help with everyday routines but typically do not provide 24-hour skilled nursing assistance.

Cost of Care Homes in New Orleans, LA

The cost of living in a care home depends largely on location. Since the homes are private residences, costs are tied to real estate value and therefore may vary greatly.

A Place for Mom’s local Senior Living Advisors can help find the right residential care home in New Orleans for you or your loved one.

Learn More About New Orleans, LA

Cost of Living

As the largest city in Louisiana and a cultural hub of the South, New Orleans cost of living is eight points higher than the national average. However, compared to other major cities, New Orleans fares much better when it comes to the cost of necessities such as groceries or housing. All index ratings are based on a scale where 100 is equal to the national average.

Cost-of-living index Grocery index Median rent Rent burden Median home value Median family income Estate tax
108 93 $1,051 20.6% $208,764 $38,721 No estate tax or inheritance tax

Local Hospitals

There are at least 10 general hospitals that provide emergency services to the city. The top hospitals in the city include:

  • Touro Infirmary – The only community-based, non-profit, faith-based hospital in the city.
  • University Medical Center New Orleans – A level 1 trauma center and teaching hospital. The trauma center, cancer center, and burn center have all been verified by the American College of Surgeons.
  • Ochsner Medical Center – A 150 bed community offering advanced specialty care in areas such as open heart surgery and orthopedic care.

Weather and Climate

Located on the coast of the gulf of Mexico, New Orleans has a humid subtropical type of climate. This means that the summers are incredibly hot and humid with high chances of precipitation at random intervals throughout the day. The winters tend to be wet and cool.

Other than its food and culture, the city is arguably most famous for its high frequency of hurricanes. Much of the city is still recovering from the devastating impacts of hurricane Katrina. On average, the humidity level for New Orleans is roughly 75%. The average humidity levels are highest during the month of August at roughly 78%.

Seasonal Temperatures

Average summer temp Typical summer high Typical summer low Average winter temp Typical winter high Typical winter low
85°F 91°F (July) 77°F (July) 57°F 66°F (February) 47°F (January)

Air Quality

Average air quality index rating Average maximum air quality index rating
49 (Good) 63 in the month of December (Moderate)

The peak air quality conditions are rated as moderate. This means that those who are unusually sensitive should consider limiting the amount of time spent on outdoor exertion during peak season.

Precipitation and Natural Disasters

Average monthly precipitation Average maximum monthly precipitation Average yearly snowfall Natural Disasters
6” 9” (August) 0” Hurricanes and floods

Demographics and Values

2016 Presidential Election

Voted Democratic Voted Republican Voted Third Party
80.81% 14.65% 4.54%

Population Statistics

Population metro area Population city proper Population density Population trend
1,029,123 393,292 896 people per square mile Shrinking at a rate of -0.14%

Age

Median 55+ 60+ 70+ 80+
36 26% 11% 5% 3%

Highest Level of Education

High-school diploma College degree Graduate degree
23% 37% 16%

Race & Ethnicity

Asian Black Hispanic Native American Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian White Two or more
2.9% 59.7% 5.5% 0.2% <1% 30.6% 1.8%

Crime

Total crimes Property crimes per 1,000 citizens Violent crimes per 1,000 citizens
21,689 44 11

Miscellaneous

Unemployed Participate in the labor force Have some form of disability Live in poverty Widows Veterans
9% 62% 14% 25% 6% 5%

New Orleans is considered very friendly to members of the LGBTQ+ community. This means that members of the community are accepted by the general public and can actively participate in public life without fear of bigotry or discrimination

Arts, Culture, Entertainment, and Recreation

New Orleans is the beating heart of Cajun Country with its delicious food, good music, and friendly people. As one of the oldest cities in the United States, the cobblestone streets beneath your feet are a testament to over 300 years of history. Historical sites and buildings can be found all across the city, but the most iconic area would have to be the French Quarter.

Overflowing with fabulous restaurants and bars, there is a wide variety of options for fine dining and shows. Nowhere better is the cuisine of New Orleans put on display than at Jazz Fest, as restaurants from all over the city come together to offer their premiere dishes. Music is especially important to the city, with many venues hosting live bands and choirs most nights of the week. The annual New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival is a local favorite offering tons of live music, running from gospel to Jazz to contemporary to Pop.

One of the most popular museums in the city is the award-winning National WW2 Museum which gives patrons a comprehensive glimpse into the U.S. involvement in the Pacific and European Theaters. New Orleans is home to two professional sports teams, the New Orleans Saints in the NFL and the New Orleans Pelicans in the NBA.

Transportation

New Orleans Regional Transit Authority (NORTA or RTA) operates the streetcar lines, as well as numerous bus lines and two ferries.

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Metairie Heights, Tranquil Living and Fidelis Northshore I are the top rated care homes near New Orleans, Louisiana. See full list of communities.

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