Expert Senior Living Advisors from A Place for Mom can help direct you to Independent Living communities. Together, we will find the perfect fit for your loved one, and we will provide direction and support as needed. We partner with 3 Independent Living communities 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...
An Independent Living Community provides residents the ability to continue to live an independent lifestyle while making sure their care requirements have been fulfilled. Daily needs such as the scheduling of social activities and meal planning are taken care of, which permits occupants more free time to live life as they see fit. Along with their daily needs being met, residents can enjoy the opportunity to live among peers, surrounded by others of similar age groups and interests. Residents’ quarters consist of private living spaces, each with their own kitchen. The independence of apartment life is still enjoyed, offering an opportunity to entertain guests and visitors in a private and personal setting. While policies vary between locations, a number of residences allow pets as well. If medical or nursing care is desired, residents may always utilize the services of private caregivers. There are a number of benefits and expenses to balance when choosing an independent living community. It is important to determine if these services are covered in the plan: initial assessment fee, parking, field trips, move-in fee, housekeeping, meals, wellness program, and internet access. The luxuries that pertain to independent living include game/TV room, fitness center & swimming pool, transportation, healthcare center, security guards, beauty salon & barber shop, community activities, and golf course.
For many seniors, particularly those with chronic diseases or those requiring long-term care, proximity to medical communities could be a major factor while deciding which senior care community is best. The top hospitals in Lafayette include Park Place Surgical Hospital, University Hospital and Clinics, and Our Lady Of Lourdes Regional Medical Center. In total, there are 10 hospitals located in Lafayette which offer emergency services and other healthcare.
Cost of living is a motivating factor when deciding what care option fits best. The rent burden for Lafayette is about 14.7% of the average person’s monthly income. Monthly, the median cost for rent in Lafayette is around $877 and the median value for a house for Lafayette is around $182,232. Lafayette has a sales tax of 4.45%.
For many, climate and weather are often the most significant factor in choosing a community. During the summer months, the average temperature in Lafayette is about 83F. The low summer temperature falls to about 73F in June. The summer high temperature rises to around 93F during the month of August. In the wintertime, the temperature dips to around 56F. The high winter temperature will rise to approximately 67F in the month of February. The lowest winter temperature will rise to about 44 F in the month of January. On average, the air quality index rating in Lafayette is about 43.4. The average air quality conditions are rated as good. The air quality index rating is at its highest 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. Lafayette has a humid subtropical type of climate. Monthly, Lafayette measures around 5 inches of precipitation. The most precipitation usually falls in August with an average of 8 inches during the month. In terms of snow fall Lafayette gets an average of 0.00 inches of snow per year. On average, Lafayette has a humidity level of about 75%. Humidity levels reach their peak in July at roughly 79%.
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. 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. Based on gender, 51.0% are female and 49.0% are male. The median age of Lafayette is 35 years old. 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. In the previous presidential election, 64.6% voted Republican, 31.0% voted Democrat, and 4.4% voted for a third party candidate in Lafayette county. Demographically, Lafayette is 31.7% black, 63.5% white, 0.6% other or not specified, 1.9% mixed race, 2.1% Asian, 0.2% Native American, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, and 4.1% Hispanic. In Lafayette, 6.3% of the people are veterans. 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. In Lafayette, 5.6% are widowed, 65.7% participate in the labor force, 12.0% have some form of disability, and 19.1% live in poverty. In terms of crime, Lafayette has 5.8 violent crimes per 1000 residents and 47.8 property crimes per 1000 residents. Lafayette has a population density of 882 people per square mile. The current population of Lafayette is shrinking at a rate of -0.002%.
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. The quality of life enjoyed by the average Louisiana citizen is ranked 50th nation-wide. Additionally, Louisiana is ranked 45th by healthcare standards. 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.
Forty-six percent of Louisiana residents regularly attend a religious service from one of the state’s 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. The state of Louisiana ranks 23rd in the country for diversity. During the latest presidential election, 58% voted for the Republican candidate while 38% voted for the Democratic candidate. The state has a median age of 37 and 28% of its population being over the age of 55.
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. 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. Over the summer months the average high temperature peaks at around 94F during the month of July. In the summer, the average low temperature drops to around 66F during the month of June. On average, the state receives 4.95 inches of precipitation a month. The most precipitation occurs in June with an average of 8.58 inches of precipitation a month. The average humidity across the state is 74%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 78% in the month of July. 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 gulf coast yucca, silverbell tree, Louisiana phlox, and hybrid Louisiana iris. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the otter, the alligators, the nutria, or the quail.
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