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If you’re considering moving your loved one into a Bunkie nursing home, our senior living advisors can help. The term “nursing home” is often used interchangeably with assisted living or other senior housing options; but a nursing home is a skilled nursing facility for individuals with serious, debilitating short- or long-term health issues. So even the best nursing homes in Bunkie, LA may not be right for seniors who don’t require round-the-clock care.

We can help you determine if a skilled nursing facility in Bunkie or another care type is right for you. Browse 7 senior living options near you to see the variety available, or contact us to learn more about elderly homes in Bunkie.

Nursing Homes near Bunkie, Louisiana

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Bailey Place

650 Pershing Avenue, Bunkie, LA 71322

4.8
(4 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

Bailey Place is located on the west side of Bunkie Louisiana, we enjoy the best of quiet southern country living. We pride ourselves on giving our residents personalized attention in a warm comfortable setting. We want our seniors to enjoy their golden years; we take away the disadvantages of...

Brookdale Lafayette

215 West Farrel Road, Lafayette, LA 70508

4.4
(23 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

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...

Marigold Place

5723 Jackson Street Ext., Alexandria, LA 71303

4.1
(17 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Marigold Place is an award winning assisted living community located in the heart of Alexandria, Louisiana. Alexandria is a thriving metropolitan area with many recreational and cultural activities. Our residents enjoy trips to enjoy the sites including the Alexandria Zoo, the Alexandria Museum...

Brookdale Alexandria

351 Windermere Boulevard, Alexandria, LA 71303

4.2
(8 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Designed With You In MindDo you want to exchange the burden of household chores for a life that gives you freedom to spend more time doing the things you love? Here at our adult residential and memory care community, you can do just that—and so much more. Surrounded by a kind and gracious care...

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The Blake at Lafayette

400 Polly Ln, Lafayette, LA 70508

4.3
(3 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

Avanti Senior Living at Lafayette

5522 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy, Lafayette, LA 70508

2.8
(4 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

Courtyard Retirement and Assisted Living

308 Sidney Martin Road, Lafayette, LA 70507

5.0
(1 review)

Studio, 1 Bed

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...

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What are nursing homes?

Nursing homes, also called skilled nursing facilities, provide long-term care for seniors with significant physical or mental health conditions, and short-term care to people recovering from an injury or hospital stay. Nursing homes provide personal assistance and medical care from licensed professionals. Services in skilled nursing facilities often include:

  • Help with personal care
  • Rehabilitation care, including physical and speech therapy
  • Mobility assistance
  • Palliative and hospice care
  • Health care services
  • Complimentary transportation
  • 24-hour care and supervision
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Bunkie, Louisiana

Nursing Homes

A nursing home is a building that houses at least two seniors who are not related by blood or by marriage to the administrator. This type of complex offers its inhabitants 24-hour care by registered nurses. These nurses offer care for seniors who cannot adequately take care of themselves.

This type of community is a convenient and comfy living alternative for persons 65 years or older, however nursing homes will routinely take in persons 55 and above which is unusual for other senior care types. Nursing homes are required to provide nursing and related services, routine personal hygiene items, dietary services, and medically-related social services to residents. Types of amenities and services provided at nursing homes might include senior centers, meal programs, monitoring of medication, and injections. There are some services that may come at a cost to residents which can include personal reading materials, special care services not included in the community’s Medicaid payment, and cosmetic and grooming items. A significant number of nursing home inhabitants are persons who experience difficulty with vision and hearing, have a physical or mental disability, have incontinence issues, or require assistance with daily tasks such as getting dressed. The most frequent mental disease experienced by residents of nursing homes is dementia, which can cloud their memory function, decision making capacities, and and their sense of familiarity with their surroundings.

Cost of Living

The overall cost of care for a community is affected by the destination in which it is located. The rent burden for Bunkie is around 16.0% of the average person’s monthly income. The median home value in Bunkie costs around $70,091 and the median cost for rent is about $383 a month.

Demographics and Values

Bunkie has a population density of 511 people per square mile. The current population of Bunkie consists of 3,928 people and in total the Bunkie metro area has a population of 4,006. In terms of education, 31.9% have a high-school diploma, 2.6% have a graduate degree, and 14.3% have a college degree. In Bunkie, 13.1% are widows, 13.3% have some form of disability, 25.1% live in poverty, and 13.4% do not have health insurance. Based on gender, 56.5% are female and 43.5% are male. The median age of Bunkie is 30 years old. In Bunkie, 5.2% of the people are veterans of the United States armed forces. Demographically, Bunkie is 59.9% black, 40.1% white, 0.8% Hispanic, 0.0% Native American, 0.0% mixed race, 0.0% other or not specified, 0.0% Asian, and 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian.

State Information

An overview of Louisiana

The state of Louisiana has a cost of living index of 93.6 where a score of 100 is the national average, and anything below 100 is considered less expensive than the national average. The state has a grocery index rating of 99.9 and a housing index rating of 86.6. There are 158 general hospitals and 178 health centers that provide care for 4,649,163 Louisiana residents. The three highest ranked hospitals in Louisiana are Mercy Regional Medical Center, Park Place Surgical Hospital, and Central Louisiana Surgical Hospital. In terms of personal well-being, Louisiana ranks 45th in healthcare and 50th in quality of life compared to other states. Based on natural beauty, Louisiana ranks 50th in the nation.

Social demographics of the state

The state has a median age of 37 and 28% of its population being over the age of 55. In terms of religious values, 46% of Louisiana’s population regularly attend some form of service and there are in total 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 terms of diversity, Louisiana ranks 23rd in the nation. In the most recent presidential election, 58% of Louisiana residents voted Republican and 38% voted Democrat.

State-wide weather information

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. On average, the humidity rating for Louisiana is around 74%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of July at around 78%. 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. The average temperature in the summer rises to 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 temperature in the winter falls to around 51F. The average high winter temperature is around 67F in the month of February. In the winter months, the average low temperature falls to around 31F during the month of January. 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.

Wildlife to be found in Louisiana

The state of Louisiana has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of bald cypress, Louisiana phlox, hybrid Louisiana iris, and gulf coast yucca. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the turkey, the bears, the armadillos, or the waterfowl.

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Disclosure: A Place for Mom refers to "nursing home" here generally as an umbrella term to include assisted living facilities. It is not used to indicate that the facility meets official state requirements for level of care of a skilled nursing facility, as defined in that particular jurisdiction.

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