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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...

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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Lafayette, Louisiana

Nursing Homes

A nursing home offers residence to two or more persons who have no personal relation to the administrator. This type of establishment offers its occupants 24-hour care by registered nurses. These caregivers offer maintenance, personal care and other health related services for people who cannot care for their needs because of mental or physical conditions, including age.

Nursing homes can be a convenient and comfortable care choice for individuals 65 years or older, however nursing homes will usually persons 55 and older (a rarity in the world of senior care).Often times individuals might select life in a nursing home due to a mental or physical condition that makes it difficult for them to accomplish their lifestyle goals. Many residents of nursing homes might have behavioral difficulties. These can consist of a tendency to wander, verbal outbursts, or resisting assistance. The most frequent mental condition experienced by residents of nursing homes is dementia, which can cloud their decision making capacities, memory recall, and and their sense of familiarity with their surroundings. Examples of care services and amenities offered at nursing homes can include 24-hour emergency care, friendly visitor programs, bill pay, and meal programs. A large number of inhabitants tend to be bachelors or widows with circles of support, and about fifty percent of nursing home residents are older than 85 years old.

Local Hospitals and Health Care Providers

Proximity to hospitals can be a significant consideration in determining the best destination for you or your loved one. In total, there are 10 hospitals located in Lafayette which offer emergency services and other healthcare. The top hospitals that service Lafayette include Park Place Surgical Hospital, University Hospital and Clinics, and Our Lady Of Lourdes Regional Medical Center.

Cost of Living

Cost of living can be a major influence when choosing which care option works best. The cost of living index for Lafayette is 96.7 based on an average score of 100, where any amount below 100 is less costly than the average. Lafayette has a grocery index of 92.9. The median home value in Lafayette is $182,232 and the median cost for rent is $877 per month a month. The rent burden for Lafayette is about 14.7% of the average monthly income.

Regional Climate and Weather Information

The air temperature, air quality, and humidity of a destination may have a profound influence on the well-being of senior citizens. The average humidity level for Lafayette is approximately 75%. The average humidity levels peak in the month of July at roughly 79%. The average air quality index rating in Lafayette is approximately 43.4. The average air quality conditions are rated as good. The air quality index rating is at its peak in 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. Monthly, Lafayette measures approximately 5 inches of precipitation. The most rain normally happens in August with an average of 8 inches during the month. In terms of snow fall Lafayette gets on average 0.00 inches of snow in a year. During the summer, the temperature in Lafayette is about 83F. The low summer temperature falls to approximately 73F during June. The summer high rises to around 93F in August. In the winter, the average temp in Lafayette dips to about 56F. The peak winter temperature will rise to roughly 67F during the month of February. The lowest winter temperature gets to approximately 44 F in the month of January. Lafayette has a humid subtropical type of climate.

Demographics and Values

Of the population of Lafayette 11.9% have a graduate degree, 36.0% have a college degree, and 25.3% have a high-school diploma. During the last presidential election, 4.4% voted for a third party candidate, 64.6% voted Republican, and 31.0% voted Democrat in Lafayette county. 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 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. Out of the total population of Lafayette, 65.7% participate in the labor force, 12.0% have some form of disability, 5.6% consider themselves widows, and 13.0% do not have health insurance. Lafayette has a population density of 882 people per square mile. The current population of Lafayette is shrinking at a rate of -0.002%. In terms of crime, Lafayette has 47.8 property crimes per 1000 residents and 5.8 violent crimes per 1000 residents. Out of the total city population, 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. Demographically, Lafayette is 2.1% Asian, 0.2% Native American, 63.5% white, 31.7% black, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 1.9% mixed race, 4.1% Hispanic, and 0.6% other or not specified. In Lafayette, 6.3% of the population are veterans of the United States armed forces. Lafayette is considered very unfriendly to members of the LGBTQ+ community.

State Information

An overview of Louisiana

In total, Louisiana has 158 general hospitals and 178 health centers that provide care for 4,649,163 citizens. The three highest ranked hospitals in Louisiana are Mercy Regional Medical Center, Park Place Surgical Hospital, and Central Louisiana Surgical Hospital. Based on natural beauty, Louisiana ranks 50th in the nation. 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. Overall, Louisiana ranks 50th out of all states in quality of life and 45th in healthcare.

Social demographics of the state

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. In terms of diversity, Louisiana ranks 23rd in the nation. The median age in the state is 37, and 28% of the population is over the age of 55. In the last presidential election 38% of Louisiana residents voted Democrat and 58% voted Republican.

State-wide weather information

The average air quality index rating in Louisiana is 37.2 AQI. The average air quality index rating peaks in the month of May with a rating of around 48.3 AQI. The most precipitation occurs in June with an average of 8.58 inches of precipitation a month. On average, the state receives 4.95 inches of precipitation a month. The average temperature in the winter falls to around 51F. The average high winter temperature is around 67F in 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. Louisiana experiences an average humidity rating of about 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.

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 Louisiana phlox, bald cypress, hybrid Louisiana iris, and gulf coast yucca. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the quail, the waterfowl, the turkey, or the mink.

Frequently asked questions about Nursing Homes in Louisiana

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