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Senior housing types near Lafayette, LA

  • Brookdale Lafayette

    Brookdale Lafayette

    215 West Farrel Road, Lafayette, LA 70508
    (17)
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    A Full and Rich Life Tucked 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...

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  • The Blake at Lafayette

    The Blake at Lafayette

    400 Polly Ln, Lafayette, LA 70508
    (1)
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  • Avanti Senior Living at Lafayette

    Avanti Senior Living at Lafayette

    5522 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy, Lafayette, LA 70508
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  • Amber Terrace

    8585 Summa Ave, Baton Rouge, LA 70809
    (12)
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    Amber Terrace is a facility that provides services for Assisted Living, Alzheimer's and Dementia Care. Amber Terrace features many levels of care options with a dedication that "our Residents come first, then we focus on our Staff, and our belief is that success will follow".

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  • Sunrise of Baton Rouge

    Sunrise of Baton Rouge

    8502 Jefferson Highway, Baton Rouge, LA 70809
    (15)
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    In elegant, residential environments, we deliver the finest in senior care, and are recognized internationally for both quality and innovation. Guided by our Principles of Service, Sunrise affords families peace-of-mind by providing today's seniors with a range of personalized assisted living...

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  • Sunrise at Siegen

    Sunrise at Siegen

    9351 Siegen Lane, Baton Rouge, LA 70810
    (14)
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    Sunrise at Siegen is an assisted living community situated in the lovely cultural capital of Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana. Louisiana is one state that has increasingly been an independent setup and it has been incredibly endowed with French culture and customs. This independence...

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  • The Pearl at Jamestown

    The Pearl at Jamestown

    14443 Perkins Rd., Baton Rouge, LA 70810
    (11)
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    The Pearl at Jamestown is the premiere provider of Memory Care in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Owned and operated by Phoenix Senior Living, we place a priority on personalized care and providing a purposeful day for our residents. The Pearl specializes in Memory Care and all staff are trained Certified...

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  • House of Grace

    House of Grace

    32956 LA Highway 16, Denham Springs, LA 70706
    (7)
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    House of Grace is located in Denham Springs, LA in Livingston Parish. This residential care home offers the support that is right for your needs in an area that is beautiful and offers you the convenience of living in a small city. Those who spend time in Denham Springs appreciate all that it offers...

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  • Brookdale Lake Charles

    Brookdale Lake Charles

    2420 Country Club Road, Lake Charles, LA 70605
    (13)
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    Redefine your independence with the care you need when you need it. We can help you with the little things—like simple housekeeping and meals—and with bathing and getting dressed, too. With adult residential care and memory care on one campus, we customize your care to meet your individual needs. So...

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  • Brookdale Alexandria

    Brookdale Alexandria

    351 Windermere Boulevard, Alexandria, LA 71303
    (5)
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    Designed With You In Mind Do 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 team...

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  • The Suites at Sugarmill Point

    The Suites at Sugarmill Point

    220 Valhi Boulevard, Houma, LA 70360
    (2)
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    The Suites at Sugar Mill Point welcomes residents in all stages of the aging process. From those requiring minimal assistance to those requiring complete, 24-hour care, the Suites provides an environment condusive physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. Our caring, professional staff...

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  • Ashton Manor

    Ashton Manor

    270 Ashton Plantation Blvd, Luling, LA 70070
    (6)
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    As the only assisted living and memory care community in Luling, LA, Ashton Manor provides its residents with a relaxed, comfortable, safe and secure lifestyle. The community features three neighborhoods based on ability: two neighborhoods for assisted living and one neighborhood for memory care....

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  • Inspired Living at Kenner

    Inspired Living at Kenner

    3801 Loyola Dr, Kenner, LA 70065
    (10)
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    Located in Kenner, Louisiana, Inspired Living at Kenner is an innovative community that offers a choice of senior living options. Whether you are active and independent, need a little assistance, or require personalized memory care, you can be assured that we can help design a rewarding lifestyle...

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  • Laketown Village

    Laketown Village

    1600 Joe Yenni Blvd, Kenner, LA 70065
    (52)
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    Laketown Village is located in Kenner, Louisiana near the shore of Lake Pontchartrain. We offer assisted living and memory care services to seniors in the Jefferson Parish region. Our community is ideally located near shopping areas, golf courses and beautiful natural areas. Our in-house activities...

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  • The Atrium Assisted Living

    The Atrium Assisted Living

    6555 Park Manor Drive, Metairie, LA 70003
    (36)
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    The Atrium Assisted Living is an assisted living community located in the quiet suburb of Metairie, Louisiana, located in Jefferson Parish. The area that the community is built in is quiet and peaceful, and there are many great restaurants around. From Copeland's to Cheesecake Bistro, the residents...

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  • Henican House

    Henican House

    5511 Meadowdale, Metairie, LA 70003
    (4)
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    Henican House is a spacious senior care residence with handsome oak trees shading the front porch, which opens into the living room with its pleasant décor and comfortable seating for our residents and their guests. The cheerful dining room opens into a “conversation corner” with table and chairs...

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  • Lake Louise

    Lake Louise

    4613 Lake Louise Ave, Metairie, LA 70006
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    Peristyle Lake Louise is a beautiful assisted living home for seniors from Peristyle Residences. Located just across West Esplanade from East Jefferson General Hospital, Peristyle Lake Louise is convenient, secure and luxurious. The open floorplan and spacious living areas are perfect for...

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  • Sunrise of Metairie

    Sunrise of Metairie

    3732 W. Esplanade Avenue, Metairie, LA 70002
    (13)
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    At Sunrise Senior Living, we believe life is precious and worth celebrating every day. And what better way to celebrate than in a community that feels like home. A senior's life is an accumulation of richness, accomplishments, loves, learnings, trails and successes. This is a community where that...

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  • Richland

    Richland

    3521 Richland Ave, Metairie, LA 70002
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    The Peristyle Residences Richland House is a spacious and elegant Metairie assisted living residential home which serves 8 residents and offers all private rooms. A trio of pine trees line the front yard and provide shade as you enter the home along the landscaped path. A lovely foyer opens into an...

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  • Beau Maison

    Beau Maison

    3520 Cleary Ave, Metairie, LA 70002
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    Wouldn’t it be wonderful to enjoy all of the benefits that assisted living can provide without giving up the privacy and comfort of your own home? At Peristyle Residences Beau Maison, the best of both worlds is at your fingertips. We offer senior care services in a true residence that larger...

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  • The Jefferson (Opening Fall 2020)

    The Jefferson (Opening Fall 2020)

    224 Central Ave, Jefferson, LA 70121
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    Located at 224 Central Avenue, The Jefferson is the newest of the Peristyle Homes located in Old Jefferson, one block from the River. The Jefferson is specifically designed and built for people living with Alzheimer’s and dementia. This brand new home features ten spacious private bedrooms, three...

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  • Metairie Heights

    Metairie Heights

    2701 Metairie Heights Ave, Metairie, LA 70002
    (3)
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    Our Metairie Heights residence is conveniently located just a few blocks from Bonnabel Boulevard, between Veterans and the I-10 Service Road. The beautiful ranch home serves up to 8 residents in spacious, private rooms with an enormous adjoined dining room and living area for relaxing, socializing...

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  • Old Metairie Gardens I/II

    Old Metairie Gardens I/II

    344 Lake Ave, Metairie, LA 70005
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    Old Metairie Gardens I & II are beautiful homes situated side by side on a quiet oak lined street a few blocks from Metairie Road. Our homes offer elegantly appointed common areas that serve as warm welcoming spaces for residents to relax and entertain. Spacious private bedrooms and smartly designed...

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  • St. Anthony's Gardens

    St. Anthony's Gardens

    601 Holy Trinity Dr, Covington, LA 70433
    (5)
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    St. Anthony’s Gardens provides a strong spiritual support base with a vision of creative, inspired and value-oriented retirement living. The community is located on the Northshore in Covington, Louisiana and is conveniently located near local hospitals and other medical services. You’ll find...

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  • Lakeview House

    Lakeview House

    858 Mouton St, New Orleans, LA 70124
    (3)
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    Our New Orleans assisted living home, Lakeview House provides residents with the care, comfort and security they need in a beautiful and safe residential setting in Lakeview. Lakeview House overlooks an attractive sloping walkway that leads up between rows of shrubbery to the entrance, where...

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  • Brookdale Mandeville

    Brookdale Mandeville

    1414 North Causeway Boulevard, Mandeville, LA 70471
    (19)
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    A Life Worth Living When you make your new home at our adult residential and memory care community, you can leave behind the burdensome household chores like cooking, cleaning and laundry. Instead of filling your time with things you have to do but don’t enjoy, you can spend more time doing the...

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  • Vista Shores

    Vista Shores

    5958 St. Bernard Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70122
    (6)
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    Vista Shores Assisted Living and Memory Care is a private, luxury, assisted living and memory care community built on the site of the legendary Vista Shores Country Club with 4 beautifully landscaped acres overlooking Bayou St John. At Vista Shores every detail is attended to allowing our residents...

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  • The Trace Senior Community

    The Trace Senior Community

    19432 Crawford Rd., Covington, LA 70433
    (8)
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    Located in Covington, St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, Trace Senior Community is the most recent Northshore Senior Community offering assisted living and memory care. Situated on the attractive St. Tammany Trace and next to the Claiborne Hill the community provides a suburban home feel to the...

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  • The Suites at Algiers Point

    The Suites at Algiers Point

    813 Pelican Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70114
    (4)
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    St. Margaret's at Belleville Assisted Living is an assisted living community located in New Orleans, LA. The exciting city of New Orleans is famous for its rich culture, delicious food, distinctive local dialect and its entertainment and performing arts venues. Home to world-famous attractions such...

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  • Honeysuckle House

    Honeysuckle House

    824 Honeysuckle St., Gretna, LA 70056
    (2)
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    Honeysuckle House is located in an upscale neighborhood on the Westbank in Terrytown, just a few minutes’ drive from the Expressway. That means easy access from Gretna, Algiers, Belle Chasse, Marrero, Lafitte, and from New Orleans via the Crescent City Connection Bridge. Honeysuckle House has a...

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  • Brookdale Dowlen Oaks

    Brookdale Dowlen Oaks

    2250 North Dowlen Road, Beaumont, TX 77706
    (29)
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    Are you ready to redefine your independence? If you’re living a mostly independent lifestyle, but you could use an extra hand with some of your day-to-day activities, our community could be right for you. With both assisted living and memory care, you’ll have the care you need when you need it all...

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  • Calder Woods

    Calder Woods

    7080 Calder Ave, Beaumont, TX 77706
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    When searching for senior living in Beaumont, look no further than Calder Woods. Nestled in Beaumont’s growing west end, the beautifully-landscaped 17-acre community combines convenient living, Southeast Texas charm and exciting life-enrichment opportunities to bring you the best in affordable...

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  • Pelican Bay Assisted Living

    Pelican Bay Assisted Living

    2501 S. Major Drive, Beaumont, TX 77707
    (8)
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    Pelican Bay Assisted Living Community and Memory Care is a locally owned business. The owner has over 35 years experience in senior care in the South East Texas area. Pelican Bay opened in December of 2012. We are conveniently located on Beaumont's west end 3 miles north of Interstate 10 and one...

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  • Oak Park Village at Slidell

    Oak Park Village at Slidell

    2200 Gause Blvd E, Slidell, LA 70461
    (13)
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    Small private-pay community in Slidell, LA (30 miles outside of New Orleans) offering 26 assisted living apartments and 24 memory care apartments. Two floor plans are available -- a studio apartment (385 square feet) and a one-bedroom apartment (420 square feet). Community has never flooded! Three...

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  • The Rosemont

    The Rosemont

    110 Regency Pl, West Monroe, LA 71291
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    The Rosemont is a licensed Assisted Living and Memory Support community that goes beyond just personal assistance. When seniors want quality, respect and dignity, they choose The Rosemont. The Rosemont is proud to be one of the first true assisted living and Memory Care communities in...

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  • Savannah Grand of West Monroe

    Savannah Grand of West Monroe

    3702 Cypress St, West Monroe, LA 71291
    (29)
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    Savannah Grand of West Monroe is an assisted living community in the city of West Monroe, Ouachita Parish, Louisiana. Our bravura community is located close to the banks of river Ouachita with fresh water trickling with a calming breeze always. West Monroe is ideal for meditation and self-reflection...

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  • The Arbors & Terrace of Ruston

    4518 Highway 80 East, Ruston, LA 71270
    (2)
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    Assisted Living is designed for seniors who may have difficulty with activities of daily living. The Arbor provides a way of living for seniors who seek independence and privacy, yet have concerns for housekeeping, lawn maintenance, activities, personal nutrition, as well as assistance with...

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  • Provision Living at Hattiesburg

    Provision Living at Hattiesburg

    217 Methodist Blvd., Hattiesburg, MS 39402
    (5)
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    Provision Living at Hattiesburg Provision Living at Hattiesburg located in Hattiesburg, Lamar County, Mississippi provides seniors with an assisted living community. This community provides care to those facing Alzheimer's and dementia. The city of Hattiesburg offers much to residents and their...

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  • Brookdale Hattiesburg II

    Brookdale Hattiesburg II

    107 Fox Chase Drive, Hattiesburg, MS 39402
    (11)
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    A Wonderful Life We know how challenging it can be to transition the care of someone you love to someone else, but we also know they are in for a rich and full life here at our memory care community in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Because we handle all the household chores and provide quality,...

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  • ADL Assisted Living

    ADL Assisted Living

    3604 Autumn Lane, Baytown, TX 77521
    (12)
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    ADL assisted living is owned and operated by a Registered Occupational Therapist with a passion for the elderly and experience with various diagnoses and disabilities and years of experience working with the geriatric population. Our home provides personal one-on-one care with a ratio of 1:4...

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  • Provident Memory Care

    Provident Memory Care

    1810 N. Washington Ave, Livingston, TX 77351
    (3)
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    When you live in a nursing center, you should feel welcome as part of the community. At Livingston Convalescent Center, that's just what will happen. This is our goal. Livingston Convalescent Center is a 52-bed nursing and rehabilitation center in the heart of Polk county. Our competent and capable...

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  • Brookdale Clinton

    Brookdale Clinton

    501 East Northside Drive, Clinton, MS 39056
    (10)
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    Endless Opportunities In a beautiful and peaceful setting with wooded landscapes and a tranquil fishing pond, you can enjoy all kinds of luxury amenities without sacrificing the comforts of home. Here at our assisted living and memory care community in Clinton, Mississippi, you will find cozy and...

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  • The Waterford at Baytown

    The Waterford at Baytown

    901 West Baker Road, Baytown, TX 77521
    (11)
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    Discover convenient services and compassionate care at The Waterford at Baytown in Baytown, TX, a charming and close-knit city located on Texas' scenic Gulf Coast. Our goal is to enrich the lives of our residents by providing an environment that is physically, mentally, spiritually and emotionally...

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  • Brookdale Biloxi

    Brookdale Biloxi

    2120 Enterprise Drive, Biloxi, MS 39531
    (21)
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    Round-the-Clock Care From the moment you walk through our front door, you may find yourself thinking you stumbled upon a family reunion instead of an assisted living and memory care community. We can’t blame you. From the warmth and friendliness of the care team to the sound of residents laughing as...

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  • Brookdale Shreveport

    Brookdale Shreveport

    7110 University Drive, Shreveport, LA 71105
    (24)
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    Don’t sweat the small stuff. We’ve got that covered for you with care when you need it. If you’re living a mostly independent lifestyle, but you could use an extra hand with some of your day-to-day activities, our community with both adult residential care and memory care could be right for you....

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  • ADL Assisted Living-Elena Estates

    ADL Assisted Living-Elena Estates

    710 N Main Street, Highlands, TX 77562
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    Highland House is a great home for seniors that is located in Highlands, TX. This assisted living community offers a safe home to those who are looking to live in a great area. Highlands has much to offer, including Highlands Park, a great outdoor destination that includes a lighted walking trail....

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  • Magnolia Court

    Magnolia Court

    5902 North Street, Nacogdoches, TX 75965
    (5)
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    Hold court in style and comfort when taking up residence at Magnolia Court. Our Assisted Living and Memory Care community in Nacogdoches makes all residents feel like a star in Texas' oldest town. Our professional and courteous staff members who are available 24 hours a day provide a helping hand...

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  • The Blake at Flowood

    The Blake at Flowood

    350 Town Center Way, Flowood, MS 39232
    (11)
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    Located in the heart of Flowood, Mississippi, adjacent to the new East Metro Parkway and the Dogwood Promenade, The Blake at Flowood is a community designed for seniors unlike any other. Retirement and hospitality are blended to create an assisted living and memory care community where you will feel...

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  • Ridgeland Place

    Ridgeland Place

    410 Orchard Park, Ridgeland, MS 39157
    (41)
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    Ridgeland Place is a warm and welcoming senior living community, offering personalized Assisted Living and Memory Care services, in Ridgeland, Mississippi. We are dedicated to enhancing health, wellness and the highest quality of service delivery for our residents—enabling them to live life more...

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  • The Blake at Bossier City

    The Blake at Bossier City

    2000 Blake Blvd, Bossier City, LA 71111
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    The Blake at Bossier City is located at the intersection of Airline Drive and Green Acres Boulevard. Set apart from the competition, our architecture and design bring daylight and elegance into a building that will never feel like a traditional assisted living or nursing home. Our quality of care,...

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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.

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