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Cost of Louisiana Assisted Living Facilities

According to the 2015 Genworth Financial cost of care survey, the average cost of assisted living in Louisiana is $3,010 per month.

The monthly base rate for Louisiana assisted living is typically lower when compared to neighboring states. Louisiana is also less expensive compared to the national average.

This cost is the base cost for a one-bedroom assisted living unit in Louisiana. Additional fees beyond the base rate may apply.

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Monthly Costs Compared to Neighboring States

Louisiana$3,010
Arkansas$3,063
Mississippi$3,150
Texas$3,545
U.S.$3,600

Much of the information above was adapted from the National Center of Assisted Living 2010 Regulatory Review.

Researching Louisiana Assisted Living? Ask these questions:

  • What terms does Louisiana require to be disclosed to you prior to making a decision?
    Louisiana may require the base price, payment schedule, services included in that rate and other items to be disclosed in writing - be sure to find out.
  • What is the Scope of Care offered?
    Find out the minimum services the facility MUST provide to you, as required by Louisiana. These may include 24-hour supervision, types of meals, medical attention, etc.
  • What are the admission requirements to live at the facility?
    Each state is different; find out what the age and physical health requirements are for this specific facility as well as facilities in Louisiana. Determine if the type of care you need is offered by the individual facility.
  • Will the facility complete an assessment and create a care plan for the resident?
    Louisiana probably requires an initial evaluation and the creation of a care plan - be sure to find out exactly what the facility offers.
  • Ask about the handling of medication in the facility?
    There are sure to be specific requirements in Louisiana - ask how the facility handles administering your medication.
  • Does the facility offer rooms and other areas that meet or exceed those required by Louisiana?
    Louisiana will have a minimum size of rooms, a limit to number of people per room, and even requirements as to privacy of available bathrooms - make sure you ask.
  • Does the facility offer the available required staff?
    Make sure the facility staffs the proper professionals, as Louisiana requires. These may include an administrator and caregivers, as well as round-the-clock staff.
  • Is memory care offered?
    Find out of the facility is licensed to be able to handle dementia or Alzheimer's care in Louisiana.
  • Are Medicaid waivers available for Louisiana for this specific facility?
    If you are unable to cover the costs, find out if the facility may offer a Louisiana Medicaid Waiver. You can also research at myplan.healthy.la.gov.

Helpful Louisiana Assisted Living Resources

Do you have a question about licensing or regulations of assisted living facilities in Louisiana? Questions about licensing and regulations are handled at the state level. You can contact the Louisiana licensing and regulatory agency at:
Department of Health and Hospitals, Health Standards Section
new.dhh.louisiana.gov
(225) 342-0138
Do you want to report an issue or have a dispute with a senior living facility in Louisiana? Your local Louisiana long-term care ombudsman can help resolve disputes and offer assistance in your long-term care decisions. You can contact them at:
Long Term Care Ombudsman of Louisiana
goea.louisiana.gov
Local: (225) 342-7100
Tollfree: (866) 632-0922
Are you aware of all the Louisiana health-based programs available to you? Your Louisiana Health Department can be a great resource. Contact them at:
Louisiana Department of Health and Hospital
dhh.louisiana.gov
Local: (225) 342-9500
Tollfree: (855) 229-6848
Are you familiar with the Louisiana Area Agencies on the Aging and all the assistance they can provide to you?

The Louisiana AAAs (Area Agency for the Aging) are very helpful. These offices can provide guidance to those 60+ in Louisiana regarding elder abuse, caregiver support, insurance counseling, transportation and much more.

Find your local Louisiana AAA below:

Beauregard Council on Aging
DeRidder, LA
(337) 463-6578
Bienville Area Agency on Aging
Arcadia, LA
(318) 263-8936
Bossier Council on Aging Inc.
Bossier City, LA
(318) 741-8302
Caddo Area Agency on Aging
Shreveport, LA
(318) 676-7900
Allen Council on Aging, Inc.
Oakdale, LA
(318) 335-3195
Calcasieu Area Agency on Aging
Lake Charles, LA
(337) 474-2585
Jefferson Davis Council on Aging
Jennings, LA
(337) 824-5504
Caldwell Parish Council on Aging
Columbia, LA
(318) 649-2584
Cameron Council on Aging
Lake Charles, LA
(337) 905-6000
Claiborne Council on Aging
Homer, LA
(318) 927-6922
DeSoto Council on Aging
Mansfield, LA
(318) 588-8349
East Baton Rouge Council on Aging, Inc.
Baton Rouge, LA
(225) 923-8000
Jefferson Council on Aging
Metairie, LA
(504) 888-5880
LaFourche Council on Aging
Mathews, LA
(985) 532-0457
Morehouse Council on Aging, Inc.
Bastrop, LA
(318) 283-0845
Natchitoches Parish Council on Aging
Natchitoches, LA
(318) 357-3250
New Orleans Council on Aging
New Orleans, LA
(504) 821-4121
Ouachita Council on Aging, Inc.
Monroe, LA
(318) 387-0535
Plaquemines Parish Council on Aging, Inc.
Port Sulthur, LA
(504) 564-0600
Red River Council on Aging
Coushatta, LA
(318) 932-5721
Sabine Council on Aging
Many, LA
(318) 256-4140
Saint Bernard Council on Aging, Inc.
Chalmette, LA
(504) 278-7335
Saint Charles Council on Aging, Inc.
Hahnville, LA
(985) 783-6683
Saint James Parish Government
Convent, LA
(225) 562-2372
Saint John Council on Aging, Inc.
Reserve, LA
(985) 479-0272
COAST, Council on Aging St. Tammany
Covington, LA
(985) 892-0377
Terrebonne Area Agency on Aging
Houma, LA
(985) 868-8411
Webster Area Agency on Aging
Minden, LA
(318) 371-3056
West Carroll Council on Aging
Oak Grove, LA
(318) 428-4217
Capital Area Agency on Aging
Baton Rouge, LA
(225) 922-2525
Cenla Area Agency on Aging
Alexandria, LA
(318) 484-2260
Cajun Area Agency on Aging
Lafayette, LA
(337) 572-8940
North Delta Area Agency on Aging
Monroe, LA
(318) 387-2572
Livingston Council on Aging
Denham Springs, LA
(225) 664-9343
Vernon Council on Aging
Leesville, LA
(337) 239-4361
Lincoln Council on Aging
Ruston, LA
(318) 255-5070

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