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The 5 Best Home Care Agencies for Seniors in Shreveport, LA for 2024

Last Updated: June 5, 2024 - Caring.com offers a free service to help families find senior care and authentic reviews to help you in your decision. On average in Shreveport, LA, residents and their loved ones rate In Home Care agencies 4.5 out of 5 stars across the 9 options below.

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  • Home Care Services in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • Paying for Home Care in Shreveport, LA
  • Financial Assistance for Home Care in Shreveport, LA
  • Shreveport Home Care Resources
  • Determining Your Loved One’s Need for In-Home Care
  • Guidelines for Talking About In-Home Care

Paying for Home Care in Shreveport, LA

The Cost of Home Care in Shreveport, LA

Shreveport seniors pay $3,241 monthly for home care based on estimates in the Genworth 2021 Cost of Care Survey.  This is about $400 lower than the state average of $3,623 and it’s very affordable compared to the national average of $4,957. It’s also competitive compared to rates in nearby cities including Monroe, where rates are about $100 higher at $3,337, and Alexandria, where agencies charge $3,527. In Lafayette, care costs are $600 higher than in Shreveport at $3,813 and in Lake Charles, seniors pay $3,909, nearly $700 more than in Shreveport. 

Shreveport

$3,241

Louisiana

$3,623

The United States

$4,957

Monroe

$3,337

Alexandria

$3,527

Lake Charles

$3,909

Lafayette

$3,813

The Cost of Home Care vs. Other Senior Care Options in Shreveport, LA

Home care agencies in Shreveport charge $3,241 for basic services such as companion care and nonmedical personal care services. Home health care is similar but includes skilled nursing services such as medication management and wound care for the same monthly rate. Adult day health care is a cheaper alternative at $1,842 per month. Assisted living costs about $600 more, with rates coming in at $3,870. Nursing homes, which provide institutionalized care for those with advanced medical needs, cost over $2,000 more than home care at approximately $5,384 per month for shared rooms.

Home Care

$3,241

Home Health Care

$3,241

Adult Day Health Care

$1,842

Assisted Living

$3,870

Nursing Home Care (semiprivate room)

$5,384

Financial Assistance for Home Care in Shreveport, LA

Given the high cost of in-home care, many people use one or more forms of financial assistance to cover the expenses. Below, we explain some of the most common sources of financial help for paying for in-home care. If none of these options are available to you, you can reach out to your Area Agency on Aging or Aging and Disability Resource Center to learn about local resources.

  • Long-Term Care Insurance: Long-term care insurance covers expenses related to senior care, including in-home care. Depending on the policy type, beneficiaries may receive a cash payment to use towards long-term care or reimbursement for qualifying long-term care expenses. Note that there are limitations- typically a maximum benefit of $150 per day- and exact coverage terms vary depending on the exact policy, so always check the details.
  • Medicare: Medicare does not cover in-home care because it is classified as custodial, or non-medical, care. However, some Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplement plans, which offer expanded benefits, may cover in-home custodial care.
  • Medicaid: Medicaid coverage of in-home care varies between different states because it is not a federally mandated benefit. Currently, all states cover some in-home care either through their standard Medicaid or a waiver program. The specific coverage rules are set individually by each state.
  • Veterans’ Benefits: The Aid and Attendance benefit is a monthly cash payment that beneficiaries can use to pay for senior care, including in-home care services. To qualify for A&A, Veterans must already receive the VA pension and meet several additional requirements, including needing assistance with the activities of daily living. Contact the Department of Veterans Affairs to learn more.
  • Reverse Mortgages: Home Equity Conversion Mortgages (HECMs) are federally insured loans that are available to homeowners age 62 and over. Reverse mortgages allow you to access a portion of your home’s equity in cash, tax free. Many seniors use reverse mortgages to finance their care expenses, including in-home care. Note that although there are no monthly payments due on reverse mortgage loans, borrowers do have to repay the loan once the last surviving homeowner passes away, moves, or sells the home.

Shreveport Home Care Resources

Home care services are only one of the pieces needed for seniors to gracefully age in place. There are many services and programs that are low-cost or free, that enable seniors to enjoy an independent lifestyle in the comfort of their own home, such as help with home modifications, meal delivery services, and more. Below, we’ve compiled a few of the most helpful resources in Shreveport:

ResourceContactAddressService
Meals on Wheels(318) 676-79001700 Buckner Street, Suite 240, Shreveport, LA 71101To help seniors maintain their independence, the Caddo Council on Aging’s Meals on Wheels program supports their nutritional needs by providing healthy, home-delivered meals. A hot meal is delivered each day by volunteers around lunchtime. Meals are low in fat, have no added salt and are designed to provide seniors with a third of their daily nutritional requirements. This program is available to local residents age 60 and older who are homebound, living alone and unable to prepare their own meals or shop for themselves.
Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)(318) 861-48084055 St. Vincent Avenue, Shreveport, Louisiana 71108The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) helps to alleviate the burden of home energy costs for low-income seniors residing in Caddo Parish. Payments are made directly to the homeowner’s energy supplier and may cover electricity, oil, gas, wood, propane and butane. Financial assistance is provided twice per year and directed by the Caddo Community Action Agency.
Homemaker Program(318) 676-79001700 Buckner Street, Suite 240, Shreveport, LA 71101Designed to provide an array of in-home services, the Homemaker Program helps seniors who have chosen to age in place and require some degree of assistance. A homemaker visits an eligible senior’s home for one to two hours every other week to assist with light housekeeping tasks, such as cleaning, laundry and meal preparation. A donation of $5 per month is suggested for this service.
Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC)(318) 676-7900 x2501700 Buckner Street, Suite 240, Shreveport, LA 71101The Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC) provides information and counseling services to seniors in Caddo Parish. The organization can help seniors find health and support resources that will allow them to remain living independently in their own home and streamline their application process for assistance programs. It’s also responsible for administering the Prescription Assistance Program helps low-income seniors access their prescription medications for free.
Caregiver Respite(318) 676-79001700 Buckner Street, Suite 240, Shreveport, LA 71101Administered by the Caddo Council on Aging, the Caregiver Respite program offers temporary relief for primary caregivers of Caddo County seniors who are age 60 or older. Caregivers can receive up to 120 hours of annual respite, sitter or personal care for their dependent, and there is no fee associated with this service.

Determining Your Loved One’s Need for In-Home Care

Aging can be a difficult process, and loved ones may not always ask for help – often times it’s up to their family to evaluate their need for help around the house. While no two situations are exactly alike, this checklist can help you and your loved ones determine when it’s time to start the search for a home care provider.

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Checklist for determining the need for in-home care
Checklist for determining the need for in-home care

Guidelines for Talking About In-Home Care

If you’ve determined that your loved one needs the assistance of a care provider in their home, it may be time for a difficult conversation. Handled correctly, however, this process can bring a family together and ensure that everyone’s concerns are addressed. Use this PDF as a starting point to help the conversation stay as positive and productive as possible.

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Talking with Family and Others about a loved one's needs
Talking with Family and Others about a loved one's needs

Reviews of Communities Nearby

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Willie M_10

I am a current client of this provider

Review of Always Best Care of Shreveport

They allow him to have a better quality of life. They help him feel more reliant on himself. Our caregiver is perfect for him.

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Robert E_20

I am a current client of this provider

Review of Always Best Care of Shreveport

They are all very good people. They have been very helpful to me. I like the people that work for them. They are very kind and seem concerned about their patients.

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Brenda "Diane" E

I am a past client of this provider

Review of Always Best Care of Shreveport

They could have provided caregivers that I think understood people who had disabilities. The caregiver I had, did not seem to understand that I needed help to dress myself and that I can walk but...

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