Assisted Living in Alexandria

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Brookdale Alexandria

351 Windermere, Alexandria, LA
$$$$
12 reviews
Paula855822: "The experience at Brookdale has been awesome and really good. It’s expensive, but she chose the facility because it’s closer to her sisters. It’s not going to be wise, but that’s where my mother wanted to go. The rooms were very nice and clean. The staff was very helpful and friendly; they helped me with the whole process. Everything has been really good. "
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Almor Ponderosa

830 McKeithen Dr, Alexandria, LA
$$$$
0 reviews
Our philosophy is to provide personalized resident centered care in order to meet individual preferences and needs. We treat all residents with dignity, provide privacy, plus encourage independence and freedom of choice. We include meals, housekeeping, laundry, transportation and assistance with the activities of daily living. Resident’s family members and friends are encouraged to get involved with their loved one in our various home activities.
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England Oaks Senior Living

6956 England Dr, Alexandria, LA
$$$$
1 review
shawnthomas: "My mother did not want to go to any care facility and fought against the idea for many months before actually moving in. She was difficult and I had my reservations. But once she moved in and experienced the fabulous gourmet food and accommodations not to mention "care", she settled in and considered it to be her home. The views out the back are awe inspiring and calming. The humming birds are busy with all that humming birds do as the clouds go rolling by. Such a peaceful s... (read more)
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Marigold Place

5723 Jackson Street, Alexandria, LA
$$$$
5 reviews
Beverly047433: "Marigold Place only has I think about 65 residents. The nice thing about the particular apartment that my mother- and father-in-law will be moving in is they have an exercise room and washer and dryer; they're ordering a new washer and dryer, so they'll have 3 washers and 3 dryers. They do your laundry for you once a week, but they will allow you to go in there and do your laundry anytime you want -- like if you have an extra load or you just prefer to do your own laundry, y... (read more)
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Canterbury House

1101 16th Street, Alexandria, LA
$$$$
6 reviews
CG: "My in-laws stayed at Canterbury House. I particularly liked it. The only problem was they didn't offer memory care. It's very nice and they had a little studio apartment. They washed their clothes and did their housekeeping. It was just a really good place, but they mainly just stayed in their room because he could get out of their room and get out on the street there. The staff was good, the facility was nice, and the pricing was very good."
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Volunteers of America Transitional Residence

2085 Rainbow Dr., Pineville, LA
$$$$
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At A Glance

There are 6 assisted living communities in the city and surrounding suburbs to choose from. The average cost of assisted living in Alexandria is $1,900 per month, according to the latest estimates from Genworth.

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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Alexandria

Alexandria, Louisiana is located in Rapides Parish, which is in the middle of the state. The big city feel coupled with the surrounding rural area appeal to seniors who want convenience of being close to the services while still be able to enjoy the peace of the countryside. Individuals who need the help of an assisted living community can check out the five in the city, as well as one other that is located nearby Pineville.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Alexandria

  • An average of 215 sunny days per year and mild winters with lows around 38 degrees Fahrenheit in January might appeal to seniors. The hot summers, which are also humid, might be a bit much for some. The average high in July is 92 degrees Fahrenheit. There usually isn’t snow in Alexandria; however, it does happen sometimes.
  • Seniors who have respiratory challenges might struggle some in Alexandria. The air quality score is below the national average. Nationally, the average is 58, but the city only comes in at 47.
  • The cost of living in Alexandria is 87.4, which is much lower than the national score of 100. Seniors should know that the health cost of index in the city is a bit higher than the national average. Alexandria’s score in this area is 105.
  • High crime rates might make some seniors away from Alexandria. Nationally, the country has an average property crime rate of 38.1 and a violent crime rate of 31.3. In Alexandria, the property crime rate is 86.0 and the violent crime rate if 93.0.
  • The Atrans bus system services the Alexandria area. It runs from 6:10 each morning until 6:00 in the evening. The service offers half-price fares for people who are 62 years and older, as well as those who meet the requirements for a special disabled program and those who have a Medicare card.
  • The Alexandria area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Rapides Regional Medical Center and CHRISTUS St. Frances Cabrini Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.


Paying for Assisted Living in Alexandria

Average Monthly Costs

Cities in Louisiana

$4,000.00 US
$3,500.00 Monroe
$3,236.00 Lafayette
$2,995.00 Lake Charles
$2,972.00 West Monroe
$2,515.00 New Iberia
$2,272.00 Alexandria

Assisted Living costs in Alexandria start around $2,272 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of assisted living is $4,000 per month, according to the latest figures from Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey.

It’s important to note that assisted living rates in Alexandria and the surrounding suburbs can vary widely based on factors such as location, the level of care needed, apartment size and the types of amenities offered at each community.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Alexandria

Louisiana senior citizens might be able to use a Medicaid waiver to help cover some of the costs of assisted living. The state offers the Community Choices Waiver, the Adult Day Health Care Waiver, Long-Term Personal Care Services, and Program for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly.

Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in Louisiana page.

More Ways to Pay for Assisted Living

While many families use their own funds or personal assets to pay for assisted living, there are plenty of additional options to cover these costs. Some additional ways to finance assisted living costs include:

  • Veterans Benefits
  • Life Insurance Policy
  • Long-Term Care Insurance
  • Reverse Mortgage

For more information about different ways to finance assisted living, visit our Assisted Living in Louisiana page.


Free Assisted Living Resources in Alexandria

Alexandria and the surrounding area are home to numerous government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors searching for or currently residing in an assisted living community. These organizations can also provide assistance in a number of other eldercare services such as geriatric care management, elder law advice, estate planning, finding home care and health and wellness programs.


Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Alexandria

Alexandria-area assisted living communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all assisted living communities in Louisiana are required to follow. Visit our Assisted Living in Louisiana page for more information about these laws.