3 Assisted Living Facilities in Ascension Parish, LA

3 Assisted Living Facilities in Ascension Parish, LA

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Azalea Estates Gonzales

Provides: Assisted Living
2305 S. Purpera Ave., Gonzales, LA 70737
"My mother has been living at Azalea for nearly one year. I can tell everyone she really enjoys living at Azalea. She tells her children and other family members and friends everyone is so nice,..." More

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Francois Bend Senior Living

Provides: Assisted Living
326 E Industry Street, Gonzales, LA 70737
"I visited Francois Bend Senior Living. It is nice, it's almost new, and it has everything. The place is clean and pleasant. The room was nice, it was clean, it was open, and it was airy. The room..." More

Magnolia Assisted Living

Provides: Assisted Living
1604 South Burnside Avenue, Gonzales, LA 70737
"My sister is at Magnolia Assisted Living. The staff has been exceptionally friendly, nice, and helpful. The rooms were very excellent. I can't say enough good about them. They have a lot of..." More

    What to Consider About Assisted Living in Ascension Parish

    Ascension Parish in south Louisiana blends a relaxed vibe with a vibrant Cajun culture. From the annual Jambalaya festival to historic architecture, there are plenty of things for active seniors to enjoy in the parish.  

    Seniors make up 11.4 percent of the almost 123,000 residents in Ascension Parish, and the area has three assisted living facilities to support that population.

    In Ascension Parish, as in all of Louisiana, assisted living communities are called Adult Residential Care Providers (ARCPs) and are divided into four categories based on the specific number of seniors at the facility and the level of care provided. The Louisiana Department of Health licenses and regulates all ARCPs in the state, including those in Ascension Parish.

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Ascension Parish

    • Ascension Parish has a warm subtropical climate, including mild winters and hot, humid summer weather. Seniors in the area can enjoy outdoor activities throughout the winter months, but any ARCP families are considering should have plans in place to protect residents from extreme summer heat or the occasional polar weather event during the winter.
    • Ascension Parish is home to world-class medical facilities, including St. Elizabeth Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
    • Ascension Parish has an array of community resources for seniors, including the Ascension Council on Aging, an organization that provides outreach, transportation assistance and wellness activities for seniors as well as operating two senior centers in the region.
    • The cost of living in Ascension Parish is about nine percent higher than the national average, but health care costs are slightly lower than the average, which may help offset other costs for seniors who use a lot of health care services.
    • Louisiana tax laws offer some breaks for seniors, including income exclusions for social security, some pensions and some retirement income. Seniors in assisted living facilities in Ascension Parish can take advantage of these tax breaks to keep more money available for personal use.
    • Seniors with respiratory issues may have problems with poor air quality in Ascension Parish. The American Lung Association gave the parish an F grade for ozone levels. 


    Paying for Assisted Living in Ascension Parish

    Average Monthly Costs

    Counties in Louisiana

    $4,078.00 Jefferson Parish
    $4,000.00 Livingston Parish
    $4,000.00 US
    $3,683.00 East Baton Rouge Parish
    $3,400.00 Ascension Parish
    $3,125.00 Saint Tammany Parish
    $2,005.00 Tangipahoa Parish

    Assisted Living costs in Ascension Parish start around $3,400 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 Ascension Parish 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 Ascension Parish

    Seniors who are eligible for Medicaid in Ascension Parish might be able to get financial assistance for assisted living costs under Louisiana's Medicaid Long-Term Care Services.

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

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    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 Ascension Parish

    Ascension Parish 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.

    To see a list of free assisted living resources in Ascension Parish, please visit our Assisted Living in Louisiana page.


    Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Ascension Parish

    Ascension Parish-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.

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    Other Options in Ascension Parish, LA

    Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Ascension Parish

    • Review of Francois Bend Senior Living

      I visited Francois Bend Senior Living. It is nice, it's almost new, and it has everything. The place is clean and pleasant. The room was nice, it was clean, it was open, and it was airy. The room i... Read more

      Marilyn
    • Review of Francois Bend Senior Living

      My mom is currently at Francois Bend Senior Living. When we brought my mother in there she needed more than just assisted living, and there's packages that they offer to pretty much give you nursin... Read more

      Michael
    • Review of Francois Bend Senior Living

      Francois Bend is a wonderful assisted living residence. My grandfather has been living their for almost one year and couldn’t be happier. The staff is very professional, yet friendly and caring a... Read more

      Chan1221
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