Baton Rouge is the second-largest city in Louisiana and the state’s capital. Out of its 227,470 residents, 14.7% are seniors aged 65 and older. With its diverse population, warm climate, rich history and low taxes, Baton Rouge remains a popular retirement destination for Louisiana’s seniors. Baton Rouge’s older adult population can take advantage of the city’s many hospitals, health care centers and Medicare-registered physicians.
Along with hospitals and health care centers, Baton Rouge has many assisted living facilities for seniors who can live independently if they have assistance with some activities associated with daily living. These activities can include bathing, dressing, grooming and many other services, depending on the needs of the resident. On average, seniors in Baton Rouge pay $4,125 per month for assisted living care. That’s below the national average and competitive with other cities in Louisiana.
This guide will help seniors and their families learn more about assisted living costs in Baton Rouge and how these costs compare to nearby cities and the U.S. as a whole. It also features the pros and cons of assisted living in Baton Rouge and an overview of the free resources available to seniors living in the city.