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The 5 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Covington, LA for 2024

Our comprehensive listings and authentic reviews in Covington, LA below include 9 Assisted Living facilities with 188 reviews. On average in Covington, residents and their loved ones rate Assisted Living options 4.56 out of 5 stars.

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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Covington

Covington, which is located north of New Orleans, is home to more than 8,700 residents, 14.5 percent of whom are age 65 and older. Covington area seniors will find eight assisted living facilities in and around the city, which offer secure living quarters as well as help with daily tasks like eating and grooming.

The Louisiana Department of Health is in charge of regulating Louisiana  (ALFs). These facilities are defined by Louisiana state law as those facilities having two or more unrelated residents, needing help with basic daily tasks living bathing and grooming.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Covington

  • The Covington, Louisiana area is home to world-class medical facilities including St. Tammany Parish Hospital and Lakeview Regional Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.

  • While the overall cost of living in Covington is 2 percent over the national average. However, the average cost of utilities, health care and groceries in Covington are less than the national average. This can be beneficial to older people living on a fixed income.

  • In an average year, the area experiences hot, steamy summers and mild, warm winters. The average high temperature in Covington in January is 62 degrees Fahrenheit, and the average high temperature in August is 92 degrees Fahrenheit. 

  • This part of Louisiana is known for its high crime, particularly theft and property crime. The overall crime rate in Covington is 19 percent higher than the national average. However, there is progress. The Covington crime rate has decreased by 15 percent in recent years.

  • It's easy to get from Covington to other parts of the region. Interstate 12 runs just south of the city and connects Covington with Gulfport, Mississippi to the east and Baton Rouge to the west. For local travel, the St. Tammany Area Transit (STAR) provides on-demand transportation within the parish. Passengers age 60 and older ride free Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. with COAST registration.

  • Covington, Louisiana offers many attractions for seniors to enjoy, including the 10-foot statue of Ronald Reagan, the historic Otis House, Bogue Falaya Riverside Park and the HJ Smith and Sons General Store and Museum

Paying for Assisted Living in Covington

Assisted Living costs in Covington start around $3,290 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 Covington 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.

Cities in Louisiana

Metairie

$4,216

US

$4,000

Mandeville

$3,508

Kenner

$3,372

Covington

$3,290

Hammond

$3,200

Slidell

$2,723

Jefferson

$2,415

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Covington

Eligible Covington, Louisiana seniors can find a myriad of government assistance programs to help with the cost of an ALF, including the Community Choices Waiver (CCW) and Supplemental Security Income Category G.

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

Financial Assistance in Louisiana

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 Covington

Covington 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 Covington, please visit our Assisted Living in Louisiana page.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Covington

Covington-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.

Laws and Regulations in Louisiana

Reviews of Communities Nearby

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Julie

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of The Trace

The staff is professional, personable, compassionate, attentive, and quick to respond to needs. Each staff person, regardless of job description, is quick to respond to the needs of the resident....

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Jocelyn

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of Christwood

The grounds are well kept and the staff is nice. The food is delicious - however, you pay for every light bulb that is changed. As long as you are independent, it is great. However, once you...

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Ron

I visited this facility

Review of The Trace

I toured The Trace and I liked their programs and entertainment. They had social events and they were having a little concert while I was there. The staff was very nice. The dining area seemed to...

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