9 Assisted Living Facilities near Lafayette, LA
Also serving communities of Broussard, Youngsville, Sunset, Abbeville, Crowley.
There are 9 Assisted Living Facilities in the Lafayette area, with 7 in Lafayette and 2 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in Lafayette is $3,787 per month. This is higher than the national median of $3,495.
To help you with your search, browse the 50 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Lafayette. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Lafayette 4.3 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include New Iberia with an average rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 8 families in Lafayette find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about assisted living options and costs in Lafayette, call (855) 863-8283.
Top 5 Assisted Living Facilities in Lafayette, LA
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Lafayette
Often called "The Happiest City in America," Lafayette, La., has a diverse cultural history that is apparent in its language, food, and music. Seniors exploring the town may hear people speaking Creole, may smell the aroma of étouffée and may hear Zydeco echoing in the streets.
Senior citizens who need a little extra help with daily tasks will find six assisted living facilities in the Lafayette city limits and six others in the neighboring communities, including Sunset, Breaux Bridge, Youngsville and Broussard. Assisted living facilities in Louisiana are regulated by the Louisiana Department of Health. There are four levels of adult residential care providers, depending on the number of residents and level of care.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Lafayette
- Residents of Lafayette enjoy mild winters and hot summers. Highs in July, the warmest month, average around 91 degrees. The lows in January, the coldest month, average 41 degrees. There is the possibility of hurricanes from June through November.
- Seniors with respiratory problems might have more trouble in Lafayette than in other places around the nation. The air quality ranking is 50 out of 100, with 100 being the best. The national average is 58.
- The cost of living in Lafayette is 6.90 percent lower than the national average. Seniors might appreciate the lower cost of healthcare, which scores an 87 out of 100, meaning that it is below the national average.
- The Lafayette Transit System runs from 5:45 am through 10:30 pm daily. Seniors qualify for a discounted pass or a reduced day fare. The LTS is closed on government holidays, so other arrangements need to be made on these days.
- The Lafayette Senior Center has a host of programs for seniors in the area that are held across three facilities. These include the Senior Art Studio, the Rosehouse, and the Greenhouse. Various festivals, Vermillionville, Acadian Village and the campus of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette all have activities and events that appeal to seniors.
- Lafayette is home to world-class medical facilities, including Women’s and Children’s Hospital, University Hospital and Clinics, and Lafayette General Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illnesses.
Paying for Assisted Living in Lafayette
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Assisted Living costs in Lafayette start around $3,687 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 Lafayette 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 Lafayette
People who need assistance paying for assisted living might be able to turn to the Long Term Personal Care Services Program and the Home and Community Based Services Medicaid Waiver.
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 Lafayette
Lafayette 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 Lafayette, please visit our Assisted Living in Louisiana page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Lafayette
Lafayette-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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Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Lafayette
Review of Courtyard Retirement & Assisted Living
Say Yes, to Courtyard Assisted Living. While the building is not new and shiny; it is full of charm. Every room overlooks a maintained courtyard with trees, flowers and singing birds. My mother ... Read more
Review of Brookdale Lafayette
Brookdale is a lovely place! Full of sunshine with a true sense of community. Every time I stop by to see my mother, there is lots of activity and smiling faces on the staff. I NEVER leave here ... Read more
Review of Brookdale Lafayette
Brookdale Lafayette staff is extremely caring and personable. The engagement of their residents is a prime concern for the administration. The meal service is over and above any I have seen in an... Read more