Metairie is a census-designated place in Jefferson Parish, about 20 minutes from New Orleans’ historic French Quarter. According to the 2020 census, approximately 19.8% of the area’s 143,500 residents are aged 65 and older, which is above the U.S. average of 16.5%. The area’s popularity with seniors is possibly due to its below-average health care costs, thriving cultural arts scene, excellent medical facilities and below normal levels of violent crime. There is also plenty of choice for those who like shopping, as Metairie boasts many malls and quiet streets with upscale boutique stores. 

Assisted living facilities provide a safe and comfortable alternative home for seniors struggling to manage everyday tasks, such as preparing meals. They are staffed by caregivers who ensure rooms are regularly cleaned, clothes laundered and food freshly prepared by competent chefs. The facilities also provide opportunities for seniors to socialize with their new neighbors. The average monthly fee is $4,163, which, although above the state average of $3,639, is below the national median of $4,300.

This guide discusses senior living fees in more detail and the advantages and disadvantages of living in Metairie. There’s also a list of some senior-friendly resources in the area.

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Metairie, LA

Sunrise of Metairie

3732 West Esplanade Ave. South, Metairie, LA, 70002

Located close to Causeway Boulevard, Veterans Boulevard and Interstate 10, you will find the premier senior living community of Sunrise of Matairie offering residents the best of New Orleans’ unique … (read more)
Located close to Causeway Boulevard, Veterans Boulevard and Interstate 10, you will find the premier senior living community of Sunrise of Matairie offering residents the best of New Orleans’ unique … (read more)

Academy House Residential Care Homes- Harvard House

4012 Harvard Avenue, Metairie, LA, 70006

My mother has been in Academy House for three years now. It’s very good. Her room is very lovely and I think she’s comfortable there. They have been very caring. It’s a group home and she enjoys the m … (read more)
My mother has been in Academy House for three years now. It’s very good. Her room is very lovely and I think she’s comfortable there. They have been very caring. It’s a group home and she enjoys the m … (read more)

Beau Maison by Peristyle Residences

3520 Cleary Avenue, Metairie, LA, 70002

Mom is in one of the houses of Peristyle Residences called the Beau Mason, and it is gorgeous, very bright, clean, and gets lots of light. The staff is wonderful, very warm, kind, very patient, and do … (read more)
Mom is in one of the houses of Peristyle Residences called the Beau Mason, and it is gorgeous, very bright, clean, and gets lots of light. The staff is wonderful, very warm, kind, very patient, and do … (read more)

Audubon Care Homes – Dreyfous House

4713 Dreyfous Avenue, Metairie, LA, 70006

Owners on-site daily, this is truly a first class home. They take EXCELLENT care of my mother. We moved her from another local home in the area and Audubon is leaps and bounds better than where she ca … (read more)
Owners on-site daily, this is truly a first class home. They take EXCELLENT care of my mother. We moved her from another local home in the area and Audubon is leaps and bounds better than where she ca … (read more)

Old Metairie Gardens by Peristyle Residences

344 Lake Ave., Metairie, LA, 70005

I toured Old Metairie Gardens by Peristyle for my parents and I thought it was very nice. It looked clean, and the people in there looked like they were doing fine. The person who gave the tour seems … (read more)
I toured Old Metairie Gardens by Peristyle for my parents and I thought it was very nice. It looked clean, and the people in there looked like they were doing fine. The person who gave the tour seems … (read more)

The Atrium at Lafreniere Assisted Living

6555 Park Manor Drive, Metairie, LA, 70003

The atrium at Lafreniere is an excellent, very well kept, and spacious facility. It looks like a nice place to live. The rooms looks like nice apartments. They take the residents for rides into the ci … (read more)
The atrium at Lafreniere is an excellent, very well kept, and spacious facility. It looks like a nice place to live. The rooms looks like nice apartments. They take the residents for rides into the ci … (read more)

Colonial Oaks Living Center

4312 Ithaca Street, Metairie, LA, 70006

This facility should be shut down immediately. My mother was sent here by the social worker at east Jefferson hospital after a fall and hip surgery. I was not even given the opportunity to visit or in … (read more)
This facility should be shut down immediately. My mother was sent here by the social worker at east Jefferson hospital after a fall and hip surgery. I was not even given the opportunity to visit or in … (read more)

Fidelis Scofield House

3721 Scofield St, Metairie, LA, 70002

Fidelis Scofield House has 6-8 residents only, it’s a smaller place, and there’s 2 staff people. It was nice and clean, and the people that worked there were very nice. But I didn’t like that there wa … (read more)
Fidelis Scofield House has 6-8 residents only, it’s a smaller place, and there’s 2 staff people. It was nice and clean, and the people that worked there were very nice. But I didn’t like that there wa … (read more)

Fidelis Care IV

4801 Tartan Street, Metairie, LA, 70003


Metairie Heights by Peristyle Residences

2701 Metairie Heights, Metairie, LA, 70002


Peristyle Lake Louise

4613 Lake Louise, Metairie, LA, 70006


Peristyle Richland House

3521 Richland Avenue, Metairie, LA, 70002


Peristyle Henican House

5511 Meadowdale, Metairie, LA, 70003


Fidelis Care II

4000 Kent Ave, Metairie, LA, 70006


Fidelis Care I

916 Martin Behrman Walk, Metairie, LA, 70005


Fidelis Janice House

4421 Janice Ave, Metairie, LA, 70003


2022

Inspired Living at Kenner

3801 Loyola Drive, Kenner, LA, 70065

I visited Inspired Living at Kenner. It was very nice, very personable, clean, and friendly, and it had lots of amenities. The person who took me around was very nice, personable, talkative, and gave … (read more)
I visited Inspired Living at Kenner. It was very nice, very personable, clean, and friendly, and it had lots of amenities. The person who took me around was very nice, personable, talkative, and gave … (read more)

2016

Ville Ste. Marie Senior Living Community

4112 Jefferson Hwy, Jefferson, LA, 70121

Ville Ste. Marie Senior Living Community seems very responsive and made my mom’s move in process very easy. The community itself is modern-looking and their staff is friendly and engaging.
Ville Ste. Marie Senior Living Community seems very responsive and made my mom’s move in process very easy. The community itself is modern-looking and their staff is friendly and engaging.

The Suites at Algiers Point

813 Pelican Ave, New Orleans, LA, 70114

My mother moved into The Suites at Algiers Point. We’re very satisfied. We’ve only been here for about a week. The staff is very attentive, and they respond quickly. My mother said the food is very go … (read more)
My mother moved into The Suites at Algiers Point. We’re very satisfied. We’ve only been here for about a week. The staff is very attentive, and they respond quickly. My mother said the food is very go … (read more)

SummerHouse Vista Shores

5958 St Bernard Ave, New Orleans, LA, 70122

It was beautiful. It was nicer than our current home. I don’t think that you could ask for more in a facility and all the people there were very kind. The staff during the tour was very kind, very und … (read more)
It was beautiful. It was nicer than our current home. I don’t think that you could ask for more in a facility and all the people there were very kind. The staff during the tour was very kind, very und … (read more)

What to Consider About Assisted Living in Metairie

The Health Standards Section of the Department of Health is responsible for regulating and licensing assisted living facilities in Louisiana. Its work includes conducting unannounced inspections to ensure facilities continue to fulfill their licensing conditions. Additionally, it conducts certification surveys for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and manages surveys among recipients of both insurances on the organization’s behalf.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Metairie

  • According to Sperling’s Best Places, Metairie has an above-average cost of living index of 101.4. Although this may concern some seniors, those in assisted living needn’t be as concerned as housing costs appear to be the primary driver for the figure. What may interest seniors in assisted living is the below-average health cost index of 84.2, which suggests savings can be made on health care when compared to the state and national averages.
  • Although rainfall is high in the region — typically 26 inches more than the national average of 38 — the general climate is senior-friendly. January is the coldest month, yet temperatures average at an acceptable 45 degrees, while in July, they rise to an average of 91 degrees, which means Metairie’s seniors aren’t subjected to temperature extremes like many of their peers across the country.
  • Figures published by Neighborhood Scout show property crime in Metairie to be above the norm by almost 6%. However, it also reveals crimes involving violence to be less frequent than normal. The chances of being a victim in Metairie are 1 in 326, compared to 1 in 182 for the rest of Louisiana. Seniors concerned about crime may also like to know that many assisted living facilities include surveillance equipment and additional security measures as standard.
  • Jefferson Council on Aging operates a transportation service Mondays to Fridays, between 8 a.m. and 4.30 p.m. It’s available to members and uses wheelchair-accessible lift-equipped vehicles to transport seniors around many locations in the county. All drivers are trained in CPR and supplied with radios to ensure continuous contact with the base in case of emergencies.
  • Several hospitals are only minutes from Metaire’s seniors, including East Jefferson General Hospital and Tulane Lakeside Hospital. The area is also well-served by a large number of medical professionals registered to treat Medicare beneficiaries.

Paying for Assisted Living in Metairie

The average fee for an assisted living placement in Metairie is $4,163 per month. The 2020 Genworth Cost of Care Survey also reveals the area’s costs are above the norm for Louisiana — which is $3,639 — but below the national average of $4,300. When compared to nearby cities, Metairie is the most costly. In Hammond, the average is $2,900, while in Baton Rouge, it’s $3,618, and in Houma, $3,049

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

$4163

Metairie

$3639

Louisiana

$4300

The United States

$2900

Hammond

$3618

Baton Rouge

$3049

Houma

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

The most affordable type of senior care in Metairie is offered by adult day centers, which typically charge $1,235 for their services. Home and home health care agencies both average fees of $3,909, despite the latter also providing basic medical support from registered nurses and therapists. Assisted living, though more costly than home care, offers accommodation with care for $4,163, a difference of only $254 per month — which can be offset by the senior no longer paying for their own property. Nursing homes charge the highest fees of all, typically $6,388 for a private room — although a semiprivate room can be had for $5,931.

$3909

Homemaker Services

$3909

Home Health Aide

$1235

Adult Day Health Care

$4163

Assisted Living Facility

$5931

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$6388

Nursing Home Facility (private room)

Note: Care cost data for Metairie was not available, so data for the closest city, New Orleans, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Metairie

Louisiana offers several Medicaid Waivers and other programs, including the Program for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly, the Community Choices Waiver, and Long-Term Personal Care Services, that might be useful for senior citizens.

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

Paying For Assisted Living Facilities 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 Metairie

Metairie’s seniors can access a wealth of resources aimed at supporting them through their later years. The resources listed here include help for seniors who are in dispute with their care provider and senior veterans who need assistance with medical issues. There are also details of how to give back to the community and ways to meet and socialize with new friends among Metairie’s older residents.

Resource

Contact

Service

(800) 833-9883

The Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program is a free service provided to seniors in Louisiana's residential care communities. Ombudsmen are typically volunteers who regularly visit communities to discuss care with residents, ensure they're aware of their rights and investigate any complaints they may have with their quality of care. These can conclude concerns over transfers, the quality of the food, the frequency of housekeeping services and general concerns about welfare. 

(504) 731-4580

The Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs helps U.S. military veterans and their dependents identify and apply for the local, state and federal benefits to which they're entitled. The department's officers may also be able to help vets who qualify for service-specific support, such as the VA AId and Attendance benefit. Vets with greater levels of need, such as those dealing with memory loss, may also be able to get help entering a VA purpose-built home.

(504) 736-6900

RSVP is a national program operated locally by Jefferson Parish. Its purpose is to connect seniors who want to offer their spare time to nonprofit organizations that rely on the help of volunteers to fulfill their purposes. Voluntary work can cover a wide spectrum of help, such as instructing others on skills the senior picked up during their working years and assisting with services that need delivery drivers, such as Meals on Wheels.

(504) 888-5880

Jefferson Council on Aging provides numerous services for seniors in and around Metairie. It operates several senior centers, enabling older residents to participate in a wide range of activities focused on physical and mental well-being. There are also legal services to provide seniors with advice and advocacy on noncriminal matters.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Metairie

Metairie-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.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Louisiana