34 Assisted Living Facilities near New Orleans, LA
Also serving communities of Gretna, Saint Bernard.
There are 34 Assisted Living Facilities in the New Orleans area, with 9 in New Orleans and 25 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in New Orleans is $3,016 per month. This is lower than the national median of $3,500. Cheaper nearby regions include Kenner with an average starting cost of $2,872.
To help you with your search, browse the 141 reviews below for assisted living facilities in New Orleans. On average, consumers rate assisted living in New Orleans 4.4 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Mandeville with an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars.
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Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in New Orleans, LA
What to Consider About Assisted Living in New Orleans
New Orleans, Louisana, is home to the Mardi Gras celebrations each March, during which seniors and people of all ages can enjoy more than 70 parades. The city is home to more than 37,000 seniors, some of whom may not be able to complete daily tasks independently. There are nine assisted living facilities in New Orleans to support these seniors.
In New Orleans and the rest of Louisana Assisted Living Facilities (ALFs) are also known as Residential Care Facilities (RCFs), both of which are regulated by The Department of Health and Hospitals, Health Standards Division.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in New Orleans
- The cost of living in New Orleans is 107.5, slightly higher than the U.S. average of 100. Heathcare, however, is less expensive than the average at 88. Seniors may find that the lower healthcare costs help offset the higher cost of living in the area.
- Seniors in New Orleans will appreciate how tax-friendly Louisiana is for retirees. Social Security payments and public pension incomes aren't taxed at all, and private pension income and withdrawals from retirement accounts are only partially taxed.
- The New Orleans Regional Transit Authority (RTA) provides public bus services throughout the area. Seniors age 65 and older are eligible for reduced fare on both buses and streetcars.
- The air quality in New Orleans ranks 52 on a scale where 100 represents the areas with the best air quality, slightly lower than the national average of 58. Seniors with respiratory issues might want to consider one of smaller towns or cities in Louisiana.
- New Orleans has a violent crime rate of 49.1 and a property crime rate of 56.8, both considerably higher than the U.S. averages of 22.7 and 35.4, respectively. Family members may want to ask facility staff about protocols in place to keep residents safe.
Temperatures in New Orleans are comfortable and range from 92 to 45 degrees. Sperling's Comfort Index gives the city a rank of 75 out of 100, much higher than the national average of 54, suggesting that the area might be ideal for seniors with joint pains or arthritis.
Paying for Assisted Living in New Orleans
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in New Orleans start around $3,016 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 New Orleans 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 New Orleans
Louisiana supplements SSI payments for seniors to help pay for the costs of assisted living. The program is run by the Louisiana Bureau of Health Services Finances and Contractors office. You can apply through your local office or through your nearest Social Security office.
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 New Orleans
New Orleans 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 New Orleans, please visit our Assisted Living in Louisiana page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in New Orleans
New Orleans-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 New Orleans
Review of Vista Shores
My father moved into Vista Shores. They're very responsive and welcoming. They've done a good job so far. It's a beautiful place. I don't know how old it is, but it was very well kept up, and it wa... Read more
Review of Woldenberg Village
I had an in-person tour of Woldenberg Village. They were very friendly and very accommodating. It was a little more institutional. It was clean. The staff was amazing. She was very informative and ... Read more
Review of Vista Shores
Vista Shores 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 k... Read more