Shreveport is a city in northwest Louisiana, about 20 miles from the Texas border and 40 miles from Arkansas. According to the 2020 U.S. Census, 16.5% of Shreveport’s 187,593 residents are 65 and older, which is normal for the country. The cost of living is very low by state and national standards, and an exceptional number of hospitals staff Medicare-registered physicians.

Assisted living is suitable for older adults who need varying levels of non-medical support, from those requiring assistance with personal care to others who just need someone around to help occasionally. A typical facility provides a room cleaned regularly by housekeeping staff, three meals per day made by chefs and licensed nurses on hand to help as required. Organized social activities are also a feature. The median fee for assisted living in Shreveport is $3,870 per month, which, although 3.2% more than normal for Louisiana, is 16.3% lower than the national average.

This guide considers life in Shreveport and its assisted living costs compared to nearby cities. It also reviews other care costs and lists free resources for the city’s seniors. 

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Shreveport, LA

2014, 2015, 2018

Azalea Estates of Shreveport

516 E Flournoy Lucas Road, Shreveport, LA, 71115

Azalea Estates of Shreveport was very nice. The price was about the same as the others and the people were OK. Their location was just a little bit farther from my house, but they take you to and from … (read more)
Azalea Estates of Shreveport was very nice. The price was about the same as the others and the people were OK. Their location was just a little bit farther from my house, but they take you to and from … (read more)

Brookdale Shreveport

7110 University Drive, Shreveport, LA, 71105

Brookdale Shreveport is located in the heart of Shreveport, Louisiana, nearby to stores, restaurants and hospitals. This facility offers assisted living and memory care. Residents and visitors give hi … (read more)
Brookdale Shreveport is located in the heart of Shreveport, Louisiana, nearby to stores, restaurants and hospitals. This facility offers assisted living and memory care. Residents and visitors give hi … (read more)

2012

Montclair Park Assisted Living

9100 East Kings Highway, Shreveport, LA, 71115

I went to Montclair Park Assisted Living. It was well managed. They have anything a person would need. It didn’t have the feel of a nursing home. It’s more like a community. The staff was professional … (read more)
I went to Montclair Park Assisted Living. It was well managed. They have anything a person would need. It didn’t have the feel of a nursing home. It’s more like a community. The staff was professional … (read more)

The Gables Assisted Living

8622 Line Avenue, Shreveport, LA, 71106

My father-in-law moved into The Gables Assisted Living. He likes the facility. They are very attentive to his needs. They have activities like bingo and take them out to eat. My father-in-law seemed t … (read more)
My father-in-law moved into The Gables Assisted Living. He likes the facility. They are very attentive to his needs. They have activities like bingo and take them out to eat. My father-in-law seemed t … (read more)

The Glen Connections for life

403 E Flournoy Lucas Rd, Shreveport, LA, 71115

The Stiles Apartments at The Glen are located on the quiet outskirts of bustling Shreveport, Louisiana. The Glen has a rich history as Louisiana’s oldest nondenominational retirement residence and mai … (read more)
The Stiles Apartments at The Glen are located on the quiet outskirts of bustling Shreveport, Louisiana. The Glen has a rich history as Louisiana’s oldest nondenominational retirement residence and mai … (read more)

The Oaks of Louisiana

600 E Flournoy Lucas Rd, Shreveport, LA, 71115

My first choice is The Oaks of Louisiana. The facilities are very nice. The grounds are beautiful. Even though it’s a large facility, everything is kind of close to the central areas. In some of the o … (read more)
My first choice is The Oaks of Louisiana. The facilities are very nice. The grounds are beautiful. Even though it’s a large facility, everything is kind of close to the central areas. In some of the o … (read more)

Pine Hill Estates

1987 Downing Street, Shreveport, LA, 71107


Woodlawn Terrace

734 W 68th St, Shreveport, LA, 71106



Bloom at Bossier

4828 Medical Drive, Bossier City, LA, 71112

Bloom at Bossier is situated in the heart of Bossier City, Louisiana. The facility resides on a 5-acre plot, and its well-maintained grounds earn praise from visitors. Residents at the facility enjoy … (read more)
Bloom at Bossier is situated in the heart of Bossier City, Louisiana. The facility resides on a 5-acre plot, and its well-maintained grounds earn praise from visitors. Residents at the facility enjoy … (read more)

Savannah Grand of Bossier City

4770 Brandon Boulevard, Bossier City, LA, 71111

Savannah Grand of Bossier City is located in Bossier City, Lousiana, near the Barksdale Global Power Museum, the Louisiana Boardwalk shopping center and Jerry Brooks Golf Course. Residents and their g … (read more)
Savannah Grand of Bossier City is located in Bossier City, Lousiana, near the Barksdale Global Power Museum, the Louisiana Boardwalk shopping center and Jerry Brooks Golf Course. Residents and their g … (read more)

2014

Brookdale Bossier City

2540 Beene Boulevard, Bossier City, LA, 71111

Brookdale Bossier City is located in Bossier City, Louisiana, just a short drive away from Bomber Bayou Golf Course, Barksdale Air Force Base and Pierre Bossier Shopping Mall. Residents are impressed … (read more)
Brookdale Bossier City is located in Bossier City, Louisiana, just a short drive away from Bomber Bayou Golf Course, Barksdale Air Force Base and Pierre Bossier Shopping Mall. Residents are impressed … (read more)

The Blake at Bossier City

2000 Blake Boulevard, Bossier City, LA, 71111

The Blake at Bossier City is a beautiful and very nice place. Everybody is wonderful. My mom has already moved in. The food is delicious and wonderful. There’s nothing I can say bad about the place. T … (read more)
The Blake at Bossier City is a beautiful and very nice place. Everybody is wonderful. My mom has already moved in. The food is delicious and wonderful. There’s nothing I can say bad about the place. T … (read more)

COVID-19 Rules for Assisted Living in Shreveport

Since most COVID-19 rules for Assisted Living Communities and other Senior Living Facilities are set at the state level, you can view the specific rules for your state on our Guide to Assisted Living in Louisiana. Keep in mind that every community has specific policies that they put in place to protect their residents, so you should contact your local community for more information. Additionally, you can contact your local Area Agency on Aging to learn more – find contact information here.

What to Consider About Assisted Living in Shreveport

The Louisiana Department of Health regulates and monitors assisted living facilities and issues licenses to those who satisfy the state regulations. To monitor facility compliance, the department conducts unannounced inspections and reviews complaints. The department can revoke a license from an underperforming facility.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Shreveport

  • Shreveport’s crime statistics reflect poorly on the city, as property crime and violent crime are more common than normal for the state and the country. Seniors concerned about the city’s crime rates should know that assisted living facilities must comply with a license condition, which states: The facility shall provide adequate services and oversight/supervision, including security measures, around the clock as needed for any resident.” 
  • Shreveport’s abundance of hospitals includes the highly rated St. Mary Medical Center, as well as the Specialty Hospital of Shreveport South, which cares for patients requiring extended hospitalization. For veterans, there’s the Overton Brooks VA Medical Center, and the Intensive Specialty Hospital manages various programs to support patients with addictions, psychiatric issues and complex wounds.
  • Hot and muggy days aren’t uncommon in Shreveport during July and August due to the above-average rainfall and 93-degree temperatures. Winter months are more pleasant, with less rainfall and 35-degree lows in January. Snowfall is rare, so seniors needn’t be too concerned about slippery sidewalks.
  • Sperling’s BestPlaces gives Shreveport a better than good comfort index score of 94.7. Although the city’s water and air quality are below the national averages, it has significantly more Medicare-registered physicians than normal, and shorter commute times make it easier and less stressful to get around.
  • Shreveport’s average cost of living is possibly its greatest attraction. The average index of 77.5 is significantly below Louisiana’s 86.9 and even further below the national average of 100. Consequently, the city’s seniors can get more for their money than in most other cities, including costs often linked to older age, such as health care and transportation.
  • Shreveport Public Assembly and Recreation (SPAR) helps the city’s residents get the most from public properties and facilities, including its parks, historical attractions and cultural events. It encourages residents to engage with their city and use its facilities to generate greater socialization and appreciation of what Shreveport offers.

Paying for Assisted Living in Shreveport

The 2021 Genworth Cost of Care Survey shows Shreveport’s seniors should expect to pay $3,870 per month for assisted living care. This cost is around $122 per month more than the average Louisiana senior, but a monthly savings of $630 compared to the typical American.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Shreveport’s position as the tri-state economic regional hub, known as Ark-La-Tex, may account for its above-average assisted living fees. It also may explain why it’s costlier than nearby Louisiana cities, with Alexandria averaging $2,900 and Monroe averaging $2,650. Across the Texas border, but still in Ark-La-Tex, the fees for Texarkana are also low, at $2,770, although Longview’s seniors typically pay $4,275.

$3870

Shreveport

$3748

Louisiana

$4500

United States

$2650

Monroe

$2900

Alexandria

$4275

Longview, Texas

$2770

Texarkana, Texas

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Assisted living’s average fee of $3,870 is costlier than the nearest equivalent service, in-home care, which has a median cost of $3,241. Home health care is a medical service that also averages $3,241 per month. However, as it’s a limited service without the scope or level of care nursing homes provide, its fees are naturally below that provider’s median of $5,384 per month. The most affordable option is adult day health care, at $1,842.

$3241

In-Home Care

$3241

Home Health Care

$1842

Adult Day Health Care

$3870

Assisted Living Facility

$5384

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Shreveport

Eligible seniors Shreveport, Louisiana seniors can find a number of state and federal assistance programs to help with the cost of an assisted living facility. These include 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.

Paying For Assisted Living 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 Shreveport

Shreveport seniors can access a wealth of free resources from agencies and organizations that help the city’s older residents. The resources listed here aren’t exhaustive but can inform seniors who want to help their community and those looking to socialize more with their peers. There’s also support for veterans and assisted living residents unhappy with the quality of their care.

Resource

Contact

Description

(318) 676-5186

The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program connects adults aged 55+ with local government agencies and nonprofits that need volunteers. Some roles enable volunteers to use their existing skills, while others will require training. As RSVP is an AmeriCorps program, volunteers receive free accident and liability insurance during service hours.

(318) 861-1776

Shreveport Vet Center specializes in counseling services for vets and their dependents struggling with psychological and emotional issues. It can also refer visitors with suicidal thoughts, substance abuse and addiction. The facility operates from 8 a.m. Mondays to Saturdays and doesn't require visitors to enroll in VA health care.

(318) 676-7900

Seniors in assisted living who have issues with their care should contact the Long-Term Care Ombudsman, a free service with authority to investigate complaints. Complainants' anonymity is paramount, as ombudsmen typically deal with complaints in confidence while negotiating solutions with care providers. 

(318) 676-7900

CADDO Council on Aging manages several senior centers in Caddo Parish. Each center focuses on enriching its members' lives through participating in mentally and physically stimulating activities. These include balance training, technology classes and regular presentations designed to inspire seniors and encourage them to welcome new experiences. 

(800) 826-9265

The Acadiana Legal Service Corporation is a nonprofit law firm committed to ensuring vulnerable, low-income Shreveport residents can access quality legal advice and representation. It only handles civil law cases, including subjects such as health care, consumer debt, insurance and individual rights.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Shreveport

Shreveport Assisted Living Communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all Assisted Living Facilities in Louisiana are required to follow. Visit our Assisted Living in Louisiana page for more information about these laws.

Louisiana Laws and Regulations