13 Assisted Living Facilities near Shreveport, LA
There are 13 Assisted Living Facilities in the Shreveport area, with 9 in Shreveport and 4 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in Shreveport is $2,350 per month. This is lower than the national median of $3,450.
To help you with your search, browse the 111 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Shreveport. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Shreveport 4.3 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Marshall with an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 6 families in Shreveport find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about assisted living options and costs in Shreveport, call (855) 863-8283.
Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Shreveport, LA
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Shreveport
Shreveport, La., is the most populous city in the Shreveport-Bossier area — 14 percent of residents are 65 and over. There are casinos and restaurants for seniors who like a bit of excitement and lakes and bayous for those who prefer to relax by the water. There are also 12 assisted living facilities in and around Shreveport, all of which are regulated by the Louisiana Department of Health. Such facilities are defined by the state as those having two or more unrelated residents in need of assistance with personal care, such as bathing, grooming, eating and medication assistance.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Shreveport
- The air quality in the Shreveport, Louisiana is considered to be good. It receives an overall "B" rating from the National Lung Association for ozone days and an "A" rating for particulates, making the city a good place to live for seniors with respiratory conditions.
The cost of living in Shreveport is 17 percent less than the national average. The cost of groceries and utilities, in particular, are less in Shreveport than the U.S. average, which could be helpful for seniors on a budget.
- Shreveport, located in extreme northwest Louisiana along the Red River, known for its hot, steamy summers, rainy springs and mild winters. The average high temperature in January is 57 degrees Fahrenheit, and the average high temperature in July is 93 degrees.
Crime is a big problem in Shreveport, as it is in many other cities in Louisiana. The crime rate in Shreveport has increased by eight percent in recent years, making it 126 percent higher than the national average.
SporTran provides extensive public bus transportation within Shreveport and between the city and nearby Bossier City. In addition, the Bossier Council on Aging offers on-demand non-emergency transportation for seniors (age 60 and older), with advance reservations.
Shreveport, Louisiana offers a number of cultural opportunities. The city is home to the R.W. Norton Museum of Art, the Shreveport Waterworks Museum and Louisiana Boardwalk. Most of the attractions and events in Shreveport offer some kind of senior discount, although the qualifying age varies.
Paying for Assisted Living in Shreveport
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Shreveport start around $2,315 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 Shreveport 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 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.
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 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 Shreveport, please visit our Assisted Living in Louisiana page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Shreveport
Shreveport-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 Shreveport
Review of The Gables at Spring Lake Assisted Living
I have met some really nice and friendly people there. The employees are amazing!! They always give you their best to make you smile and make you happy. I have been at the Gables the middle of 2018... Read more
Review of Brookdale Shreveport
Qualified staff, they are caring and patient Read more
Review of Brookdale Shreveport
This has been a wonderful place for my mom. She has gotten out and met a lot of the residents and made friends. The staff has taken great care of her and any problems have been correctly in a timel... Read more