2 Assisted Living Facilities near Zachary, LA

1 Assisted Living Facility in Zachary, LA

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Oakwood Village Assisted Living

Provides: Assisted Living
4400 McHugh Road, Zachary, LA 70791
"My Dad was a resident, first in the assised living section and then in the Special Care (Alzheimer's) section. I could not have wished for better care or warmer, caring staff. As a protective,..." More

1 Assisted Living Facility near Zachary, LA

River Oaks Estate

Provides: Assisted Living
9475 Petit Road, Baker, LA 70714

    What to Consider About Assisted Living in Zachary

    Zachary, Louisiana is located only 16 miles from Baton Rouge, so it is close enough to the big city for seniors to enjoy the benefits and services of a busy college city while still enjoying the peace of a mostly rural area. There is one assisted living community for seniors to enjoy in Zachary, but there are 15 in nearby Baton Rouge.

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Zachary

    • Zachary is hot and humid during the summers and mild in winter. During July, the highs soar to around 92 degrees Fahrenheit. In January, the lows dip to around 39 degrees Fahrenheit. While the city doesn’t typically see any snow, it does get an average of 62 inches of rain per year. This is much greater than the national average of 39 inches of rain per year. Hurricanes are also a concern during the Atlantic hurricane season that runs from June through November.
    • The air quality in Zachary is 50, which is only slightly lower than the national average of 58. Seniors who have respiratory problems should consider this if they are considering a move to Zachary.
    • While the cost of living index in Louisiana is 96, Zachary comes in at 107. The city’s rate is higher than the national index of 100. The area with the highest index is transportation with a score of 144. Health care in Zachary has an index of 101, so seniors can expect to pay rates that are on par with the national average.
    • Seniors might enjoy the relatively low crime rate in the city. The violent crime rate nationally is 31.1, but is a bit higher in the city with a rate of 31.5. Property crime is much lower than the national average. The city has a rate of 28.1, but the national rate is 38.1.
    • Zachary is serviced by the Capital Area Transit Service, which covers all of East Baton Rouge Parish. Senior citizens can enjoy discounted fares on fixed route services. Paratransit and other services are also available. The Center and Franciscan PACE also offer limited transportation services.
    • The Zachary area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Lane Regional Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.


    Paying for Assisted Living in Zachary

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in Louisiana

    $4,000.00 US
    $3,800.00 Denham Springs
    $3,682.00 Baton Rouge
    $3,612.00 Lafayette
    $2,975.00 Gonzales
    $2,697.00 Mccomb

    Assisted Living costs in Zachary start around $0 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 Zachary 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 Zachary

    Senior citizens who want to move into an assisted living community might be able to count on one of the many waiver programs administered by the Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities and the Office of Aging and Adult Services. These can help to cover some of the costs associated with assisted living.

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

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    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 Zachary

    Zachary 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 Zachary, please visit our Assisted Living in Louisiana page.


    Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Zachary

    Zachary-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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    Assisted Living near Zachary, LA

    Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Zachary

    • Review of Oakwood Village Assisted Living

      My tour of Oakwood Village Assisted Living was fine. I liked it, but they were full, and we had to be on a waiting list. The staff was good. The place seemed very nice and clean. Read more

      Christie205041
    • Review of Oakwood Village Assisted Living

      Oakwood Village Assisted Living was nice with a much older clientele, so Mom had a difficult time making friends and doing things. The staff was real nice. The place was nicely kept and the rooms w... Read more

      Lorien
    • Review of Oakwood Village Assisted Living

      My Dad was a resident, first in the assised living section and then in the Special Care (Alzheimer's) section. I could not have wished for better care or warmer, caring staff. As a protective, on... Read more

      Barbara0702
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