5 Memory Care Facilities in Baton Rouge, LA
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The average cost of memory care in Baton Rouge is $4,396 per month. This is lower than the national median of $4,795.
To help you with your search, browse the 2 reviews below for memory care facilities in Baton Rouge. On average, consumers rate memory care in Baton Rouge 4.0 out of 5 stars.
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What to Consider About Memory Care in Baton Rouge
Baton Rouge, the French-influenced capital of Louisiana, is home to about 225,000 people, and about 12.7 percent of those are seniors over the age of 65. Three memory care facilities in the city cater to members of this aging population who have Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia.
In Baton Rouge, as in all of Louisiana, licensed adult residential care facilities can be further designated as Alzheimer's Special Care Units (ASCUs) if they have a specific unit or programs dedicated to caring for patients with dementia and go through the requisite training to care for this population. Before accepting dementia patients at an assisted living facility, the staff must go through specific dementia care training.
- Baton Rouge is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as Baton Rouge General, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- The hot, rainy and humid summers in Baton Rouge raise the risk of heat stroke for vulnerable seniors in the area, so any memory care facility you are considering should have plans to protect your loved one from high temperatures and major weather events. Mild winters let seniors enjoy time in a safe and secure enclosed outdoor area, which all Louisiana ASCUs are required to provide.
- Overall, the cost of living in Baton Rouge is close to the average for the entire country, with a rate of just 0.5 percent above the national average. Health care and transportation, two particular concerns for seniors and their families, are both higher than the national average.
- The state of Louisiana does not tax Social Security income or the income from public pensions, which may help some families finance memory care services. However, income from retirement savings accounts are taxed, which may be a consideration for families relying on this income to cover care.
Paying for Memory Care in Baton Rouge
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Baton Rouge start around $4,157 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,897 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Baton Rouge 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 Memory Care in Baton Rouge
Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Memory Care in Louisiana page.
More Ways to Pay for Memory Care
While many families use their own funds or personal assets to pay for memory care, there are plenty of additional options to cover these costs. Some additional ways to finance memory care costs include:
- Veterans Benefits
- Life Insurance Policy
- Long-Term Care Insurance
- Reverse Mortgage
For more information about different ways to finance memory care, visit our Memory Care in Louisiana page.
Free Memory Care Resources in Baton Rouge
Baton Rouge and the surrounding area are home to numerous government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors searching for or currently residing in a memory care 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 memory care resources in Baton Rouge, please visit our Memory Care in Louisiana page.
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Baton Rouge
Baton Rouge-area memory care communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all memory care communities in Louisiana are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in Louisiana page for more information about these laws.
Other Options in Baton Rouge, LA
Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Baton Rouge
Review of The Pearl at Jamestown
The Pearl is a nice, clean facility in a great location. The rooms are large. The staff is very friendly however, you can tell the nurses and aides are extremely short staffed. They really need to ... Read more
Review of The Pearl at Jamestown
I really like The Pearl at Jamestown. It's a very nice community. I think they're doing a very good job taking care of the residents. The grounds are very pretty. The rooms are very cozy, very phys... Read more