Baton Rouge, the capital of Louisiana, has a population of approximately 222,185 residents with a rather large senior demographic; about 14.7%—or 32,661 people—are 65 and older. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, it’s this age group that’s most at risk for receiving an Alzheimer’s diagnosis. Available CDC stats show that the rate of Alzheimer’s deaths increased by 30% in Baton Rouge alone between 2014 and 2018, rising from 170 deaths to 221. 

A memory care facility helps seniors who are experiencing various forms of dementia, including Alzheimer’s Disease, stay safe and feel safe while getting the proper special care they need from trained professionals. There are several memory care facilities throughout Baton Rouge. Researching and deciding about memory care can be challenging for seniors and their families.

This guide provides information on the challenges of memory care and the available facilities and resources in Baton Rouge so that everyone involved in the process can make the best-possible  decisions for memory care services in the city.

Memory Care Facilities in Baton Rouge, LA

2022

The Claiborne at Baton Rouge

9511 Creekview Drive, Baton Rouge, LA, 70836

I went to look at The Blake at the Grove. It is a contemporary building, modern architecture, and mostly colored gray. Everything had a great appearance. There was not a fresh flower or fresh plant in … (read more)
I went to look at The Blake at the Grove. It is a contemporary building, modern architecture, and mostly colored gray. Everything had a great appearance. There was not a fresh flower or fresh plant in … (read more)

2015, 2016

Sunrise of Baton Rouge

8502 Jefferson Highway, Baton Rouge, LA, 70809

Sunrise of Baton Rouge is located in the Palm Hills section of Baton Rouge, just across the street from the Baton Rouge Country Club and next to two bus stations. Residents and visitors appreciate the … (read more)
Sunrise of Baton Rouge is located in the Palm Hills section of Baton Rouge, just across the street from the Baton Rouge Country Club and next to two bus stations. Residents and visitors appreciate the … (read more)

Sunrise at Siegen

9351 Siegen Lane, Baton Rouge, LA, 70810

Sunrise at Siegen, located five miles from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, offers assisted living and memory care in a spacious, bright and modern facility. The Reflection Room provides a controlled, multisen … (read more)
Sunrise at Siegen, located five miles from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, offers assisted living and memory care in a spacious, bright and modern facility. The Reflection Room provides a controlled, multisen … (read more)

Claiborne at Shoe Creek

9750 Couret Drive, Baton Rouge, LA, 70818


The Pearl at Jamestown

14443 Perkins Road, Baton Rouge, LA, 70810

I toured The Pearl at Jamestown. It was very nice. I think it’s a little more advanced stage memory care than what we’re looking for at this point. Possibly at some point we’ll have to go there; but r … (read more)
I toured The Pearl at Jamestown. It was very nice. I think it’s a little more advanced stage memory care than what we’re looking for at this point. Possibly at some point we’ll have to go there; but r … (read more)

Magnolia Brook on Siegen

9394 Siegen Lane, Baton Rouge, LA, 70810

One of the reasons Mom and Dad picked Magnolia Brook on Siegen was that they have memory care facilities and mom is settling into that. I really like the facility. The staff has been attentive. They h … (read more)
One of the reasons Mom and Dad picked Magnolia Brook on Siegen was that they have memory care facilities and mom is settling into that. I really like the facility. The staff has been attentive. They h … (read more)

2013

St James Place

333 Lee Drive, Baton Rouge, LA, 70808

St James Place, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, sits amid beautiful grounds with oak trees, a lake and lots of trails to explore. This facility offers a full continuum of services ranging from independent … (read more)
St James Place, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, sits amid beautiful grounds with oak trees, a lake and lots of trails to explore. This facility offers a full continuum of services ranging from independent … (read more)

Fidelis King Richard

11710 King Richard Dr, Baton Rouge, LA, 70815

My father moved into Fidelis King Richard. It’s a residential home. It’s a single family residence that they’ve converted into a care home. It seemed to give a homey feel rather than an institutional … (read more)
My father moved into Fidelis King Richard. It’s a residential home. It’s a single family residence that they’ve converted into a care home. It seemed to give a homey feel rather than an institutional … (read more)

The Claiborne at Shoe Creek

9750 Couret Dr, Baton Rouge, LA, 70818

The amenities at The Claiborne at Shoe Creek were beautiful. The staff during the tour was really great. They were all very pleasant. They opened just last year during COVID, so everything was4 brand … (read more)
The amenities at The Claiborne at Shoe Creek were beautiful. The staff during the tour was really great. They were all very pleasant. They opened just last year during COVID, so everything was4 brand … (read more)

Garden View Assisted Living – Baton Rouge

3130 Jones Creek Road, Baton Rouge, LA, 70816

My mother-in-law started out in the assisted living side of Garden View Assisted Living – Baton Rouge, and now she’s in the memory care. They have a very positive attitude. If anything happens to her … (read more)
My mother-in-law started out in the assisted living side of Garden View Assisted Living – Baton Rouge, and now she’s in the memory care. They have a very positive attitude. If anything happens to her … (read more)

Holly Court Assisted Living

8585 Summa Avenue, Baton Rouge, LA, 70809

Amber Terrace Assisted Living is located just southeast of Burden Botanical Gardens in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Visitors speak highly of mental exercises, excursions to the city and light exercises in … (read more)
Amber Terrace Assisted Living is located just southeast of Burden Botanical Gardens in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Visitors speak highly of mental exercises, excursions to the city and light exercises in … (read more)

COVID-19 Rules for Memory Care in Baton Rouge

Since most COVID-19 rules for Memory Care 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 Memory Care 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 Memory Care in Baton Rouge

In Baton Rouge and throughout the rest of Louisiana, the Louisiana Department of Health, Health Standards Section (HSS) makes sure seniors receive appropriate, professional care while they’re living in a memory care facility. It does this through a variety of methods, including investigations and inspections. 

Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in Baton Rouge

  • The overall cost of living (COL) score in Baton Rouge is 90.4, making it more affordable than the 100 national average but slightly more expensive than Louisiana (86.9). This score, along with free and low-cost resources, offers seniors good insight into how they can affordably live in Baton Rouge. 
  • The average cost of health care score (97.1) in Baton Rouge falls in between Louisiana (93.9) and the national average (100), making it a bit more costly than the state average but less than the average of what Americans typically pay. Baton Rouge is a city full of medical facilities with many more nearby. 
  • The Capital Area Transit System (CATS) in Baton Rouge offers fare discounts to seniors aged 62 and older. Fare discounts apply to single rides and a 15 one-way ride pass. Discounts are also available to disabled individuals and those who have Medicare. 
  • The weather in Baton Rouge means seniors should have a good mix of clothing for all temperatures, and an umbrella is a must. The city usually experiences a substantial number of sunny days (214 compared to the national 205 average) and sees about 63-inches of rain every year compared to the 38-inch national average. Temperatures tend to dip into the 40s during January, and in July, they can spike into the 90s. 
  • Baton Rouge has a comparatively high crime index score of 47.2 out of 100 compared to the national average of 22.7. Seniors can rest assured that memory care facilities typically take substantial steps to protect their residents, not just during unintentional wandering due to dementia but also from potential outside dangers. 

Paying for Memory Care in Baton Rouge

Note: Residential memory care is usually offered in assisted living facilities, and in general, memory care rates tend to be 20-30% higher than assisted living rates. No national database currently tracks memory care costs in the United States, so we’ve estimated the monthly memory care costs listed below by adding 25% to the rates listed in Genworth’s 2021 Cost of Care Survey.

In Baton Rouge, the average monthly cost of memory care is $5,156, which is $469 more than the national average ($5,625). Compared to Louisiana ($4,685), the city is more costly by $471 per month.

The Cost of Memory Care in Nearby Cities

Memory care in Baton Rouge costs an average of $1,843 more per month than in Monroe ($3,313) and $844 less than the more expensive Houma ($6,000). Seniors in the cities of Shreveport ($4,838) and New Orleans ($4,966) are likely to pay monthly costs relatively close to those in Baton Rouge.

$5156

Baton Rouge

$4685

Louisiana

$5625

The United States

$3313

Monroe

$4838

Shreveport

$4966

New Orleans

$6000

Houma

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Adult day health care ($2,513) is by far the lowest cost senior care selection in Baton Rouge. In-home care and home health care in Baton Rouge have the same $3,813 average, and both are less than residing in an assisted living facility ($4,125). Memory care ($5,156) is significantly more expensive than assisted living by more than a thousand dollars each month. A semiprivate room at a nursing home facility ($5,627), which is $471 more per month than memory care, is the costliest option.

$3813

In-Home Care

$3813

Home Health Care

$2513

Adult Day Health Care

$5156

Memory Care

$4125

Assisted Living Facility

$5627

Nursing Home Facility (Semiprivate Room)

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Baton Rouge

In Baton Rouge, there are options for seniors who need financial assistance paying for Memory Care. For more information about other options, who qualifies, and how to apply, Memory Care in Louisiana page.

More Ways to Pay for Memory Care in Louisiana

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

Multiple free and low-cost services are available to seniors in Baton Rouge and their families during this challenging journey. The few options below are just some of the resources that can offer additional memory care assistance. 

Resource

Contact

Service

(225) 334-7494

Alzheimer’s Services of the Capital Area is a non-profit that’s based in Baton Rouge. It’s open weekdays until 4 p.m. Some of the many programs and services it provides include the Making Sense of Cents caregiver workshop, informational sessions and a helpline. 

(800) 272-3900

The Louisiana Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association provides a helpline, advice via their online education center, information about programs and upcoming events, such as the Early Stage Social Engagement program; and much more. Support groups and educational programs may be virtual or in person.

(225) 922-2525

Based in Baton Rouge, the non-profit Capital Area Agency on Aging assists seniors in Southeast Louisiana. Programs it offers, such as SenioRX and the Aging and Disability Resource Center, may be of interest to aging Baton Rouge seniors. 

(225) 342-9723

The State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Office investigates and resolves complaints for residents of nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and personal care homes that serve individuals who are elderly or disabled. 

225-342-5248

The Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs offers many services to residents of the state of Louisiana who served in the military forces of the United States during any war, combat, or special periods of service during peacetime. The department assists veterans and their families with services through every stage of veterans' lives.

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge Memory Care Communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all Memory Care Facilities in Wisconsin are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in Louisiana page for more information about these laws.

Laws and regulations for memory care in Louisiana