3 Memory Care Facilities in Lafayette, LA
The average cost of memory care in Lafayette is $4,850 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,800.
To help you with your search, browse the 3 reviews below for memory care facilities in Lafayette. On average, consumers rate memory care in Lafayette 3.7 out of 5 stars.
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What to Consider About Memory Care in Lafayette
Situated in the heart of Louisiana's Cajun country, Lafayette is a small city of about 127,000 people. Seniors over the age of 65 make up about 12.4 percent of the population in Lafayette, and the city has three memory care facilities to accommodate older residents with Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia.
Memory care facilities in Lafayette are licensed and regulated through the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals and are referred to as Alzheimer's Special Care Units (ASCUs). Any licensed adult residential care provider that promotes having specialized Alzheimer's or dementia care services, or any facility with a special program or a specifically designated unit of the facility for these patients, must be licensed as an ASCU. Staff at an ACSU must have specialized training and must provide a secure outdoor area for residents to allow access to the outside while preventing wandering.
- Mild winters and hot, humid summers are typical in Lafayette. The subtropical climate can cause heat extremes in the summer, so families seeking out a memory care facility may want to ask what precautions the staff takes to protect residents from heat exhaustion and heat stroke during the hottest months of the year.
- The Lafayette area is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as Lafayette General Medical Center in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Air quality in Lafayette tends to be good. According to the American Lung Association, Lafayette tied for first place in a ranking of the cleanest metropolitan areas regarding ozone and 24-hour particle pollution. The city also has low levels of annual particle pollution, so seniors with respiratory conditions can breathe easy.
- The cost of living in Lafayette is 3.3 percent lower than the national average, and local health care costs follow this lower-cost trend. Transportation costs tend to be higher than the national average, though, which may affect families visiting a relative in a memory care facility.
Paying for Memory Care in Lafayette
Average Monthly Costs
Cities in Louisiana
Memory Care costs in Lafayette start around $5,208 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,932 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Lafayette 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 Lafayette
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 Lafayette
Lafayette 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 Lafayette, please visit our Memory Care in Louisiana page.
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Lafayette
Lafayette-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 Lafayette, LA
Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Lafayette
Review of Brookdale Lafayette
Brookdale complained from day one about my husbands dementia behavior and the very first day charged me an extra $800 to modify these behaviors. Totally a bogus program. Everyday I received a cal... Read more
Review of Cedar Crest Memory Care
Cedar Crest is a really nice, very good, and adequate place, but we couldn't afford the price. The staff was very knowledgeable, went through the whole facility, explained everything, and gave us a... Read more
Review of Cedar Crest Memory Care
Cedar Crest Personal Memory Care is a great place. The issue was the amount of money; we couldn't afford it. The staff member was a very resourceful person. I only met a few of their staff members,... Read more