5 Memory Care Facilities in Lafayette Parish, LA
The average cost of memory care in Lafayette Parish is $5,185 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,900.
To help you with your search, browse the 2 reviews below for memory care facilities in Lafayette Parish. On average, consumers rate memory care in Lafayette Parish 2.0 out of 5 stars.
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Top 5 Memory Care Facilities in Lafayette Parish, LA
What to Consider About Memory Care in Lafayette Parish
A warm, humid climate and low housing costs make Lafayette Parish an appealing destination for retirees and their families who are considering the area. There are over 240,000 residents in the city, of which an estimated 10.3 percent are aged 65 and over, the age most susceptible to Alzheimer's and dementia. The Alzheimer's Association estimates the disease impacts 87,000 Louisianans and expects that number to increase to 110,000 by 2025.
Lafayette Parish seniors with cognitive impairments have numerous memory care facilities to choose from that can help provide for their specific physical and neurological needs. Collectively known as Adult Residential Care Provider (ARCP) and Alzheimer's Special Care Units (ASCU), these programs are licensed by the Department of Health and Hospitals Health Standards Section.
- Lafayette Parish has received passing grades in three types of air qualities measured by the American Lung Association so families of seniors with chronic lung conditions won't have to worry about pollution further complicating their loved one's ability to breathe.
- The cost of living in Lafayette Parish is 1.6 percent lower than the national average, with housing, groceries and utilities providing the biggest potential areas of savings for residents and their families who may be managing a tight budget.
- Lafayette Parish is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care, such as the neuroscience programs at Lafayette General Medical Center and the Lourdes' Memory Clinic in the Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Seniors living in Louisiana can secure a homestead exemption that freezes their property taxes and prevents them from changing over time. This and other income related tax exclusions may help retirees who own a home or draw benefits enjoy an increase in their annual spending budget.
Paying for Memory Care in Lafayette Parish
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Lafayette Parish start around $5,525 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,048 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Lafayette Parish 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 Parish
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 Parish
Lafayette Parish 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 Parish, please visit our Memory Care in Louisiana page.
Directory of Winners in the Lafayette Parish Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Lafayette Parish
Lafayette Parish-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 Parish, LA
Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Lafayette Parish
Review of Brookdale Lafayette
Short staffed. Seems to be big turn over. CNA staff are kind and helpful, just not enough of them. We need to open up and allow us to see our loved ones in their rooms. I loved Millie ... Read more
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