3 Memory Care Facilities in Lafayette Parish, LA


Brookdale Lafayette

Provides: Memory Care
215 West Farrel Rd., Lafayette, LA 70508
"We offer a home like setting and cheerful smiles from our professional staff who greet you every day. Our caring staff offers the assistance you need while respecting your independence.Our peaceful..." More


Cedar Crest Memory Care

Provides: Memory Care
161 S. Beadle Rd., Lafayette, LA 70508
"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..." More


Avanti Senior Living at Lafayette

Provides: Memory Care
5522 Ambassador Caffery Parkway, Lafayette, LA ...
"Assisted Living at Avanti is designed to empower seniors to remain active, engaged and energized. The entire community has been professionally planned and decorated by industry-leading architects..." More

    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

    County in Louisiana

    $5,208.00 Lafayette Parish
    $4,900.00 US
    $4,157.00 East Baton Rouge Parish

    Memory Care costs in Lafayette Parish start around $5,208 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,900 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.

    Memory Care near Lafayette Parish, LA

    Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Lafayette Parish

    • 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

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