3 Memory Care Facilities in Lake Charles, LA
Also serving communities of Sulphur.
The average cost of memory care in Lake Charles is $4,447 per month. This is lower than the national median of $5,180.
To help you with your search, browse the 8 reviews below for memory care facilities in Lake Charles. On average, consumers rate memory care in Lake Charles 3.9 out of 5 stars.
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3 Memory Care Facilities in Lake Charles, LA
What to Consider About Memory Care in Lake Charles
Lake Charles is located in the southwest region of Louisiana, just 30 miles west of the Texas border. The city has a population of over 77,000 people, roughly 15 percent of whom are seniors. According to the Alzheimer's Association, one in 10 senior citizens has Alzheimer's disease, a condition that has been diagnosed in 87,000 Louisianians. Those living in Lake Charles have one memory care facility to meet their needs.
In Louisiana, memory care facilities are designed to meet the needs of those with Alzheimer's and dementia and are officially known as Alzheimer's Special Care Units. The staff of ASCUs has specialized training, and the facilities have enclosed outer common areas to allow residents to enjoy the outdoors safely.
- Louisiana seniors do not pay income tax on Social Security benefits or income from government pensions. While other types of retirement income are subject to state income tax, there is a deduction to offset the expense, which may leave more money in the budget for memory care.
- The crime rate in Lake Charles is high compared to the U.S. average. On a 100-point scale, with 100 being the highest, the property crime rate is 55.9 and the violent crime rate is 62.0. This is compared to the respective national averages of 38.1 and 31.1. Families should ensure that the memory care facility they select for their loved one takes precautions to prevent residents from wandering.
- Lake Charles has hot, humid summers and mild winters. July highs are around 90 degrees Fahrenheit and January lows are around 40 degrees. The region gets virtually no snow and about 61 inches of annual rainfall, compared to the national average of 39 inches. Lake Charles's wet climate may be a consideration for families whose senior loved one has a condition that is exacerbated by rain and humidity.
- Overall living costs are about 9 percent lower in Lake Charles than they are across the nation, and healthcare costs are on par with the U.S. average. This may appeal to families who have a limited memory care budget.
Paying for Memory Care in Lake Charles
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Lake Charles start around $4,447 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,361 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Lake Charles 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 Lake Charles
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 Lake Charles
Lake Charles 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 Lake Charles, please visit our Memory Care in Louisiana page.
Directory of Winners in the Lake Charles Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Lake Charles
Lake Charles-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 Lake Charles, LA
Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Lake Charles
Review of The Verandah Independent and Assisted Living
My mother has moved into The Verandah Independent and Assisted Living in Lake Charles, LA in the memory care unit. I was told by the doctor for her not to go home, because she was hallucinating, an... Read more
Review of Sage Oak Assisted Living and Memory Care of Lake Charles
I toured Sage Oak Assisted Living and Memory Care of Lake Charles. We did look at the memory care, it's good, and it's like a group home. The rooms are very, very small like I probably would have t... Read more
Review of Brookdale Lake Charles
When we visited Brookdale Lake Charles, a lot of the people in memory care were walking around like kind of comatosed, just wandering or so incapacitated. There was a lady playing out the garden li... Read more