12 Memory Care Facilities near Metairie, LA
There are 12 Memory Care Facilities in the Metairie area, with 8 in Metairie and 4 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in Metairie is $4,870 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,860. Cheaper nearby regions include Kenner with an average starting cost of $4,087.
To help you with your search, browse the 5 reviews below for memory care facilities in Metairie. On average, consumers rate memory care in Metairie 3.0 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Kenner with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars.
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Top 10 Memory Care Facilities in Metairie, LA
What to Consider About Memory Care in Metairie
Seniors over the age of 65 make up about 17.7 percent of the population in Metairie, a small city of about 140,000 people in the greater New Orleans metropolitan area. There are four memory care facilities near Metairie, Louisiana, to accommodate seniors with Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia.
In Metairie, as in all of Louisiana, memory care facilities are referred to as Alzheimer's Special Care Units (ASCUs). An ACSU includes any adult residential care provider that provides a special program or specifically designated unit at the facility for Alzheimer's or other dementia patients, as well as any residential care provider that markets or promotes their facility as providing specialized care for this type of patient.
- The Metairie area is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as East Jefferson General Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Metairie has a humid, subtropical climate with mild winters and hot, wet summers, so it is essential to ensure that the memory care facility you choose has taken precautions to protect residents from extreme weather conditions and to prevent heat strokes during the hottest part of the year. Since the area is prone to occasional hurricanes, families may also want to ask about evacuation procedures or facility emergency plans in the event of a citywide mandatory evacuation.
- The cost of living in Metairie is about 10 percent higher than the national average, which may be a concern for patients on a budget and their families. Fortunately, healthcare costs in Metairie tend to be a bit lower than the national average and the average throughout the state.
- Metairie has a lower crime rate than the state average for Louisiana, but the crime rate is fairly high compared to other communities throughout the U.S. Metairie ranks just eight on a scale of zero to 100, with 100 being the safest, so families may want to ask about security plans, alarm systems and surveillance cameras when choosing a memory care facility.
Paying for Memory Care in Metairie
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Metairie start around $4,781 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,974 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Metairie 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 Metairie
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 Metairie
Metairie 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 Metairie, please visit our Memory Care in Louisiana page.
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Metairie
Metairie-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 Metairie, LA
Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Metairie
Review of Sunrise of Metairie
Sunrise of Metairie was very nice. The staff was very nice. My concern was I'm African-American, and there were no African-American residents there. There were two staff that were black and they sa... Read more
Review of Sunrise Living Center
This place is the worst. My mother broke her collar bone, ankle, 4 ribs in the year that she was there. She is now in a facility that she is well taken care of. At Sunrise it is all about the mone... Read more