Situated in Northwest Louisiana, Bossier City has a population of 62,701, 13.8% of whom are over the age of 65. Willis-Knighton Bossier Health Center is among the top emergency medical care providers for the city, and residents have more options in nearby Shreveport. With an overall cost of living below state and national averages, the city’s seniors pay less than most older adults for the majority of goods and services, including nursing home care which at $5,536 a month is the same as the statewide average and $2,220 less than the national median.  

Bossier City’s nursing homes cater to seniors whose health conditions require 24-hour medical supervision but aren’t severe enough to warrant hospitalization. Medication management, diabetes monitoring, wound care, injections and assistance with activities of daily living are commonly provided, and most facilities have physicians and registered nurses on-site 24/7. By opting for assisted living or home care instead, seniors with less extensive care needs may be able to save money and retain more independence.

This guide covers the cost of senior care as well as resources that can help seniors finance nursing home care or delay moving to a nursing facility by receiving in-home services.

Directory of Nursing Homes in Bossier City, LA

Northwest Louisiana Veterans Home

3130 Arthur Ray Teague Pkwy, Bossier City, LA, 71112

My father-in-law is in Northwest Louisiana Veterans Home. It is a fine nursing home. It’s a good place and clean. The staff cares about the residents. They do have activities. They have a little commu … (read more)
My father-in-law is in Northwest Louisiana Veterans Home. It is a fine nursing home. It’s a good place and clean. The staff cares about the residents. They do have activities. They have a little commu … (read more)

Heritage Manor of Bossier

2575 AIRLINE DRIVE, Bossier City, LA, 71111

Heritage Manor of Bossier is an assisted living community in Bossier City, Louisiana, within easy access of Interstate 220. Family members appreciate its cleanliness and its comfortable size that allo … (read more)
Heritage Manor of Bossier is an assisted living community in Bossier City, Louisiana, within easy access of Interstate 220. Family members appreciate its cleanliness and its comfortable size that allo … (read more)

Pilgrim Manor Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation

1524 Doctors Drive, Bossier City, LA, 71111

Pilgrim Manor Guest Care Center is located in Bossier City, Louisiana, just north of the Bossier Town Center Shopping Mall. This assisted living facility is just a 15 minute drive from downtown Shreve … (read more)
Pilgrim Manor Guest Care Center is located in Bossier City, Louisiana, just north of the Bossier Town Center Shopping Mall. This assisted living facility is just a 15 minute drive from downtown Shreve … (read more)

Colonial Oaks Guest Care

4921 MEDICAL DRIVE, Bossier City, LA, 71112

Colonial Oaks Guest Care is located near Shreveport in Bossier City, Louisiana, near two restaurants and an indoor arena that hosts events and concerts. Relatives consistently praise the level of care … (read more)
Colonial Oaks Guest Care is located near Shreveport in Bossier City, Louisiana, near two restaurants and an indoor arena that hosts events and concerts. Relatives consistently praise the level of care … (read more)

Garden Court Health And Rehabilitation

4405 Airline Drive , Bossier City, LA, 71111

Garden Court Health And Rehabilitation is located in Bossier City, Louisiana, east of North Bossier Park. Residents enjoy trips to local attractions such as Harrah’s Casino, Louisiana Boardwalk for sh … (read more)
Garden Court Health And Rehabilitation is located in Bossier City, Louisiana, east of North Bossier Park. Residents enjoy trips to local attractions such as Harrah’s Casino, Louisiana Boardwalk for sh … (read more)

Riverview Care Center

4820 Medical Drive, Bossier City, LA, 71112

I would not let a dying fly go here. This place is complete mess from the nurses to the cna’s unprofessional is a understatement. My love that was there VERY temporarily was always left dirty and di … (read more)
I would not let a dying fly go here. This place is complete mess from the nurses to the cna’s unprofessional is a understatement. My love that was there VERY temporarily was always left dirty and di … (read more)


Garden Park Nursing & Rehab Ctr, Llc

9111 Linwood Ave, Shreveport, LA, 71106

My mom was discharged from a rehab at Garden Park Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. They took good care of her, and the staff was very well trained in customer service. They were patient oriented. Th … (read more)
My mom was discharged from a rehab at Garden Park Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. They took good care of her, and the staff was very well trained in customer service. They were patient oriented. Th … (read more)

Village Health Care at the Glen

408 E. FLOURNOY LUCAS, Shreveport, LA, 71115

We visited Village Healthcare At the Glen for my grandmother. I thought it was very nice. Most of them were very friendly and helpful. The room was very spacious. It looked very well-maintained. They … (read more)
We visited Village Healthcare At the Glen for my grandmother. I thought it was very nice. Most of them were very friendly and helpful. The room was very spacious. It looked very well-maintained. They … (read more)

Willis-knighton Extended Care Center

2550 Kings Hwy, Shreveport, LA, 71103

I personally thought that this was an amazing place. my grandmother and her husband lived here for almost a year until she got really ill and we brought her home to be with us. Had nothing to do with … (read more)
I personally thought that this was an amazing place. my grandmother and her husband lived here for almost a year until she got really ill and we brought her home to be with us. Had nothing to do with … (read more)

Roseview Nursing And Rehabilitation Center

3405 Mansfield Road, Shreveport, LA, 71103

My friend has moved into Roseview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He needed the assistance. He’s in bad shape right now, and they’re taking care of him. We haven’t had any problem with anything. Ev … (read more)
My friend has moved into Roseview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He needed the assistance. He’s in bad shape right now, and they’re taking care of him. We haven’t had any problem with anything. Ev … (read more)

Booker T. Washington Nursing Center

7605 Line Avenue , Shreveport, LA, 71106

As a medic, it is my job to go into nursing facilities and assess patients when there is an emergency. Each nursing facility has its’ own story to tell, but the one at Booker T. Washington has a happy … (read more)
As a medic, it is my job to go into nursing facilities and assess patients when there is an emergency. Each nursing facility has its’ own story to tell, but the one at Booker T. Washington has a happy … (read more)

Spring Lake Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation

8622 Line Avenue, Shreveport, LA, 71106

I went to Spring Lake from Willis-Knighton following shoulder surgery. I got far better nursing care at Spring Lake than at WK. The physical and occupational therapy was excellent! The staff was frien … (read more)
I went to Spring Lake from Willis-Knighton following shoulder surgery. I got far better nursing care at Spring Lake than at WK. The physical and occupational therapy was excellent! The staff was frien … (read more)

Pierremont Healthcare Center

725 Mitchell Lane, Shreveport, LA, 71106

My sister, waited over half an hour for meds. This is ridiculous 😠
My sister, waited over half an hour for meds. This is ridiculous 😠

Claiborne Healthcare Center

1536 CLAIBORNE AVENUE, Shreveport, LA, 71103


Harmony House Nursing & Rehab Ctr, Inc

1825 Laurel Street, Shreveport, LA, 71103



Magnolia Manor Nursing And Rehab Ctr, Llc

1411 Claiborne Avenue, Shreveport, LA, 71103



Progressive Care Center

2715 ALBERT L. BICKNELL DR, Shreveport, LA, 71103


Nursing Home Costs in Bossier City, LA

Bossier City’s nursing home residents spend an average of $5,536 for a semiprivate room and $5,779 a month for a private room.

The Cost of Nursing Home Care in Nearby Cities

On average, seniors in Bossier City’s nursing homes pay the same amount for care as the majority of nursing home residents throughout Louisiana and about $2,220 less than seniors nationally. Around 100 miles east in Monroe, seniors spend about $1,046 less per month for nursing home care, making it one of the state’s more affordable cities for long-term care. Alexandria’s median cost of nursing home care is the same as in Bossier, and in Lake Charles and Lafayette, seniors spend about $344 and $91 more each month, respectively.


$5536

Bossier City

$5536

Louisiana

$7756

United States

$4490

Monroe

$5536

Alexandria

$5880

Lake Charles

$5627

Lafayette

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Seniors in Bossier City can expect to pay between $1,842 and $5,779 a month for senior care. Adult day health care is the most affordable option, and nursing home care with a private room is the most expensive. Home care and home health care both average $3,051 a month, and for assisted living, seniors spend an average of $3,461 per month.

$3051

Home care

$3051

Home health care

$1842

Adult day health care

$3461

Assisted living

$5536

Nursing home (semiprivate room)

$5779

Nursing home (private room)

Note: Data for Bossier City was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Shreveport, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Nursing Home Care in Bossier City, LA

Many seniors and their families use some form of financial assistance to help them pay for nursing care. The main options available are Medicare, Medicaid, and veterans benefits. These programs can be complicated, especially when it comes to benefit terms. Below, we give a brief overview of how these programs may be used towards paying for skilled nursing care.

  • Medicare: Medicare will typically cover all skilled nursing costs for the first 20 days of one’s stay in a nursing home and a portion of the costs until day 100. After 100 days in a skilled nursing facility, Medicare will not cover any part of the cost of the stay. While this is adequate when short-term care is needed, those in need of long-term care will need to either pay out-of-pocket or use another source of financial assistance.
  • Medicaid: Medicaid covers most of the costs of living in a skilled nursing facility for those who qualify. Care, room, and board are covered with no time limit, but residents may be charged for extras like specially prepared food or cosmetic services. Medicaid eligibility standards are strict and complex, so not all seniors are eligible for Medicaid benefits.
  • Veterans Benefits: Veterans receiving a VA pension may also be eligible for the Aid and Attendance benefit administered by the VA. Aid and Attendance is a monthly allowance that beneficiaries may use to pay for their long-term care, including skilled nursing care.

If these options aren’t available to you, check if your loved one has long-term care insurance or contact your Area Agency on Aging to ask about any local financial assistance programs for seniors.

Free Resources for Seniors in Bossier City, LA

Seniors in Bossier City have a variety of options to help them pay for and access senior care. Below, we’ve listed programs that may directly pay for care, help seniors understand their financing options and even enable seniors to delay transitioning into a nursing home by receiving in-home services. 

Resource

Contact

Service

(866) 632-0922

In addition to investigating complaints about senior care communities, the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program assists seniors and their families with learning about nursing homes in their area and what government programs may help pay for care. Ombudsmen often investigate and resolve matters such as billing issues and care concerns, and all of the program's assistance is provided for free.

(318) 741-7314

At the Bossier Parish Health Unit, seniors can apply for Medicaid and other government assistance programs. Workers at the department are knowledgeable about each program's eligibility requirements and benefits, including whether they qualify to receive funding for nursing home care.

(318) 741-8302

Personal Care Services provides eligible seniors with assistance with activities of daily living such as eating, bathing and dressing as well as getting out of bed and walking around. Participants in the program receive care services for free, but a small contribution is suggested. 

(318) 741-8302

The Bossier Council on Aging is a comprehensive resource for accessing programs and services that make it easier for seniors to stay healthy while living at home. Among its services are home-delivered meals, transportation for medical appointments, caregiver support and legal help. The Bossier C.O.A. can also help seniors complete applications for Medicare and Medicaid.