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The 10 Best Nursing Homes in Bossier City, LA for 2024

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.

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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.


Bossier City

$5,536

Louisiana

$5,536

United States

$7,756

Monroe

$4,490

Alexandria

$5,536

Lake Charles

$5,880

Lafayette

$5,627

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.

Home care

$3,051

Home health care

$3,051

Adult day health care

$1,842

Assisted living

$3,461

Nursing home (semiprivate room)

$5,536

Nursing home (private room)

$5,779

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. 

ResourceContactService
Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program(866) 632-0922In 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.

Bossier Parish Health Unit(318) 741-7314At 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.

Personal Care Services(318) 741-8302Personal 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.
Bossier Council on Aging(318) 741-8302The 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.

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Review of Colonial Oaks Guest Care

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Review of Riverview Care Center

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