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  • Nursing Home Facilities in Hammond, Louisiana
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Nursing Home Costs in Hammond, LA

For either a semiprivate room or private accommodations, the median cost of nursing home care in Hammond is $5,019 a month.

The Cost of Nursing Home Care in Nearby Cities

The majority of seniors in Hammond’s nursing homes spend $517 less per month on their care than seniors across the state and $2,737 less than nursing home residents throughout the country. Within southeast Louisiana, Baton Rouge is the second-most affordable city for nursing home care at $5,597 a month followed by Lafayette where the median cost of nursing home care is $5,627. In New Orleans, seniors pay $912 more for nursing home care than older adults in Hammond, while Houma’s seniors pay $1,049 more than Hammond’s seniors, the highest cost of care in the state.

Hammond

$5,019

Louisiana

$5,536

The United States

$7,756

Baton Rouge

$5,597

Lafayette

$5,627

Houma

$6,068

New Orleans

$5,931

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

It may be beneficial to compare the costs of all types of senior care in Hammond. Hammond’s seniors typically pay the same amount for home care and home health care, $3,575 a month, even though home health care includes light medical services. For assisted living, the city’s seniors pay an average of $2,900 a month, which is about $2,119 less than Hammond’s median price of nursing home care. Data for adult day health care wasn’t available, but it’s probably the city’s most affordable type of care, considering that across the state seniors pay an average of $1,408 a month for it.

Home care

$3,575

Home health care

$3,575

Assisted living

$2,900

Nursing home (semiprivate room)

$5,019

Nursing home (private room)

$5,019

Financial Assistance for Nursing Home Care in Hammond, 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 Hammond, LA

The following resources could help seniors find a nursing home and pay for its care or stay in their homes longer by receiving in-home services.

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Louisiana Department of Health Aging & Adult Services

(866) 758-5035Through the Louisiana Department of Health Aging & Adult Services office, seniors can learn about Medicaid and its home and community-based services, including the Community Choices Waiver, which provides in-home care and other services to help seniors remain in their homes. Workers at the agency can answer seniors' questions about nursing home coverage under Medicaid and admission guidelines for the state's nursing facilities.

Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program

(225) 928-8775The Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program ensures that Louisiana's seniors residing in nursing homes and assisted living facilities receive a high standard of care and have access to an authority figure who will represent their best interests when they have a complaint. Ombudsmen are knowledgeable about the state's long-term care financial assistance programs, and they can also help seniors choose a nursing home by researching facilities' compliance and reviews.

Capital Area Agency on Aging

(225) 922-2525The Capital Area Agency on Aging is responsible for managing the programs and systems that help Hammond's older adults stay healthy and independent at home. Medicare counseling, advocacy for seniors' rights, transportation and in-home care are just a few of the services available through the agency. 

Home Delivered Meals

(985) 748-7486Administered by the Tangipahoa Voluntary Council on Aging, the Home Delivered Meals Program helps homebound seniors maintain their health by sending them five nutritious frozen meals every week. To qualify, seniors must be at least 60 years of age. Meals for special diets can be purchased, but all other meals are free.

Reviews of Communities Nearby

Nursing Homes

Mine Eyes

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of Belle Maison Nursing Home

Overall Belle Maison is a good place for elders to spend their latter years. They do give the residents a voice in their resident council meetings. Management has improved in some areas since...

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Susan123abc

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of Heritage Healthcare - Hammond

Don’t let anyone kid you about Heritage Healthcare in Hammond. It’s horrible, horrible. My husband had diarrhea one day. He still had it in his pull-up the next day. I had to try to clean him up...

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DANGERdangerStayAway

I am/was a resident of this facility

Review of Belle Maison Nursing Home

Has my mother in law have to lay on floor with broken bone sticking out her leg that went thru skin & cut open 6”. STAY AWAY FROM THIS ESTABLISHMENT IT IS UNDER GOVERNMENT WATCH☠️☠️☠️She was on...

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