Lafayette Parish, Louisiana, known for its Creole cuisine and many festivals, is a bustling city that has a lot to offer seniors. The city is home to almost 250,000 people, approximately 13.8% of whom are aged 65 and older. Seniors can receive medical care at several area clinics and hospitals, including Ochsner Lafayette General Surgical Hospital and Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center. Those who require nursing home care can benefit from costs that are lower than the national average. The U.S. average monthly cost of a semiprivate room is $7,756, according to the Genworth 2020 Cost of Care Survey, while seniors in Lafayette Parish pay only $5,627.

Nursing home care is most appropriate for seniors who require skilled nursing care or have complex medical needs. Staff at these facilities provide around-the-clock supervision and assistance with activities of daily living. Those who are still able to function independently or need occasional assistance may be better suited for home health care or assisted living.

This guide takes a look at nursing home costs in Lafayette Parish and compares those costs to rates in nearby cities and other types of senior care. It also provides information about local resources that serve area seniors.

Directory of Nursing Homes in Lafayette Parish, LA

River Oaks Retirement Manor

2500 E. SIMCOE STREET, Lafayette, LA, 70501

My mom is a resident at River Oaks Retirement Manor. I’m very impressed with it. It is an older place, but it is very well maintained and well cared for. I’m also impressed with the staff. They are su … (read more)
My mom is a resident at River Oaks Retirement Manor. I’m very impressed with it. It is an older place, but it is very well maintained and well cared for. I’m also impressed with the staff. They are su … (read more)

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Cornerstone at the Ranch

103 W Martial Avenue, Lafayette, LA, 70508

Cornerstone Village South, Inc. sits in Lafayette, Louisiana. This facility is near a number of restaurants and Elysian Fields Park. Cornerstone Village South, Inc. is known for its southern hospitali … (read more)
Cornerstone Village South, Inc. sits in Lafayette, Louisiana. This facility is near a number of restaurants and Elysian Fields Park. Cornerstone Village South, Inc. is known for its southern hospitali … (read more)

Camelot of Broussard

418 Albertson Parkway, Broussard, LA, 70518

Camelot of Broussard is nestled in Broussard, Louisiana, off of Albertson Parkway, close to restaurants and the Les Vieux Chenes Golf Course. The facility is praised by loved ones for its caring and d … (read more)
Camelot of Broussard is nestled in Broussard, Louisiana, off of Albertson Parkway, close to restaurants and the Les Vieux Chenes Golf Course. The facility is praised by loved ones for its caring and d … (read more)

Amelia Manor Nursing Home

903 CENTER STREET, Lafayette, LA, 70501

I have a friend at Amelia Manor. It is a very clean facility. They have a very caring nurse practitioner. The DON is very approachable. It’s in a quiet location. Home cooked Cajun meals
I have a friend at Amelia Manor. It is a very clean facility. They have a very caring nurse practitioner. The DON is very approachable. It’s in a quiet location. Home cooked Cajun meals

Courtyard Manor Nurse Care Center & Assisted Liv

306 Sydney Martin Road, Lafayette, LA, 70507

Absolutely disgusting Rude staff Uncaring and control freak staff Leadership there is profoundly dysfunctional
Absolutely disgusting Rude staff Uncaring and control freak staff Leadership there is profoundly dysfunctional

Bethany Mhs Health Care Center

406 ST JULIEN STREET, Lafayette, LA, 70506

This is nursing home/assisted living facility that is maintain mostly by retired nuns. The nursing and care facility is very well kept and the certified nursing assistants adhere to a strict policy wh … (read more)
This is nursing home/assisted living facility that is maintain mostly by retired nuns. The nursing and care facility is very well kept and the certified nursing assistants adhere to a strict policy wh … (read more)

Maison De Lafayette

2707 KALISTE SALOOM ROAD, Lafayette, LA, 70508

My mother was at this facility for over 6 years and had dementia and was bed-ridden.. The nurses took great care of her and we were able to visit any time we wanted to. Community was clean and food w … (read more)
My mother was at this facility for over 6 years and had dementia and was bed-ridden.. The nurses took great care of her and we were able to visit any time we wanted to. Community was clean and food w … (read more)

Evangeline Oaks Guest House

240 ARCENEAUX ROAD, Carencro, LA, 70520



Lady Of The Oaks Retirement Manor

1005 Eraste Landry Road, Lafayette, LA, 70506


Nursing Home Costs in Lafayette Parish, LA

In Lafayette Parish, seniors pay $5,627 for a semiprivate room in a nursing home, on average, while a private room costs $5,880.

The Cost of Nursing Home Care in Nearby Cities

The cost of a semiprivate room in a nursing home in Lafayette Parish is about $2,000 cheaper than the national median. However, it’s about $100 more expensive than the Louisiana state average. Compared to surrounding cities, Lafayette Parish is in the middle when it comes to nursing home care costs. Alexandria and Baton Rouge are both slightly cheaper, costing an average of $5,536 and $5,597, respectively, but Lake Charles and Houma are both more expensive, with respective monthly costs of $5,880 and $6,068.

$5627

Lafayette Parish

$5536

Louisiana

$7756

United States

$5536

Alexandria

$5880

Lake Charles

$6068

Houma

$5597

Baton Rouge

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Nursing home care is generally the most expensive type of senior care because it provides around-the-clock monitoring. In Lafayette Parish, a private nursing home room costs around $5,880, and a semiprivate room costs an average of $5,627. However, there are other types of care that can be much more affordable for seniors who don’t yet require that level of care. Assisted living is much cheaper at $3,850 per month, as are home care and home health care, which cost an average of $3,051 and $3,194 per month, respectively. Adult day health care is the least expensive care option at $1,083 per month.

$3051

Home care

$3194

Home health care

$1083

Adult day health care

$3850

Assisted living

$5627

Nursing home (semiprivate room)

$5880

Nursing home (private room)

Note: Data for Lafayette Parish was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Lafayette, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Nursing Home Care in Lafayette Parish, 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 Lafayette Parish, LA

Seniors in Lafayette Parish who are trying to stay at home as long as possible but still need assistance may find some of the following resources helpful.

Resource

Contact

Service

(337) 262-5990

The Lafayette Council on Aging is a nonprofit organization that focuses on connecting area seniors with services and resources, so they can stay at home for as long as possible. It hosts community events that seniors can attend and provides other services, such as nutritional information, transportation services and material assistance with food and medical items.

(337) 572-8940

The Cajun Area Agency on Aging helps Lafayette Parish seniors connect with services, such as the SenioRx Program, which provides discounts and assistance with medications. Other services it can connect seniors to include those that provide legal advice and counseling and transportation.

(337) 470-4500

PACE Lafayette is another area organization dedicated to helping seniors stay out of nursing care for as long as possible. Services include recreational therapy, nutrition counseling and rehabilitation services. To qualify, seniors must be aged 55 or older, meet the requirements for admission into a nursing home, live in the Lafayette area and meet certain medical care requirements.