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See full list of all 414 licensed assisted living facilities in Louisiana for 2019. Senior Living Help enables senior citizens and their loved ones to find every licensed assisted living facility in Louisiana. If you or your loved one are looking for a facility in any part of Louisiana with kind and caring staff who will help with daily living tasks such as bathing, getting dressed, eating, transferring or any other activities, please browse all facility listings below by your city or county, or alternatively use the search box above to find an assisted living facility in Louisiana that is close to you.

In the state of Louisiana, an assisted living facility is referred to as Adult Residential Care Provider. The licensing entity is The Louisiana Department of Health, in the section that deals with health standards. This state has four distinct levels of senior health care.

  1. Level 1: Personal Care Facilities, which can have between 2 to 8 residents who are unrelated.
  2. Level 2: Shelter Care Facilities, which can have 9-16 residents
  3. Assisted Living Facilities, which can have unlimited capacity
  4. Adult Residential Care Facilities, which can also have unlimited capacity

If the resident’s condition becomes that which is not covered under level 1 or 2, they must be discharged. Any care cannot amount to care needed by a nurse 24 hours per day, in which case they are better suited for a nursing home. If the resident continues to need care beyond the scope of the level for which they are assigned, then they must provide a private care professional themselves. If the resident requires Alzheimer's or dementia care, they need to look for a memory care facility that specialized in providing such care.

Assisted Living Units Requirements in Louisiana

Level 1 Personal Care Facilities and Level 2 Shelter Care Facilities:

If it’s a single room with a single senior care occupant, the total living area floor space must be minimum 100 square net feet. This means no closets, alcoves or any other non-living area. If it’s a multiple occupancy senior living unit, it must be 70 square net feet of floor space per each resident. For Level 1 Personal Care and Level 2 Shelter Care a full bathroom must be available for every 4 senior care residents.

Level 3 Assisted Living Facilities and Level 4 Adult Residential Care Facilities:

Efficiency or studio assisted living or residential care units are common and must have 250 square feet of floor space excluding bathrooms and closets. They must include a kitchen and dining area that is distinct and living area. These areas alone should take up 190 square feet. Each bedroom that is separate must have 100 square feet of floor space excluding closets and bathrooms.

For Level 3 Assisted Living Care and Level 4 Adult Residential Care, all senior living apartments in Louisiana must have a separate private bathroom, which can be shared by roommates up to 2 people max in one room.

Grab bars, non-skid strips and any other fall risk and safety equipment needed will be installed in all assisted living units in Louisiana. All facilities will provide both public access and private access in whatever number needed to accommodate the senior care residents and their visitors.

Cost and Payment Options for Assisted Living in Louisiana

Louisiana statewide average cost is $3,550 per month for assisted living, with Lake Charles being the lowest priced at $2,125 monthly and New Orleans and Baton Rouge being the highest at over $4,000 per month. No Medicaid direct support or waivers are available currently to help offset Louisiana assisted living costs. The only waivers are for adult day care and at home care. This is typical of Medicaid to cater to seniors staying at home, which costs the state far less money than full-time assisted living care facilities and the like.

While no public assistance is available for assisted living costs in Louisiana, private payment methods may help pay for assisted living care. Retirement savings as well as any monthly income steams available to the senior or their family member will help pay for assisted living costs in Louisiana. If the senior previously purchased LTC insurance, the benefit can be used to pay for assisted living or residential care facilities in Louisiana.

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414 Assisted Living Facilities in Louisiana

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