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COVID-19 Rules for Assisted Living in New Orleans

For assisted living communities, COVID-19 rules and regulations are typically set at the state level. You can view specific rules on our guide to assisted living in LA. These rules change often, and many communities have policies in place that go above and beyond what’s required by the state, so you should contact your local community for more information. Additionally, you can contact your local Area Agency on Aging to learn more.

How to Pay for Assisted Living in New Orleans

In New Orleans, older adults pay $3,973 per month for assisted living services, which is affordable compared to the national median of $4,500 but a couple hundred dollars higher than Louisiana’s average rate of $3,748.

Assisted Living in New Orleans vs. Nearby Cities

Compared to other cities within the state, New Orleans has moderately priced assisted living services that cost approximately $3,973 per month. In Monroe, the cheapest surveyed city to obtain assisted living services in Louisiana, rates are over $1,000 lower at $2,650, and in Hammond, assisted living facilities charge $3,450. New Orleans is an affordable alternative to Baton Rouge, where care costs average $4,125, and to Houma, where seniors pay $4,800.

  • New Orleans: $3,973
  • Louisiana: $3,748
  • United States: $4,500
  • Houma: $4,800
  • Hammond: $3,450
  • Baton Rouge: $4,125
  • Monroe: $2,650

Assisted Living vs. Other Types of Care in New Orleans, LA

Long-term care is generally affordable in New Orleans, with average costs for all care types coming in well below national medians. At $3,973 per month, assisted living is an affordable option. For those seeking even lower care costs, adult day health care may provide savings, with fees coming in at $1,408. Older adults pay $4,195 for basic homemaker services and home health aide services, which is pricier than assisted living but may be affordable for those with minimal living expenses. Nursing home care is the costliest senior care type at $5,931.

  • Homemaker Services: $4,195
  • Home Health Aide: $4,195
  • Adult Day Health Care: $1,408
  • Assisted Living: $3,973
  • Nursing Home: $5,931

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in New Orleans

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Other Ways to Pay for Assisted Living in New Orleans

Since not everyone can afford to pay for assisted living out-of-pocket, it’s important to find alternative methods to help make assisted living more affordable. Some of these options include:

  • Veterans Benefits
  • Life Insurance Policy
  • Long-Term Care Insurance
  • Reverse Mortgage

For more information about your options for making assisted living more affordable, visit our guide to Assisted Living in New Orleans.

Free and Low-Cost Assisted Living Resources for Seniors in New Orleans

Seniors in New Orleans can get personalized help with researching long-term care options in the region, including comparing local assisted living facilities and identifying ways to cover monthly costs. This table highlights top resources for seniors that address a wide range of age-related issues.

Resource Contact Service
Kinship Senior Center (504) 314-0300 Kinship Senior Center is a nonprofit organization in the heart of New Orleans that offers health and wellness programs, technology classes, special interest groups and volunteer opportunities for older adults in the region. It publishes monthly newsletters to help members track regularly scheduled and special activities, and it maintains an up-to-date list of resources for seniors. The center is open on weekdays from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
New Orleans Council on Aging (504) 821-4121 The New Orleans Council on Aging administers numerous services to promote seniors’ quality of life. Through this organization, older adults can enroll in the SeniorRX program, which provides free and discounted medication assistance. The council also operates three special interest senior centers in the New Orleans region and provides volunteer opportunities to older adults through the national Retired and Senior Volunteer Program.
Capital Area Agency on Aging (225) 922-2525

(800) 833-9883

The Capital Area Agency on Aging provides an array of free and low-cost services to those aged 60 and over in the New Orleans region. It operates an Aging and Disability Resource Center, which serves as a single point of access for public benefits, community-based services and referrals for seniors. It also houses the region’s Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program, a free advocacy service for those in licensed assisted living facilities.
VA New Orleans Regional Office (800) 698-2411 The New Orleans Regional Office has trained staff that help older veterans with service-related issues, including submitting applications for benefits that may help cover assisted living. It can help individuals determine whether they qualify for veterans’ home placement and gather documents necessary for applying for Aid and Attendance, pensions and compensation.
Disability Rights Louisiana (800) 960-7705 Disability Rights Louisiana’s Advocacy for Older People program can help older adults in nursing homes transition to assisted living facilities. It provides legal information and referrals regarding civil legal issues such as access to health care and long-term services and supports. It also has publications that cover Medicaid, Social Security benefits and Medigap.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in New Orleans

Assisted Living Communities in New Orleans are required to follow a set of rules and regulations that are determined by the state. For more specific information, talk with your local community or Area Agency on Aging.

Laws and regulations for assisted living in Louisiana

The Top Assisted Living Communities in the New Orleans Area

In order to find the top assisted living communities in the New Orleans area, our team of researchers:

  • Sorted through 35 communities using our unique methodology
  • Spent over 28 hours researching assisted living communities in New Orleans
  • Read more than 280 reviews left by residents and their family members

After filtering out facilities that didn’t meet our high standards, we were left with 19 assisted living communities that earned our seal of approval. Through this process we discovered that the average cost of assisted living in the city of New Orleans is $3,973, which is higher than the state average of $3,784 and lower than the national average of $4,500.

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Jonathan Frank
Licensed Social Worker and Certified Dementia Practitioner
Jonathan Frank
Licensed Social Worker and Certified Dementia Practitioner

Jonathan Frank is a Licensed Social Worker with over 10 years experience working with the geriatric population in a variety of different settings. He received his Masters degree from Rutgers University with a certificate in Aging and Gerontological Services. Additionally, he is a Certified Dementia Practitioner accredited by the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners. Jonathan also has Bachelors degree in psychology and worked as an Emergency Medical Technician for 14 years. His passion lies with the elderly and ensuring they age with dignity.

Read on for in-depth information about the top assisted living facilities in New Orleans, a brief dive into our methodology for determining the best assisted living communities, and a searchable directory of 35 communities in the New Orleans area.

Our Methodology

It’s not what we research, but the way we research that makes stand out. We start by identifying problems and challenges in the senior care industry by gaining insight from conversations with industry professionals, older adults, and those that care for them. Next, our research team led by industry experts apply our data-driven research techniques to understand the magnitude of the challenge and how to overcome it. Finally, we present our findings in easy-to-understand guides and studies and share our actionable results with influencers and caregivers, as well as the general public.

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Facility Features (40%)

Facility Health Services Graded on health services provided
on the facility including, but not
limited to, on-site nursing,
pharmacy, skilled nursing,
medicine administration, etc

Facility Amenities Graded on the available

Affordability Financial assistance acceptance
and overall costs and value.

Residential Quality (40%)

Resident Satisfaction Polling & survey of overall facility satisfaction.

Facility Complaint and Violations Number of complaints and violations the facility had. Taking into account improvement over time.

Online Reviews Aggregated verified online reviews.

Location (20%)

Location-Based Benefits Including, but not limited to, proximity to
hospitals, ambulance response times, senior
resources available, and state and city
financial assistance.

Location Quality Local crime rates, incidents against older
adults, air quality, climate.

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