Guide to Louisiana Nursing Homes

Learn why thousands of seniors are retiring in Louisiana nursing homes each year.

The southern state of Louisiana is home to amazing food, Mardi Gras, and fantastic jazz, to name a few. Louisiana also has over 285 skilled nursing facilities available to meet the needs of your loved one and ensure that she retires in comfort. The average nursing home in Louisiana has around 126 beds available to residents who need either short-term or permanent care. While there are many beds, the average occupancy rate for Louisiana nursing homes is only 71%. Because of this, you can be sure to find a skilled nursing facility with plenty of availability for your loved one.

Of course, finding nursing homes in Louisiana may seem like a difficult task, as there are so many to choose from throughout the state. To narrow down your search, first consider looking in specific geographic areas. Many seniors want to retire near family, others want to retire in the exciting town of New Orleans to spend their last years in the heart of Louisiana. Determining which location is best for your loved one will help you narrow your options to a select number. To narrow your choices even further, there are a variety of questions you can ask about nursing home care, which you can review in our nursing home information article. The answers to these questions will make some nursing homes in Louisiana stand apart from the rest.

Average Daily Costs of Louisiana Nursing Homes

Louisiana nursing homes cost below average when compared with other nursing homes in the nation. The average daily cost is $130-$134, while the national average is $198-$219. Of course, costs vary depending on the type of room a resident is staying as well as the geographic location in Louisiana. Here is a breakdown of Louisiana nursing home costs based on these variations:

Cost of Baton Rouge, LA Nursing Homes:

  • Semi-Private Rooms: $125-$136/day ($129/day average)
  • Private Rooms: $126-$150/day ($136/day average)

Cost of Shreveport Area Nursing Homes:

  • Semi-Private Rooms: $126-$145/day ($135/day average)
  • Private Rooms: $115-$146/day ($136/day average)

The Rest of The Sate (Costs of Louisiana Nursing Homes):

  • Semi-Private Rooms: $107-$165/day ($128/day average)
  • Private Rooms: $115-$150/day ($132/day average)

Finding Nursing Homes in Louisiana

If you are ready to start your search for Louisiana nursing homes, you can begin by filling out the search form at the top of this page. Simply enter your preferred location and type of senior care and you will be connected with our partner site to browse a list of licensed nursing homes in Louisiana. From there, you can request further information from the nursing homes that interest you, and use that information to narrow your options to a select few. If you prefer to speak with someone directly about nursing home care in the state, please call the toll-free number at the top of this page. One of our dedicated nursing home referral agents will be on the other line and happy to help answer any of your questions, free of charge.