The Louisiana Aging Statistics & Resource Guide contains key information, links and statistics for senior citizens in Louisiana. With an aging population and the average cost of care averaging between $17.00 an hour for home care to $5,676 a month for skilled nursing care, Louisiana is typically less expensive than the national average.  This guide also contains helpful contact information for county offices, Alzheimer’s Disease organizations and government agencies that offer assistance to caregivers and senior citizens. 

Louisiana Key Statistics

  • 21.8% of the Louisiana population is aged 60 or over with 11% of seniors aged 65+ living alone. 
  • With no inheritance or social security benefit tax, Louisiana is a tax friendly state for retirees, with the highest income tax set at 6% and an average property tax set at $555 per $100,000 in home value. 
  • 33.5% of certified nursing home beds were rated four or five-stars over a three-month period compared to a US national average of 47.3%.
  • The median household income for a Louisiana senior (65+) is $35,363.
  • 92,000 people aged 65 and older are living with Alzheimer’s in Louisiana.

Choosing Long Term Care in Louisiana

  • Louisiana Home Care Agencies Directory: The average hourly home care rate in Louisiana is $17.00, making Louisiana less expensive than the national average ($22.50) for home care. 
  • Louisiana Adult Day Care Directory: The average cost of adult day care in Louisiana is $1,625 per month making Louisiana the same cost as the national average ($1,625) for adult day care.
  • Louisiana Assisted Living Directory: The average cost of assisted living in Louisiana is $3,650 per month making Louisiana less expensive than the national average ($4,051) for assisted living.
  • Louisiana Skilled Nursing Directory: The average cost of skilled nursing in Louisiana is $5,676 per month making Louisiana less expensive than the national average ($8,517) for skilled nursing.

Louisiana Senior Services

Louisiana Governor’s Office of Elderly Affairs

Address: 525 Florida Street, 4th Floor, Baton Rouge, LA 70802

Mailing Address: P. O. Box 61, Baton Rouge, LA 70821

Phone: (225) 342-7100

Fax: (225) 342-7133

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Louisiana Department of Health – Aging And Adult Services

Address: 628 N. 4th Street, Baton Rouge, LA 70802

Mailing Address: P. O. Box 629, Baton Rouge, LA 70821-0629

Phone: 225-342-9500

Fax: 225-342-5568

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Louisiana State Plan on Aging

Louisiana Elder Justice and Advocacy

Louisiana Adult Protective Services

Address: 628 N. 4th St., Baton Rouge, LA 70802

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 2031 BIN #14, Baton Rouge, LA 70821-2031

Phone: 800.898.4910

Fax: 225.342.9069

To report incidents of abuse, neglect and exploitation involving adults 60 and older call Elderly Protective Services:

Phone: 1-833-577-6532

Phone: 225-342-0144.

Louisiana Support for Caregivers

Louisiana Senior Disaster Preparedness:

Louisiana Health Care Fraud

eQHealth QIO-Senior Medicare Patrol

Address: 8400 Jefferson Highway, Suite 101, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70809

Telephone: (225) 248-7077

Toll Free: (877) 272-8720

Louisiana Long-Term Care Ombudsman

State Long-Term Care Ombudsman

Governor’s Office of Elderly Affairs

P.O. Box 61, Baton Rouge, LA 70821-0061 

Email: StateOmbudsman@la.gov

Phone: (225) 342-7100

Toll Free: (866) 632-0922

Louisiana Medicaid Elderly & Disabled Waiver Programme

Medicaid Customer Service: 1-888-342-6207

Healthy Louisiana: 1-855-229-6848

Louisiana Medicare and Insurance Counseling

Address: 1702 N. Third Street; P.O. Box 94214; Baton Rouge, LA 70802

Phone: 1-800-259-5300

Louisiana Elderly Nutrition & Wellness

Louisiana County Offices for Aging

Beauregard Council on Aging

Address: 104 Port Street, DeRidder, LA 70634 

Phone: 337 463 6578

Fax: 337 463 7431

Bienville Area Agency on Aging

Address: 2705 Beech Street, Arcadia, LA 71001 

Phone: 318 263 8936

Fax: 318 263 9774

Bossier Council on Aging Inc.

Address: 706 Bearkat Drive, Bossier City, LA 71111 

Phone: 318 741 8302

Fax: 318 741 7490

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Caddo Area Agency on Aging

Address: 1700 Buckner Street, Suite 240, Shreveport, LA 71101 

Phone: 318 676 7900

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CAJUN Area Agency on Aging

Address: 110 Toledo Drive, Lafayette, LA 70506

Phone: (337) 572-8940  

Toll Free: (800) 738-2256 

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Calcasieu Council on Aging

Address: 3950 Hwy. 14, Lake Charles, LA 70607

Phone: 337-474-2583

Phone: 1-800-223-5872

Fax: 337-474-6563

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Caldwell Council on Aging

Address: 307 Main St., Columbia, LA 71418

Phone: (318) 649-2584

Fax: (318) 649-7600

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Cameron Council on Aging

Address: 965 Hwy 384, Lake Charles, LA 70607

Phone: 337 905 6000

Fax: 337 905 6500

Capital Area Agency on Aging

Address: 6554 Florida Blvd., Suite 221, Baton Rouge, LA 70806

Phone: 225 922-2525

Toll Free: 1-800-833-9883

Fax: 225 922-2528

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CENLA Area Agency on Aging

Address: 1423 Peterman Dr., Alexandria, LA 71301

Phone: 318 484-2260

Fax: 318 484-2266

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Claiborne Council on Aging

Address: 608 E. 4th St., Homer, LA 71040

Phone: 318 927 6922

Fax: 318 927 1070

DeSoto Council on Aging

Address: 404 Polk Street, Suite A, Mansfield, LA 71052

Phone: (318) 872-3700

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East Baton Rouge Council on Aging

Address: 5790 Florida Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70806

Phone: 225-923-8000

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Jefferson Council on Aging

Address: 6620 Riverside Drive, Suite 216, Metairie, LA 70003 

Phone: (504) 888-5880 

Toll Free: (800) 635-1437

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Jefferson Davis Council on Aging

Address: 210 South State St., Jennings, LA 70546

Phone: 337 824 5504

Fax: 337 824 5546

Lafourche Council on Aging

Address: 4876 Hwy. 1 Suite 100, Raceland, LA 70375

Phone: (985) 532-0457

Phone: (888) 879-4400

Fax: (985) 532-0462

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Lincoln Council on Aging

Address: 1000 Saratoga Street, Ruston, LA 71273

Phone: 318 255 5070

Fax: 318 255 5076

Livingston Council on Aging

Address: 949 Government Dr., Denham Springs, LA 70726

Phone: 225-664-9343

Phone: 1-800-238-9344

Fax: 225-664-9344

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Morehouse Council on Aging

Address: 200 Elm Street, Bastrop, Louisiana 71220

Phone: 318-283-0845

Fax: 318-283-0835

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Natchitoches Council on Aging

Address: 1016 Keyser Ave., Natchitoches, LA 71457

Phone: 318 357 3250

Fax: 318 357 2424

New Orleans Council on Aging

Address: 2475 Canal St., 4th Floor, New Orleans, LA 70119

Phone: 504 821 4121

Fax: 504 821 1222

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Ouachita Council on Aging

Address: 2407 Ferrand Street, Monroe, LA 71201-3248

Phone: (318) 387-0535

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Plaquemines Council on Aging

Address: 278 Civic Drive, Port Sulphur, LA 70083

Phone: 504 564 0600

Fax: 504 564 0750

Red River Council on Aging

Address:1825 Front St., Coushatta, LA 71019

Phone: 318 932 5721

Fax: 318 932 9572

Sabine Council on Aging

Address: 200 Legacy Dr., Many, LA 71449

Phone: (318) 256-4140

Fax: (318) 256-4164

Toll-Free: (800) 256-4140

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St. Bernard Council on Aging

Address: 8201 A West Judge Perez Dr., Chalmette, LA 70043

Phone:  (504) 278-7335

Fax:  (504) 278-7452

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St. Charles Council on Aging

Address: 626 Pine St., Suite A, Hahnville, LA 70057

Phone: (985) 783-6683

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St. James Area Agency on Aging

Address: 5153 Canatella Street, Convent, LA 70723

Phone: 225-562-2352

Fax: 225-562-2425

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St. John Council on Aging

Address: 214 Regala Park Rd., Reserve, LA 70084

Phone: 985 479 0272

Fax: 985 479 3237

St. Tammany Council on Aging

Address: 72060 Ramos Avenue, Covington, LA 70433

Phone: (985) 892-0377

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Terrebonne Council on Aging

Address: 995 West Tunnel Blvd., Houma, LA 70360

Phone: 1-800-795-7863

Phone: 985-868-8411

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Vernon Council on Aging

Address: 200 North Third St., Leesville, LA 71446

Phone: 337 239 4361

Fax: 337 239 0186

Webster Council on Aging

Address: 1482 Sheppart Street, Minden, LA 71055

Phone: 318 371 3056

Fax: 318 371 3070

West Carroll Council on Aging

Address: 207 East Jefferson St., Oak Grove, LA 71263

Phone: 318 428 4217

Fax: 318 428 2097

Resources

National Healthcare, Caregiving & Senior Living Resources

Louisiana Healthcare, Caregiving & Senior Living Resources

Alzheimer’s Organizations & Resources

Louisiana Senior Health Studies

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