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There are a total of 414 senior housing options in Louisiana. Some people may refer to them as Louisiana senior apartments or Louisiana 55+ apartments while others may think of them as Louisiana senior living communities. Costs for senior housing vary in Louisiana, depending on how luxurious the apartment complex / senior community is, as well as what area the apartments are located in. Senior living complexes in Louisiana may include both independent living apartments without any additional services, as well as assisted living apartments that help Louisiana residents with daily living activities. There are both low-income or income based and other apartments for seniors in Louisiana. Older adult apartments in Louisiana may also be part of larger Louisiana continuing care facilities. Many senior living apartments in Louisiana are pet friendly. If you are wondering, how do I find senior apartments near me in Louisiana, please use our Louisiana senior housing locator above or browse by city / county below.

Louisiana has a lot going for it that many other states in the U.S. simply cannot provide. For starters, the temperatures are fairly mild throughout the year with the winters getting a little cooler, yet nothing compared to the Midwest or northern states. Louisiana senior housing also features some of the most affordable utility costs in the nation, as electricity bills average the lowest of any other state in the country.

Senior apartments and senior housing for rent in Louisiana is geared towards the unique style that only Louisiana can offer. With its heavy French and Cajun influences, Louisiana senior citizen rentals offer a great combination of style, historic value, community-centered vibe and great avenues to the delicious seafood and other dining of the area.

Louisiana is not a big state and ranks middle of the road in terms of population. It offers senior living apartments in a nice combination of major cities (New Orleans, Baton Rouge) along with rural, small-town communities and waterfront properties.

The state borders Arkansas and Mississippi, along with the Gulf of Mexico. As a result, along with the French Quarter, some Mexican influences are also incorporated including New Orleans’ wide array of cuisine along with Native American traditions.

The state is well regarded for a number of exotic birds and animals including ibis and egrets, along with rare species of tree frogs, fish and other creatures of the sea. With this positive attitude towards pet ownership, you shouldn’t have a hard time finding pet-friendly senior apartments in Louisiana.

The state of Louisiana provides close to the same quality of senior apartments as California and Florida, yet at far cheaper monthly rents. The saying goes that everything stretches farther in Louisiana, housing and food notwithstanding. Floor plans are incredibly spacious and designed for seniors in mind with single-story units and handicap accessibility. Several of the best Louisiana housing and apartments for seniors offer a number of excellent amenities and allow cats and dogs.

Monthly Rental Costs for Senior Apartments and Housing in Louisiana

The big cities of New Orleans, Shreveport and Baton Rouge provide an abundance of high-quality senior living facilities along with affordable senior housing in Louisiana. Rates start at approximately $1,000 per month and can reach as high as $2,250 per month for additional features and luxuries. Many senior rental units are pet-friendly but be sure to inquire beforehand. All in all, the average monthly cost for senior housing in Louisiana is about $1,800 per month.

A few hidden gems for senior apartments in Louisiana that are located in mid-size towns and feature a good mixture of food, shopping and entertainment variety along with less traffic and lower crime include Lafayette, Lake Charles, Monroe, Kenner, Alexandria and Metairie.

Before you sign a lease with any Louisiana senior citizen apartment complex, ask lots of questions and get a full list of amenities. You may be surprised to learn that several of the better senior living facilities provide community laundry, fitness centers, pools, spas, massage therapy as well as sponsored community events. There is great variety of independent living communities in Louisiana - an extraordinarily diverse state with such a rich history! provides comprehensive resources on various senior living options, including: assisted living facilities, senior living communities, nursing homes, independent living communities, continuing care retirement communities (CCRC) and all other long term senior care options, including memory care such as Alzheimer's or Dementia.

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