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Page Reviewed / Updated – October 7, 2022

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Metairie, LA, is located on the southern shore of Lake Pontchartrain, just six miles from the heart of New Orleans. Overall, the cost of living in this area is slightly above the national average, although much of the elevated costs are in transportation, which is 19% more expensive than the national average. That is partially offset by the low cost of health care, which is 16% below the national average. The state’s seniors get some tax exclusions for retirement income, and they see below-average costs for long-term care. The Genworth Financial 2021 Cost of Care Survey considers Metairie part of the New Orleans area and reports that on average, its seniors pay $3,973 a month for assisted living care.

In addition to providing a list of the best assisted living facilities in Metairie, LA, this guide provides an overview of the cost of assisted living in Metairie, as well as average costs for other types of care. Additionally, find a list of free and low-cost services that provide seniors with a variety of assistance in their communities.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Metairie, LA

Metairie’s average monthly price of $3,973 for assisted living is roughly $625 lower than the national average of $4,500, but $225 more expensive than the Louisiana average of $3,748. One of the state’s lowest average costs, $2,650, is  in Monroe, while one of the highest, $4,800, is found in Houma. Residents of state capital Baton Rouge pay an average of $4,125 a month. In northwestern Shreveport, the average price is $3,870.

  • Metairie: $3,973
  • Louisiana: $3,748
  • United States: $4,500
  • Monroe: $2,650
  • Houma: $4,800
  • Baton Rouge: $4,125
  • Shreveport: $3,870

The Cost of Other Types of Care in Metairie, LA

Seniors who prefer staying in a private residence may choose to hire home-based care, which averages $4,195 a month for either in-home care or home health care. Adult day health care costs an average of $1,408 a month, though it’s usually not an option for nights or weekends. Seniors who require constant medical supervision are best served by nursing homes, where a semi-private room averages $5,931 a month and a private room averages $6,388. 

  • Assisted Living Facility: $3,973
  • In-Home Care: $4,195
  • Home Health Care: $4,195
  • Adult Day Health Care: $1,408
  • Nursing Home Facility (semi-private room): $5,931
  • Nursing Home Facility (private room): $6,388

Note: Data for Metairie was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, New Orleans, was used instead.

Sunrise of Metairie

Blocks away from Lake Pontchartrain and the Causeway Bridge is assisted living and memory care community Sunrise of Metairie. The daily event calendar typically includes a variety of physical and social activities as well as outings to explore local culture such as going on steamboat rides and taking Cajun dance classes. Due to the facility's proximity to New Orleans and the Gulf of Mexico, fresh seafood and regional favorites such as gumbo and jambalaya appear regularly in the restaurant-style dining room, where the chef-led culinary team serves residents three meals a day. An on-site licensed nurse performs wellness checks every month, and staff members provide housekeeping service each week in addition to daily trash removal. 

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Fidelis Residential Care Homes

Fidelis Residential Care Homes is an assisted living facility offering 24-hour care with a high caregiver-to-resident ratio. Private and semiprivate rooms are available and include housekeeping services and essential furnishings. Three meals and snacks are served daily, and staff members regularly launder residents' clothing and linens. Because of the community's small setting and event calendar filled with entertainment and group activities, socialization occurs organically, enabling residents to build meaningful connections with their neighbors.   

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Beau Maison

The robust event calendar, 24-hour supervision and range of on-site therapy services at Beau Maison ensure seniors can spend their golden years as active as they wish, with compassionate assistance moments away. Pet therapy has a regular presence on the activities schedule, and residents can participate in music therapy activities daily. Physicians, podiatrists and nurse practitioners are among the visiting health care professionals, and on-site hospice and home health are also available. In addition to all meals and snacks, residents' monthly fees cover housekeeping and laundry services. 

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Metairie Heights

Metairie Heights is an assisted living facility where seniors can spend their days planting in the outdoor garden, socializing during the weekly games and activities and connecting with like-minded neighbors during meals in the family-style kitchen. In addition to entertainment and recreational activities, the event calendar includes spiritual services and pet therapy. Because of its convenient location near Veterans Boulevard and I-10, Metairie Heights places seniors a short drive away from the city's shopping and dining as well as the endless cultural attractions in New Orleans. 

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  • 24-hour certified caregivers trained in assisting seniors with dementia
  • Daily music therapy

Lake Louise

Conveniently located across the street from East Jefferson General Hospital, Lake Louise is an assisted living community offering seniors well-appointed accommodations in a secure, home-like atmosphere. Healthy, freshly-prepared meals and snacks are served throughout the day in the community dining room, and residents have around-the-clock access to the compassionate caregiving staff for help with activities of daily living. With card games, fitness classes, social events and worship services, the activities calendar is designed to enhance all aspects of well-being. 

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Richland House

Surrounded by pine and magnolia trees, assisted living facility Richland House provides seniors with a park-like setting where they can take group strolls down the landscaped walking path and relax in the shade while admiring the garden's azaleas. Inside, residents find a spacious dining area and a large living room where many of the daily physical, social and recreational activities take place. On-site worship services help residents maintain their spirituality, while housekeeping and laundry services ensure everyone's rooms and clothes are clean and tidy. Richland House made our list of Metairie's best assisted living facilities because of its serene, natural setting.  

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  • Private and semiprivate rooms, furnished and unfurnished
  • Assistance with activities of daily living such as bathing and dressing

Henican House

Henican House is an assisted living community offering seniors private or shared accommodations in a small residential property. Whether it's the front porch, sunroom or conversation room next to the dining area, residents are always steps away from a comfortable seat where they can relax and socialize with their neighbors. Specially trained caregivers provide assistance with tasks of daily living, and licensed nurses oversee the administration of medication. Music therapy, pet therapy, worship services and card games are just a few of the ways residents stay busy. 

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HomeLife in the Gardens

We included HomeLife in the Gardens in our top 10 list because of its friendly and professional staff members. While care plans are tailored to the individuals' needs, all residents receive daily meals and snacks, housekeeping service and scheduled transportation. The community event calendar is designed to engage seniors across a variety of interests and includes activities such as puzzles, movies, fitness classes and local outings. Having a nurse on-call 24/7 ensures urgent medical situations are promptly addressed, while the on-site salon makes it easy for seniors to look their best. 

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  • Common areas include a library, game room and outdoor walking paths
  • One- and two-bedroom apartments with private bathrooms and individual climate controls

Ville Ste. Marie

Nestled in the heart of the crescent city, Ville Ste. Marie is a senior living community offering independent living and assisted living. Assisted living services are provided as a package and may include medication reminders, emergency call pendants, laundry service and additional meals. With the holiday parties, card games, crawfish boils and exercise classes, Ville St. Marie has something to pique every seniors' interest. 

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  • Shopping and restaurant outings
  • All apartments include full kitchens and private bathrooms

Inspired Living Kenner

Inspired Living Kenner is an assisted living and memory care community that provides around-the-clock care, luxurious amenities and enriching activities to help seniors thrive during their retirement. The community is less than 3 miles from Louis Armstrong International Airport, making it easy for out-of-state friends and family to visit. This facility earned a spot on our top 10 list because of its exciting community areas such as the swimming pool, tiki bar, putting greens and on-site beauty and barbershop. In addition to being pet friendly, Inspired Living Kenner has its own dog park.

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