Baton Rouge (LA) Senior Living Communities

When French explorer D’Iberville saw a red cypress pole on the banks of the Mississippi, he called the area le baton rouge or red stick. The stick was a boundary marker used by Creek Indians.

“Red Stick” sits along the Mississippi in the heart of Louisiana and is a low cost option for retirees. Before you begin your search for Baton Rouge senior living options, see what we’ve else makes this city tick.

To get an idea of the area’s past, start with a visit to the Louisiana State Museum, where you’ll find the state’s history, industry, and culture relived with exhibits. The Old Arsenal Museum features exhibits of the Battle of Baton Rouge and the history of the Capitol grounds. Another worthwhile stop is the Audubon State Historic Site & Oakley House, a 100-acre woodland and short-time home of John James Audubon. The area has several preserved antebellum plantation homes such as Magnolia Mound, Myrtles and Nottoway.

Downtown’s Red Stick Farmer’s Market with over 50 producer-only vendors is a popular Saturday morning attraction. LSU football is perhaps the fall’s biggest attraction. But the university also has the Museum of Art, Museum of Rural Life, Museum of Natural Science and the LSU Indian Mounds, a collection of eight mounds dating back 5,000 years.

For the active, the Baton Rouge operates 190 tennis courts, 184 parks, 75 recreational centers, 8 swimming pools, and 7 public golf courses. Another way to enjoy nature is at the Global Wildlife Center. At this 900-acre facility, you’ll find over 4,000 exotic and endangered animals from all over the world, free roaming in the preserve.

Baton Rouge senior living is affordable. The overall cost of living is 6% below the national average. A one-bedroom in an assisted living averages $2,913 a month (U.S. average is $3,261), according to a Genworth Financial study. A private room in a nursing home averages $150 a day, while a semi-private averages $135. Home health aide service average $36,608 a year based on a 44-hour workweek.

To get unfamiliar with the different Baton Rouge senior living options, read our “Senior Retirement Lifestyles” article, where you’ll learn important differences in care, amenities and prices.

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