Senior citizens often reach the point where they can no longer care for themselves. They need help with the activities of daily living. Many of these seniors are not ready to move into nursing homes. In their opinion, moving into these types of homes is similar to giving up their freedom. They wish to remain independent like most people do. For seniors such as these it may be a good idea to take a look at assisted living facilities. Assisted living provides around-the-clock elderly care and companionship for seniors while allowing them to live in their own apartment or condo. This allows the seniors to retain the independent living that they have grown accustomed to.
For those seniors who reside in Louisiana or anyone seeking to live in a warmer climate, Lafayette assisted living is a great option. It is also important to find an assisted living facility in an area that offers interesting and fun sites or activities for the seniors to participate in. Larger cities tend to have more of a city life than smaller cities. As far as city amenities go, there is plenty to do in the fourth largest city in Louisiana. The mall of Acadiana offers diverse shopping options with over a hundred different stores including well-known department stores such as Sears, JC Penney and Macey’s. Music lovers can attend concerts regularly held at the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra and Conservatory of Music. Any seniors interested in American history can visit the Evangeline State park, which is only thirty minutes outside of Lafayette. The park showcases a museum as well as an authentic Creole plantation. The park is worth the short trip as it offers free admission to senior citizens.
There are some great options different Lafayette assisted living facilities as well as tons of residential home providers available in the city. The average cost of Lafayette assisted living is relatively affordable. Monthly costs vary from $2,315 to $3,250 a month. This is extremely reasonable when compared to the cost of assisted living in New Orleans and Baton Rouge, which can reach as high as $5,000 a month.