Cities with Retirement Communities in Louisiana


Brookdale Shreveport

  7110 University Drive
Shreveport, LA 71105

Brookdale Alexandria

  351 Windermere Boulevard
Alexandria, LA 71303

Brookdale Lake Charles

  2420 Country Club Road
Lake Charles, LA 70605

Laketown Village

  1600 Joe Yenni Boulevard
Kenner, LA 70065

Brookdale Lafayette

  215 West Farrel Road
Lafayette, LA 70508


  100 Christwood Blvd.
Covington, LA 70433

The Trace

  19432 Crawford Rd
Covington, LA 70433


Summerfield Senior Living of Slidell

  4104 Dauphine St.
Slidell, LA 70458

Summerfield Estates

  9133 Baird Rd
Shreveport, LA 71118

Waterview Court

  2222 E Bert Kouns Industrial Loop
Shreveport, LA 71105

Whealdon Estates

  8680 Jefferson Highway
Baton Rouge, LA 70809

Nouveau Marc

  1101 Sunset Boulevard
Kenner, LA 70065

Heritage Manor of Bossier

  2575 Airline Drive
Bossier City, LA 71111

Heritage Manor Health and Rehabilitation Center Ferriday

  110 Serio Boulevard
Ferriday, LA 71334

Garden Court Health & Rehabilitation Center

  4405 Airline Drive
Bossier City, LA 71111

Heritage Manor of Franklinton

  2000 Main Street
Franklinton, LA 70438

Sunrise of Metairie

  3732 West Esplanade Avenue
Metairie, LA 70002

Oak Park Village Hammond

  17010 Old Covington Hwy
Hammond, LA 70403

Sunrise of Baton Rouge

  8502 Jefferson Hwy
Baton Rouge, LA 70809


Sunrise at Siegen

  9351 Siegen Lane
Baton Rouge, LA 70810

Brookdale Mandeville

  1414 N. Causeway Blvd.
Mandeville, LA 70471

Oak Park Village at Slidell

  2200 Gause Blvd.
Slidell, LA 70461

Bloom at Bossier

  4828 Medical Drive
Bossier City, LA 71112

What are Retirement Communities?

Retirement communities are often also called independent living communities, because they are designed for seniors who are able to live independently, with no need for daily personal or medical care. They are generally mid-to large-sized campus-style communities that offer a wide variety of activities and conveniences for residents.

If this sounds similar to an active adult or 55+ community, that is because retirement and active adult communities share some core commonalities. These often include providing exterior home and lawn maintenance, planned social activities, communal spaces and outdoor amenities such as tennis courts, golf courses or swimming pools. The benefits of living in a retirement community are generally the same as living in other types of senior housing: more opportunities for social engagement, more free time to spend pursuing hobbies and low-maintenance living. Retirement communities take low-maintenance living to an even higher level than active adult communities, because the following are often included, with other services available a la carte:

• Meals – 3x/day, served in a dining room
• Linen and laundry service
• Housekeeping
• Interior home maintenance
• Scheduled transportation to shopping, medical appointments and other errands
• 24-hr staff and onsite-healthcare in case of emergency

As in most types of senior housing, the size and style of home varies from community to community, from studio apartments to large villas, often with many styles available within the same campus. While the homes may differ in size, most will have features that are designed with seniors in mind, such as:

• One-level living
• Wide doorways
• Walk-in showers
• Low thresholds
• Emergency call systems

And while every community is unique, many will offer the same types of amenities and benefits to residents, all aimed at allowing them to live easier, more engaged and fulfilling lives. Most retirement communities provide an even broader range of amenities than those found in active adult communities, including:

• Daily scheduled activities, fitness classes or crafts
• On-site salons, libraries and chapels
• Game rooms
• Theaters
• Community meeting spaces such as club houses and bistros
• Private dining rooms for special family meals
• Community excursions

Some independent living communities are located within larger campuses that also offer assisted living, skilled nursing and memory care services; these campuses are called Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs). They offer a full range of senior care to residents as they age and their health needs change. CCRCs allow residents to age in place, and stay within the same overall community, as they move from one level of care to the next. A CCRC is especially helpful if one spouse has different care needs than the other. Even if one spouse is in a higher-level care facility, couples are still close enough to see each other every day and are able to enjoy the same amenities and activities.

Use our US map above to begin your search for the best retirement communities for you or your loved one.

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