Retire in Baton Rouge

Health and Safety

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Healthcare Overview

Number of ranked counties in state: 64

County Rank Within State

Health Outcomes:

21

Health Factors:

4

Health Behaviors:

4

Quality of Life:

18

Clinical Care:

1

Percentile Within State

Health Outcomes:

67%

Health Factors:

94%

Health Behaviors:

94%

Quality of Life:

72%

Clinical Care:

98%

Source: County Health Rankings

Providers

# of Primary Care Physicians: 387
Number of residents per primary care physician: 1150:1
State average number of residents per primary care physician: 1:1
# of Dentists: 307
Number of residents per dentist: 1453:1
State average number of residents per dentist: 1:1
# of Mental Health Providers: 741
Number of residents per mental health provider: 602:1
State average number of residents per mental health provider: 810:1

Hospitals

# of hospitals within 25 miles: 7

Average ER Wait Time: 21 minutes
National Average ER Wait Time:24 minutes

Sample hospitals

Joint Comm Accreditation
# of beds
ER Services
ER Wait Time (in minutes)

Nursing Homes

Nursing homes within 25 miles:

31

5

6

7

6

7

Percentage with 4 or 5 stars

35%

Costs

Healthcare Type

Monthly Cost
State Median Cost
Projected Montly Cost (20 years from now)
Homemaker services:
$ 3,051
$ 2,908
$ 5,510
Home Health Aide:
$ 3,098
$ 3,051
$ 5,595
Adult Day Health Care:
$ 1,893
$ 1,517
$ 3,419
Private, 1br assisted living:
$ 3,128
$ 3,155
$ 5,650
Nursing Home, Semi-private Room:
$ 4,786
$ 4,867
$ 8,644
Nursing Home, Private Room:
$ 5,169
$ 5,139
$ 9,336

Source: Genworth Financial

Safety

  • Area
  • National Average

Hurricane Risk

2

Tornado Risk

2

Wildfire Risk

1

Earthquake Risk

1

Nuclear Reactor Within 20 Miles

No

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