Homer, LA Senior Guide

The Homer, LA Senior Guide contains key statistics and information about how senior citizens in Homer live. Use this tool to compare healthcare quality, senior housing options, demographic and financial statistics, and other important data for Homer with the rest of the country. This guide also contains helpful contact information for local government agencies that offer assistance to senior citizens.

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Key Senior Statistics

Use these key statistics to learn more about Homer, LA seniors.

  • 16% of the population of Homer, LA are seniors Source: Census.gov
  • 41% of those seniors living in Homer, LA are living alone Source: Census.gov
  • 7% of Homer senior households have an annual income of less than $10k and 40% less than $20k Source: Census.gov ACS
  • 27% of Homer, LA residents 60 and over received food stamps in the last year Source: Census.gov ACS
  • The average Social Security Income in Homer is $11,530/year Source: Census.gov ACS
  • The median household income for a Homer senior is $23,958 Source: Census.gov ACS
  • Compared to other states, Louisiana ranks 43rd for Long Term Care and 50th for America's Health Rankings Source: AmericasHealthRankings.org
  • There are 22 working seniors in Homer Source: Census.gov ACS
  • 16% of the seniors in Homer are veterans Source: Census.gov ACS

Population by Age

children (24%) working aged (60%) seniors (16%)

(as of 2010)

In the U.S., around 10,000 baby boomers are turning 65 today and everyday for over the next 15 years.

Learn more about the aging population explosion.

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Senior Housing

Use our senior housing data to get a snapshot of the housing characteristics and living arrangements of the aging population in Homer, LA.

Who do Seniors Live with?

There are 210 seniors living alone in Homer. Of these, 69% are female. Source: Census.gov

Seniors Living Alone

Percent Living Alone

Gender of Seniors Living Alone

31% of males 65 and older are married compared with 16% of females.
68% of females are widowed compared with 34% of males. Source: Census.gov

Marital Status

Males

Females

Senior Households: Homeowners vs. Renters

Year Home was Built

Renters

Homeowners

Year Current Resident Moved In

Renters

Homeowners

Percentage with Telephone Service

Overall, 4% of Homer senior households do not have access to phone service.

Renters

Homeowners

Access to a Vehicle

Overall, 15% of Homer senior households do not have access to a vehicle.

Renters

Homeowners

Units in Rental Building

0% of senior renters reside in a large development - one that has 50 or more units.

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Long Term Care Choices

Skilled Nursing Facilities

View the 9 Nursing Homes near Homer

Home Health Care Services

View the 15 Home Care Agencies near Homer

Just 37% of people think they will need long term care, but 69% of people actually will.

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Average Monthly Cost of Long Term Care Services in Louisiana

Care TypeLouisiana Average CostNational Average Cost
Home Health Care
8 hours per week
$555$693
Adult Day Care
Weekdays only
$1,354$1,492
Assisted Living$3,010$3,600
Homemaker Services
44 hours per week
$2,860$3,721
Home Health Care
44 hours per week
$3,051$3,813
Nursing Home
Semi-Private - double occupancy room for one person
$4,715$6,692
Nursing Home
Private - single occupancy room for one person
$5,171$7,604
Data from Genworth Long Term Care Costs & Cost of Care in 2015
Genworth Long Term Care Costs & Cost of Care

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Senior Healthcare Quality

Compare the quality of healthcare in Louisiana with the rest of the country by looking at these state-level quality rankings.

Louisiana Long Term Care Scorecard Rankings

Click here for an expanded view of Louisiana's Long Term Care Rankings

The 50 states plus Washington, D.C. are ranked on a scale of 1 to 51, where 1 is the highest quality, 51 the lowest.

Ranking DimensionLouisiana 2011 RankLouisiana 2014 Rank
Affordability & Access Rank#18#24
Choice of Setting & Provider#46#30
Quality of Life & Quality of Care Rank#46#41
Support for Family Caregivers#36#7
Effective Transitions Rank#N/A#51
Overall Rank#43#43

Data from LongTermScorecard.org - A State Scorecard on Long-Term Services and Supports for Older Adults, People with Physical Disabilities, and Family Caregivers created by:

AARP, Inc.
The Commonwealth Fund
The SCAN Foundation

America's Health Rankings® for Louisiana

Click here for an expanded view of Louisiana's America's Health Rankings® for seniors.

The states are ranked on a scale of 1 to 50, where 1 is the highest ranking, 50 the lowest.

Determinant Louisiana 2013 Rank Louisiana 2015 Rank
Overall #48 #50
All Determinants #48 #50
Behaviors #47 #49
Smoking #48 #46
Chronic Drinking #20 #20
Obesity #44 #49
Underweight #20 #24
Physical Inactivity #48 #42
Dental Visit #45 #48
Pain Management #27 #16
Education #39 #43
Community #44 #50
Community & Environment - Macro #49 #50
Poverty #48 #49
Volunteerism #48 #50
Nursing Home Quality #50 #49
Community & Environment - Micro #36 #47
Food Insecurity #26 #49
Community Support #28 #30
Policy #47 #47
Low-Care Nursing Home Residents #48 #48
Prescription Drug Coverage #22 #22
Geriatrician Shortfall #41 #43
Clinical Care #40 #39
Dedicated Health Care Provider #38 #41
Flu Vaccine #1 #11
Health Screenings #27 #20
Recommended Hospital Care #43 #48
Diabetes Management #34 #33
Home Health Care #7 #7
Preventable Hospitalizations #48 #48
Hospital Readmissions #38 #45
Hospice Care #18 #15
Hospital Deaths #33 #28
All Outcomes #44 #44
ICU Use #35 #32
Falls #4 #9
Hip Fracture #42 #43
Health Status #49 #47
Able-bodied #46 #48
Premature Death #46 #46
Teeth Extractions #46 #49
Poor Mental Health Days #32 #36
Multiple Chronic Conditions #43 #47
Cognition #48 #49
Depression #29 #24

America's Health Rankings® is the longest-running annual assessment of the nation's health on a state-by-state basis. For the past 25 years, America's Health Rankings® has provided a holistic view of the health of the nation. America's Health Rankings® is the result of a partnership between United Health Foundation, American Public Health Association, and Partnership for Prevention™.

Americas Health Rankings - United Health Foundation
United Health Foundation
ALPHA - American Public Health Association

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Senior Financial Overview

View our Homer, LA financial data below to learn about the income, wealth and costs incurred of those seniors living in the community.

The median household income for seniors in Homer is $23,958 Source: Census.gov ACS

Annual Income for Senior Households

68% of senior households in Homer earn less than $30,000 per year, while 6% earn more than $100K/year


Only those where the head of household is 65 or over are included. As an example, an elderly widow and her children's income would be counted if her children choose to live with her. However, if she chooses to live with her children, neither would be counted.

Also, keep in mind the distinction between household and individual income. A married couple over the age of 65 that is still working and earning $30,000 per year each would have a household income of $60,000.

The average Social Security income per household receiving the benefit in Homer is $11,530 Source: Census.gov ACS
The average retirement income per household receiving it in Homer is $16,895 Source: Census.gov ACS
6% of seniors in Homer, LA are employed. Source: Census.gov ACS

Employment Status

Males

Females

How Seniors Travel to/from Work

19% of Homer seniors have a college degree. Source: Census.gov ACS

Highest Level of Education

Males

Females

100% of seniors living in Homer speak English at home. Source: Census.gov ACS
3% of the seniors in Homer are below the poverty level. Source: Census.gov ACS

Percentage of Seniors Below the Poverty Level

Male

Female

Percent of People 60 and Over Receiving Food Stamps

7% of senior homeowners in Homer have a mortgage. Source: Census.gov ACS

Home Ownership Cost as a Percent of Income

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Helpful Contacts for Seniors

  • Louisiana Governor's Office of Elderly Affairs/HCBS

    Services Provided: State Agency on Aging
    PO Box 61
    Baton Rouge, LA 70898
    Porsche Holmes
    225-342-7100
    elderlyaffairs@goea.la.gov
    Website
    8:00 AM - 4:30 PM - Central Time, M-F
  • Caddo Area Agency on Aging

    Services Provided: Aging and Disability Resource Centers, Long-term Care Ombudsman
    1700 Buckner Street, Suite 240
    Shreveport, LA 71101
    Mary Alice Rountree
    (318) 676-7900
    ccoa@caddocoa.org
    Website
    Monday - Thursday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm- Friday 8:00 am - 2:30 pm
  • Claiborne Council on Aging

    Services Provided: Area Agencies on Aging
    608 East 4th Street
    Homer, LA 71040
    Denise Blackwell
    (318) 927-6922
    dblackwell@claibornecouncilonaging.org
    8:00 AM - 3:00 PM - Central Time, M-F
  • Saint James Parish Department of Human Resources

    Services Provided: Elder Abuse Prevention
    Human Resources Building
    Convent, LA 70723
    Sue Won Narcissee
    (225) 562-2372
    suewon.narcisse@stjamesla.com
    Website
    7:30 AM - 4:30 PM Central Time, M-Th 7:30 AM-3:30 PM Friday.
  • Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP)

    Services Provided: Health Insurance Counseling
    1702 North 3rd St.
    Baton Rouge, LA 70802
    Alan Heumann
    Website
  • Adult/Elderly Protective Services

    Services Provided: Elder Abuse Prevention
    Office of Aging and Adult Services
    Baton Rouge, LA 70821
  • Louisiana State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program

    Services Provided: Long-term Care Ombudsman
    P.O. Box 61
    Baton Rouge, LA 70821

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Sources

Census.gov - Data from the 2010 United States Census. The Census counts every resident in the U.S. and is conducted once every 10 years.

Census.gov ACS - Data from the the 2009-2013 American Community Survey (ACS). The ACS is conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau every year. Because every resident is not surveyed each year, data from a 5 year period is used to improve accuracy.