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Francois Bend Senior Living

326 E Industry Street, Gonzales, LA 70737

(800) 558-0653

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4.62

(8 reviews)

Offers Assisted Living, Memory Care, and Independent Living

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Reviews of Francois Bend Senior Living in Gonzales, Louisiana

4.62

(8 reviews)

  • Facility

    4.8

  • Staff

    4.6

  • Food

    3.0

  • Activities

    5.0

  • Value

    3.5

Dymple

5

September 16, 2022

I visited this facility

We toured Francois Bend Senior Living. I liked the fact that you had your privacy, but you also could go out and sit in different areas and talk with people. I liked it, but it was really out of my price range. I'd have to sell my house to be able to afford it. It was very nice and clean. The staff during the tour was great and very thorough. She showed me everything, so I was pleased. They had a list of things that they offer. It was nice because it seemed like they kept the residents busy if they wanted to get involved in stuff, but if they wanted their privacy, they also had that. I liked the place. They had a salon and a place that had books and it was a quiet place where you could read. They had a room where they did games and stuff like bingo. They had a very nice cafeteria. They had a dog walk, which was important to me because I have a dog. The dining setup was very professional. They had tablecloths on the tables. It was very nice.

Provider Response

Dymple, Thank you for the review! It was a pleasure to tour you around and we are happy to hear that you enjoyed learning about the community.

David

5

September 15, 2022

I visited this facility

I visited Francois Bend Senior Living for my brother, the place was very, very nice. The young lady that took me around and processed everything was very knowledgeable about the company, the situation, and the facilities. I spent probably 45 minutes talking with her. The room looked very nice and roomy. When we were there, it looked like they were playing cards with a group of people, and they were communicating with each other. It was very nice to see that kind of stuff going on with the elderly people. We looked at the dining area, but it wasn't set up because it was 10:00 in the morning, but it looked clean and comfortable. It looks like it could accommodate anything that may be needed to be done, and tables and chairs could be moved around quickly depending on how many people are there in-house.

Provider Response

Thank you for the compliments! It was a pleasure to show you around the community. Our Purpose and Our Passion is to offer seniors the comfort of home, comprehensive loving care and dedication to enriching their lives.

Marilyn

5

June 19, 2021

I visited this facility

I visited Francois Bend Senior Living. It is nice, it's almost new, and it has everything. The place is clean and pleasant. The room was nice, it was clean, it was open, and it was airy. The room is not fully furnished, so I have to furnish it. They have a wide variety of activities. They have crafts, and they have games. They have a TV room, a movie-theater room, and an exercise room. The staff were pleasant, friendly, and helpful. The place is clean, serene, fresh, airy, and calming.

Michael

2

April 20, 2021

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

My mom is currently at Francois Bend Senior Living. When we brought my mother in there she needed more than just assisted living, and there's packages that they offer to pretty much give you nursing home services, which is a bit expensive. We learned that Francois Bend is assisted living, and is probably good for that, but when a relative or parent needs more than assisted living, it is very difficult for them to provide the services that they advertise and you pay for. So basically, if your parents need a nursing home, they need to be in a nursing home, not in Francois Bend assisted living. For assisted living, they're probably alright for that. If you need minimum assistance from the facility, you're probably good, but beyond that, it is very difficult for them to provide the service that they advertise. They have a big turnover with their staff, so it is kind of crazy. You see a new face every two to three weeks. It is hard for them to keep a staff. Their food program had dropped down tremendously from the last year. The quality of the food is not what it used to be. The only reason my mom is still in there because we can go in there. She is in the hospice care, anyway, and we ended up hiring people to take care of her, and the stuff that Francois Bend is supposed to be doing for her, they are not doing. So, we cancelled all those services and just got the bare minimum package, and we hired our own people to take care of her 24-hours a day. The physical appearance is good, it is top notch. It is a fairly new place, and they are keeping it up. As far as cleaning the rooms, they are lacking in that, too, like going in the rooms like they are supposed to. The cleaning part of the rooms on the individual residents is not that great. We do a lot of our own cleaning in the room when we go visit, or we stay with her. Right now, there is not too many things I like about it. We chose not to change her to another facility because we are able to be in there with her, as opposed to others where you can only visit through the window. In the condition that she is in, we didn't want her to to be locked in and not have us around.

Chan1221

5

March 2, 2021

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Francois Bend is a wonderful assisted living residence. My grandfather has been living their for almost one year and couldn’t be happier. The staff is very professional, yet friendly and caring and made him feel welcome from the very first day. The facility is about 2-3 years young and is sparkling clean. The apartments are spacious with tall ceilings, wood floors, plenty of storage space and a large kitchen with plenty of cabinets. The bedroom can fit a queen size bed, nightstand and an Armoir, while still leaving plenty room to move about. Three meals daily are provided in the dining room with restaurant style ordering through wait staff. They also have a great chef who oversees meal selection. My grandfather’s top reason for satisfaction at FB is the gym. He uses a wheelchair about 90% of the time, however, once he moved to FB, he began working out with the physical therapists in the gym and regained his strength and began using his Walker again. He looks forward to going to the gym because it makes him feel so much better and gives him confidence to walk more and sit less. The caretakers are wonderful and the majority of these ladies have been at the facility since we moved in. They are caring and attentive and it is obvious they enjoy their jobs. I cannot say enough good things about the caretakers as they are second to none! Bingo/ Pokeno are played daily, including weekends. Their are crafts and other activities daily and many special events throughout the month. Their are also nurses onsite 24 hrs day which provides a sense of security and piece of mind. Francois Bend is located in the middle of Gonzales and is worth the drive from South Baton Rouge... only about 12 minutes from Highland Road exit. If you are looking for a new home for a loved one, Francois Bend should be your very first choice. My grandfather had lived in another facility in Baton Rouge prior to FB, and there’s no comparison. I also visited several other facilities in Baton Rouge and none were as nice as Francois Bend. You can see more of FB by visiting their Facebook Page and even set up a tour. I promise, you will be glad that you did!

AZ

5

January 21, 2021

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

I went to visit someone at Francois Bend Senior Living. Everything I saw there was excellent. I like that it's so new and modern. My friend has an efficiency, and he said the food is very good. I was only there one day, so I can't say a whole lot about that, but everybody looked happy to me. He seemed pleased. I don't know anything about the staff. I didn't even talk to any of them, but the facility was very good. I was only there for about two hours, and I was in my friend's room the whole time.

Marcia

5

September 23, 2020

I visited this facility

I visited Francois Bend. That's the one I liked the most. That place is our first option for my dad. It's a very nice facility. I like it because it's very clean. The staff members that I met seem to be very nice. They have beautiful rooms. They have places for them to do activities.

Provider Response

Marcia, Thank you so much for the wonderful review. It was a pleasure to meet you and show you around!

Chris

5

May 28, 2019

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Francois Bend Senior Living is new, so it's very nice. My cousin who's staying there said the food is good. They have a place where they can dine in together and listen to music on certain days. The staff seems very good. They have a hairdresser and a chapel. It's a very fine place. It's reasonable for what you get. The activities are pretty good. The rooms seem very clean.

Provider Response

Chris, Thank you so much for the kind words! We strive to be a comfortable place for seniors to enjoy their best life. It is a pleasure to serve and we will continue to support our residents and the community.

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Costs for Francois Bend Senior Living in Gonzales, Louisiana

Assisted Living

This level of care provides support for those who need help with personal care needs such as cleaning, bathing, and dressing. Residents selecting this level of care are treated to many amenities in a home-like atmosphere, while getting support in their daily lives.

$5,700

Starting Price

Memory Care

Memory Care is specifically designed to meet the needs of those with Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia. Specially trained staff members assist with activities of daily living (such as bathing and dressing) and provide therapies to slow further loss of cognitive abilities.

$6,500

Starting Price

Independent Living

Independent Living is for those who desire the feel of a private residence with the amenities and activities available in a planned community, such as fitness classes, game nights, and group excursions. Services such as cleaning and groundskeeping are often available.

$4,700

Starting Price

Services and Amenities of Francois Bend Senior Living in Gonzales, Louisiana

Costs

  • All Inclusive Rent
  • Rent Plus Care Fees
  • Entry Fee
  • Fee Structure Extra: MC is all inclusive

Room and housing options

  • 1-bedroom apartments
  • 2-bedroom apartments
  • Companion Suites: We do offer companion suites
  • Studio Apartments

Dining options

  • In Room Kitchenette
  • In Room Kitchens
  • Dining Room Shared Meals
  • Room Service For Meals

About Francois Bend Senior Living in Gonzales, Louisiana

This brand new Community, opening the Summer of 2018, Francois Bend offers independent living, as well as 3 levels of assisted living plus dedicated memory care. All apartments are licensed for assisted living so residents can remain in the same apartment even when more assistance is necessary. At Francois Bend we believe a broad range of amenities and services is important and we also recognize and respect everyone’s right to privacy. We remain open to the personal preferences of each resident and work to provide a plan that best suits that person’s needs. This brand new campus is centrally located to acute care and rehabilitation hospitals, physician offices, churches, law enforcement agencies, city government offices and shopping.

Amenities and Services - (Included in the Monthly Rate):

  • 24-Hour Trained Staff On-Site to Assist Residents
  • 24-Hour Security Surveillance
  • Maintenance and Repair of Apartments and Grounds
  • Emergency Response Devices
  • 3 Nutritious Meals and Snacks Served Daily
  • Weekly Housekeeping and Linen Service
  • Washers and Dryers Available for Personal Use
  • Utilities
  • Wi-Fi, Cable Television, Local Telephone
  • Transportation to Scheduled Appointments and Events
  • Daily Activities and Exercise Programs
  • Quarterly Health Status Reviews
  • Spacious Grounds for Recreation

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