Francois Bend Senior Living
Offers Assisted Living, Independent Living, and Memory Care
Reviews of Francois Bend Senior Living
Assisted Living Reviews for Francois Bend Senior Living
January 21, 2021
I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident
September 23, 2020
I visited this facility
Marcia, Thank you so much for the wonderful review. It was a pleasure to meet you and show you around!
Independent Living Reviews for Francois Bend Senior Living
May 28, 2019
I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident
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.
Questions about Francois Bend Senior Living
Describe the overall population of assisted living residents at Francois Bend Senior Living. What is their average age? What are their favorite things to do?
The average age is 86, however, we have a variety of ages here from late 60's to late 90's. Our residents enjoy going on outings, bingo. spending time outside, eating, attending support groups and speaking engagements, spending time at the beauty salon, reading books, hosting parties and card games, golfing and exercising.
What programs or activities does Francois Bend Senior Living offer to enrich residents' well-being?
Nutrition, Balance Assessment, Resistant Training, Memory Care, Planned excursions, Game Room, Virtual Touring, Walking Clubs, Bingo, In-House Therapy, In-House Medication Management, 27/7 Nursing Care
What places are near Francois Bend Senior Living or within walking distance for assisted living residents to enjoy?
Parks, many restaurants, rehab hospitals, churches, law enforcement, shopping
What transportation services does Francois Bend Senior Living offer to assisted living residents?
Scheduled appointments, personal errands, outings, wheelchair accessible van
What makes the chef or dining program at Francois Bend Senior Living exceptional? What kind of menu can assisted living residents expect?
Flexible dining hours offering restaurant-style dining. The quality of the food, food is fresh ingredients and made from scratch! Specials each day. 4 Course Meals, Hydration program, Snacks
What safety features or security measures does Francois Bend Senior Living offer to assisted living residents?
24-hour security. Management staff on site 7 days a week. Remote monitoring. ER response buttons. Locked doors after hours. Locked Memory Care Community
How does Francois Bend Senior Living keep residents' families informed about their loved ones?
Family meetings, weekly calls, emails, staff is available 24/7 for any discussion about a resident
What is the care staff-to-resident ratio at Francois Bend Senior Living during daytime and nighttime hours?
Determined on the client's needs and census. Typically a 1 to 10 Ratio in Assisted Living and 1 to 5 ratio in Memory Care. If more support is needed staff will be added to the schedule.
If Francois Bend Senior Living accepts dogs or cats, what indoor/outdoor areas can they enjoy?
We are pet-friendly and have several outdoor areas for the fur babies. The only indoor area that pets cannot be in is the dining room.
What ongoing senior care training does the staff receive?
Required ongoing training per State regulations. Monthly continuing education and in-services are offered.
What places are nearby for independent living residents to enjoy?
Restaurants, City Hall, movie theater, shopping, grocery stores, doctor offices, hospital, emergency room
What are some recent off-site events that the community activity director at Francois Bend Senior Living has organized?
Out to eat, movies, bowling, plays, dancing, museums, live shows
What transportation services does Francois Bend Senior Living offer to independent living residents?
Transportation van is available for doctor appointments, errands and outings
What makes the chef or dining program at Francois Bend Senior Living exceptional? What kind of menu can independent living residents expect?
All residents have restaurant style dining. menu choices with flexible dining hours. Services at the table.
What common areas are available for independent living residents?
9,000 Sq Ft Social Pavilion, includes a gym, chapel, theater room and golf simulator, craft room, TV and lounge area
How many staffers are on duty in the daytime and overnight?
We have a 5 to 1 Ratio in Memory Care
What safety features or security measures does Francois Bend Senior Living provide to protect residents who wander?
Memory care community, doors remain locked at all times. Security cameras on every hallway and available in residents' rooms.
What programs or activities does Francois Bend Senior Living offer to keep residents engaged? How does the staff engage residents' long-term memories?
Programs and activities are created to encourage current strengths and abilities, promote cognitive function, provide meaning and joy, and stimulate reminiscence.
Who assesses residents' health and cognitive functioning? How often is that assessment repeated?
CNA's, LPN's, ADON and DON. Assessments are done every 90 however can be done sooner if there has been a change in health.
What techniques does Francois Bend Senior Living use to support memory care residents during mealtimes?
Special plates, feeding, special diet needs are monitored.
How does Francois Bend Senior Living keep residents' families informed about their loved ones' health?
Phone calls, emails, family meetings
Describe the neighborhood around Francois Bend Senior Living. Is it located in a residential neighborhood, a business district, a rural setting, or other type of locale?
Parks, many restaurants, rehab hospitals, churches, law enforcement, shopping. We are located in the heart of the city tucked away behind businesses.
Costs for Francois Bend Senior Living
Services and Amenities of Francois Bend Senior Living
- All Inclusive Rent
- Rent Plus Care Fees
- Entry Fee
- Fee Structure Extra: Mc Is All Inclusive
- Assisted Living Starting At: $3400/month
- Independent Living Starting At: $3400/month
- Memory Care Starting At: $6825/month
Room and housing options
- 1-bedroom apartments
- 2-bedroom apartments
- Companion Suites: We Do Offer Companion Suites
- Studio Apartments
- In Room Kitchenette
- In Room Kitchens
- Dining Room Shared Meals
- Beauty Barber Shop
- Resident Transportation
- Party Space
- Garden And Patio
- Laundry For Linens
- Laundry For Clothing
- Physical Therapy
- Nurse On Staff: Yes
- Offsite Activities
- Religious Services
- Guests At Mealtime
- Resident Capacity: 108
- Minimum Age: 55
- Pets: Yes
Range of services
- Physical Therapy
- State Licenses: 2203784064
About Francois Bend Senior Living
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
- 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
What Makes Us Special
Francois Bend is a beautiful, amenity-rich, senior living campus with 108 apartments located on 7.5 acres in the community of Gonzales. The campus enjoys easy accessibility to Baton Rouge, New Orleans Metro area and North Shore.Get Costs