Welcome to St. Francis Villa

St. Francis Villa is truly a community. We enjoy our beautiful surroundings with residents, caregivers, and visiting family members. We hope this information is a blessing to you whether you’re making a new decision or staying connected with us online.

Helicopter Kids: Caring For Your Aging Parent Without Driving Everyone Crazy

We’ve all known helicopter parents.  The ones whose children never do wrong.  They hover around like helicopters, always ready to save the day should anything go awry.  They press for special exceptions and save their kids from life’s little failures, such as a forgotten homework assignment, a lost baseball game or a test that was a little too challenging and …

Elderly Junk Food Junkies: What to do When Your Mom Won’t Eat Well

“So, you got any?”  Leaning in conspiratorially, the lady approaches our maintenance director to ask for the coveted item:  Famous Amos Cookies. “I only have about 7 bags.  That’s all the vending machine will hold.” He replies with the shame of a supplier who has run short. “Is that all??” She asks incredulously.  “Well, all I have is a $20.  …

Recognition of Love & Dedication

St. Francis Villa Assisted Living has another award winning staff member!!!  For the third time in the past several years, one of St. Francis’ staff has been honored by the Louisiana Assisted Living Association as an outstanding member of the industry.    We are proud to announce that this year’s statewide Outstanding Department Director award went to our own Barbara …

Champagne and Pearls… and School Supplies!

Champagne… the iconic beverage of celebration, and pearls… the beautiful and classy adornment treasured and worn by women everywhere… so what do these things have to do with school supplies?? For St. Francis Villa’s Champagne and Pearls Society, champagne and pearls are symbolic of our city and its ladies.  We KNOW how to celebrate, and we know, just like the …

Finding a Place

I bought a house the other day.  It was so easy!  I found this service online that promised to find the best house for me.   They seemed to know all about the houses around my town, so I just went with the house they recommended. Just kidding!  I would never turn over that kind of decision to an internet service… …