Homemade Happiness Week

National Assisted Living Week  kicks off on Sunday, September 8, 2013 (Grandparent’s Day).  The week will feature special events based around the theme “Homemade Happiness.”  Come join us for any and all of the following events!!   Kids Say the Darnedest Things  featuring resident grand and great grandchildren, Sunday, September 8, 4:00pm  “Most Grandchildren” award given.   Hometown Heroes  featuring …

Let’s Talk About Control

I’m a control freak.  I admit it.  To me, there’s nothing worse than feeling helpless or unable to do anything to change a situation for the better.  I’ll work my fingers to the bone any day instead of having to stand by and watch something beyond my control, especially if it is headed in a direction with which I do …

Crossing the Bridge

In 1935, the famous (or infamous, to some) Huey P. Long Bridge opened, providing an additional option for crossing the Mississippi River between East and West Jefferson Parish.  St. Francis Villa Assisted Living resident Dena Russell was a newlywed.  “We walked across the bridge, ate lunch, and walked back!” she remembers.  The Huey P. Long Bridge is well-known as a …

GUILT: How To Tame the Monster

You know the feeling.  That dark, heavy, gloomy feeling called “guilt” that settles over your heart when things just aren’t what you want them to be.  If guilt were a badge that could be worn, it would be standard issue for adult children who care for aging parents. In order to do a good job as a caregiver, one must …

Memorial Day Picnic

On Memorial Day, Chef Dwayne, Karen (Activity Director) and the staff moved dining tables out onto the porch and gave St. Francis Villa residents a Memorial Day Picnic!  A perfect breeze and the shade of the porch made for an ideal setting.  We had hamburgers, hot dogs, potato salad, baked beans and watermelon! Karen decorated with red, white and blue in honor …

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.

Family Day

What a fun gathering of family and friends at our annual Family Day Picnic! On an absolutely gorgeous spring day, we can’t think of anything better than residents and their families enjoying one another.

5 Tips for Having a Successful Visit to an Assisted Living

So you’ve made a few phone calls and gathered some information.  You may have even toured on your own and now it’s time to bring your parent on a tour of an assisted living home.  Here are a few suggestions for making your visit a comfortable and non-threatening experience for your mom or dad: 1)  Avoid talking about your mom …