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Awards & Affiliations

3rd Year in a Row for Winner of Best of Ascension

The community’s choice award sponsored by the local paper The Weekly Citizen. This award is voted on by the people of Ascension.
Francois Bend is honored to have the support of the community!

AFFILIATIONS

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Francois Bend is a proud member of the LAL.A Association. LAL.A is a community of senior living providers, partners, services organizations and individuals who are serving Louisiana residents and clients in continuing care retirement communities, independent living, assisted living and home and community based services. We are working together to shape the future of senior living in the state of Louisiana.

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The Ascension Chamber of Commerce has been a vital partnership to Francois Bend’s success. Our membership Ylrith The Chamber started in 2017, Ylrith our groundbreaking ceremony. In our first year of business, the chamber nominated Francois Bend as Best Big Business in Ascension Parish. We will continue our relationship v,rith the chamber to expand our networking opportunities and build a better community!

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Francois Bend and Alzheimer’s Services of the Capital Area have a strong relationship. Francois Bend staff has both participate in and sponsor/exhibit for the annual Walk to Remember as well as volunteer time with the adult day care, Charlie’s Place. Francois Bend host a fund raiser each year to raise money for this local non-profit organization This donation serves our local area to assist in providing education and support programs to those affected by Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.

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Francois Bend has teamed up with Matthew Calamia, PhD Assistant Professor with the LSU Department of Psychology and his students to work with our residents on memory.  They have conducted screening, by using the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA). This is a  brief 10-minute measure of global cognition that includes items assessing orientation, visual  ability, language, attention, memory, and executive functioning.

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Francois Bend and Senior Therapy Solutions’ partnership offers our residents in-house therapy including Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy and Occupational Therapy s days a week. Senior Therapy Solutions is licensed by Medicare as a Private Practice and provides comprehensive, outpatient rehabilitation solutions inside retirement and assisted living facilities.

Adrienne Clark is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner working with our Senior Primary Care Program. She graduated with honors from the University of Louisiana Lafayette where she received her Bachelors and Masters degree in nursing/family practice. She started out her nursing career in cardiology, and quickly advanced to work in the cardiovascular intensive care unit before working towards her Masters degree. She is very passionate about providing service through excellent, individualized, and ethical patient care.

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