Service Levels

Francois Bend offers an amenity-rich, maintenance-free, safe and secure environment for all residents.

Francois Bend offers 4 Levels of Assistance to adults who want to maintain their independence but need extra support. Francois Bend is also staffed to meet the needs of residents with more serious health challenges. Each of these levels of assistance includes the amenities and services listed below.

In order to determine the appropriate level of service, each resident’s health status is assessed prior to move-in and periodically reviewed throughout their residency. An additional fee relative to the level of care is then added to the monthly rent. For more information on monthly fees please contact us at (225) 647-BEND to schedule an appointment.

-Daily reminders with bathing, hygiene, dressing, grooming, medications, meals and activities.

In-house Additional Services:

  • Medication administration is available for all levels of care, required for advanced care. Medication administration is under the supervision of an R.N. and includes ordering and administration of all prescribed drugs.
  • Nurse Call is available for independent residents, who may need to call for assistance on the following:
    • Blood pressure checks
    • Accu-checks
    • Wellness checks

Ways to Afford the Care You Need

The Francois Bend staff and their referral network are available to give you information about a variety of ways to afford the care that you need. One method that you may not be aware of is VA benefits. You can also tap into resources such as life insurance and home equity.

Who Is Eligible for VA Benefits?

A common misconception is that only those veterans who were disabled while serving on active duty are entitled to veterans’ benefits. This type of benefit (known as “compensation”) is available only to those whose disability is connected to the veteran’s service, but it is not the only type of benefit offered. Another type of benefit called the veterans “pension” may be available to help meet the costs of long-term care for wartime veterans or their surviving spouses, even if their current medical needs are not associated with their service. This pension has several eligibility requirements.

Requirements for VA Benefits:

The claimant must be a veteran, or a surviving spouse of a veteran, who served on active duty for a period of at least 90 consecutive days during a period of war. Service in combat is not required, but the veteran must have served during wartime and must have been honorably discharged.

The claimant must be over 65 or be permanently and totally disabled.

The claimant must satisfy both an income and assets test. A veteran or the surviving spouse of a veteran who meets the eligibility requirements for pension may also be entitled to an extra monthly amount if they are “housebound” or in need of the regular aid and attendance of someone else to assist with their activities of daily living.

How do I become a resident?