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Facts about Opelousas
Opelousas is also known as: Opelousas.
Opelousas is also a common name of the flathead catfish.Opelousas is a city in and the parish seat of St. Landry Parish, Louisiana, United States. It lies at the junction of Interstate 49 and U.S. Route 190. The population was 22,860 at the 2000 census. Although the 2006 population estimate was 23,222, a 2004 annexation should put the city's population above 25,000. In the 2010 census, the population shrunk to 16,634. Opelousas is the principal city for the Opelousas-Eunice Micropolitan Statistical Area, which had an estimated population of 92,178 in 2008. Opelousas is also the 3rd largest city in the Lafayette-Acadiana Combined Statistical Area, which has a population of 537,947.At only 7.5 square miles, Opelousas is the most densely populated incorporated city in Louisiana. Founded in 1720, Opelousas is Louisiana's 3rd oldest city. The city served as a major trading post between New Orleans and Natchitoches in the 18th and 19th centuries. Traditionally an area of settlement by French Creoles and Acadians, Opelousas is the center of zydeco music. It celebrates its heritage at the Creole Heritage Folklife Center, one of the destinations on the new Louisiana African American Heritage Trail. It is also the location of the Evangeline Downs Racetrack and Casino.The city calls itself the spice capital of the world, with production and sale of seasonings such as Tony Chachere's products, Targil Seasonings, Savoie's cajun meats and products, and LouAna Cooking Oil. Opelousas was also home to one of the nation's two Yoohoo Factories until their closing.During the tenure of Sheriff Cat Doucet from 1936 to 1940 and 1952 to 1968 that part of Opelousas along Highway 190 was a haven of gambling and prostitution. Doucet told the historian Michael Kurtz that the return of Earl Kemp Long to the governorship in 1956 allowed him to bring back brothels and casinos and to guarantee the sheriff a take of the proceeds.
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Pet care is available, nurses are on staff, there is a doctor on call at all hours, high tech wander guards can prevent residents from leaving the community, residents who need help with medication management can be given reminders and be monitored to make sure they are taking their medications, residents can arrange for a room at this property that will allow them to live in this location whatever their healthcare needs are and become, and the community is licensed for 47 residents.
Expertly prepared meals are provided to residents, the minimum allowable age of residents is 55, an occupational therapist visits and helps residents, this property provides complimentary transportation, transportation is available for additional cost, Garden View at Lafayette is close to major busses, and full tubs are available.
Nutritious meals are provided to residents, speech therapy is offered via a speech therapist who comes to the community regularly, staff can help residents monitor their blood sugar, staff monitors medication and reminds residents when it’s time to take them, wheelchair accessible showers are available at this location, aging in place allows residents to remain in one location as their care needs change, and French is spoken at this location.
Delicious and wholesome meals are provided to all residents even those with dietary restrictions, they serve vegetarian meals at Bailey Place, physical therapy can be done without leaving the community by a visiting physical therapist, an occupational therapist visits and helps residents, caregivers at Bailey Place can address potential disorientation presented by residents, residents who drive will find parking available to them, and hospice is an option available at this location.
Tasty and expertly prepared meals are provided to all residents even those with dietary restrictions, caregivers at Garden View at New Iberia are trained to spot potential disorientation presented by residents, residents who drive will find parking available to them, transportation at cost can be arranged, hospice is an option available at this location, respite care is offered, and the community is licensed for 56 residents.
Kosher food options are available for all meals, 55 is the minimum age allowed for residents, this property administers patient medications, resident parking is available to residents who drive, complimentary transportation is available to residents, respite care is offered, and the staff speaks Spanish at this location.
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