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Assisted Living in Opelousas, LA

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    The official website for the city of Opelousas is http://www.cityofopelousas.com.

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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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An on-call physician is available to help, speech therapy is available on-site by a visiting speech therapist, caregivers at Digby Place can address potential disorientation presented by residents, this community provides complimentary transportation, hospice is an option available at this location, American Sign Language is spoken at this location, and this community was built in 1999.
Residents have vegetarian meals as a dietary option, the minimum allowable age of residents is 55, physical therapy can be done on-site by a visiting physical therapist, speech therapy is offered via a speech therapist who comes to the community regularly, resident parking is available to residents who drive, wheelchair accessible showers are available at this location, and the community is licensed for 116 residents.
Tasty and nourishing meals are provided to all residents even those with dietary restrictions, 55 is the minimum age allowed for residents, licensed nurses are on staff to help you, physical therapy can be done without leaving the community by a visiting physical therapist, regular occupational therapy by a visiting therapist helps you stay active and engaged, the community is secured for the safety of memory care residents that might be prone to wander, and French is spoken at this location.
This pet-friendly community can help care for your pet, delicious and wholesome meals are provided to all residents even those with dietary restrictions, physical therapy can be done without leaving the community by a visiting physical therapist, speech therapy is available on-site by a visiting speech therapist, residents who need help with medication management can be given reminders and be monitored to make sure they are taking their medications, full-service medication administration is available, and wheelchair accessible showers are available at this location.
Kosher food is provided, a podiatrist visits the community to address any issues related to your feet, an occupational therapist visits and helps residents, this community is its own stand alone building, caregivers at Garden View at New Iberia can address potential disorientation presented by residents, transportation at cost can be arranged, and respite care is offered.
Appetizing and nutritious meals are provided to all residents even those with dietary restrictions, residents have Kosher food as a dietary option, a podiatrist visits the community to address any issues related to your feet, residents can self manage their diabetic care, residents who need help with medication management can be given reminders and be monitored to make sure they are taking their medications, wheelchair accessible showers are available at this location, and respite care is offered.
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