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The Verandah Retirement Living in Lake Charles, LA

For complete continuing care for yourself or a loved one, choose The Verandah at Graywood!

Come visit our brand-new, state-of-the-art Assisted Living and Memory Care community in the beautiful neighborhood of Graywood and just minutes from shopping, restaurants, medical care, and more. Whether you’re looking for an active senior community or searching for around-the-clock assistance, The Verandah has it all.

It is a warm, welcoming senior community for those in need of assisted living, transitional assisted living, or memory care. The Verandah combines Person-Centered Care with an extensive Memory Care Life Enrichment Program that encompasses the six Sunshine Pillars of Wellness through physical, social, emotional, cognitive, sensory, and spiritual nurturing to enable your loved one to live life to the fullest in a safe and secure environment. Our team seeks to foster independence  in a private setting to provide the personalized care you need. From personal care and transportation, to medication and continence management, our residents in Assisted Living or Memory Care will receive a care package that is fully customizable and may increase or decrease as their needs change.

We also offer Independent Living with all-inclusive amenities for those who do not yet find they have a need for increased levels of care. More information on our Independent Living apartment homes can be found here.

Choose Your Own Rent! Person-Centered Memory Care and Assisted Living Ranging From $2,950

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I was very impressed with The Verandah. The rooms were nice...They had quite a few amenities...They had outings, card games, and craft rooms...The staff was very helpful.

— Caring.com review

Great customer service and love to use the pool when the weather is nice.

— Al P.

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The Verandah offers residents world-class services and amenities, including:

Our full-service amenities include free WIFI throughout the community, front desk concierge service, weekly housekeeping, and on-call apartment maintenance. Your monthly rent includes all utilities (except cable).

It’s easy to become spoiled with our 24/7 Dining Experience. We go beyond all-day dining to so you can enjoy gourmet food prepared from the freshest ingredients by our Executive Chef and team of professionals any time of day or night. Since our quality of food and service must be experienced, we invite you to join us for lunch or dinner. Our chef is trained and happy to accommodate residents with dietary needs due to various health restrictions, such as gluten-free and sugar-free diets, and much more.

Our daily menu also incorporates foods from the Rush University Medical Center MIND diet that fosters brain health. Our goal is that the MIND diet, in conjunction with our many Memory Care programs, will help hold off memory issues for as long as possible. Entrees are served on colored plates to stimulate appetite, and a server greets each resident individually with multiple daily menu choices. Learn more about our Memory Care dining program and the MIND diet.

Our Memory Care Life Enrichment Program are designed to honor the memories and experiences of our residents by providing physical engagement, spiritual support, sensory stimulation, social connections, intellectual discovery, and emotional expression. The program includes:

  • Music Therapy: era-specific music to bring back fond memories and decrease anxiety
  • Aroma Therapy: Smells reminiscent from childhood such as home-baked cookies and fresh baked bread
  • Validation Techniques: Words are powerful and our residents are encouraged to give and receive positive feedback
  • Socialization: Residents and staff all enjoy time together each day in both large and small groups in safe settings to combat feelings of loneliness and isolation
  • Health & Wellness: Providing activities that promote residents’ physicality help to curb agitation, wandering and sleeplessness, while intellectual activities encourage learning and participating in both new and familiar hobbies
  • Spiritual Support: Music, discussion, prayer, affirmations, nature and other diverse means of spiritual support provides comfort and familiar purpose
  • Life Skills Stations: Miniature kitchens, faux engines, and mailboxes are among the many real-life scenarios and work the residents did in their youth
  • And much more!

Our Person-Centered Care approach focuses on our residents’ needs, while our Active Living Programs allow them to live life to their fullest capability. Our residents feel at home in The Verandah (Assisted Living & Memory Care) because our approach is based on the residents’ lifetime routine, not ours. Additionally, we provide options for health monitoring, medication management, assistance with dressing, bathing, grooming, and oral care.

Each apartment comes with safety pull-cords and residents wear location-based pendants, to provide that extra sense of security for families. Central air is in all apartments, with convenient individual temperature controls.

The transition to senior living can be difficult when faced with the normal physical and financial obstacles caused by aging and downsizing one’s home. To alleviate the stress involved with such a life-altering change, The Verandah offers a program that lessens the strain associated with moving. Caring and dedicated staff are available to assist in matters such as real estate, financial services, moving professionals, veteran assistance, and more.

The Verandah boasts an amazing fitness center, plus our own hair salon, movie theater, art studio, tavern, library, computer center, and chapel.

Spend some quality time outdoors! Take a walk around our beautifully appointed grounds, relax with family and friends in our gorgeous courtyards for a BBQ, or enjoy fishing in one of our fishing ponds!

Allow us to drive you to doctor’s appointments, to shopping destinations, or to scheduled activities in the local community. Now, thanks to our innovative partnership with Lyft, we are able to offer on-call transportation and scheduled pickups for our residents at any time of day.

We have a certified Life Enrichment Director leading engaging daily activities, weekly on-site social events, and fun cultural excursions as part of a researched-backed health and wellness program.

Social Connections: Activities offered in both large and small group settings that encourage opportunities for socialization, relationship building and community amongst residents and team members.

Spiritual Support: Recognizing and embracing the needs of each residents’ spirituality through music, discussion, prayer, affirmations, nature and other diverse means of support.

Emotional Expression: Creating opportunities to engage in past passions like art therapy, cooking projects, volunteerism, vocational skills, reminiscing, doll therapy, music therapy and pet therapy visits.

Intellectual Discovery: Promoting brain cognition with educational activities that reflect the interests of our residents’ past professions, lifestyles and hobbies.

We have a referral bonus reserved just for you for every friend you refer to Sunshine. The more friends that move in, the more bonus’s you get!
Learn more here!

We offer safe living with a caring and dedicated staff available to you 24/7, for complete peace of mind.

Why get caught up in long-term contracts and big buy-ins? Trouble-free senior living means an easy month-to-month lease with Sunshine.

Whether you’re going away on business, planning a vacation, or simply need a break from caregiving, respite care at The Verandah is the perfect solution for providing your loved one with the Person-Centered Care that they need. Our safe, nurturing environment and professional staff will support the wellness needs of your loved one. Take advantage of the full amenities of our community; your loved one can rest while socializing with team members and other residents and you’ll have peace of mind knowing each suite features its own emergency response system. Contact us today to learn about the various levels of care available to our respite and short-term stay residents.

License # 2203781985

We offer free community WiFi in most resident rooms and public areas. Stay connected with friends and family, keep up with world news, or learn a new skill with just the click of button with our high-speed internet access.

Floor Plans

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Resident Activities at The Verandah Assisted Living and Memory Care

Weekly Physical Activities


– 9:30am | Exercise (Multi-Purpose Room)

Every Monday

– 11:00am | Zumba (Multi-Purpose Room)

Every Tuesday to Saturday

– 11:00am | Walking Club (Assisted Living)
– 2:00pm | Cardio Walking (Verandah)

Every Sunday

– 4:00pm | Wii Bowling (Multi-Purpose Room)

Weekly Intellectual Activities

Every Monday

– 10:30am |  Wheel of Fortune
– 1:00pm | Spanish Class

Every Tuesday

– 10:30am | Brain Teasers
– 2:00pm| Hearts Card Game

Every Wednesday

– 6:30pm| Kings in Corner

Every Wednesday and Saturday

– 10:30am | Pokeno

Every Saturday, Sunday, Friday

–  1:30pm | Mexican Train

Call today & learn more about our various daily activities: (337) 313-0162

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The Verandah – Independent Living and Alzheimers Care in Lake Charles

3 Reasons Why Seniors Choose The Verandah at Graywood for Assisted Living

For people who are in need of assisted living or memory care, finding the right Lake Charles assisted living community is not the easiest task – nor is it easy to have the conversation with a loved one in need of this type of care. The good news, however, is that right in Lake Charles, LA exists one of the best assisted living and memory care communities in the country – The Verandah at Graywood. When it comes to helping seniors transition to new living with dignity, there is no place that takes care of folks with dementia, Alzheimer’s, and other conditions with as much tender loving care as The Verandah at Graywood.

Memory care Lake Charles is a very important distinction from assisted living. Patients with Alzheimer’s dementia, or other disorders where the short-term and long-term memory are degraded require different types of care and services. Understanding the types of memory is key to understanding the service – short-term memory are the little day-to-day things that go on such as remembering to turn off the stove after you turn it on or locking the door after you leave the home. For people with Alzheimer’s or dementia, these are the types of memory lapses that can have dire consequences, which is why memory care is so important. For long-term memories – the memories of when you first met your spouse or the birth of children – these memories are more personal, and holding onto them for as long as possible is aided when living in a community that places an emphasis on this type of cognitive care.

However, it’s not just Alzheimer’s and dementia patients benefitting from assisted living Lake Charles, LA. It’s people who need help with other types of personal care as well. For many people, the activities of daily living are difficult to take care of, and this is the time where Lake Charles personal care services should be utilized. Understandably, there are a lot of questions about Lake Charles LA assisted living. But the good news is regardless of a resident’s condition there are an array of services available to make sure each resident is living their best life.

There are many reasons to choose The Verandah at Graywood as the perfect senior assisted living community Lake Charles, LA for you. For seniors and retirees who are needing the services of a top assisted living and memory care facility, The Verandah at Graywood checks all the boxes. Here are the top reasons people choose this Lake Charles assisted living facility:

Top Notch Personal Care:

When it comes to taking care of retirees who need assisted living services, the staff at The Verandah at Graywood is a group of empathetic, dedicated professionals understanding the challenges folks face. Their goal is making sure that you or your loved ones have consistency and the tools you need to make the most of your time. Whether it is memory services or other types of personal care, the team is ready to help you with whatever is needed to handle the tasks of daily living with a minimal amount of interruption.

Mental and Physical Stimulation:

For residents suffering from the effects of Alzheimer’s or dementia, there are many ways that physical and mental stimulation keep the worst parts of these disorders at bay for longer periods of time. It is with pride that The Verandah at Graywood offers many types of activities designed to keep the cognitive and physiological functions of retirees as close to peak as possible. It has been proven that having cognitive stimulation is one of the easiest ways to ward off the most profound effects of Alzheimer’s and dementia. This doesn’t mean those symptoms won’t arrive, but just delays them as long as possible. The team at The Verandah at Graywood understands memory science and ensures all residents have access to top quality care.

Unmatched Amenities:

Who says assisted living should be some sort of drudgery? At The Verandah at Graywood, assisted living is one part of a full life. There is amazing food available to residents 24/7, a concierge service along with fantastic transportation options. Furthermore, moving to The Verandah at Graywood is easy thanks to the Easy-Move service. This ensures that you or your loved ones don’t have added stress that moves invariably add.

Choosing assisted living should be something where you get the best of everything. At The Verandah at Graywood, it is exactly that – between personal care services and amenities, this facility is perfect for people requiring assisted living and memory care.

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Lake Charles,
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