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The Verandah at Graywood

Based on 21 reviews | Ranked #1 of 0 communities in Lake Charles

5851 Gray Market Drive, Lake Charles, LA, 70605

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4.8

Excellent

The Verandah at Graywood is a retirement community located in Lake Charles that offers independent senior living, assisted living, and memory care programs.

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Ratings Breakdown Based on Online Reviews

  • Excellent

    88%
  • Very Good

    8%
  • Average

    3%
  • Under Average

    0%
  • Poor

    1%

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    The Verandah at Graywood Price

    Estimated Monthly Cost of $2,595

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    Detailed Information

    The Verandah at Graywood Lake Charles LA

    Located in warm Lake Charles, Louisiana, the Verandah at Graywood offers premier independent living and assisted living programs for people who want to stay active and live comfortably while they receive long-term care. The community offers dozens of social activities, fitness programs, and recreational amenities designed to help residents live their lives to the fullest, eliminating daily stressors and promoting carefree living
     
    With independent living and assisted living programs, the Verandah at Graywood is suitable for people with a wide spectrum of needs. Their dedicated staff provides around-the-clock care, assisting residents with emergencies, chores, and daily activities. Staff is available twenty-four hours a day, and residents can request help in seconds thanks to each apartment’s emergency response system. 
     
    The community’s full-service amenities are extensive, making life worry-free for residents. On-call maintenance professionals are available to assist with apartment repairs any time, taking the stress out of upkeeping a home. Staff members provide weekly housekeeping, giving residents more time to do activities they enjoy instead of sweeping or washing windows. If residents need help finding something nearby, they can ask the on-site concierge desk for advice to point them in the right direction. Residents will find free WiFi throughout the community, making it easy for them to check their email or browse social media on their mobile device. 
     
    Among the Verandah at Graywood’s most popular amenities is their on-site swimming pool and spa, where residents can beat their best time swimming laps or relax and enjoy the beautiful Lousiana weather. If swimming isn’t a person’s preferred activity, the pool’s surrounding area is perfect for soaking up some of the sun’s rays while enjoying a book or company with friends. 
     
    To help residents foster friendships and explore their hobbies, the Verandah at Graywood offers an engaging daily activities calendar. The daily activities calendar features new events every day of the week, including opportunities like: 
     
    • Wheel of Fortune
    • Spanish Lessons
    • Book clubs
    • Poker (and other card games)
    • Mexican Train
    • Wii Bowling
    • Walking Club
    • Workout classes
    • Zumba
     
    The community’s common areas are excellent places for residents to enjoy activities independently. Residents can enjoy creative activities in the art studio, work out in the fitness room, get their hair trimmed in the hair salon, or have quiet reading time in the library - all without going far from home. Residents are welcome to practice their religion in the chapel, or they may arrange transportation to their preferred local place of worship thanks to the community’s partnership with ride-sharing service Lyft. The community also offers a computer room and an on-site tavern, giving residents even more opportunities for fun right outside their door. 
     
    When residents want to go somewhere outside of the Verandah, they can arrange transportation on-demand through the community’s partnership with Lyft. Residents can schedule rides ahead of time too, giving them peace of mind that they will make their doctor’s appointments and other planned activities on time. With the Verandah’s convenient transportation services, it’s never been easier for residents to go where they want, when they want. 
     
    Residents are invited to enjoy quality time outside, exploring the Verandah’s tastefully-landscaped gardens and secure walking paths. Breathtaking courtyards are complete with seating and grills, making them an exceptional place for residents to host a BBQ with their family and friends. Residents who enjoy outdoor activities will love the community’s fishing pond, where they can bust out their favorite fishing pole and reel in a big one!
     
    To learn more about the Verandah at Graywood, use the links above to make an inquiry or schedule a tour. Touring the community gives prospective residents a closer look at everything the Verandah has to offer, from their gorgeous outdoor pool to their comfortable apartments. Tour guests are welcome to ask the staff questions about the community, giving them a clearer understanding of what it means to be a Verandah resident. 
     
    For more information about the Verandah at Graywood, read the frequently asked questions (FAQ) below. 
     

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

    Q: Is the Verandah at Graywood pet-friendly?

    Yes! Most cats and dogs are welcome at the Verandah at Graywood. To learn more about their pet policy, use the link above to make an inquiry. 

    Q: Is the Verandah at Graywood smoke-free?

    Yes! The Verandah at Graywood is strictly smoke-free to encourage healthy habits among their residents. Smoking is not allowed in the community areas, the apartments, or the courtyard. 

    Q: Does the Verandah at Graywood offer month-to-month leases?

    Yes! The Verandah at Graywood does not require residents to sign a contract to move in. Instead, residents pay month-to-month and are welcome to leave anytime they please. Month-to-month leases take some of the financial stress out of retirement living, giving the Verandah at Graywood peace of mind they can adjust their living situation according to their budget. To learn more about leases at the Verandah, use the link above to make an inquiry. 

    Q: Does the Verandah at Graywood offer meals on-campus? If so, what are meals like for residents?

    The Verandah at Graywood offers an innovative 24/7 Dining Experience to give residents maximum control over their eating habits. Instead of attending scheduled breakfasts, lunches, and dinners, Verandah residents may enjoy gourmet, chef-prepared meals any time of the day or night, according to their preference. The kitchen offers several nutritious meal options daily, featuring recipes residents love. If an individual has special dietary needs, the kitchen staff are happy to prepare meals with substitute ingredients (like gluten-free meals or vegetarian meals) to accommodate the person’s diet. 
     
     
     


    From The Owner

    Start an exciting new chapter in your life at The Verandah. As Lake Charles’ premier senior retirement community, we offer both affordable Senior Living Starting at $2,595 (Independent Living) and $2,795 (Assisted Living). Our lovely location is in the beautiful neighborhood of Graywood, just minutes from shopping, restaurants, hospitals, and more. Whether you’re looking for an active senior community or searching for around-the-clock assistance for a loved one, The Verandah has it all.We also offer a seamless transition from Independent Living to Assisted Living and Memory Care for those residents requiring additional levels of care. More information on our brand new continuing care suites can be found here.Choose Your Own Rent! Luxury Senior Apartments Starting at $2,795 Keep Reading

    Contact Information

    Community Website

    (337) 245-1894

    5851 Gray Market Drive, Lake Charles, LA, 70605

    Rankings & Reviews

    FamilyAssets Reviews for The Verandah at Graywood

    We have 21 review(s) for this provider.

    Linda Chapman at 10 Jan 2019:
    Once we made it here we have never looked back

    Jim #336 at 10 Jan 2019:
    The Verandah philosophy is living up to the desire of its founder May Hasso. She had a wonderful story

    Jim #336 at 10 Jan 2019:
    Individual concern for those who put there care in the hands of a loving staff.

    Walter Eskridge at 10 Jan 2019:
    They take very good care of people like me.

    Eileen Hacker at 10 Jan 2019:
    Having a fully equipped apartment is wonderful. I love my view, I love the neighbors, and I truly enjoy the knowledge that I can be as involved as I want to be...or not! There are many activities, but if I want to start a group I am encouraged to do so. The staff is supportive and listens to suggestions. They are proactive when there is something that needs to be addressed. It is an excellent communal environment.

    Julia McNiel at 10 Jan 2019:
    It's the greatest place I've ever lived and gives me the feeling of being at a resort.

    James C. Hanchey at 10 Jan 2019:
    Stress free living. One check covers everything.

    Pete and Norma Steinman at 10 Jan 2019:
    We feel well taken care of

    Helen Derbonne at 10 Jan 2019:
    Love them. Feels like family.

    Eileen Hacker at 10 Jan 2019:
    • Each Concierge member goes out of their way to be helpful. When they are concerned about a resident they find out if that person is feeling well or just needs someone to talk to. I also appreciate having large packages delivered to my door!

    Ruth S. Miller at 10 Jan 2019:
    We have a special group, the Verandah Entertainers, led by one of the residents, that R great.

    Diane Osco at 10 Jan 2019:
    The Verandah Entertainers are excellent.

    Eileen Hacker at 10 Jan 2019:
    We moved from an assisted living facility in St. Louis. It was not a good fit for us. Having an apartment with a full kitchen, functional square footage and the ability to have regular assistance has been wonderful.

    Pat O. #117 at 10 Jan 2019:
    Felt like home the min I saw it

    Eileen Hacker at 10 Jan 2019:
    Christmas Eve brunch was exceptional! It was better than many restaurant brunches I've had. The soups are very good. I am still not used to Louisiana food, so I appreciate that I have many daily choices.

    Julia McNiel at 10 Jan 2019:
    Love Love [Executive] Chef Taylor..... I'm always trying to lose weight and he has gone over and above to meet my dietary request!

    Eileen Hacker at 10 Jan 2019:
    My husband passed away shortly after we moved into The Verandah. The management team and especially the Business Office changed my rental status right away without my having to call or see them. I truly appreciated that since it was a difficult time and I was dealing with many other issues. Having this done without my having to address the issue was most appreciated.

    Eileen Hacker at 10 Jan 2019:
    I have found the Management Team to be exceptionally friendly and more importantly...very helpful when I have had questions.

    Julia McNiel at 10 Jan 2019:
    Our management team goes over and beyond to meet my needs. Excellent service team!

    Pam at 26 Dec 2018:
    Warm and welcoming team of people. Beautiful community, great food and the service is wonderful.

    wes at 21 Dec 2018:

    FamilyAssets Review at 2018-07-01:
    FamilyAssets looked at 90 reviews and calculated that The Verandah at Graywood has a weighted rating of 4.889 which makes it the #1 ranked community within 25 miles of Lake Charles, Louisiana.

    Compare The Verandah at Graywood to Nearby Facilities

    The Verandah at Graywood is ranked 1 out of 2 total assisted living communities in the city of Lake Charles, 1 out of 0 communities within 20 mile radius and 3 out of 62 communities within the state of Louisiana.

    1st out of 2
    Lake Charles Assisted Living
    Top 50% of 2 assisted living facilities in Lake Charles
    1st out of 0
    Assisted Living within 25 miles
    Top 0% of 0 assisted living facilities within 25 miles
    3rd out of 62
    Louisiana Assisted Living
    Top 5% of 62 assisted living facilities in Louisiana

    Reviews for The Verandah at Graywood From Around The Web

    We pull review data from around the web and calculate a review weighted score that takes into account number of reviews, when the reviews were left and the overall score of the reviews. The review data we have for The Verandah at Graywood comes from:

    4.70 average score on Caring.com ® from 27 total reviews

    5.00 average score on Facebook.com ® from 38 total reviews

    4.00 average score on other platforms from 4 total reviews

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