Frequently Asked Questions

You’ve got questions. We’ve got answers … lots of them. You’ll find answers to the more commonly asked questions below. If you have a question that’s not answered below, feel free to give us call, send an email or complete the form below.

When you join our community, you will quickly recognize that you are changing your address, not your lifestyle! We hope some of these answers help to alleviate any concerns that you might have during the transition phase.

If you have additional questions or if you’d like to learn even more about The Vermilion at Eastridge lifestyle, please contact our Executive Director Trisha Bourque by phone, email, or by visiting our contact page and filling out the contact form.

Trisha Bourque
Executive Director
Phone: 337.898.1944

What is Assisted Living?

Assisted Living is a residential option for seniors who want or need personal care assistance in a comfortable, secure environment. Residents can choose from several levels of care services to fit their individual needs.

When is Assisted Living appropriate?

Assisted Living is the right choice when a senior or his/her family realizes that professional assistance in a residential setting is a better and more feasible option. There may be a change in living conditions, medical or physical status, or a desire to no longer live alone.

Is “Assisted Living” another name for nursing home?

No, nursing homes provide nursing care for people with medical or physical conditions that require skilled medical intervention and attention. Assisted Living is an appropriate alternative to nursing care for those who do not require complex medical services.

What Is Long-Term Care?

Nursing home placement or long-term care is simply described as that point in life when you or a loved one requires assistance and/or specialized supervision with your basic or functional physical needs over an extended period of time. As one ages, these supports may include assistance and supervision in performing daily activities or meeting personal needs that were once completed independently without the need for planning or assistance.

What special services does The Vermilion at Eastridge provide?

Residents may receive a variety of personal care services including bathing, dressing, grooming, and medication monitoring/administration, as well as social and activity programs to promote wellness and balance in life. Other services include housekeeping and laundry, transportation, and three restaurant-style meals daily in our dining room.

Are Short-Stay services provided?

Yes, when a caregiver’s schedule requires them to be away or a senior feels the need for special assistance, short-stay care is an attractive short-term option. Some seniors use a short-stay visit to help determine whether or not they would like to join our community as a permanent resident.

Can I bring my own furniture?

Certainly, residents are encouraged to personalize their private apartment with their cherished belongings from home.

How are fees based?

Fees are based on your choice of available apartments and the level of assistance you want and need. The level of assistance required is determined through a collaboration of discussion with the resident and family, staff assessment of needs, and an evaluation by your physician.


Our base rate includes three healthy meals daily, snacks and beverages, weekly housekeeping and laundry, scheduled transportation, planned activities and social events, and much, much more.