Independent Living Facility in Baton Rouge

Model Apartment bedroom view

The Williamsburg experience
Independent Living in Baton Rouge

  • A community of retirees who maintain their independence everyday.
  • Security to put your mind at ease. All our doors are camera monitored and security staff stay on the property overnight.
  • Emergency Call Systems set in place in your apartment for when you need help.
  • Complementary Laundry Facilities centrally located on each floor.
  • Six cozy verandas perfect for visiting with your neighbors.
  • Zero worry about maintenance.
  • Expanded Basic Cable set up in your apartment and ready to go.
  • Religious services in our chapel available for multiple denominations.
  • Salon that offers hair, manicure, and pedicure services for women and men.
  • Monthly Podiatrist Visits
  • Elegant Private Dining Room for when you’re hosting special dinners for your guests.
  • A multitude of books in our Reading Room and Library ready for you to discover.
  • Large Guest Apartment waiting to be used when family members come to visit you.
  • Staff that stay. Employees who love working with and caring for residents. Many dedicated staff members have been with us for decades.

Be part of a lively, dynamic community, where you'll make friends for life. Get in touch to inquire about our independent living services in Baton Rouge.

A Cozy New Home with Independent Living Services

Our apartments have everything needed for comfortable, pleasant senior independent living. Our floor plans include fully equipped kitchens, multiple closets, a bay window with lots of natural lighting, and plenty of room for your furniture and unique style. Our apartment plans vary to fit your specific needs. With an attentive staff and a personal housekeeper, every inch is kept clean, fresh, and bright.

Mary and Katherine out to eat

Our independent living program creates a rich environment that enables residents to lead life on their own terms and at the same time, grants them access to assistance should they need it. More importantly, we have a happy atmosphere where seniors can be their fun-loving selves!

Beverly showing her artwork from a painting class

Dynamic Senior Independent Living in Baton Rouge

The senior years are meant to be enjoyed and lived to the fullest, which is why our programs are developed with entertainment in mind. There’s no shortage of activities to participate in every day. Most importantly, we have a warm community spirit that welcomes everyone—we are a family at Williamsburg.

Whether active adults are looking to downsize or looking for a carefree lifestyle, Williamsburg Senior Living Community gives seniors the opportunity to take advantage of a thriving retired life. Our social activities programs are developed to help our residents lead a stimulating life, tap into their full potential, and enjoy senior independent living in a worry-free, hassle-free way. These activities include the art group, writing group, daily exercise class, educational programs, and bingo. 

Independent Living FAQ

Independent living is housing for active retirees who want to live in a senior-friendly community–normally apartments or small homes–but don’t want to worry about home maintenance or yard work hassle.

Independent living is not for all senior citizens. Those needing memory care or more personal care may need to find a memory care community that offers more support. Independent living is designed for seniors who are active and mobile. It is ideal for active retirees looking to downsize from their large homes and looking for a maintenance-free lifestyle. The minimum requirements for independent living are those that can complete activities of daily living: eating, dressing, getting into bed/chair, bathing, showering, and using the toilet. So if your loved one cannot complete these tasks, they either need a nursing home or perhaps an assisted living.

In 1997, our owners had the forethought before other retirement communities to add 43 assisted living apartments–offering a higher level of care.(link to graph for assisted living). Please check out our assisted living page for more information.

Many residents stay in our retirement community for 14-15 years, and we boast many second-generation residents.

We got you covered for a hassle-free low, maintenance lifestyle! In our independent living, we provide all of this included in your loved one’s rent:

  • Two delicious, nutritious meals served restaurant-style
  • Dedicated weekly housekeeper
  • Scheduled medical transportation
  • Packed daily activities
  • Emergency pull cord system
  • Daily’ good morning’ check-in button
  • Wellness center that includes blood pressure monitoring, assistance with prescriptions, and scheduling physician visits

Our retirement community is located conveniently in the heart of Baton Rouge (internal link to 55 and over)–right in the middle of mid-city’s revitalization. We are only 5 minutes from Town Center and Bocage Village shopping and restaurants. Our residents’ favorites include Whole Foods, Talbots, Fleming’s, Calvin’s Bocage Market, and more. By living in Williamsburg, you don’t have to worry about the busy interstate, congested College drive, and Siegen Lane traffic. Instead, you will be close to the Perkins overpass, Baton Rouge’s live music scene, and Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church. If you want to feel connected to your city and community, there is no better place to be.

At Williamsburg, residents become family, and we mean it! Our seasoned staff and community strive to make you feel like this is your home. Over 50% of our staff has been with us for over ten years. Family members can be assured that their loved ones will always be treated with the utmost respect and care while staying at Williamsburg. Just look at our reviews (internal link to reviews) and almost 35 years of exceptional reputation. At Williamsburg, you never have to worry about safety or if there will be someone to help you. There will always be someone there 24/7.

Seniors thrive in an Independent Living Community

  As our loved ones grow older, we often feel ‘guilty’ about encouraging them to move into an independent living community. At Williamsburg, there is absolutely no reason to feel that way. Instead, we treat every resident with the utmost respect and care. You can visit your loved ones just as much as you would if they were still living in their home (we even have a large guest apartment reserved just for family.) The bonus is you know there is always someone there to help or give them company.

According to a study by the National Institute on Aging, people who live in retirement communities like Williamsburg enjoy a longer life than those who live elsewhere. As a result, residents of retirement communities have a mortality rate 22 percent lower than those living in traditional housing. So what makes these communities so special?

Seniors live a longer and better quality of life when others surround them. After all, there are so many health risks to loneliness:

  • The effects of social isolation on the human body are alarming. It can lead to an increased risk for premature death that rivals smoking, obesity, and physical inactivity.1
  • Social isolation is associated with a 50% increase in dementia risk.
  • Loneliness is a leading cause of preventable deaths in America, with a 29% increased risk for heart disease and a 32% increase in stroke.
  • Higher rates of depression, anxiety, and suicide are associated with loneliness
  • There are nearly four times increased risk of death, 68% increased risk of hospitalization, and 57% increased risk of emergency department visits for heart failure patients who have loneliness

 

So if you have an aging parent or loved one and want to be assured they are surrounded by people who treat them like family–look no further than Williamsburg Senior Living Community. You don’t have to worry that your loved one will be lonely or not have the essentials they need to thrive.

Williamsburg senior writing group discuss their projects

Dedicated Social Activities Director

Williamsburg is the perfect choice if you’re looking for a retirement community that offers plenty of activities and social events. Our full-time Activities Director keeps things hopping with daily, weekly, and monthly happenings. There’s always something going on, from exercise classes to arts and crafts to social get-togethers. And if you have a special interest or hobby, we’d be happy to help accommodate it.

So join us for some fun!

The seniors in our Baton Rouge independent living facility live out their golden years in comfort and community.
For almost 35 years, we have served our residents like they were family, and our impeccable reputation in Baton Rouge proves it. Contact Tonia at 225-929-8917 for your personal tour of our beautiful campus. Lunch included!