Living Options

Christwood Retirement Community offers independent living apartments and cottages and high quality amenities in a spectacular setting in Covington, Louisiana, just minutes from nearby New Orleans. Our welcoming neighborhood is surrounded by a preserve of oak trees, towering pines and accented with arches, cupolas and weathervanes that are distinctive of New Orleans' famed Garden District.

Christwood gives you the freedom to pursue an active lifestyle and the retirement of your dreams. As a lifecare retirement community, we provide residents with the peace of mind knowing that Christwood combines all the advantages of independent living plus priority access to onsite assisted living and skilled nursing care, if needed.

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Independent Living

Independent living at Christwood offers you a vibrant, engaging lifestyle for the best of your life. Our 161 beautifully appointed cottages and apartment homes reflect the personal style of our discerning residents who hail from all over the United States. With a variety of sizes and designs to choose from, we're sure you'll find the ideal home to fit your unique personality and needs.

At Christwood, we understand that you have high expectations for your future – and so do we. We're here to provide you with comfort and convenience, as well as the opportunity to keep learning, traveling and connecting with people. All this and more comes together at Christwood – and it's right here waiting for you.

Christwood is an energetic community that provides the ideal environment to inspire your dreams and aspirations. Want to write a novel? Learn to paint? See more theatre? From classes to musical performances to day trips, you'll find a stimulating blend of opportunities to satisfy your creativity, curiosity and personal passions. We bring in artists, instructors, guest speakers and historians – while also drawing upon Christwood's talented and well-traveled residents to share their knowledge and experience. You can enjoy all this and more while building long-lasting friendships that keep you connected and involved in the community.

We also make life easier for you at Christwood. Our attentive staff takes care of the chores and provides practical, timesaving services so you can get the most out of your day. You can pick up the essentials in our convenience store, do your banking, mail packages, and even have your hair styled at our salon and barber shop. Our full service Lotus Spa offers massage, facials and other amenities. We also offer chauffeured, door-to-door transportation to medical appointments – as well as easy access to local shopping and dining.

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    Services & Amenities

  • Twenty gourmet meals per month in the Harvest Dining Room and Atrium Café
  • Complimentary continental breakfast daily in the Harvest Dining Room
  • Flat linen and towels laundered weekly
  • Light housekeeping every other week
  • All utilities except telephone
  • Basic extended cable television
  • 24-hour security services
  • Planned social activities
  • Community Center membership
  • "Bark Park" Dog Park
  • "Pea Patch" Community Garden
  • Computer room
  • Woodworking shop
  • Inside and outside maintenance including heating, cooling, plumbing and appliances owned by the community
  • Grounds keeping and landscaping
  • Full Service Day Spa*
  • Safe Deposit Boxes*
  • IT Services*
  • Covered Parking*
  • *Services available at an additional cost

Assisted Living

Senior Living in a scenic setting

Assisted living at Christwood allows you to maintain your independent lifestyle while also drawing upon a variety of support services when needed. We have been providing assisted living services for more than 18 years and have made this specialized brand of care an integral part of the lifestyle and continuum of care offered at Christwood.

Our team of professionals develops a customized program of care for each resident – with a focus on addressing your specific needs and desires. You can count on our caring, dedicated staff to deliver respectful, compassionate services ranging from assistance with bathing to grooming, medication reminders and more.

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    Services & Amenities

  • Private studio and one-bedroom residences
  • Community rooms with lounge and activity areas
  • Outdoor patio and gardens
  • Chef prepared meals served in our Honeysuckle Dining Room featuring an elegant fireplace. Other community dining venues are also available.
  • Parties, celebrations, entertainment and events
  • Lectures and presentations
  • Arts and Crafts studio
  • Housekeeping and laundry services
  • 24/7 dedicated, certified caregivers
  • Chauffeured transportation to medical appointments
  • Scheduled transportation for shopping and activities
  • On-site therapy
  • Beauty salon and barber shop
  • Access to campus-wide activities

Skilled Nursing

Senior Living: flower gardens

Named as one of the top skilled nursing facilities in the United States by US News, the fully-licensed, Medicare approved Health Care Center at Christwood offers exceptional short-term and long-term skilled nursing care, rehabilitative therapies and sub-acute care – all delivered with compassion and respect.

Skilled nursing at Christwood is based on a comprehensive team approach – with residents, their physicians, family members and professional staff working together closely to develop a plan of care tailored to each person's needs and desires. In addition, all services at our Health Care Center are overseen by specially trained, dedicated and compassionate medical professionals.

At Christwood, our team of nurses is specifically trained in caring for seniors – ensuring that residents receive the highest quality care. Whether a residential stay is short-term or longer-term, we utilize a holistic approach to care that addresses each person's unique needs to enhance overall wellness and well-being – along with any specific health care needs.

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    Services & Amenities

  • 24/7 nursing care and supervision
  • Short-term rehab
  • Assistance with activities of daily living
  • Social services, case management and discharge planning
  • Outdoor patio, lush garden area with fountain
  • Chef prepared meals in the Wisteria Dining Room and other flexible dining options in community dining venues
  • Arts and crafts studio
  • Recreational programs and activities
  • All meals and snacks, including special diets
  • Private suites

Companion Services

55+ Community dining options

The Companion Care Services of Christwood Connect are dedicated to providing superior home care services to assist senior adults in maximizing their independence and well-being in their own homes.

Our services promote an independent lifestyle while also providing residents with the peace of mind that comes from knowing that a full range of support services are readily available. Our team of caring professionals focuses on meeting the specific personal wellness needs of each individual with dignity and respect.

We offer customized companion, homemaking and personal care services provided in the comfort of your own home. Our highly trained and caring staff are licensed by LA Department of Health and Hospitals and provide a range of services and daily activities.

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    Services & Amenities

  • Life enhancement services
  • Caring companionship
  • Assistance with visiting neighbors and friends
  • Personal Care
  • Assistance with grooming
  • Medication reminders
  • Transportation to medical appointments
  • Assistance with medical appointments
  • Personal shopping and errands
  • Light housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Meal delivery

Longleaf Cognitive Care

55+ Community dining options

Longleaf at Christwood offers the right amount of support to help each resident live as independently as possible. Christwood consulted with Dr. Jeffrey Keller of the Pennington Biomedical Research Center at Louisiana State University to ensure Longleaf would offer the highest level of memory care in Covington and the latest innovations in design and programs.

Longleaf is licensed by the Department of Health and Hospitals as a Level 3 Adult Residential Care Provider and offers a full range of assisted living support, with a focus on cognitive care. Our dedicated team of professionals works closely with each resident, their family members and physician to design a customized care plan that meets individual needs and desires. Respectful, compassionate services range from assistance with bathing and grooming to medication administration and more.

Longleaf's intimate size and secure setting on the Christwood campus help residents feel at home. Our studio style homes offer comfort and privacy, while welcoming gathering spaces, amenities and special activities encourage residents to enhance their personal wellness through exercise, social gatherings, cultural and educational programs, memory care and more. Three delicious chef-prepared meals are served daily in the Longleaf Dining Room, with residents and their guests also welcome at dining venues listed below.

Also available if needs should change is Christwood’s full range of health care services – physical, occupational and speech therapies, as well as skilled nursing care. It all adds up to Longleaf being the perfect place to live life fully with the right amount of assistance for now and for the future.

Longleaf is also the home to our Adult Day Stay program for those who require respite and support during the daytime hours. And if needs should change, residents of Longleaf have access to Christwood’s full range of health services, including memory care.

We invite you to see Longleaf for yourself so you can experience just how comprehensive, and wonderful, it is. For a private visit, please call 985-292-1213. We’ll be happy to make arrangements at your convenience. 

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    Services & Amenities

  • Private studio or expanded studio
  • Weekly housekeeping and daily touchups
  • All utilities including telephone, with WiFi available in common areas
  • Assessment and development of personalized care plan.
  • Three chef-prepared meals daily in our Longleaf Dining Room
  • Flexible dining options including our Atrium Café and Community Center Kitchen
  • Secured access and egress
  • Weekly flat linen laundry
  • Social, cultural and educational programs
  • Special events and celebrations
  • Adaptive exercise classes
  • Musical performances and entertainment
  • Arts and crafts studio
  • Lunch outings
  • Outdoor patio and gardens
  • Relaxing lounges, activity areas and library
  • 24-hour emergency call services
  • Licensed nurse on duty 24 hours a day
  • Beauty salon/barber shop