About Us

Beginning in 1966, the founders of The Ellington set out to provide Acadiana, Louisiana families with a locally owned and managed long-term and short-term facility that prides itself on cleanliness, great food and a friendly, professional, caring staff.

Dedicated Experience and Expertise Since 1966

It’s our staff that makes the difference. They are friendly, knowledgeable and always working hard to help The Ellington feel like a home away from home. We are unique in that we have far more stability and longevity among our staff than most long term care providers. For example, we have many caregivers and administrative staff with 20 to 40+ years of experience.

The experience and expertise that comes from such dedication and commitment is priceless — not only because of how valuable the individuals are but also because of how much they have to offer the rest of the staff in terms of guidance, background and stability.

The Ellington’s setting is the best of both worlds. We are located in a small town of only 8,000 residents that offers a country town feeling with many community volunteers involved in our activities. At the same time, we are only a few minutes from Lafayette and all the services and amenities that it has to offer.

Our Mission:  We are committed to enhancing quality of life by nurturing individuality and independence. We are growing a value-driven community while leading the way in honoring inherent resident rights and building strong and meaningful relationships with all whose lives we touch.

Our Vision: The vision of The Ellington is to create “A Home Away From Home”, where people are loved, valued, respected, and at peace with their abilities and being able to be who they really are.

We invite you to come visit and tour The Ellington today!

Nurse with Caregiver

Quick Facts

  • We have a capacity of 120 beds.
  • All beds are Medicare and Medicaid certified.
  • We are experienced with, and interested in, short-term stays for rehab as well as long-term care when needed.
  • The rehab department provides physical, occupational and speech therapy.
  • Special diets are available and monitored by a Registered Dietitian.
  • We provide transportation to medical appointments, dialysis and recreational activities.
  • RNs are on-duty and on-site daily.

Our Team

Administrator – David Grotefend, NFA

Admissions/Social Services – Terri Matte, LPN

Director of Nursing – Natasha Romero, RN

Assistant Director of Nursing – Tarolyn Valliere, RN

Quality Control Director – Rosemary Guidry, RN

MDS – Shanna Chiasson Guidry, LPN

Shana Roche, LPN

Director of Rehabilitation – Katie Linkhart, SLP

Human Resource Director – Tanya Robertson

Dietary Manager – Carolyn Milstead

Treatment RN – Britany Guidry

Activity Director – Christina Lormand, RAD

Office Manager – Barbara Richard

Maintenance Supervisor – Quinn Guidry

Housekeeping/Laundry Supervisor – Karen Bernard

 

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