Cedar Crest Colonial Oaks Assisted Living and Memory Care in Lafayette understands the stress a family experiences when they are making difficult decisions for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia. With many years of experience, our staff is available to answer any questions you might have about dementia or Alzheimer’s. Our Community Relations Director has experienced caring for a parent with dementia, and having this experience she can relate directly to residents’ family members and the decisions they have to make.
We offer a wide variety of activities to engage every resident and stimulate their mind and memory. Our Rhythm of the Day® program provides a happy and healthy environment in which our memory care residents flourish.
There is a difference in care among memory care communities. Colonial Oaks’ primary referral source is the families of our residents. We are very proud of that. To find out more about our philosophy of care for dementia, Alzheimer’s, and memory care residents, schedule a tour of our Cedar Crest – Lafayette location today.
Laurie Deslatte – Executive Director
From Nursing home to Memory care and Assisted Living, Laurie has been taking care of the elderly since 2008. As a Marketing and Admission Director in the nursing home to Executive Director at Cedar Crest since December of 2015 and Rosewood Retirement since July 2017. Along with being and a mother and a wife, she is active member in her church. When she sees her residents every morning she is reminded of this scripture “A cheerful look brings joy to the heart, and good news gives health to the bones.’ Proverbs 15:30. Laurie is dedicated to ensuring quality care in a family environment for the elderly and residents with memory loss.
Katrina Touchet – Assistant Executive Director
Katrina Touchet has been a licensed practical nurse since 2005. Her dedication to serving others and compassion for people has caused her to excel in her nursing career. Being born and raised in South Louisiana she has served her community in various nursing fields with her genuine southern hospitality. In 2016 she joined Cedar Crest as a staff nurse and brought her passion of caring to our residents. She is now the assistant executive director and strives to serve our residents, families and staff just as her own family. Katrina and her husband Scott are the proud parents to one daughter, Elizabeth, and one son Trent.
Gabrielle Gabal – Community Relations Director
Gabrielle Gabal always knew she had a soft spot for seniors and was very close to both her grandmothers growing up. She background of Marketing and Business Development, and always loved interacting with others in her career, only now it is for a higher purpose. Finding herself in a role as a care-taker for her grandmother, Mimi, who suffered with progressive dementia, she encountered many of the same questions and dilemmas families can experience with this decision. The years in this role has equipped Gabrielle to truly empathize from a place of true understanding when working with a family. Being in her purpose everyday energizes her, and she feels very thankful to be able to serve others as her vocation. She is an active member of her church family, Our Savior’s Church, and finds passion in serving and bringing light to another’s day. Reading, cycling, and being a part of women’s ministry and outreach programs are how she fills her time, when she is not loving on the residents at her communities!