Chateau D'ville holds grand re-opening

Brandie Richardson
Local officials gathered at Chateau D'ville to hold a ribbon cutting on April 20 for the facilities new renovations and addition.

Chateau D'ville Rehab and Retirement, Donaldsonville's only nursing home facility, held a ribbon cutting on April 20 to showcase their recent renovations and new addition.

Local officials, community members and residents gathered for a fun-filled evening as those in attendance were treated to dinner and live entertainment. Former LSU and NFL player Jacob Hester was the special guest of the evening, signing autographs and meeting with fans.

The facility saw a slew of improvements to its existing building such as new flooring, ceilings, walls and paint and refurbished spa rooms. A distinct rehab to home wing was also created where there are 14 private rooms for those undergoing rehabilitation services. Meanwhile, the new addition added a chapel and a therapeutic rehab to home gym.

"This has been a vision for Priority Management who purchased the home here in Donaldsonville to upgrade and add an addition to the existing facility," said Chateau D'ville Administrator Casey Kennedy.

The nursing facility can hold 110 residents, and currently has 94 residents, though Kennedy anticipates the remaining spot to fill quickly following the recent renovations.

Chateau D'ville has been an integral part in Donaldsonville and surrounding communities for over 40 years, offering cutting edge services to patients and short and long term rehabilitation. The state-of-the-art rehab department is what separates the facility from its competitors, Kennedy said.

"I have been involved with many companies and opened many new homes and this is the first one where I have seen a lot of thought and time was given to the rehabilitation services."

The overall improvements to the facility took roughly four years to complete, as the process for both planning and construction took two years each. Construction was completed in January, followed by clearance from the fire marshall in February.

For more information about the facility, visit or call (225) 473-8614.