The Lodge at Lane opens; it replaces the Lane Nursing Facility | Baker


The Lodge at Lane in Zachary, a new assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing facility, opened to new residents on March 15.

The 90-room complex, which includes 39 assisted living suites plus 12 memory care suites and 39 skilled nursing rooms, has been under construction since late 2020 next to Lane Regional Medical Center.

Lodge at Lane management, left to right, includes John Stagg, Tamara Dayton and Kaley Hill.

Kaley Hill, President of Hometown Healthcare Management, which owns and will operate the facility, said, “Our company and our employees are thrilled to open The Lodge at Lane to residents of Zachary and the surrounding area.

Hill added: “We have gone from idea to grand opening and through 18 months of construction to hit our March 15 opening date. Our floor-standing facility will be an example of the best of its kind in Louisiana in terms of comfort, safety, convenience, and a “home from home” atmosphere.

The Lodge at Lane features open and accessible indoor and outdoor common areas and courtyards, centralized dining and recreation facilities, an in-house beauty salon, fitness/therapy center, theater room and six entertainment options. suite configuration, among other amenities. Hill said The Lodge at Lane received many advance reservations.

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Tamara K. Dayton has been appointed Director/Community Relations for The Lodge at Lane. Originally from Livingston, Dayton has resided in Zachary for over 27 years and earned her Masters of Social Work in 1996 at LSU.

She served as supervisor of social services at Lane Regional Medical Center in Zachary, where she served for nearly 25 years. She is a licensed clinical social worker. Dayton and her husband, David, two sons, Carson and Jace.

Dayton said, “We are bringing the people of Zachary and this area of ​​Louisiana a state-of-the-art facility with unparalleled services. Our original goal was to create a facility where our residents would feel at home and that would give their family and caregivers great comfort knowing that they would be in a nice, safe and happy place. We believe that we have fully achieved this objective. »

The project architects are Ritter Maher Architects LLC and the contractor is Milton J. Womack. The facility includes nearly 75,000 square feet of new construction on its campus. Lane Senior Care staff will be integrated with all staff at The Lodge at Lane while additional staff have been recruited.

“Our goal is for The Lodge at Lane to be a staple in our community and a place our residents are proud to call home,” said John Stagg, CEO of Hometown Healthcare Management, and longtime Zachary resident. “This facility will be a positive addition to our community for many years to come and will serve the people of our region with respect and dignity,” he said.

Acquired from Lane Regional by Hometown Healthcare Management in the fall of 2020, Lane Nursing Home operates as The Lodge at Lane following the March 15 opening.


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