Our Mission

The mission of The Woodleigh of Baton Rouge is to maintain the highest standards of care with a focus on improving quality of life for our residents.

We are committed to providing 24-hour nursing care with dignity, understanding, respect and safety.

Furthermore, we are dedicated to providing a compassionate, caring, and friendly environment that promotes our neighborhood values.

Meet Our Physicians

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Karthik Reddy, MD

Earned his Doctor of Medicine from Gandhi Medical College in Secunderbad, India. He completed his residency at Advcoate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Reddy is Board Certified in Internal Medicine.

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Gregory Ward, MD

Dr. Gregory Ward is a graduate of The Medical College of Ohio. He completed his residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Rush Presbyterian St. Luke's Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois and served as Chief Resident during his final year of residency training. In addition to his medical training, Dr. Ward also earned a Doctorate of Philosophy at the University of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Ward currently serves as Medical Director of Inpatient Rehabilitation at Baton Rouge General Medical Center's Mid City campus. He is Board Certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and is also Board Certified in Pain Management through the American Academy of Pain Management. Dr. Ward is a fellow of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.


Michelle Landry Ash, FNP, ANP

Received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Louisiana State University in New Orleans, Louisiana. She earned her Master's in Nursing as an Adult Nurse Practitioner from Southeastern University in Lafayette, Louisiana and then her Master's in Nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in Lafayette, Louisiana. Michelle is a member of and certified through the American Nurse Credentialing Center.

Frequently Asked Questions

When and where are meals served?

Meals are served restaurant-style in our dining room* and we encourage all residents to attend and socialize. A designated area is provided if assistance with eating is required. Residents may choose to eat in their room. The nurse should be provided with sufficient notice prior to the meal so the kitchen may be alerted to the resident’s wishes. A hot meal alternative is usually available in addition to the daily menu. Meal times are as follows:

Breakfast at 7:30 am
Lunch at 11:30 am
Dinner at 4:30 pm

* Guest meals may be purchased for $2. Please allow the dietary staff sufficient notice for guests dining in our facility.

How do residents get mail?

Mail will be delivered to the facility and distributed Monday through Friday by the activities director. All mail should be addressed as follows:

Resident’s Name
c/o The Woodleigh of Baton Rouge
14333 Old Hammond Hwy.
Baton Rouge, LA 70816

Can family members volunteer?

Our activities director operates a volunteer program made up of members of the local community who choose to assist in hosting events, providing entertainment and interacting with our residents. Anyone with special skills, talents or extra time to share is encouraged to become a volunteer.

What types of activities do residents participate in?

Participating in activities is vital to the overall well-being of our residents and The Woodleigh strives to provide something for everyone to enjoy. To see our full calendar of activities, please visit our Facebook page via the link below:

Are residents allowed to leave the facility?

There are certain restrictions Medicare and Medicaid place on nursing home residents. These are described in our bed hold policy. Aside from these limitations, residents may leave as often as they like to spend time with family and friends, attend special events or just take a drive one afternoon. Residents must, however, sign out with their nurse and check to see if any medication or special attention is required while they are away.

What types of clothing items should residents keep in the room?

Clothing should be suited to the season and personal wishes of the resident. Since individual storage space is limited, family members should retain any out-of-season garments not frequently worn.

Are laundry services provided?

The facility provides all bed linens and towels and is responsible for laundering them. This service is also provided for personal clothing, as long as it is adequately labeled. If family members choose to wash clothing, we ask that dirty clothing be picked up every 2-3 days.

Should residents bring a wheelchair or walker?

If there is a clinical need for durable medical equipment and one is available, it can be brought. All personal equipment should be labeled clearly. Electric wheelchairs and scooters are allowed following evaluation by the therapy department and approval from the administrator based on the resident’s safety.

Is there a beautician or barber available?

Our staff will help perform normal grooming such as fingernail and toenail clipping, shaving and hair brushing/combing. A licensed beautician is available each week for haircuts and styling. Our ward clerk can help schedule an appointment. The following services are offered:

- Men’s Haircut
- Women’s Haircut
- Shampoo, Set & Condition
- Shampoo, Haircut, Set & Condition
- Permanent, Haircut & Set
- Specialized Hair Color
- Manicure

Do residents have say in how the nursing home operates?

Our staff is expected to be flexible and honor all reasonable requests made, as long as it does not endanger the residents.

Participation in the resident council is encouraged. The council meets each month with our activities director to represent all of our residents’ concerns and make suggestions to the facility staff.

How are doctor’s appointments scheduled?

Coordination of doctor’s appointments should be made through our director of nursing. If our staff feels that a visit is warranted, we will make the necessary arrangements and notify family. Family members are encouraged to accompany and provide transportation to doctor appointments. If transportation is not available, The Woodleigh will provide assistance in keeping the scheduled appointment.

Have another question?

Call (225) 272-1401

Testimonials and Comments

“We had to make the decision that our Dad could no longer live at home due to declining health issues and the battle with dementia. No one takes as good of care as the family, BUT the staff at The Woodleigh came close. They became part of our family and will always continue to be. God Bless ALL of them!”

- Rev. Jim Bain family

"The people are nice and it’s very clean. The rooms have everything you need in them. The physical therapy people really took care of me and helped me to get back on my feet. And I chose to come back when I needed them. It’s a very inviting place and even my visitors commented on how nice it was."

- R. Nettles

"I was treated very well at The Woodleigh. Everybody was nice. When I called for help, I didn’t have to wait a long for them to come. I was very satisfied with my stay there and the treatment I received. The therapy was really good and it helped me be able to get back to daily life afterwards."

- S. Dixon

"It has been difficult to watch my mother’s memory and mental health decline, but the Woodleigh has given our family a sense of relief now that she is receiving 24 hour care. We feel secure that she is safe and cared for on their special memory unit. We are pleased with the atmosphere, and she is much happier now that she has people around her at all times and she can get the attention she needs."

- B. Lashua