Setting the Standards
We are committed to maintaining a reputation for the highest quality of care with a friendly and small town atmosphere.
Situated in the heart of Slaughter on Highway 19, Grace continues its legacy as a professionally managed community that is staffed by skilled members of the surrounding areas who work as a team and practice accountability. Throughout more than 38 years of operation, Grace has built a proud history of providing first-rate care for residents of East and West Feliciana, East Baton Rouge, St. Helena and Tangipahoa parishes, among others.
Grace is Medicare and Medicaid certified and a member of the Chamber of Commerce, Louisiana Nursing Home Association and American Healthcare Association, providing an exceptional level of service by exceeding the expectations of employees, residents, families and friends.
In keeping with the highest standards and conducting our operations with the utmost integrity, our individualized care approach provides each resident with a personalized care plan, specific to physician orders while maximizing well-being and comfort.
We maintain open communications between our staff and residents’ family members to ensure that every resident’s needs are met. As part of our philosophy of embracing small town values, we also encourage relationships between the Grace family and community we serve.
Meet Our Physicians
At Grace, our experienced team combines cutting-edge medicine with compassion and dignity to deliver the highest quality of care. Medical care under physician direction is a large and important part of our services, and our Medical Directors establish sound medical practices for use by our nursing staff.
Venu B. Kakarala, MD
Venu B. Kakarala, MD is a practicing Internist in Zachary, Louisiana. Dr. Kakarala graduated from Gandhi Medical College Bhopal in 1989 and completed his residency at Hurly Medical Center. He has been in practice for more than 29 years and is affiliated with Lane Regional Medical Center and Baton Rouge General. He is currently a member of the Baton Rouge General Physician Group located at 19850 Old Scenic Highway, Suite 300 in Zachary, Louisiana.
Richard Rathbone, MD
Richard F. Rathbone, MD is a General Practitioner in Clinton, Louisiana. Dr. Rathbone graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine New Orleans in 1981 and completed his residency at Earl K Long Hospital. His practice is located at 11323 Church Street, Suite B in Clinton, Louisiana. Dr. Rathbone has been providing medical services to families in the Felicianas since 1982.
John Gary Chaney, PMHNP-BC, DNP
John Gary Chaney, PMHNP-BC, DNP attended Our Lady of the Lake School of Nursing from 1977-1979. He received his bachelor’s degree in 2004 from OLOL. He also attended Southeastern Louisiana University from 2006 to 2009. In 2013, he received his Doctorate from the University of Tennessee Science Center. Dr. Chaney has been working since 2011 at RKM Primary Care in Clinton, Louisiana.