About Us

The Ashton Manor Experience

Our express mission and purpose is to encourage our residents’ own unique level of independence and to provide them with the perfect amount of customized assistance. Our Ashton Manor senior living community has three distinctive “neighborhoods” that are occupied by residents with shared abilities. Private one-bedroom apartments are available within each neighborhood.

Support is provided based upon the particular needs of each resident. Our residents who require minimal assistance with day-to-day life can enjoy a feeling of independence akin to living at home, without the chores and hassles of managing a household. Residents with Alzheimer's and dementia are provided with higher levels of care and security, including individualized programs that enrich their lives and enable them to function at their highest possible level.

Our number one priority is the safety and wellbeing of our Ashton Manor residents.

Our Philosophy

Words We Live By

We recognize that each of our residents is unique, and encourage that individuality. Our approach focuses on understanding the personal history and lifestyle of each resident, so that they can continue to live in a way that feels comfortable and familiar, while receiving the assistance and support needed to live their best lives.

Stephanie Maxwell

Executive Director


As the Executive Director of Ashton Manor Assisted Living & Memory Care, Stephanie devotes herself to providing exceptional assisted living and memory care services to the residents she serves. Stephanie possesses over fifteen years of healthcare experience working in managerial positions for Hospice, Home Health Care, and Assisted Living organizations. Born and raised in Houma, Stephanie graduated from Vandebilt Catholic High School before continuing her studies at LSU, Delta Community College, and Nicholls State University. She is the proud mother of her 16-year-old son named Tate. Stephanie’s seasoned expertise in resident care coupled with her exceedingly caring and compassionate nature provides enormous added value to community operations and makes her the ideal leader to guide our talented Ashton Manor team.

Deshinae Petetant

Director Of Health & Wellness


Deshinae Petetant is a native of Luling. She was raised by her grandparents, Leon and Irma Petetant, both lifelong residents of Luling as well. It was because of them, that she developed such a love and compassion for the elderly at a very young age. Deshinae attended Nicholls State University where she majored in Health Science with an emphasis in Pre-Professional. She later went on to attend South Louisiana Community College where she received her Nursing degree. While there she managed to maintain a 4.0 gpa, earning the highest distinction, summa cum lade. Deshinae started with the facility in 2017 but has over 7 years of experience in the healthcare field. She has even worked as a Regional Nurse Supervisor in Residential Services providing support to adults and children who need assistance with daily living due to a developmental, cognitive, or intellectual disability. Deshinae has devoted herself to continuous educational opportunities. She is currently an American Red Cross Certified Instructor and a Certified Dementia Trainer. Deshinae is a member of several national organizations including the National Association of Licensed Practical Nurses, Hospice and Palliative Nurse Association, American Assisted Living Nurses Association and a volunteer for the local United Way.

As the Director of Health and Wellness, Deshinae strives to provide person-centered care based on thorough knowledge of residents and their abilities and needs. Her goal is to help both staff and families act as partners to work with residents to achieve optimal resident functioning and a high quality of life. She believes that a holistic assessment of the resident’s abilities and background are necessary to provide care and assistance that is tailored to fit the resident’s individual needs. Whether it's solving a puzzle, eating breakfast or sitting in the courtyard, Deshinae enjoys spending precious moments with the residents of Ashton Manor. During her free time she enjoys spending quality time with her daughter, Saniyah, and Malshi puppy Kali.

Trudy Lopez

Activities Director


Prior to joining the Ashton Manor team as Activities Director, Trudy Kinler Lopez, a native of Hahnville and lifelong resident of St. Charles Parish, worked for the Parish. Her fifteen-year tenure with St. Charles Parish gave Trudy the opportunity to work extremely closely with its senior population, precious time that made her realize that working with seniors is her passion and purpose. Trudy has been part of the Ashton Manor family since the community’s inception, and she has established strong personal relationships with both residents and their loved ones. It is Trudy’s daily goal to create a family atmosphere that residents can truly call HOME. The love and devotion that she has for her residents is genuinely endless. Trudy is constantly coming up with crazy, exciting activities that engage her residents and allow them to bond with one another. Whether dancing to “Blueberry Hill,” auctioning toilet paper, or orchestrating a comedy fashion show, Trudy thrives on bringing copious amounts of laughter and joy to her residents. Trudy strives daily to ensure that each day is filled with the best of the best in meaningful and memorable She says that “it feels like a calling and a dream fulfilled to have the opportunity to give back to seniors who have given so much throughout their lives.”

Samantha Dufrene

Director Of Community Relations


Samantha Dufrene brings over 16 years of sales and specialized customer service experience into her role as the Director of Community Relations at Ashton Manor. Samantha’s warm and welcoming demeanor coupled with her dedication to resident satisfaction is a big part of what makes Ashton Manor truly feel like home to residents, team members, and guests.

Samantha served in a regional sales role many years before becoming part of the Ashton Manor family. She currently resides here in Luling, and she has been part of the St. Charles Parish community all of her life. Samantha is married to her husband Wade, and together they have three beautiful daughters, eight-year-old Zoie and six-year-old twins Addisyn and Braylyn. Samantha’s compassion for people and her ability to assess and meet their needs make her an invaluable asset to our Ashton Manor team.

Core Values

We are committed to redefining assisted living and memory care.

We are at the forefront of our industry. We provide the expertise and vision that will advance the assisted living and memory care industry, as well as the vision and impact of our company.

We put our residents and their families first.

Everything we do is in the best interest of our residents, and we engage our residents and their families in every aspect of their care.

We appreciate and value that each resident is unique.

We respect our elders and their life stories. We aim to know each resident on a personal basis, including their histories, families, goals and dreams.

We respect our elders.

We only have team members who appreciate and respect their elders; people who understand that recognizing our residents’ life stories empowers them to provide exceptional care that is personal and meaningful.

We give our best every day of the year.

We provide our best work, care and service every day. How we do business is as important as the business we do.

We support team excellence.

Our success depends on the happiness of every team member. We maintain a work environment that motivates and rewards, and we provide our team members with the education and resources they need to succeed.

We are proud members of our community.

Our business is directly tied to the communities we serve, in which we work and live. We strive to be a good neighbor and true community resource.

We make a difference every day, at every stage of life.

We’re a family of caring, committed individuals. This is more than a job; we have a spirit to serve, and we’re honored to be there for our residents and their families through every stage of care.