INSIDE THE INDUSTRY: AGING SERVICES
Lynn Swetland, Chief Financial Officer; Scott Crabtree, Chief Executive Officer; Jere Hales, Chief Operating Officer
Since opening its doors as a registered continuous care retirement center in 1998, Lambeth House has grown considerably. What was once a center that offered both independent and assisted living spaces along with nursing care has now grown into a community encompassing a Wellness Center, service expansion and cutting-edge technological service and study.
After 2011, when Lambeth House combined with St. Anna’s Residence in the lower Garden District, and 2013, when it underwent a $17 million expansion to increase its capacity for assisted living and nursing care, the organization has strived to grow their mission: to provide high-quality care for seniors and to help bridge the generational gap.
The Wellness Center, a 20,000 square foot complex that embraces a holistic approach to aging, is one way that Lambeth House has expanded its services. The Center provides an art studio, interfaith chapel, meditation room and a fitness center with an indoor salt-water pool. The Fitness Center is free to Lambeth House residents and memberships are available to nonresidents age 55 and over. The Center even added a casual dining café to serve residents and the public while building intergenerational relationships.
Lambeth House’s relationships stretch beyond personal and into professional. They recently began a 12-month pilot study in partnership with Ochsner Health System to learn more about how telehealth can effectively help seniors with Alzheimer’s or dementia while also potentially reducing care burnout on a staff level. Equipped with iPads and FitBits to help staff communicate with and understand each individual’s unique challenges, health workers are able to provide medical services to their patients more efficiently—and, potentially, more effectively.
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