Senior Solutions

Health Visitor And A Senior Woman During Home Visit

From seniors looking to continue living at home to those who are seeking a community to suit their medical and social needs, New Orleans-area businesses offer an abundance of options. These businesses run the gamut from in-home general care to facilities with complete around-the-clock medical staff and wellness centers, all with the aim of helping aging adults and their families live full, active lives. Discover some options for yourself or your loved ones from the following senior care specialists.

 

Audubon Care Homes

Family-owned and operated, Audubon Care Homes is dedicated to creating a comfortable, home-like environment for seniors, with specialized efforts for residents in need of memory care.

Their latest innovation is the iN2L touch screen computer system, which is programmed for activities, games, therapy, music, virtual museum tours, 1:1 intervention, staff education, and more. The system allows for residents to communicate with the world, family and friends through Skype and an online Family Portal, where they can share and access videos, photos and other media to keep them engaged and connected.

These features have become even more significant in light of COVID-19, as experts stress the importance of sustaining meaningful relationships when in-person visits are limited or restricted. Audubon Care Homes provides each resident the tools they need to stay safe, healthy and connected while in a high-quality, luxurious setting.

For more information, visit the Audubon Care Homes website at auduboncarehomes.com.

 

Christwood

Christwood is known as the Northshore’s premier Life Care Community. Christwood residents enrich their lives as they discover new passions and take up hobbies while meeting new friends.

Many residents continue their love of volunteering and work with service organizations both on and off campus. In independent living, residents enjoy a concierge lifestyle on the grounds of a 117-acre campus with convenient access to shopping, dining, entertainment and medical services. Their assisted living is a Level 4 Adult Residential Care Assisted Living provider, a unique designation that provides a licensed nurse on site for 24 hours a day and higher than required staffing levels.

Since 1996, the community has served the Gulf Coast and surrounding area with consistent standard-setting care with the best possible service. They are continuing to build out their offerings, most recently by opening up assisted living, skilled nursing and cognitive memory care for non-residents on a limited basis. To learn more, call 985-898-0515.

 

Home Care Solutions

Locally owned and operated, Home Care Solutions brings trusted, professional and highly-personalized care right to your door. Their team of reliable and certified caregivers are matched with clients based on background, personality and needs, ensuring that each relationship is nurturing, supportive and built to last.

Caregivers assist with everyday needs like light housekeeping, meal prep and medication reminders, as well assistance with bathing, dressing and personal care. Whether your loved one requires advanced care for managing Alzheimer’s and dementia, or whether they simply need a companion for socialization and leisure activities, Home Care Solutions takes pride in providing the most dignified and compassionate service possible.

This private in-home company is also the only provider of Aging Life Care™ Management Services in the New Orleans metro area. In this capacity, Care Managers can assist with other elder care needs that may be especially helpful to out-of-town family members or busy, in-town professionals. They can schedule and coordinate medical care, attend appointments, assist with household money management and can even refer families to elder law attorneys and other professionals.

When difficult and often overwhelming circumstances arise, rest assured that your experienced Care Manager is there to help you navigate the complexities of medical, financial and long-term care. Their services are even available on an as-needed basis for clients who need professional assessments as required by long-term care insurance companies. From problem-solving and personal assistance to managing crisis situations and emergency services, Care Managers can be your eyes and ears when you can’t be there yourself.

No matter the needs or circumstances, Home Care Solutions is committed to providing the peace of mind you need and the quality of care your loved ones deserve.

For more information, call 504-828-0900 or email info@homecareneworleans.com.

 

Home Instead Senior Care

While communities practice social distancing to limit the spread of COVID-19, the loneliness many seniors already feel can be amplified. Home Instead Senior Care in Metairie recognizes the effects long-term isolation can have on the senior community, including higher risk of heart attack, stroke, depression, anxiety and premature death. They recommend the following ideas to ensure loved ones stay connected and engaged during these difficult times:

1. Set a schedule. Regular check-ins can go a long way toward helping older relatives feel supported.

2. Video chat. Technology can’t replace in-person human interaction, but video chat platforms offer a user-friendly way to reach out.

3. Call. Sometimes picking up the phone is the best way to get the job done.

4. Embrace snail mail. Sending a letter or postcard is an easy way to remind someone you’re thinking of them.

For more ideas on how to connect with older adults in your life, visit ReadytoCare.com or call Home Instead Senior Care at 504-455-4911.

 

Inspired Living Kenner

Inspired Living Kenner offers a resort-style community designed to allow seniors to thrive regardless of care needs. The purpose-built community provides both assistance and empowerment to its residents, creating the ideal environment for a vibrant, happy lifestyle. Its features offer leisure and hospitality while providing care services for seniors who need assistance with activities of daily living and beyond, from those who need “just a little” care to full, specialized help.

Thanks to their popular rate-lock plan, seniors and their families can set a rate that works for them for Inspired Living Kenner’s services, from personalized care plans and management to personal care and select nursing services. They also offer specialized memory care services, bringing an in-depth understanding of the unique emotional and physical needs of each individual living with dementia.

To learn more about Inspired Living Kenner’s services, call 504-313-6600 or visit inspiredlivingkenner.com.

 

Notre Dame Health System

Steeped in rich, Catholic-based tradition, Notre Dame Health System provides a continuum of healthcare services including home care, independent care, assisted living, skilled nursing and rehabilitation, memory care, home health and hospice care.

Community and home-based care is available in the Greater New Orleans area. Hospice services are offered in several areas of Louisiana, including New Orleans and Baton Rouge, as well the Mississippi Gulf region. Their spectrum of services allows them to tailor care for all. They pride themselves on employing the most talented and dedicated teams of healthcare professionals, administrative personnel, volunteers and support staff.

Visit their website at notredamehealth.org to learn more.

 

Patio Drugs

The team at Patio Drugs is here to serve you through this challenging time.

The pharmacy is taking extra precautions for the safety of their team members as well as the patients they serve. Their rigorous cleaning and disinfecting procedures have been increased to decrease risk and ensure cleanliness.

Patio Drugs has been Joint Commission accredited for over 20 years, and their team members are trained and equipped on how to deal with infection control and emergency issues. Patio Drugs has offered free home prescription delivery for 62 years, and that service continues and is more important than ever at this time. In addition, customers can take advantage of free curbside services.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding services at Patio Drugs, or to have medications transferred and delivered to your home, contact one of their valued team members at 504-889-7070.

 

The Blake

Slated to open in the fall of 2020, The Blake is a resort-style senior living community. Their campus on Jefferson Highway in Harahan is still under construction, but once completed The Blake will offer seniors and their families a unique senior lifestyle option.

Providing only the highest levels of technology, apartment design and recreation, The Blake will offer a full-service coffee shop, restaurant and lounge along with expansive courtyards, a media theater, a chapel, full-service salon and spa, outdoor fireside seating and an unmatched activity program. Their dining program is staffed by an executive chef and dedicated servers, providing residents with restaurant-style meal options with three courses at every meal. Alongside their state-of-the-art hospitality services, The Blake offers a broad continuum of wellness and personal care, from 24-hour nurse staffing and housekeeping to transportation, on-site primary care health services, home health and outpatient rehabilitation facilities.

 

Ville Ste. Marie

Every senior’s needs are unique, so why should the care and services they receive all be the same? Nestled on a lush, green landscape just a short walk away from the Mississippi River, Ville Ste. Marie gives every resident the freedom to create their own custom care plan based on individual needs.

This affordable community tailors its offerings to active, independent lifestyles as well as those requiring more specialized, assisted care, with multiple floor plans available so each resident can choose a living space that best suits their needs. A dedicated team of caregivers ensures that comfort and safety are the top priority, and they set the standard for assisted-living by empowering residents with their choice of activities and social engagements. No matter the need or circumstance, Ville Ste. Marie works hard to make every resident feel at home.

To learn more about what Ville Ste. Marie has to offer you or your loved ones, visit villestemarie.com or call 504-834-3164.