From enjoying luxurious amenities like meditative spaces, yoga studios, art rooms, and libraries to savoring New Orleans-style meals and relaxing views, area seniors are benefitted by the variety of quality retirement living communities available in Greater New Orleans. Award-winning and innovative programs and approaches distinguish the area’s top choices for community living that allow older adults ways to stay active and engaged while relieving the pressures of maintaining a home.
Meanwhile, home care services also provide solutions for seniors and families who prefer their home environment and its familiarity and comforts. When it’s time for added assistance, both home care professionals and retirement communities can bring relief to aging parents and their adult children who want the best care for mom and dad. If you or a loved one is needing more help with daily activities, there are plentiful resources available for maintaining an active and healthy lifestyle while receiving needed support.
With its ongoing expansion, Poydras Home will soon become Louisiana’s first Green House® Project community—this revolutionary care approach is focused on the fundamental principle that each resident should be the central decision maker in his or her daily life. With this expansion and transformation, Poydras Home will offer two new buildings with three homes each. The Green House model groups a smaller number of residents sharing each house led by a dedicated Care Partner highly trained to make each day meaningful. This smaller community setup within the larger community has the added benefit of limiting COVID exposure.
Homes will feature open floor plans and increased access to Poydras Home’s beautiful grounds. Poydras Home’s Historic House will be rebuilt as the Center for Healthy Living, where all residents will enjoy yoga, a therapy gym, a library, meditative space and more. Poydras Home is pleased to be working with Eskew Dumez Ripple architects to ensure the structural changes will be progressive and rooted in established, aesthetic traditions.
For more information on Poydras Home’s services, visit poydrashome.com.
Lambeth House, a trusted leader in upscale retirement living located in Uptown New Orleans, offers Independent Living, Assisted Living, Nursing Care and Memory Support. But, it’s much more than a place to live; it’s a more inspiring way to live, where you can trade the challenges of maintaining a house for a lifestyle that is more fulfilling—carefree, in the company of friends, plus an astounding array of services and amenities that fill each day with choice and possibility. After all, you’ll always want to laugh, learn, contribute and celebrate, and Lambeth House offers a community where you can do just that.
At Lambeth House, you can attend musical events, join in a history discussion group, or nurture your mind and body with an exercise program designed just for you. Residents also enjoy fantastic cuisine prepared by the community’s Executive Chef and are able to take in breathtaking views over Audubon Park and the Mississippi River. Above all else, Lambeth House is committed to your safety. One hundred percent of staff and residents have been vaccinated for coronavirus.
For more information, visit lambethhouse.com or call 504-865-1960.
Home Care Solutions
Home Care Solutions is a locally owned and operated company specializing in compassionate in-home sitting services, including Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Care as well as Aging Life Care Management™ services to help your elderly loved ones extend their independence at home.
“Our mission is to help our clients age in place gracefully while maintaining as much independence as possible,” says Rachel Palmer, Business Development Coordinator. “During the pandemic, many families have been under additional pressure to provide care for an aging loved one—as many of them are also coping with massive changes to their own schedules and lives, we can step in and provide an extra arm of support that provides less risk of exposure than at a retirement community while allowing for continued connection with family.”
Caregivers are carefully matched to meet your loved one’s needs and personality, and their familiarity with local resources saves you time and often saves you money while their compassionate understanding of the aging process relieves you of unnecessary distress. For more information, call 504-828-0900 or visit HomeCareNewOrleans.com.
Home Instead Senior Care
Seeing the signs of an aging parent who needs help can be overwhelming, but with Home Instead Senior Care, caring for an older loved one doesn’t have to be a struggle. From individualized help around the house to advanced Alzheimer’s care, Home Instead CAREGivers enhance the lives of aging adults and their families by working to help keep seniors safe and sound at home. With a sincere passion, CAREGivers are special people genuinely dedicated to helping make a difference in seniors’ lives.
A local franchise owned by New Orleans native Lisa Rabito, Home Instead offers the added benefit of staff who understand New Orleans’ culture and hospitality. CAREGivers provide support through non-medical services like meal preparation, transportation, personal care, medication reminders, and more, while working in tandem when needed with healthcare providers, home health, and hospice. CAREGivers are available from 20 hours a week to 24 hours a day. Aging adults no longer in the home can also request Home Instead services at the retirement community or nursing facility where they reside.
For more information, visit HomeInstead.com/339 or call 504-455-4911.
Planning & Arrangements
Jacob Schoen & Son
Jacob Schoen & Son has been providing affordable pre-need and funeral services to families in Greater New Orleans since 1874. Whether you are looking for burial, cremation, or memorial services, the Schoen family and staff are committed to listening to your needs and creating a personalized funeral that is both memorable and uplifting. They bring together decades of experience caring for families of all cultural backgrounds and diverse walks of life. They pledge to treat you and your loved ones just like family, and they guarantee to offer services that meet your specifications while exceeding all of your expectations.
Located at 3827 Canal Street, Jacob Schoen & Son invites you to come see the difference and compare the value. Stop by or call 504-605-0342 to learn more about their one-of-a-kind space, discuss what options they have available, and learn more about how they can help you or a loved one fulfill their wishes. In-person and virtual accommodations are available with complimentary, seamless live streaming.