While aging inevitably presents obstacles for older adults and their families, living situations don’t have to be one of them. The region is home to a wealth of senior living communities that present older adults the opportunity to enjoy a maintenance-free lifestyle while being surrounded with state-of-the-art amenities, like exercise facilities, deliciously prepared meals, and beautiful grounds. Alternatively, in-home care offers families peace of mind that their loved ones, particularly those affected by Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, are receiving the best possible care in an environment they’re comfortable and familiar with. In addition, lessening pandemic restrictions now foster further social connection and companionship among retirement communities and caregivers. Explore the following local resources to ensure aging happily and healthily.
Lambeth House, the region’s only Life Plan community located in Uptown New Orleans, offers Independent Living with Assisted Living and Nursing Care available onsite should the need for more support ever arise. But, it’s much more than a place to live; it’s an inspiring place to thrive, where you can trade the challenges of maintaining a house for a lifestyle that is more fulfilling—carefree, in the company of friends. Residents enjoy 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, Jacques Saleunand are able to take in breathtaking views over Audubon Park and the Mississippi River. It’s life, well lived.
For more information, visit lambethhouse.com or call 504-865-1960.
Christwood is known as the Northshore’s premier Life Plan Community. 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 provider, a unique designation that provides a licensed nurse on site for 24 hours a day and higher than required staffing levels.
Recently celebrating its 25th Anniversary, Christwood has served the Gulf Coast and surrounding area with consistent standard-setting care. They continue 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.
Residents enjoy The Community Center, a 25,000-square foot fitness center featuring a heated indoor pool, full gym, spa and indoor pickleball court that is also open to the greater Northshore community age 55+.
A new service now available to the greater community is At Your Service by Christwood, offering companion services to non-Christwood residents. To learn more, call 985-898-0515.
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.
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.
Hearing Clinic of Greater New Orleans
With a mission to provide every patient with the best comprehensive hearing healthcare, the Hearing Clinic of Greater New Orleans (HCGNO) has been serving the community since 2007. Founder Dr. Michele Cramer and licensed audiologist Dr. Stephanie Solórzano utilize the most advanced technology to cater to the hearing needs of their community, from those struggling with hearing loss to musicians seeking to protect their hearing.
As an independent clinic, HCGNO prides itself in its unique approach. Providing a variety of in-house diagnostic services, patients receive their detailed results immediately. In diagnosing the exact type and degree of hearing loss, the doctors at HCGNO determine solutions for each patient’s unique needs. The full-service clinic offers a range of treatment options, including hearing aid and cochlear implant services, as well as custom earplugs and hearing protection.
Located conveniently in Uptown New Orleans, call HCGNO 504-301-1271 or visit hcgno.com for more information.