From seniors looking to continue to live 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.
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.
HOME INSTEAD SENIOR CARE
Home Instead Senior Care offers seniors and their family the opportunity to have a full, cared-for life in the comfort of their home. Their CAREgivers℠ are provided with exemplary resources, education and training so they can offer highly personalized care at home for seniors with a wide array of care needs. These caregivers allow seniors and their families to maintain their day-to-day lives and to focus on their relationships, rather than their stress. Home Instead provides the benefit and depth of international resources with all of the familiarity and comfort of a home-grown, home-run business. Lisa Rabito, owner of the New Orleans-area franchise, opened her doors in 2000 and has spent nineteen years creating a locally-based business that caters to the needs of New Orleans-area seniors and their families. To learn more about Home Instead Senior Care’s services, visit homeinstead.com/339 or call 504-455-4911.
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 in 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.
Lambeth House is a luxury Life Plan Retirement Community offering LifeCare, which guarantees residents access to on-site assisted living and nursing care as they need it. Their focus on holistic wellness guarantees that Lambeth House residents benefit from all of the amenities the community offers, from a vibrant community to a state-of-the-art fitness center, a meditation room, an art studio and more. Lambeth House offers 118 independent living apartments, 61 assisted living apartments and 72 private nursing care rooms, 16 of which offer memory care support. For members of the public 55 and older, Lambeth House also offers a fee-based fitness center membership to allow the public access to their luxury health and wellness facilities. For more information, call 504-865-1960 or visit lambethhouse.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. To learn more, visit their website: notredamehealth.org.
Patio Drugs has a full-service retail pharmacy including compounding and medical equipment services. Seniors in our community benefit from the services offered in their long-term care pharmacy. In business since 1958, Patio Drugs has a unique awareness of their customers’ needs and gear their services accordingly. Free prescription delivery is offered in certain areas. They offer unit dose medication and multi-dose drug packaging cards to assist patients with remaining adherent and independent with their drug therapies. With their medication synchronization program, they coordinate with patients to have all their prescriptions filled on the same day, avoiding running out of medication or forgetting to call in refills. Patio Drugs pharmacists offer a comprehensive medication review with patients to discuss any questions about medications, diet, and overall health. Their team works collaboratively with your physician to ensure you are receiving the highest quality care and the clearest understanding of your medication therapies.
In the fall of 2019 Poydras Home forged a new partnership with Southern Rep Theatre to launch a “Care For Creatives Drama Club.” The program was designed to engage a select group of 13 residents living with dementia and their supporting family members in six weeks of flexible, improvisational theatre exercises designed to stimulate communication. Poydras Home Director of Memory Support and Day Program Elena Cambre describes the program as potentially transformative for persons living with dementia serving to strengthen connections with their caregivers. “The techniques the team uses offer participants’ care partners new tools for coping with the day-to-day challenges of communication. Drama and improv are about meeting a situation in front of you, taking what is given with an honest connection and making something new together.” To get in touch for more information, visit PoydrasHome.com or call 504-897-0535.
VILLE STE. MARIE SENIOR LIVING COMMUNITY
Ville Ste. Marie Senior Living Community sits in a lush environment just moments from the scenic Mississippi River. Inside the community, the staff at Ville Ste. Marie has built a vibrant and active home for all senior lifestyles, from independent to assisted living. They offer the ability to create a custom living plan that works best with a resident’s needs while enhancing quality of life and empowering freedom of choice. Their combination of Southern charm, old world flair, love and dedication creates an environment that encourages community, independence, dignity and care for seniors. Their personalized living plans provide packaged and a la carte services as needed, allowing residents to accommodate all the myriad changes of life. To learn more about what Ville St. Marie has to offer you or your loved ones, visit villestemarie.com or call 504-834-3164.
For attentive, detail-oriented care in a tight-knit community, look no further than Vista Shores, a private luxury assisted living and memory care organization. They pay attention to detail to allow their residents to relax and enjoy themselves in the knowledge that someone is always close by if they need help. Residents can come home to Vista Shores—a safe, secure, worry-free environment. Residents of Vista Shores enjoy chef-prepared meals in the community’s bistro and dining rooms, coffee and cocktails in the lounge and vibrant sunsets from the wraparound porch. Vista Shores offers three “neighborhoods” for residents, bringing together people with shared abilities to promote greater socialization and personalized care. The staff offer personalized care plans to ensure that each resident is equipped with the care and environment they need to thrive—even an environment with a beloved pet. Vista Shores is also home to Lakeview’s only Alzheimer’s support group. To learn more about Vista Shores, visit vistashores.com or call 504-288-3737.