Seniors in the community are now facing more challenges than ever, which means resources and safe solutions to health and living issues are of utmost importance.
Aging adults and their families have a variety of options for services, from in-home care and hospice to rehabilitation and skilled nursing centers, pharmacies, and more. During the pandemic, service providers across the region are finding ways to safely care for area seniors and meet their health and independence needs, ensuring your loved one gets the care and respect they deserve while enjoying and active, healthy, and fulfilling life. When it’s time to explore options for in-home assistance, new medications or procedures, or to begin planning for end-of-life care and arrangements, there are compassionate caregivers, healthcare professionals, and other service providers ready to walk your family through each and every step.
Home Care Solutions
Home Care Solutions specializes in compassionate in-home care, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s care, and Aging Life Care Management™ services to help your elderly loved ones extend their independence at home. Their private caregivers are committed to providing the highest quality of care, keeping loved ones safe and comfortable while giving families peace of mind. Caregivers are carefully matched to meet both your loved one’s needs and personality.
Care Managers navigate the care of your loved ones with expertise and heart and are experienced advocates with creative solutions for complex situations and all care concerns. Care Managers’ 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.
Home Care Solutions is a member of the Home Care Association of America and Aging Life Care Association™ and is locally owned and operated in the Greater New Orleans area. Call 504-828-0900 or visit HomeCareNewOrleans.com. Home Care Solutions would be honored to assist your family in navigating the intricacy of elder care.
Now more than ever, aging adults see home as the safest place to be. Fortunately, for these adults and their families, Home Instead offers peace of mind with a dedicated staff of CAREGiversSM, essential workers who are fully trained to provide—in the home—the care and companionship your loved one deserves. 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. Available from eight hours a week to 24 hours a day, CAREGivers can take your loved one to church, the salon, and their weekly bridge game, or care for bed-bound clients who need full personal care, all while providing safety and companionship. 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.
REHABILITATION & SKILLED NURSING
The Sanctuary at St. Joseph of Harahan & The Atrium at Chateau Living Center of Kenner
The Sanctuary at St. Joseph of Harahan and The Atrium at Chateau Living Center of Kenner are two area rehabilitation and skilled nursing centers that assist residents with a variety of amenities and services designed to enhance comfort and recovery while promoting the centers’ missions to work together with integrity, compassion, and professionalism.
Sometimes it is difficult to predict whether a physical condition that limits independence will be a short-term or a long-term stay—in either case, the professional staff at The Sanctuary and The Atrium place an emphasis on maintaining a home-like atmosphere, making sure that each resident receives the best balance between independence, comfort, and emotional well-being while enhancing the joy and dignity of life.
For more information or to take a personal tour, call The Sanctuary at St. Joseph of Harahan at 504-738-7676 (405 Folse Street in Harahan) or The Atrium at Cheateau Living Center of Kenner at 504-464-0604 (716 Village Road in Kenner).
Founded in 2004, Hospice Associates is a local CMS-certified and ACHC-accredited provider founded on the belief that when a cure is no longer possible, individuals with life-limiting illness deserve an end-of-life care plan built on knowledge, compassion, and access to services designed to fit their specific needs. The interdisciplinary team of physicians, nurses, counselors, and other medical professionals at Hospice Associates are uniquely trained to provide physical, emotional, social, and spiritual support to patients and their families.
Hospice Associates offers four unique programs to meet patients’ in needs in a variety of circumstances. The Pre-Hospice Program provides a palliative management plan for those who may need to later transition to hospice care. The Home Based Program provides hospice care in the home or at any site that meets necessary criteria for care. For patients with greater needs, the Intravenous Therapy Program and Inpatient Hospice Program are also available.
Hospice Associates strives to meet the needs of patients for comfort and dignity with 100% satisfaction rates. For more information or to request admission into a program, call
504-457-2200 or visit HospiceAssociates.com.
PLANNING & ARRANGEMENTS
Jacob Schoen & Son
Today, how you leave this world and are remembered is within your control, but choosing the right funeral home makes all the difference.
Jacob Schoen & Son has been helping New Orleanians create personalized, lasting memories for themselves and their loved ones for over 146 years. The Schoen family and staff use their combined 275 years of experience and compassion to guide you through the process. They help you navigate the intricate details of beliefs, family, and wishes to create a fitting celebration. Whether as a resource to plan ahead or in your hour of need for a loved one, they always bring the ease, comfort, and peace of mind needed to allow family and friends to remember, grieve, and console one another.
Located at 3827 Canal Street, Jacob Schoen & Son invites you to see the difference by touring their one-of-a-kind space, discussing what innovative options they have available, and learning more about how they can help you or a loved one fulfill their wishes. Stop by or call 504-267-2924 and get started on planning your farewell to those you love.
PHARMACY & MEDICAL EQUIPMENT
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 gears 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.
Visit us at 5208 Veterans Memorial Blvd. in Metairie or call 504-889-7070.