Senior Living Guide

Staying active and healthy is key for living well, no matter your age. And while age can certainly take a toll on health and activity, it doesn’t mean one should slow down or ignore options for improved wellness. New Orleans is full of resources for living well, from retirement living options that offer innovative programs and extraordinary amenities to healthcare providers and health-centered businesses that understand the needs of the aging in the community and their families.

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Retirement Living

Poydras Home


Celebrating its Bicentennial Birthday this year, Poydras Home is a Life Plan Community offering independent living, assisted living, and nursing care within its Uptown New Orleans campus. Poydras Home is known nationally for its quality of care and innovative programs that allow residents to enjoy life to the fullest. Poydras Home is the only Life Plan community in Greater New Orleans offering secure memory support care areas in both assisted living and nursing care as well as an adult day program.

Poydras Home has recently partnered with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra to launch a music therapy program, designed to benefit people with Alzheimer’s and dementia. Soul Strings For Seniors: Musical Memories, the first program of its kind in our area, debuted to an enthusiastic group of Poydras participants, thanks to a generous donation by Whitney Bank.

“Together the musicians and music therapist improve communication, memory, and attention in our residents, impacting wellness as they reach those who can find traditional modes of communication difficult,” says Erin Kolb, Interim CEO and Vice President of Resident Affairs. For more information, visit or call 504- 897-0535.


Schonberg Care


Schonberg Care is proud to provide seniors in the Greater New Orleans area with every opportunity to live a life worth celebrating at their award-winning assisted living and memory care communities. At Schonberg communities, you’re not just a resident, you’re part of the family, and your loved ones are, too.  Schonberg understands the importance of being close to the ones you care about most, which is why they offer several conveniently located communities throughout the Greater New Orleans area, including Vista Shores in New Orleans, Beau Provence in Mandeville, Park Provence in Slidell, and Ashton Manor in Luling.

If you or a loved one are seeking an exciting, engaging, and luxurious assisted living experience coupled with the highest quality of specialized care, Schonberg communities are here to provide a lifestyle custom-made for you. To learn more about living your best life at a Schonberg community near you, visit


Lambeth House


With spectacular views of the Mississippi River and Audubon Park, Lambeth House is New Orleans’ leading retirement community offering elegant living and amenities that focus on choice and flexibility. Active living is at the forefront at Lambeth House, where residents enjoy a robust events calendar, a variety of common spaces, and a Wellness Center that features a stunning indoor pool, fitness center, art studio, meditation room, and all one needs to maintain and ensure physical and spiritual wellness.

Located Uptown where Broadway meets River Road, Lambeth House offers luxury retirement living at its best and was awarded the Design for Aging Merit Award by the American Institute of Architecture for the attention to detail in its recent expansion. Fitness Center memberships are available to nonresidents age 55 and older, and Lambeth House’s Wild Azalea Café is open to the public for breakfast and lunch, Tuesday-Saturday. For more information, call 504-865-1960 or explore Lambeth House online at


Azalea Estates


Azalea Estates is the gold standard in Assisted Living and Retirement Communities. Our philosophy of caring includes a variety of apartment & suite options; personal care services encompassing the activities of daily living; maintenance free living that promotes independence; and a safe & comfortable environment with the security of personal care. We accept long term care insurance and VA benefit assistance is available. The cost of living in an Azalea Estates Apartment is less than alternative choices and does not require a large entrance or endowment fee. Residents move in or out with the comfort of knowing that significant capital is not needed. Please call to schedule a tour and complimentary lunch!

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Hospice Care

Canon Hospice 


Anyone looking for compassionate and dignified care for their terminally ill loved ones should take a look at the services offered by Canon Hospice. The caring team at Canon is dedicated to a hospice ministry that helps patients and families accept terminal illness positively and resourcefully. Their stated goal is to “allow our patients to live each day to the fullest and enjoy their time with family and friends.”

With special expertise in pain management and symptom control, Canon Hospice designs individualized plans of care for each patient based on their unique needs. Home Based Services provide doctors, nurses, social workers, pastoral care and volunteers. For patients with more intensive symptom management needs, Canon has an Inpatient Hospice Unit. This unit provides 24-hour care in a home-like environment where patients are permitted to receive visits at any hour. For more information, visit or call 504-818-2723.

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Therapeutic Shoes


Dale Gedert has focused on foot care for more than 45 years. He brings his expertise to Greater New Orleans with Therapeutic Shoes, a shopping resource for those suffering from a wide variety of conditions such as arthritis, diabetes, flat feet, heel spurs, plantar fasciitis, bunions, calluses, edema and leg length discrepancies, as well as knee, hip, and back pain, and more.

“We specialize in custom accommodative foot orthotics, stylish extra depth shoes, diabetic shoes, custom shoes, shoe modifications, compression wear, and diabetic socks,” says Gedert. “We’ve got over 500 styles and colors of men’s and women’s shoes.”

Therapeutic Shoes features an in-house orthotic lab with certified personnel who handle all custom orthotics and shoe modifications. They offer a large selection of compression wear as well as socks shaped to fit the foot for reducing fatigue and preventing circulation problems. They offer UV Total Recovery Shoe Sanitizer for those who’ve been treated for toenail fungus by a podiatrist or medical professional to prevent reinfection. Therapeutic Shoes is located at 5017 River Road in Harahan, Louisiana. For more information and hours, call 504-731-0013.



Patio Drugs


Generations of families have turned to Patio Drugs for assistance in managing their healthcare needs. Family owned and operated since 1958, Patio Drugs helps customers understand their medications, both prescription and over-the-counter, and provides free prescription delivery throughout East Jefferson. A full-service pharmacy and the oldest independent pharmacy in Jefferson Parish, Patio Drugs is also a leading provider of home medical equipment. For everything from a Band-Aid, to medication, to a hospital bed, Patio Drugs is the one-stop source for your family’s healthcare needs. In addition to providing retail and medical equipment, Patio Drugs can assist with long- term care and infusion needs as well as specialty and compounding services.

Patio Drugs is accredited by The Joint Commission in Home Medical Equipment, Long Term Care and Home Infusion Pharmacy and Consultant Pharmacy Services. Their Compounding Pharmacy is PCAB accredited through ACHC. Patio Drugs is located at 5208 Veterans Blvd. in Metairie. For more information, call 504-889-7070. Patio Drugs, “Large Enough to Serve You, Yet, Small Enough to Know You.”

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