One of your New Year’s resolutions might be to finally address a change needed for a more manageable home life for you or an older loved one. In order to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle, a healthy home life is a must. One change might include adding help around the house or moving to a new home where maintenance is worry-free. With age comes varying levels of independence, and there are a variety of resources for older adults and their families in the metro area who can tailor their support to meet your level of need. From companions that can help with medication reminders and basic duties to active-lifestyle communities that arrange meals, activities and services for residents, these varying approaches provide a full spectrum of support.  

In-Home Care

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 or call 504-455-4911.

Dependable In-Home Care

Aging in the home has always been the preferred choice for the elderly—now it is also one of the safest. 

“Exposure to fewer people today is paramount,” says Joni Friedmann-Lagasse, Owner of Dependable In-Home Care. “That doesn’t mean you cannot safely bring in home care.” An experienced, professional caregiver understands and uses universal precautions such as wearing a mask and washing hands, but it is the families who must be vigilant concerning others in the home, especially younger family members. Everyone should be observing these simple precautions.

With thousands of families accessing the pool of highly vetted professional caregivers over the past 50 years, Dependable In-Home has earned its reputation for being the place to go to find your home care. It is the only nationally accredited caregiver registry in the region. They help you access the right caregiver who can provide basic supervision, help with daily activities, meal prep, transportation plus assistance in many other areas of home care.

For more information on the company’s vetted pool of over 100 experienced caregivers, visit or call 504-486-5044 for a live helpline available 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.


Hospice Care

Hospice Associates

Since 2004 the Hospice Associates team’s mission has been to help their patients continue to live their lives on their terms. By providing patients and their caregivers the resources and knowledge, they need to make educated decisions on making the most of the time they have left together. The interdisciplinary team of physicians, nurses, counselors, and other medical professionals at Hospice Associates have decades of shared experience providing physical, emotional, social, and spiritual support to patients and their families.

Hospice Associates offers four unique programs designed to address each patients’ individual needs regardless of circumstances. The Pre-Hospice Program provides a palliative management plan for those needing to transition to hospice care later. The Home-Based Program offers hospice care in the home or at any location that meets the necessary criteria for care. For patients with more significant needs, the Intravenous Therapy Program and Inpatient Hospice Program are also available.

For more information or to request admission into a program, call 504-457-2200 or visit


Retirement Living

Oak Park Village at Hammond

Oak Park Village at Hammond is a small, boutique-style assisted living and memory care community conveniently located in a quiet, country setting in Hammond. Situated among giant oak trees and beautiful landscaping, Oak Park Village’s enclosed courtyards are the perfect place to relax. Meanwhile, its large town square is a great place for socializing, grabbing a coffee, and meeting up with friends and family.

The Oak Park Village Life Enrichment program boasts many activities and local outings that keep residents active and engaged. With daily spiritual, social, physical, and intellectual activities, the community curates its offerings based on the desires of each resident.

The dining experience at Oak Park Village includes three from-scratch meals a day, plus snacks. Meals are served restaurant-style in the dining room from a variety of menus.

Meanwhile, iN2L’s content-driven engagement technology brings the joy of connection to the Oak Park Village community. This easy-to-use technology features immersive content experiences, including playing games, exercising, listening to music, making video calls, and more.

To learn more or make an appointment, call 985-345-8787.

Lambeth House

As a full service retirement center and community, Lambeth House offers the best of all worlds—Independent living for active adults (age 62+) plus a full continuum of care, including Assisted Living and Nursing Care in the event its ever needed.

With an exceptional approach to living and a focus on active aging, Lambeth House offers a full array of amenities including the fitness center with a stunning indoor, saltwater pool, an art studio, a meditation room and garden, fine dining, and engaging activities and social events. Nonresidents (55+) can access Fitness Center memberships. 

Nestled in the heart of Uptown New Orleans, Lambeth House offers luxurious accommodations at its best. For more information, call 504-865-1960 or visit 

Peristyle Residences 

Peristyle Residences offer Residential Assisted Living and Memory Care in the comfort of luxurious, intimate homes complete with private bedrooms and congregate dining and living areas. This alternative approach to senior living is ideal for seniors who seek assistance with day-to-day living in a more private setting than traditional assisted living communities can provide.

Peristyle Residences consists of ten beautiful homes throughout Greater New Orleans finest neighborhoods. Opened in 2019, Old Metairie Gardens I & II, are the only senior living homes in Old Metairie. Peristyle Residences is pleased to announce its newest home, The Jefferson, is now accepting priority reservations. Located on Central Avenue near the river in Jefferson, this beautifully appointed home offers 10 spacious private bedrooms. 

Peristyle’s quaint, lovely residences provide the highest level of care, comfort, and compassion to seniors, along with convenience and peace of mind for their loved ones. Peristyle Residences caregivers are highly trained in dementia care and have ample experience caring for seniors. Schedule a tour today at or by calling 504-517-3273.