Retirement Communities

  • Inspired Living – Kenner  Assisted living facility, 3801 Loyola Dr, Kenner, LA 70065, (504) 327-7861
  • Brookdale   Assisted living facility, 1600 Joe Yenni Blvd, Kenner, LA 70065, (504) 467-1000
  • Nouveau Marc  Retirement community, 1101 Joe Yenni Blvd, Kenner, LA 70065, (504) 636-6885
  • The Atrium  Assisted living facility, 6555 Park Manor Dr, Metairie, LA 70003, (504) 454-6635
  • Fidelis Care  Residential Home Care, Kent  Ave Metairie, LA 70003, (504) 218-7951
  • Christwood Retirement Community, 100 Christwood Blvd, Covington, LA 70433, (985) 292-1234

Home Health Resources

Home Instead Senior Care

Home Instead (504-455-4911)                                    Scarlet for Christian Rabito

4500 Clearview Pkwy #200, Metairie, LA 70006
  Is a non-medical home care company. Over 200 caregivers to help you stay more comfortable in your home – light housekeeping, meal prep, personal assistance, bathing, etc.   Offers a free consultation initially;   Do QA visits to check on how things are going after you have been using caregivers for a while;   Start at $19/hour for basic caregiving ;   Are private pay, but also accept long-term care insurance and VA benefits;   Have someone who can help with questions on Medicaid.  They have a packet of information they put together and distributed at the meeting.

Home Care Solutions

Home Care Solutions 504-828-0900 Cathy Pruett –               Analiza Schneider

3421 N Causeway Blvd #502, Metairie, LA 70002

 They can do a little bit or a lot;   Have been around 25 years;   Caregivers receive 16 hours of training on hire and every year. They specialize in dementia care;   Can take a client to a doctor appointment or other errands, in addition to in-home care;  Can act as a representative when dealing with doctors, hospitals and nursing homes.   Will put a long-term care plan in place for now or the future.   Can assist in getting resources.   Can advise on assisted living questions and help in your search – costs, payment, etc.   They can advise on which facilities would be the best fit for the individual and whether it would be best for you to stay at home or look into residential care; and  Will initially will sit down and go over what they might need – living will, financial manager, etc.
Question: What happens when a patient runs out of money and they have to go to Medicaid? Answer: There are a number of options depending on actual parameters. People going into a nursing home will pay about $5000 – 6000/mo. Patients who want to go on Medicaid cannot make more than $2600 /mo. The nursing home would take that income and Medicaid would take the rest. They will not take all the assets of the spouse.

CCRC Facilities

CCRC Facilities  There are four facilities in the area which have continuum of care  (you can enter at one level and move to the next within one facility). Must be able to enter as “Independent Living”.      Waldenberg, Lambeth House, Poydras Home in New Orleans;    Christwood (and soon to be four others ) North of the lake.
Inspired Living Kenner is a premium facility- with no “buy in”.  It is month to month.  They do not offer skilled nursing however.
Home Care Solutions is private pay. Care management advisory services are $125.00 an hour and can be very beneficial and save money in the long run.

Interim Health Care

Interim Health Care (504-834-9000)   Marissa Moore – Community Liaison
  A nationwide provider for hospice, home health care, etc;   Focus today is on home health;   Provides personal care and in-home support services (Non-medical), including light housework, laundry, meal prep and planning, transportation, companion services;   Offers a complimentary in-home assessment;  Provides hospice care towards end of life and palliative care services (non-hospice); Can provide skilled nursing, counselors, social workers and home health physical and occupational therapy.                                                                                                                                                Interim can provide:
 Interim Physical Therapy – Elise Bowers – Physical Therapist   Caregiver education, in house modifications;   Also advice to prevent medical problems, posture in standing, getting up, etc. Always maintain good posture;   Fastinating gait (A quickening and shortening of normal strides) and changing directions can lead to a fall. Always take a large turn;  Advice on equipment – cane, walker, other – always get the right one for you;  Home safety assessment – a good way to make sure the home is set up in the best way.  o Identify fall hazards; o Clear pathways of hazards;  o Put commonly used items at mid-level, not high or low. Need good lighting, particularly at night; o Always have the phone within reach; o Shoe recommendations;   Fall prevention. Freezing. Recognize the triggers and think ahead to prevent falls  Fall plans – Life Alert, phone, bell, etc.
Maintenance therapy – Medicare has said there is a benefit called maintenance therapy. Two provisions –  1) Do you have the potential to decline without intervention, and  2) Treatment must be provided by a skilled therapist.
Question: Does it have to be in-home?  Answer: It can be in an outpatient clinic setting or at home.
Question: What is the annual ceiling for this Medicare benefit ?  Answers: Right now, there is no cap on this as long as it meets the criteria.

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