Seniors can find a variety of health care services and programs in New Orleans such as in-home services, meals, senior centers, non-medical services, counseling, activities, and more. There are Catholic-led health systems and non-profit groups for those who want to stay connected with Catholic practices. Here are some programs and health care services in New Orleans just for seniors.
CHRISTUS Health is a faith-based ministry that provides comprehensive health care services. There are multiple locations in Louisiana. They believe that community health should help all including the uninsured. CHRISTUS comes from the Latin form of Christ to keep their mission in the forefront. They provide health and wellness solutions to strengthen communities and help people experience ministry based on the Catholic faith. You can learn more or find a doctor by visiting their website.
Catholic Charities provides health services and senior services. Health programs include health guardians, counseling, deaf action center, and Marque Medical Emergency Grant. You can learn more about health programs by calling 1.866.891.2210.
Senior Services include foster grandparents, adult day care centers, and PACE (Program of ALL Inclusive Care). Foster grandparents program provides a way for those 55 and older to stay active and volunteer with youth in their communities. Adult Day Care Health Centers is a non-residential program to provide supervised care during the day. PACE is a comprehensive health care program that provides physician care, medications, rehabilitation, personal care, and transportation.
For more information, call 504.835.0006.
Catholic Health Association of the United States believes serving the elderly is an important part of the Catholic health care ministry. You can find a broad range of Catholic-sponsored care for members such as:
Medical day care
Adult social day care
You can find an extensive resource section on the Catholic Health Association’s website including prayers, Catholic teachings, and webinars to educate on elder care topics such as long-term care and faith.
Members of the Catholic Medical Association align their medical practices with the Catholic Church. The Catholic Medical Association is the largest group of Catholic individuals in health care, and you can search for members.
St. Angela Merici Roman Catholic Church offers a Senior Citizens Group that meets regularly for trips, luncheons, and more. The meetings are held in the gym and include guest speakers, entertainment programs, socializing, and refreshments. Annual dues are $10 to support group activities.
New Orleans Recreation Department offers a variety of senior programs including choir, walking, dance fitness, and health workshops. The workshops provide information on health programs catered to seniors and are led by health partners to provide guidance.
You can also search SeniorAdvisor.com to find long-term care facilities such as assisted living or nursing homes in New Orleans. There are Catholic-founded facilities and communities. Most places offer a variety of worship services for all religions.
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