Amelia Manor Nursing Home Embraces Deaf/Blind Community in Acadiana

Can you imagine wanting something for dinner and no one understanding what it is you are asking for? Can you imagine trying to communicate with gestures only to appear as if you were playing charades? That is how many of the deaf elderly in Acadiana lived until Amelia Manor...

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Success in a Small Town: Therapy Center Success Story

Mr. Kenneth, a native of Church Point and a customer of Guilbeau’s Pharmacy, spotted our therapy clinic in downtown Carencro one afternoon. Little did he know, that in just a few months, he would become a frequent visitor of our clinic and an unforgettable therapy patient. After waking up...

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Success Story: Ms. Joan B.

Ms. Joan arrived at Bayou Chateau Nursing Center following multiple hospitalizations.  These hospitalizations resulted in cognitive decline, generalized muscle weakness, and increased dependency on caregivers. “When I got here I couldn’t walk or hardly do anything.  It was like I was in limbo,”  says Ms. Joan. Although Ms. Joan had...

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Employee Spotlight: Brittany F., M.A. CCC-SLP

“It is an extremely precious gift to be able to express oneself. I am not sure there was one moment I can recall having a revelation about this career choice. However, after working with people who have Parkinson’s disease, hearing loss, ALS, TBI, stroke, autism, laryngectomy patients, etc., my...

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How to handle stress in the ever-changing healthcare industry

With words like eviction notice and budget cuts plaguing the news this year, healthcare professionals are experiencing added stress to an already stressful work environment.  Administrators in nursing homes are often in a high-stakes decision-making role, making decisions at every level, from food vendors to patient care, in order to keep operations running smoothly. According to...

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