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The Claiborne at Thibodaux provides peace of mind for senior citizens

The Claiborne at Thibodaux provides peace of mind for senior citizens

Adult children often panic when they realize an aging parent isn’t managing very well at home anymore. Many times they think a nursing home is their only solution.

This is where the old stigma of nursing homes and shut away patients goes out the window. Now, luxurious retirement communities for seniors offer a full care continuum from independent living to assisted living and Alzheimer’s memory care and is often the best long-term solution.

An assisted living environment is appealing to seniors, as most resemble an upscale apartment community. Older adults who reside in one often describe it as the “best of both worlds.” They have the care and support that they need to stay safe, including 24-hour nurses, but also enjoy the privacy of their own apartment.

The Claiborne at Thibodaux, a premiere retirement community, opened in March of 2016. It offers independent senior living, assisted living and memory care for residents with Alzheimer’s and Dementia.

The Claiborne, located at 2495 Talbot Ave. in Thibodaux, is just five miles from Thibodaux Regional Medical Center and Nicholls State University.

“Some of the advantages of living at The Claiborne is that it offers 24 hour a day licensed nursing care, personal care assistants, restaurant style dining, an in-house movie theatre, a salon and library as well as beautiful outdoor courtyards and activities for residents,” said Torri Corrao, LPN, Director of Sales.

This one-of-a-kind, master-planned retirement community provides an ideal location for seniors looking to enjoy the benefits of living in a vibrant community while also giving peace of mind to their adult children.

The independent living cottages offer one bedroom and two bedrooms options and also include a dining room with a courtyard view as well as a custom wellness program.

“More than floor plans, each home has a plan for the future, with the guaranteed availability of more assistance if it’s ever needed,” said Torri.

The assisted living apartments also offer one and two bedroom floor plans. When seniors who need a little extra help with daily tasks such as showering or medication reminders, the staff is always ready to help.

“Our professional care team customizes a detailed plan to meet medical, physical and social needs,” said Torri. “Amenities and services are offered to exceed the expectations of residents and their visiting family and friends. We want families to feel confident that we will take care of their loved ones just as well as they would.”

The memory care community at The Claiborne creates an atmosphere of a comfortable, familiar home – with secure spaces indoors and out. The staff tailors a plan of care to each resident’s changing needs, from meals and activities to physical wellness. Memory-related impairments such as dementia and Alzheimer’s require a specially trained staff and specifically designed environment – and both are part of the comfortable neighborhood experience at The Claiborne.

“We offer Alzheimer’s care giver support group meetings on the third Wednesday of every month from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. It’s been very beneficial to many care givers,” said Torri.

For families who are able to care for their loved ones for the most part but need a little extra help, such as after a surgery or when going on vacation, respite services are available at The Claiborne. Short-term stays for post-surgery patients who need a little more assistance and therapy or for assistance while family members are out of town are available. Respite residents have full use of The Claiborne’s inclusive assisted living services and will feel right at home.

“With the Claiborne at Thibodaux, being a senior definitely has its privileges,” said Torri.

For more information or to schedule a tour of the newest, premier senior community, call The Claiborne at Thibodaux at 985-387-8088 or visit