Resources Offered at Azalea Estates

We offer many resources to help you make the right decision for yourself or your loved one. Many questions come up during the discovery process of whether to move into our community at Azalea Estates of Slidell. We would like to help you in person by giving you a tour and letting you meet our residents and hopefully your new friends but we can also provide answers for you herein on why we think Azalea Estates might make sense for you now.

Moving Vs. Staying

For many seniors, the greatest benefit of moving vs staying is safety. If your loved one is frail, visually impaired, or unsteady on his or her feet, living with others can serve as a safety net. There will be people around to help him or her walk, be another set of eyes, or even just help her up from a chair. If she has an accident, a health emergency or a fall, she will not be alone for long. There are emergency response systems in each apartment, and a lifeline or pendant to wear to call for help.

While one never wants to think about security risks of a neighborhood, at our community your loved ones are in a protected environment, which adds to peace of mind for them and family members.

Friendship and Interaction

As we begin to reach our later years, our spouses and friends begin to pass away. If we are unable to drive, it may be harder to see the loved ones we still have remaining. If we have lost a spouse, we may have lost our best friend. Isolation can be debilitating for a senior with depression, health issues, or memory loss. At Azalea Estates, we provide a constant source of friendships for your loved one.

Family Roles Restored

A very powerful, yet real benefit of assisted living is the restoration of family roles. That is, a spouse who has been acting as a caregiver or nurse to her husband, can get back to being a wife. A daughter who has perhaps abandoned the needs of her own children to care for her ailing parents, will be able to resume the role of wife, mother, and her role as daughter once again.

Healthy Dining

As we age it becomes harder to shop for groceries and prepare meals. If your family member lives alone, the idea of cooking for one becomes challenging. We offer healthy dining so that you know your senior is getting the nutrition needed on a daily basis.

Wellness and Exercise

Living at home in isolation from others is depressing for many. As a result, seniors become much more sedentary and unmotivated to do what they know they need to do, which is exercise their minds and bodies on a consistent basis. At Azalea Estates, we do not let that happen. There are constant stimulation programs that we encourage and assist our residents to participate in, which improves and lengthens their quality of life.

Housekeeping

One of the biggest benefits of moving to an assisted living environment is the elimination of housework. Cooking, cleaning, doing the laundry, and all of the other tasks that go along with maintaining a home are done by our staff. The only thing left for our residents to do is enjoy their time.

Transportation Needs Resolved

Driving, while often seen as a sign of independence by the elderly, can present a danger to most older adults, and to other people on the road. At Azalea Estates, transportation to doctor’s appointments, shopping, recreation, and even sometimes visiting friends is provided.

Seniors often feel trapped in their homes or isolated from the outside. Our transportation services also free up family members who have been driving their parents everywhere for essential needs.

Compare Cost

Does continuing to stay in your current home make financial sense? When you add up all of your monthly living expenses, you may be surprised to learn that you could move into Azalea Estates' affordable, elegant, senior living community and enjoy an active, maintenance-free lifestyle for an amount comparable to what you are currently spending.

Once you determine that Azalea Estates is an option you should consider, please call us to make an appointment to come in and discuss the numerous different floor plans we have waiting for you, as well as the outstanding premier amenities and services that are included.

Download the Azalea Estates Comparison Worksheet and use the chart to total your current monthly living expenses. Then compare this figure to what's included in your monthly service fee at Azalea Estates. You may be surprised by the results, especially when you include the tax advantages of living in a senior community, and the investment income from the sale proceeds of your home.

Cost Comparison Sheet

Financial Aid for Veterans

Do you qualify for the "A & A Program"? Azalea Estates is home to many men and women and/or their spouses who have served so honorably in our armed services. Many of them qualify for Veterans Aid and Attendance Pension, commonly referred to as the “A & A Program”. You may too, if you are a Veteran, or a spouse of a Veteran.

The A & A Program was created by our government to financially aid Veterans and their surviving spouses who need caregiver assistance with the activities of daily living. That’s the kind of support we provide in our Assisted Living Communities. If you qualify, we can help you get this process started.

VA Benefits Sheet

Tax Deductions

Tax deductions can be a useful way to balance the cost of senior living. You may be eligible for certain deductions on your federal tax return, depending on the type of services and the level of care you require.

The IRS allows deductions for the cost of housing and meals for seniors residing in a senior living community. Assisted living residents may qualify for this deduction if a physician certifies that they have been unable to perform at least two daily activities (such as eating, bathing, or dressing) without assistance for at least 90 days. The same deduction can apply to people who require substantial supervision because of a cognitive impairment.

An adult child paying for his or her parent’s care may also qualify for the tax deduction, if the adult child can claim the parent as a dependent.

As always, you will need to consult with your tax advisor.

Medical and Dental Tax Information Sheet


For more information on Azalea Estates resources offered, give us a call