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Celebrating Our Seniors Inside this special edition, you will find local and area businesses who work with our seniors to help them live longer, healthier and more engaged lives. A SPECIAL SUPPLEMENT TO THE CROWLEY POST-SIGNAL • TUESDAY, MAY 31, 2011

“The way it should be!”


804 CROWLEY - RAYNE HWY. • CROWLEY, LA 70526 • 783-2740


626 CROWLEY - RAYNE HWY. • CROWLEY, LA 70526 • 788-1113

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Summerwood - a vision of success and compassion Caring for those who have cared for us As we watch our parents, grandparents and other loved ones grow older there eventually comes a time when it becomes apparent that they require more care. Whether it be selecting a nursing home, providing proper medication or finding a physician or therapist that can help to make them more comfortable. We spare no expense when it comes to caring for those who cared for us when we were children up until adulthood. In this special section, The Crowley Post-Signal provides readers with a number of doctor’s offices, nursing homes and other businesses that are caring and dedicated when it comes to caring for the elderly. Many of the businesses and facilities that are included in this Senior Citizen edition also provide products and services for younger people as well, but have taken proper steps to make sure that the older people of Acadia Parish are not forgotten. For members of their families they never will be.

The staff at Summerwood Nursing and Rehab Facility take pride in providing feelings of compassion and togetherness

You Care For Each Other You Need A Pharmacist Who Cares, Too To us, the best kind of pharmacist knows not just medicine, but also you. A pharmacist who, for example, takes time to determine whether brand or generic prescriptions are best for your health. And, above all, a pharmacist who understands your health enough to be able to address your health care questions and concerns. Welcome to the pharmacy where health care also means “We care.”

Brandy Freed, R.Ph.

Visit our Web site at

704 N. Parkerson Ave. Crowley, LA 70526 M-F 9:00-5:30, Sat. 9:00-12:00



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Summerwood Nursing and Rehab Facility is the home to 42 residents and is housed in the heart of Crowley. Residents and staff take pride in the Summerwood vision of success and compassion. When visiting Summerwood, one can feel the love and togetherness between staff and residents. Whether you just happen to come on a day when residents are playing Bingo, enjoying cake and ice cream… even pizza, or see residents boarding up to go on a trip to the casino or just a joyride around town. Smiles and laughs is what they share at Summerwood whether it’s through ac-

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Open Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

tivities, conversation, it’s just a daily routine for them. But that’s not all; do you enjoy cooking like they do? If so, stop by during one of their cooking club meetings or if you enjoy reading or playing cards, stop by and see what residents have to offer you. Summer is just a week away, and if you need to time to kick back, enjoy some tropical drinks by the flower garden, please feel free to stop by. Summerwood Nursing and Rehab Facility is located at 1120 West Hutchinson Ave. They can be reached by phone at (337) 785-5533 Every day readers like you get the good news delivered to their door. We are dedicated to bringing you stories that make you laugh and cry and most of all make you informed.

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Carmichael’s Cashway Pharmacy - Best cash prices in town Carmichael’s Cashway Pharmacy opened for business in 1972 and since then has strived to keep its customers satisfied. For these forty years, the people of Acadiana have trusted Carmichael’s Cashway Pharmacy for their medical and prescription needs. Carmichael’s offers the most competitive prices on all your prescriptions. Whether you are uninsured, needing competitive cash prices, or your current plan doesn’t cover some mediations, Carmichael’s is on your side when it comes to keeping your medical costs affordable. Carmichael’s offers high-quality modern healthcare equipment. With a large selection of hospital beds, ambulatory equipment, wheelchairs, bath aids, and other medical supplies, Carmichael’s extensive service line and reputable customer service has made them one of the top resources for home medical equipment. Let Carmichael’s Cashway Pharmacy help you with all your pharmacy and medical needs. Located in Crowley, Lafayette, and Lake Charles our associates of over 150 medical personnel are available to service you. They can be reached at (800)570-7263.

A breath of fresh air in senior living…

Southwind Assisted Living is a continuing care retirement community that's designed to provide a healthy, secure living environment, quality apartment housing with thoughtful amenities and individual care programs designed for the senior and their families. The living arrangements at Southwind Assisted Living allows the person to maintain as independent a lifestyle as possible, or you can let them assist you. A number of activities are provided to meet the individual interests, as well as to help maintain body tone, mental alertness and to promote socialization and recreation. Southwind provides a variety of social, cultural, educational and recreational activities from which to choose. The mission of Southwind Assisted Living is to operate and manage the highest level of quality independent and assisted living communities. The management and staff of Southwind wish to provide superior service and unmatched value where residents and their family members are shown compassion and understanding, respect, dignity and caring support.

Assisted Living community

626 Crowley-Rayne Hwy. • Crowley • 788-1113


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The Medicine Shoppe for high standards in patient care

THE POST-SIGNAL / Angela Becnel

The professional staff at The Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy is dedicated to providing exceptional medical care to their patients. From the left are Heather Sensat, Owner/ Head Pharmacist Brandy Freed, and Pharmacy Technician Beth Trahan.

The Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy was established in 1990 and purchased by Charlie and Brandy Freed of Crowley in 2009. The Medicine Shoppe is a locally owned and operated retail pharmacy and durable medical equipment company dedicated to providing exceptional medical care to their patients. The Medicine Shoppe was awarded a certificate of accreditation by the Healthcare Quality Association of Accreditation for the dedicated commitment of demonstrating high standards of quality in business and patient care. The compassionate and professional staff of The Medicine Shoppe is committed to providing friendly, fast and convenient health care to their patients. They offer over 400 prescriptions for only $4 a month and will beat

any local competitors’ prices. With their convenient drive thru window and highly trained staff they provide prescriptions in minutes. They accept all insurances including Medicare and Medicaid and they can bill for all your diabetic testing supplies. They also offer a wide variety of vaccinations including influenza (flu), hepatitis, tetanus, and many more without having to make an appointment or waiting in long lines. The Medicine Shoppe is open Monday through Friday 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m.-noon. Come by and visit their friendly staff – Brandy Freed, pharmacist; Heather Sensat, pharmacy technician and Beth Trahan, pharmacy technician at 704 N. Parkerson Avenue Crowley or contact them at 337-783-9084.

Your home, your way Southwind Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is a state-ofthe-art facility specializing in longterm health care. We are situated within an active senior community in Crowley, Louisiana. We offer in-house rehabilitation services which include full-time physical, occupational and speech therapies. We strive to create a home like environment in which our residents can remain happy, comfortable and productive. Our activity department has scheduled activities, events and outing each and every day to ensure that our elders fully participate and engage themselves in meaningful tasks. Our social services department works diligently to tailor a program and lifestyle compatible with their individual needs, likes and capacities. The mental health and well being of our residents is at the core of our mission - that being

“to provide a well rounded and active community to our residents while providing the highest quality of health care.” Our mission is to operate and manage the highest level of quality independent and assisted living communities with superior and unmatched value. Southwind is a place where residents and their family members are shown compassion, understanding, respect, dignity and caring support. We strive to enhance the culture of nursing homes as a place where our elders can participate, thrive and direct the pace of their lifestyle.

NursiNg aNd rehabilitatioN ceNter

804 Crowley-Rayne Hwy. Crowley 783-2740

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Crowley Therapy Group established in March, 2009 CROWLEY - Crowley Therapy Group, located at North Avenue K in Crowley, was established in Crowley in March of 2009. The staff, which includes Manager and Physical Therapist Daryl Albro, Office Manager Angie Ardoin, Physical Therapist Eric Lambousy and Occupational Therapist Anne Stewart, is extremely proud to be a part of the Crowley business community. The business, which is part of the Thibodeaux Albro Touchet Therapy Group established in the year 1992 by owners Chris Thibodeaux, Kevin Touchet and Daryl Albro, is one of four locations in the area. Other locations can be found in Lake Charles, Jennings and Iowa. Crowley Therapy Group maximizes the functional ability and improves the availability of life. They offer special care to help individuals recover faster and keep them active at every age. Specialization areas of the group include,

orthopedic care, geriatric care, sports injuries, wound care, vertigo, vestibular dysfunction, stroke recovery, male and female incontinence and lymphedema. Services provided in treatment include, but are not limited to passive range of motion/manual stretching, which is used when a patient is unable to move a joint through its full rage of motion; active range of motion, which is used to reestablish normal movement; balance training, used to reestablish balance throughout the body pertaining to a specific joint; deep-tissue massage, which targets deeper tissue in order to improve tissue extensibility, increase circulation, reduce muscle spasms and decrease pain. Business hours for Crowley Therapy Group are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. To schedule an appointment, or for questions regarding therapy, contact Crowley Therapy Group at 7837100.


The friendly, smiling faces of the employees at Crowley Therapy Group ready to assist you are, from left, Physical Therapist Daryl Albro, Physical Therapist Eric Lambousy, Technician Justin Leger, Occupational Therapist Anne Stewart, Office Manager Angie Ardoin, Technicians Mary Hayes and Traci Cornette.

You are cordially invited to join us at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 2, at Camelot Place for an evening presentation by Dr. Michael Prejean, Psychiatry.

Dr. Prejean will be educating families and caregivers on Dementia and related conditions. Dr. Prejean is a well-respected leader among physicians. He has served as a medical director of University Medical Center, Office of Substance Abuse and is currently residing as medical director of Phoenix Behavioral Hospital and New Horizons Psychiatric Unit. Dr. Prejean’s vast knowledge and experience of both internal medicine and psychiatry has been a proven asset in treating the geriatric population. Refreshments will be served. R.S.V.P. 337-788-0091


2021 Crowley-Rayne Hwy. • 337-788-0091


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Phoenix Behavioral Hospital assists clients in maintaining the highest quality life, longer

Phoenix Behavioral Hospital provides “quality behavioral health care to senior adults.” It’s goal is to assist its clients to maintain the highest quality of life, today and throughout their senior years. It is a 16 bed psychiatric hospital that focuses on the needs of the aging population. It is a rural hospital that offers a small home like environment and superior behavioral health programs for adults ages 55 and older.’ Phoenix Behavioral Hospital is committed to providing exceptional patient care with a compassionate understanding of the needs of each individual patient. Older adults may often face difficult challenges in life. Some of these challenges may include the loss of a lifetime companion, declining physical or mental capabilities or the loss of independence. These challenges can cause confusion, mood swings, withdrawal, depression or even thoughts of suicide. The hospital is here to provide a safe and confidential place of support during these times of need. Phoenix Behavior Hospital has an assessment team that can provide a free screening at your convenience.

It can help to identify problems through a no-charge screening, which may be scheduled at any time. This screening, along with a physician consultation, helps us to match patient needs to an appropriate plan of care. Referrals can be made by physicians, hospitals, long term care facilities, health care professionals, families or the individuals themselves. The hospital’s mission is to serve with absolute integrity and honor. It strives to meet all the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual needs for the people whom it serves and to create a positive environment of friendly, kind compassionate, extraordinary care that will promote comfort and healing to its clients. It has numerous treatment options, including psychiatrist, internal medicine and family practice physicians, psychologist, clients clinical social workers, registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, recreational therapist, registered dietician, physical therapist, occupational therapist and mental health technicians. It also provides several services it provides including medication management, individual therapy, group

therapy, family therapy, grief/loss processing, disease process education and recreation therapy. To be admitted into the hospital, certain criteria must be met. The criteria includes age 55 years and above, evidence of danger to self or others, inability to care for self due to exacerbation of mental illness and impaired memory or thought process. As for the hospital’s upcoming events, Dr. Michael Prejean, a well-respected leader among physicians, will present an evening presentation at Camelot Place at 6 p.m. on June 2. The purpose of the presentation will be to educate families and caregivers on dementia and related conditions. Refreshments will be served and to R.S.V.P., call 337-788-0091. Prejean is also the current medical director of Phoenix Behavioral Hospital and New Horizons Psychiatric Unit. His vast knowledge and experience of both internal medicine and psychiatry has been a proven asset in treating the geriatric population. Phoenix Behavioral Hospital has a local location at 2021 Crowley Rayne Highway in Rayne and can be reached by telephone at 337-783-6428.

Crowley Therapy Group

offers complete therapy care to maximize functional ability & improve quality of life! They specialize in athletic injuries, orthopedic injuries, neurological rehabilitation, recovering injuries, work-related injuries and chronic pain management.

Daryl Albro Physical Therapist

Our Therapists Are Committed To Work With You For Your Recovery!

Eric Lambousy Physical Therapist

Anne Stewart Occupational Therapist

Crowley Therapy Group Physical & Occupational Therapy 720 North Avenue K. • Crowley • 337-783-7100 Open Mondays through Fridays

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Southwind: 30 years of excellence

Southwind Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is a 112 bed facility serving the entire Acadiana area for nearly 30 years. They are one of the largest employers in Acadia Parish and offer the finest in long and short term care. Their rehabilitation department is second to none and they offer in-house speech, occupational and physical therapy. They also offer a vast array of resident activities and community functions throughout the year. There is always something going on at Southwind. Whether it is an outdoor festival with music, food, dancing and a parade or the filming of their own movie with a cast of their very own residents and employees, there never seems to be a dull moment around Southwind. They take their activities to a new level each and every day. They also have road trips to local events, casino and restaurant

trips and enjoy things just as they would do at home. As stated earlier, their in-house therapy department is outstanding. What many people do not realize is that in addition to long-term rehabilitation, they also excel in short-term rehabilitation. Their residents can come in for a short few weeks after surgery, a fall or an illness to regain the strength and endurance needed, through various forms of therapy, to allow them to return home and function at a level equal to or better than they were before. Their therapy department prides themselves on giving the absolute best therapy possible and their hard work and dedication shows through the many residents they have helped to return home over the years after a short-term stay at Southwind. They have a great team at Southwind. Their family members, residents and

THE POST-SIGNAL / Howell Dennis

Southwind Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and Assisted Living prides itself on outstanding care and a family type atmosphere. They are located at 804 Crowley/ Rayne Hwy. in Crowley.

employees are involved in every aspect of their operation. They are truly one big happy family which played a strong part in leading to their success over the years. Come by and see what Southwind is all about. Enjoy a cup of coffee with the staff and residents. See the smiling

faces and warm hearts that make up their family. They are much more than your typical ‘nursing home.’ Southwind accepts Medicare, Medicaid, VA and various types of insurance plans. Contact the social services department or Jude Sittig for any questions.

We offer an innovative alternative to home health care in Louisiana and one-stop coordination of complete home health care. We serve all of Southwest/Southcentral Louisiana with high-quality modern health care equipment and supplies. Home medical equipment: • • • • • • • • •

Respiratory Equipment Enteral Nutrition Jobst Compression Stockings Hospital Beds and Supplies Diabetic Products Ambulatory Equipment Post Mastectomy Prosthesis Bath Aids Compounding Pharmacy

Home iV tHerapy: • • • • • •

Antibiotics Enteral Feeding Total Parental Nutrition (TPN) IDPN IVIG Pain Management

We Bill medicare, medicaid and private insurance 1002 North Parkerson Avenue • Crowley, LA 70526 (800) 570-7263 • (337) 783-7263 • (337) 783-8996 FAX

Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. • Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. • 24-Hour Call Service: (800) 570-7263


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Huval’s - providing foot comfort With summer time here, if you’re looking for a comfortable pair of sandals, Huval’s is the place you can visit for new footwear. Spenco has taken their best technology from their insoles and made a new sandal with all the great features found on your better footwear. These sandals come in flip flop types: slide ones and one especially made for outdoor wear if your feet might get wet. These shoes offer a great arch support for all types of arches, metatarsal pad for a ball of foot cushion, a deep heel cup that will hug your foot in the shoe, along with stabilizer soles that will help balance your step. The best part of these shoes is the shock absorption the sole gives you. Huval’s offers you a custom laser foot scan that will show the pressure points, arch types and shoe size that can guide you into a great fitting pair of Brooks or Dr. Comfort shoes. Spenco and Lynco insoles are also available for a better feeling and fitting insole for your current shoes. Atrex has a dress line of sandals along


with a comfort line of Mary Janes, mule and clog shoes for comfort and support. If you are looking for a great pair of socks that will keep your feet dry at the end of the day, bamboo socks

are just what you are looking for. These socks have a great cushion, and an arch band that just snugs your arch. The seam is on the top of the sock preventing any blisters, along with a non-binding top on the sock in the event you have swelling feet. Huval’s Boot and Shoe Repair also has a line of toe helpers for your bunions, hammer toes, as well as other toe cushions that can help your feet feel better. Just stop by and see if there is something that can help you. The shop hours are Tuesday thru Friday 9 -5 and Saturday 9 – noon. Dana Huval is a Certified Pedorthist. PEDORTHICS: pe•dor•thics- The design, manufacture, fit and/or modification of shoes and foot orthoses to alleviate foot pain caused by disease, overuse, injury or congenital deformity.

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It’s Your Money

By Sandy Melancon Financial Advisor


The financial toll of Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease currently impacts over 5.3 million Americans, and that number is escalating with a new case being diagnosed every 70 seconds. One out of eight people age 65 and older (13 percent) has Alzheimer’s. Women, who on average live longer than men, are more likely than men to have this disease. One of the first symptoms is a decline in the ability to handle financial matters. Paying bills, balancing a checkbook, even simple tasks such as making change can become increasingly difficult. Victims may also begin showing very poor judgment about money, giving away large sums to telemarketers or paying for home repairs or products they don’t need. In addition to seeking medical care, there are other actions that the family should take. The affected person should be involved in this planning if he/she is still lucid. If not already in place, a living will

(health care directive) and power of attorney should be drawn up. Together these documents will allow a spouse, adult child, or trusted friend to make decisions about finances and medical care if the patient becomes unable to make his/her wishes known. It doesn’t take long for round-the-clock care or a stay in a nursing home to deplete one’s savings. Seek out a financial advisor who specializes in planning for incapacity to devise a long-term strategy to pay the costs of care. An elder-law attorney can set up trusts to protect a family’s assets if the patient seeks government benefits. These arrangements must be made early on because Congress has made it more difficult to shelter assets and also because time constraints are in force. The annual cost of taking care of Alzheimer’s patients was $172 billion in 2009. In addition to the financial cost, there

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is the even more distressing human cost. Alzheimer’s is a cruel disease that causes debilitating problems with communicating, learning, thinking, and reasoning--problems severe enough to have a very negative impact on an individual’s work, social activities, and family life. Another cost that is often overlooked is the toll it takes on the caregivers. Caring for a person with Alzheimer’s is often very difficult, and many family caregivers experience high levels of emotional stress and depression can result. Caregivers also frequently face new problems concerning their own health, employment, income, and financial security. A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease is definitely devastating, but don’t let it paralyze you to the point of inaction. Formulate a plan that includes legal, financial, and other steps that can ease some of the worries facing you and your loved one.

Summerwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is a full service long-term care facility which emphasizes moving our residents toward maximum functioning. With a staff of highly trained medical, dietary, social & rehab staff, Summerwood’s commitment to our residents is unsurpassed. We strive to provide professional care in a personal manner, while honoring the unique experiences, individual preferences and distinct lifestyles of each resident. At Summerwood, our philosophy is simple... to approach the care of each resident with the attention, concern & expertise that we would demand for our own loved ones!


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Southwind: ‘A name you can trust’ Southwind Assisted Living Community was begun six and a half years ago on August 31, 2004. This facility is located on the Crowley-Rayne Highway. Their reputation is one of professional management, quality elderly care, warm hospitality, and friendly, personal service, all on a single, convenient campus in a quiet, safe neighborhood. Southwind has recently undergone a change in ownership and is now under Healthcare Financial Advisors, which provides the same level of care as before. “Assisted living offers a unique housing option for those who need personal care assistance, as well as for those who SEE SOUTHWIND, PAGE 11

THE POST-SIGNAL / Jeannine LeJeune

As the school year comes to a close, seniors at Notre Dame High School got a second prom this year as the fourth annual SeniorSenior Prom was held at Southwind Assisted Living recently. Residents at Southwind and seniors from NDHS enjoyed a night of dancing and socializing between the two groups.

No one wants to go to a funeral home just because they have questions... Compass Behavioral Center is an 18 bed psychiatric facility that specializes in caring for adults and seniors ages 25 and older.

WE ASSIST ADULTS & SENIORS EXPERIENCING…... Depression  Bipolar Disorder  Anxiety, Excessive Worry or Panic  Severe Mood Swings Hallucinations or Delusions  Appetite or Sleep Disturbances Other Mood, Behavioral, and Thought Disorders

Now accepting appointments for

Compass Mental Health Clinic Kathy Little, PMHNP-C Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner— Certified

With Kathy Little, Nurse Practitioner Certified

Dr. Bob Winston

Adults and Seniors (ages 21 and older)

Psychiatric Medical Director

Medicare Approved • Private Insurance Accepted • Transportation Available

1526 N. Avenue I. • Crowley, LA • 337-788-3380

That’s why we’ll come to you. While we always do our best to ensure every family’s comfort, we understand that many people would rather not visit a funeral home at all. If you have questions and prefer to meet with someone face-to face, we are happy to come to you. Whether it’s at your home, at work, or even over coffee.

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Gueydan Memorial Guest Home: ‘quality care’ and ‘something extra’


remain independent,” says Director Jill Signorelli. Whether they choose to live with them for the companionship of wonderful friends, activities or for the peace of mind, there is staff available 24 hours a day if assistance is needed. And, residents are well-pleased with their lives at Southwind. The facility offers a unique “Level of Care” program that allows its residents to choose the full complement of services that are just right for them, without any hidden fees or add-ons. Staff members are licensed and certified, including a wellness director, and full service rehabilitation services on campus, “aging in place” capability, and an assortment of services and amenities tailored to your individual needs and budget. Residents may also receive a variety of personal care services that include bathing, dressing, grooming, and medication monitoring, as well as social and activity programs to promote wellness and balance in life. Other services include housekeeping and laundry, transportation, and three full meals a day in our elegant dining room. Director Jill Signorelli welcomes you to visit them at 626 Crowley-Rayne Highway, or reach them by phone at 7881113. At Southwind, you get two great communities in one convenient location. Southwind. A name you know. A name you can trust.

Gueydan Memorial used to use the slogan “a little something extra,” but these days “a lot more extra” might be more accurate. The massive 10 foot television screen in the mall area might be the first thing that catches your eye, but is just the tip of the iceberg. “Culture change” is the motto at Gueydan Memorial and more resident choices in everyday life is its meaning. GMGH switched to restaurant select menus for lunch. This means the residents have choices of what they will eat that day. Choices of meals is just the beginning. Choices also extend to bath times, bath options, meal times, wake up times and even flexible medications schedules. Like most nursing homes, Gueydan Memorial has full baths with handicapped showers. Adult living is not about the organization with the most stars, though Gueydan Memorial has that; it is about having a home-like atmosphere to live in. Resident choice is not only better for mental and physical health; it is the right way to run a home.

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Stop by and let us laser scan your feet for free. We will be able to capture your foot size, arch style and pressure points. This information will help us, help you select the ideal footwear so your feet will never ache again.

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Compass: Offers quality inpatient psychiatric service Compass Behavioral Center of Crowley is an 18-bed inpatient psychiatric facility located at 1526 N. Avenue I in Crowley. The hospital, which has 40 employees opened in January, 2006 to serve mental health consumers in Crowley and neighboring communities. Compass Behavioral Center offers quality inpatient psychiatric services to treat mental illness. A mental illness is a biologically based brained disorder that affects a person’s thoughts, behaviors, emotions and ability to cope with the normal demands of life. The hospital specializes in psychiatric treatment of adults age 25 and older. Managing the facility is Psychiatric Medical Director, Dr. Bob Winston, Psychiatrist. Serving as Administrator is Aimee Monagham, LCSW and the Director of Nursing is Dana Frith, RN and Assistant Director of Nursing is Wendy Trosclair ,RN. Local physicians on staff include Dr. Stephen Cannon, Dr. Neal Duhon and Dr. Patrick Dale Leleux. Other staff members include registered nurses, licensed clinical social workers, activity therapists,

licensed practical nurses, licensed dietician and mental health technicians. Compass Behavioral Center, delivers quality healthcare by combining psychotherapy and medication management with the goal of assisting patients on achieving their highest degree of function and independence. Clients receive individual, group and family therapy as well as medical and 24 hour nursing care. Typically, patients receive inpatient treatment for 7-14 days as they transition to home and outpatient services. Clinical treatments at Compass Behavioral Center are available for psychiatric disorders such as depression, anxiety, excessive worry, panic, severe

mood swings, hallucinations or delusions, confusion, disorientation, sleep or appetite disturbances or other behavioral or thought disorders. The staff of Compass will provide a confidential screening upon request. Kathy Little, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Certified, is accepting appointments at Compass Mental Health Clinic located in Compass Behavioral Center of Crowley. Compass Behavioral Center is a division of Compass Health, headquartered in Crowley. This year marks its thirteenth year as a leader in psychiatric medicine with other facilities in Church Point, Kaplan, Jennings, Mamou, Lake Charles, Lafayette, Opelousas, Houma, Natchitoches, Bunkie, Alexandria and Baton Rouge. Compass Behavioral Center is licensed by the State of Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals and is a Medicare Approved facility. Transportation is available to and from the facility. For more information or for a confidential screening assessment, call 788-3380.

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