Our In-house therapy partner, Fox Rehabilitation, recommends that individuals be evaluated for physical therapy services if any one of these 5 signs exists. Please see this article for information about whether physical therapy is right for you...Read more
Come for Smart Start Breakfast at the Ascension Parish Chamber of Commerce!
Francois Bend is pleased to sponsor Smart Start Breakfast at the Ascension Parish Chamber of Commerce Wednesday, February 1st, 2023 7:30-8:30 am. Click here to register.Read more
What is Pet Therapy and What are The Benefits?
Pet therapy or animal-assisted therapy (AAT) is a guided interaction between a person, a trained animal, and the animal’s handler. Pet therapy is used to help someone recover from or cope with a mental problem or health disorder. The most common...Read more
What To Do When a Disability Throws Your Estate Plan Into Chaos
As poet Robert Burns mused centuries ago, “The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry.” Despite thoughtful effort and a concerted strategy, you cannot prepare for every emergency. A car accident, sudden illness, workplace injury or chronic...Read more
How Do You Know My Food Went Down The Wrong Way?
When it comes to persistent coughing during meals or other signs of possible swallowing difficulties, your healthcare provider may recommend a swallowing assessment to determine if you have swallowing difficulty or dysphagia. It is vital to know...Read more
LSU’s Dr. Calamia Earns Prestigious Early Career Award
The National Academy of Neuropsychology has named Dr. Matthew Calamia as the 2021 recipient of their prestigious Early Career Award. Dr. Calamia is Associate Professor of Psychology and Director of the Psychological Services Center at Louisiana...Read more
Incapacity Planning – It’s All in The Details
A client who experiences a critically disabling event has to navigate and manage many obstacles, both physical and emotional. One question, however, that an incapacitated client should not have to ask is “Who will see that my estate continues to...Read more
THE SIX “R’s” OF BEHAVIORAL MANAGEMENT
THE SIX “R’s” OF BEHAVIORAL MANAGEMENT with someone with Dementia – from The 36-Hour Day 1) RESTRICT Don’t Raise your voice Confront Criticize Try to discuss the angry behavior Initiate physical contact during angry outburst Ignore Shame or...Read more
Having a Conversation with Your Family About Their Estate Plan
Estate Planning Awareness Week: Having a Conversation with Your Family About Their Estate Plan In 2008, Congress recognized the need for the public to understand the importance and benefits of estate planning by passing House Resolution 1499...Read more