Resources for the Elderly
As a result of the current COVID-19 pandemic, we understand the need to know your options for resources. Whether you are a senior or a caregiver, please see some of the resources that are provided:
If you need meals, visit Meals on Wheels and Feeding America for options in your zip code. Several local grocery stores are also creating times for only seniors to shop. Walmart also offers grocery pick-up or grocery delivery. If you’re having trouble getting a time scheduled, they release the days and times each night at midnight. If you’re in Louisiana, see some of our local groceries and their times for seniors to shop below:
Robert’s Fresh Market: 6-7 a.m. daily; Shop online: www.robertfreshmarket.com/shop
Winn Dixie: 8-9 a.m. daily; Shop online: www.winndixie.com/shoponline
Dorignac’s: 6:30-7:30 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays
Breaux Mart: 8-9 a.m. on Tuesdays
Trader Joe’s: 9-10 a.m.
Walmart: 6-7 a.m. on Tuesdays; Shop online: www.grocery.walmart.com/locations/delivery
Zuppardo’s Family Market in Metairie: 8-9 a.m. on Wednesdays
Main’s Market in Folsom: 6:30 every morning
Langenstein’s: 7-8 a.m. every Wednesday and Sunday
Target: First hour open will be dedicated to seniors each day
Whole Foods: Opening an hour earlier for seniors, hours vary by location
Brookshire’s Grocery: First hour open will be dedicated to seniors along with a 5% discount
Are you or a loved one in need of transportation? Try the Eldercare Locator for local services! Lyft is also partnering with the National Council on Aging to meet the transportation needs of caregivers who are supporting older adults during the outbreak. They are currently piloting the program and plan to launch soon. Stay updated by following Lyft.
Mental Health and Social Isolation
Feeling stressed during this time is normal. If you feel in distress, talk with someone at the Disaster Stress Hotline or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. You can also look into the Coalition to End Social Isolation and Loneliness or the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
On BenefitsCheckUp.org, you’ll find options in your state to help with utility bill payments, prescription drug costs and more.
Need to see a doctor? With Ochsner’s Telemedicine Program, virtual visits are offered for patients. A virtual visit is a secure video appointment with your provider via your smartphone or tablet. This allows patients to conduct a traditional office visit with their provider electronically through their MyChart app without leaving home. For health resources, click here.
Pharmacy Curbside Pick Up
To help keep you healthy, we've added curbside pick up to many of our Ochsner Pharmacy locations. When you arrive at the pharmacy, just give us a call and we'll bring your medications out to you.
Pharmacy & Wellness - New Orleans
1514 Jefferson Hwy., New Orleans, LA 70121
Ochsner Specialty Pharmacy
1405 Jefferson Hwy., Ste. A, New Orleans, LA 70121
Pharmacy & Wellness - Primary Care
1401 Jefferson Hwy., New Orleans, LA 70121
Pharmacy & Wellness - The Grove (Baton Rouge)
10310 The Grove Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70836
Pharmacy & Wellness - O'Neal (Baton Rouge)
16777 Medical Center Drive, Ste 103, Baton Rouge, LA 70816
Pharmacy & Wellness - Ochsner Baptist
2820 Napoleon Ave., Suite 220, New Orleans, LA 70115
Pharmacy & Wellness - St. Anne
108 Acadia Park Dr., Raceland, LA 70394
Ochsner Pharmacy and Wellness - Slidell Memorial Hospital
1051 Gause Blvd. Slidell, LA 70458
Pharmacy & Wellness - Covington
1000 Ochsner Blvd., Covington, LA 70433
Pharmacy & Wellness - Ochsner Kenner
200 W. Esplanade Ave., Ste 106, Kenner, LA 70065
Coronavirus.gov - Official government website with information about the outbreak, check out
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – For the latest information on COVID-19 including safety tips and home care advice.
Medicare.gov – For any Medicare questions about COVID-19.
You can take steps to help protect yourself or a loved one from the financial impact of the coronavirus. For more information, look into these resources:
- Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
- Internal Revenue Service
- Senior Medicare Patrol on COVID-19 related Medicare fraud.
- Social Security Administration
- SAGE Hotline: 1-877-360-LGBT
The information in this blog post is accurate at the time of publication. However, as the situation surrounding COVID-19 continues to change, it's possible that information has changed since being published. While Ochsner Health is trying to keep our blog posts as up-to-date as possible, we also encourage readers to stay informed on news and recommendations by using the CDC website.