- Metairie, LA 700012450 Severn AvenueSuite 110
Our promise is to be a trusted caregiver so you and your family can focus on the time you have together. Call us if you have questions about hospice or palliative care. We're here to help you make well-informed decisions.
- Available 24 hours a day / 7 days a week
- Medical equipment, medication and personal care supplies
- Pain and symptom control centered on patient and family goals
- Care coordinated with your doctor
- Top-level We Honor Veterans program ranking
- Medical social services
- Respite care (relief) for family caregivers
- Spiritual care and support
- Bereavement grief support
- Care provided wherever you call home, whether it be a hospital, nursing home, assisted living or your personal residence
Palliative care helps people with a serious illness feel better; physically, emotionally and spiritually. It focuses on improving quality of life at any stage of an illness. An example of care is precision pain management. Because people deal with pain differently, we listen to patients, family members and doctors to manage pain at the right level and the right time.
- Managing pain and other symptoms to your desired level
- Medical support for shortness of breath
- Help with fatigue and sleep problems
- Managing constipation
- Managing nausea or loss of appetite
- Reducing anxiety and depression
- Spiritual care and medical social services
Palliative care can begin as soon as someone is diagnosed with an illness. It does not signal that a person has given up hope for recovery or a cure.
Director Of Sales
Cheryl is a native of New Orleans and has worked throughout the New Orleans area in the healthcare field. She began her career in Hospice in 1996. Cheryl has been a member of the Compassus team since 2006. For the first year, she was a Hospice Care Consultant and for the past 9 years has held the role of Sales Director. Her focus is to support her HCC’s in the New Orleans/North Shore market to assure that patients, families and referral sources needs are met with Excellence, Integrity and Compassion. Her expertise is on education to assure that the benefits of Hospice are known throughout the communities we serve. Cheryl has a strong, personal passion for Hospice and believes that all patients that meet the criteria for Hospice deserves the best care and support that the Compassus team provides.
Nurse Practitioner- Palliative Care
Eunice has worked in the healthcare field for 12 years. She graduated from the University of Holy Cross in 2007 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing. She worked as an Oncology/Palliative Care Nurse for 7 years. Her love for Nursing and her patients drove her to want more as a patient advocate, so she attended graduate school at LSU Health Science Center, where she obtained her Master’s Degree in Nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner in 2014. The same year she was recognized as a Great 100 Nurse for the state of Louisiana. Eunice is also a member of the National and Local Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association (HPNA), the Louisiana Association of Nurse Practitioners (LANP), the New Orleans Oncology Nurses, and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Her current role as the Nurse Practitioner for the Community Based Palliative Care Program in the New Orleans area, allows her to work alongside the patient’s health care team, and provide patients with expert and compassionate care improving the quality of life for both the patient and the family at any stage in a serious illness.
Director Of Clinical Services
Health Care Coordinator
Health Care Coordinator
Listening to a hospice patient's story or reading a passage of their favorite book can enrich the life of a hospice patient. Whether you volunteer behind the scenes at our local New Orleans office or work one-on-with families, you'll be joining fellow volunteers who are helping others navigate life's closing chapters.
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Medical Director- Palliative Care
Graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine, trained at Baylor University, Ochsner Medical Center, and the University of Utah prior to joining East Jefferson General Hospital as a pulmonologist for over 30 years. Dr. Smith has obtained Board certification in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases, and in Hospice and Palliative Medicine. He currently serves as East Jefferson’s Medical Director of Inpatient Palliative Care and Compassus’ Medical Director of their Community Based Palliative Program. His expert knowledge, compassionate demeanor, and vast experiences in patient care provide the medical leadership necessary to support the needs of our community.
Medical Director- Hospice
Graduate of LSU School of Medicine, trained at Baystate Medical Center and Ochsner Medical Center leading to her practice as a Pulmonologist for over 30 years, serving the patients on the West bank of New Orleans. Dr. LaNasa is Board certified in Internal Medicine and Pulmonary Disease and has served in several Medical Leadership roles within our community hospitals. She currently leads the hospice team as Medical Director of the Compassus New Orleans Program, with direct oversight of the South shore office located in Metairie. Her expert knowledge and vast patient care experience; along with her compassionate and caring demeanor, provides the medical leadership to support the needs of our New Orleans community.