They say that your golden years are the best years of your life. For most older Americans, that's how it should be - a time to relax, reflect, and live life in a familiar place. After all, senior citizens in the U.S. have worked tirelessly to build a better economy, serve their communities, and raise families.
However, as seniors grow older, sometimes they cannot live independently without someone by their side to provide care. Unfortunately, some older Americans aren't able to rely on their adult children for help. The reality in today's world is that family members do not have the skills or time to dedicate to caring for their parents. That's where Always Best Care Senior Services comes in.
Our in-home care services are for people who prefer to stay at home as they grow older but need ongoing care that family or friends cannot provide. More and more older adults prefer to live in the comforts or their home rather than in an assisted living community. Home care in Sabine, LA is a safe, effective way to give your loved ones the care they need when they need it the most.
Since 1996, Always Best Care has provided non-medical in-home care for seniors to help them maintain a healthy lifestyle as they age. We are proud to have helped tens of thousands of seniors to maintain a higher level of dignity and respect. We focus on providing seniors with the highest level of home care available so that they may live happily and independently.
Unlike some senior care companies, we genuinely want to be included in our clients' lives. We believe that personalized care is always the better option over a "one size fits all" approach. To make sure our senior clients receive the best care possible, we pair them with compassionate caregivers who understand their unique needs.
The Always Best Care difference lies in life's little moments - where compassionate care and trustworthy experience come together to help seniors live a fruitful, healthy life. Whether you are an aging adult that can't quite keep up with life's daily tasks or the child of a senior who needs regular in-home care services in Sabine, LA. Always Best Care is here to help.
Home is where the heart is. While that saying can sound a tad cliche, it's especially true for many seniors living in America. When given a choice, older adults most often prefer to grow older at home. An AARP study found that three out of four adults over the age of 50 want to stay in their homes and communities as they age. When you begin to think about why, it makes sense. Home offers a sense of security, comfort, and familiarity.
The truth is, as we age, we begin to rely on others for help. When a family is too busy or lives too far away to fulfill this role, in-home senior care is often the best solution. Home care services allow seniors to enjoy personal independence while also receiving trustworthy assistance from a trained caregiver.
At Always Best Care, we offer a comprehensive range of home care services to help seniors stay healthy while they get the help they need to remain independent. As your senior loved one ages, giving them the gift of senior care is one of the best ways to show your love, even if you live far away.
To give our senior clients the best care possible, we offer a full spectrum of in-home care services:
If your senior loved one has specific care needs, our personal care services are a great choice to consider. Personal care includes the standard caregiving duties associated with companion care and includes help with tasks such as dressing and grooming. Personal care can also help individuals with chronic conditions like diabetes or Parkinson's or Alzheimer's.
Sometimes, seniors need helpful reminders to maintain a high quality of life at home. If you or your senior has trouble with everyday tasks like cooking, our home helper services will be very beneficial.
Using this kind of care is a fantastic way to make life easier for you or your senior loved one. At Always Best Care, our talented caregivers often fill the role of a companion for seniors. That way, older adults can enjoy their favorite activities and hobbies while also receiving the care they need daily or weekly.
According to AARP, more than 53 million adults living in the U.S. provide care to someone over 50 years old. Unfortunately, these caregivers experience stress, exhaustion, and even depression. Our respite care services help family caregivers address urgent obligations, spend time with their children, and enjoy other activities. Perhaps more importantly, respite care gives family members time to recharge and regroup. Taking personal time to de-stress helps reduce the risks of caregiver burnout.
When it comes to non-medical home care, our goal is to become a valuable part of your senior's daily routine. That way, we may help give them the highest quality of life possible. We know that staying at home is important for your loved one, and we are here to help make sure that is possible. If you have been on the fence about non-medical home care, there has never been a better time than now to give your senior the care, assistance, and companionship they deserve.
Always Best Care in-home services are for older adults who prefer to stay at home but need ongoing care that friends and family cannot provide. In-home care is a safe, effective way for seniors to age gracefully in a familiar place and live independent, non-institutionalized lives. The benefits of non-medical home care are numerous. Here are just a few reasons to consider senior care services from Always Best Care:
While it's true that some seniors have complicated medical needs that prevent them from staying at home, aging in place is often the best arrangement for seniors and their families. With a trusted caregiver, seniors have the opportunity to live with a sense of dignity and do so as they see fit.
In-home care makes it possible for millions of seniors to age in place every year. Rather than moving to a unfamiliar assisted living community, seniors have the chance to stay at home where they feel the happiest and most comfortable.
How much does a senior's home truly mean to them?
A study published by the American Society on Aging found that more than half of seniors say their home's emotional value means more than how much their home is worth in monetary value. It stands to reason, that a senior's home is where they want to grow old. With the help of elderly care in Sabine, LA, seniors don't have to age in a sterilized care facility. Instead, they can age gracefully in the place they want to be most: their home. In contrast, seniors who move to a long-term care facility must adapt to new environments, new people, and new systems that the facility implements. At this stage in life, this kind of drastic change can be more harmful than helpful.
Institutional care facilities like nursing homes often put large groups of people together to live in one location. On any given day, dozens of staff members and caregivers run in and out of these facilities. Being around so many new people in a relatively small living environment can be dangerous for a seniors' health and wellbeing. When you consider that thousands of seniors passed away in nursing homes during the COVID-19 pandemic, opting for in-home care is often a safer, healthier choice for seniors. Aging in place has been shown to improve seniors' quality of life, which helps boost physical health and also helps insulate them from viral and bacterial risks found in elderly living facilities.
For many seniors, the ability to live independently with assistance from a caregiver is a priceless option. With in-home care, seniors experience a higher level of independence and freedom - much more so than in other settings like an assisted living community. When a senior has the chance to age in place, they get to live life on their own terms, inside the house that they helped make into a home. More independence means more control over their personal lives, too, which leads to increased levels of fulfillment, happiness, and personal gratification. Over time, these positive feelings can manifest into a healthier, longer life.
More independence, a healthier life, and increased comfort are only a few benefits of aging in place. You have to take into consideration the role of cost and convenience. Simply put, it's usually easier to help seniors age in place than it is to move them into an institutional care facility. In-home care services from Always Best Care, for instance, can be less expensive than long-term solutions, which can cost upwards of six figures per year. To make matters worse, many residential care facilities are reluctant to accept long-term care insurance and other types of payment assistance.
With Always Best Care's home care services, seniors and their families have a greater level of control over their care plans. In-home care in Sabine, LA gives seniors the chance to form a bond with a trusted caregiver and also receive unmatched care that is catered to their needs. In long-term care facilities, seniors and their loved ones have much less control over their care plan and have less of a say in who provides their care.
In-home care is a valuable resource that empowers seniors to age in place on their own terms. However, a big concern for many families and their loved ones is how much in-home care costs. If you're worried that in-home care is too expensive, you may be pleasantly surprised to learn that it is one of the most affordable senior care arrangements available.
Typically, hiring an Always Best Care in-home caregiver for a few hours a week is more affordable than sending your loved one to a long-term care facility. This is true even for seniors with more complex care needs.
At Always Best Care, we will work closely with you and your family to develop a Care Plan that not only meets your care needs, but your budget requirements, too. Once we discover the level of care that you or your senior need, we develop an in-home care plan that you can afford.
When you or your senior loved one needs assistance managing daily tasks at home, finding a qualified caregiver can be challenging. It takes a special kind of person to provide reliable care for your senior loved one. However, a caregiver's role involves more than meal preparation and medication reminders. Many seniors rely on their caregivers for companionship, too.
Our companion care services give seniors the chance to socialize in a safe environment and engage in activities at home. These important efforts boost morale and provide much-needed relief from repetitive daily routines. A one-on-one, engaging conversation can sharpen seniors' minds and give them something in which to be excited.
At Always Best Care, we only hire care providers that we would trust to care for our own loved ones. Our senior caregivers in Sabine,LA understand how important it is to listen and communicate with their seniors. A seemingly small interaction, like a short hug goodbye, can make a major difference in a senior's day. Instead of battling against feelings of isolation, seniors begin to look forward to seeing their caregiver each week.
Understanding the nuances of senior care is just one of the reasons why our care providers are so great at their job.
Unlike some senior care companies, our caregivers must undergo extensive training before they work for Always Best Care. In addition, our caregivers receive ongoing training throughout the year. This training ensures that their standard of care matches up to the high standards we've come to expect. During this training, they will brush up on their communication skills, safety awareness, and symptom spotting. That way, your loved one receives the highest level of non-medical home care from day one.
The first step in getting quality in-home care starts with a personal consultation with an experienced Care Coordinator. This initial consultation is crucial for our team to learn more about you or your elderly loved one to discover the level of care required. Topics of this consultation typically include:
An assessment of your senior loved one
An in-depth discussion of the needs of your senior loved one to remain in their own home
Reviewing a detailed Care Plan that will meet your senior loved one's needs
EL PASO, Texas - UTEP built a double-digit lead early in the fourth quarter and fended off a late LA Tech flurry to win 72-66 on Saturday afternoon in the Don Haskins Center.The Miners (10-3, 3-1 C-USA) shot a blistering 47.6 percent on 3-pointers on the way to drilling a season-high 10 to top the Lady Techsters (9-6, 2-3 C-USA).A pivotal stretch of the game occurred in the first half and was made possible largely due to the efforts of the UTEP bench.Trailing 24-16 early in the second quarter, the Miners would even the g...
EL PASO, Texas - UTEP built a double-digit lead early in the fourth quarter and fended off a late LA Tech flurry to win 72-66 on Saturday afternoon in the Don Haskins Center.
The Miners (10-3, 3-1 C-USA) shot a blistering 47.6 percent on 3-pointers on the way to drilling a season-high 10 to top the Lady Techsters (9-6, 2-3 C-USA).
A pivotal stretch of the game occurred in the first half and was made possible largely due to the efforts of the UTEP bench.
Trailing 24-16 early in the second quarter, the Miners would even the game at 25 thanks to a 9-1 run that was bookended by a Sabine Lipe 3-pointer.
Lipe’s triple marked the start of a span of 7:17 to end the half where the reserves would tally the final 14 points entering the break to push UTEP to a 36-33 lead.
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It was a strong effort for Lipe, who posted eight points, two rebounds and a steal in 10 minutes.
At the half, the Miners had a 16-3 edge over LA Tech in bench points.
“Without our bench we would have been in deep trouble,” UTEP Head Coach Kevin Baker said. “We were in foul trouble, and they (LA Tech) had momentum. Erin Wilson is on the floor diving for loose balls, Sabine is hitting shots and they are doing what they do. I am really proud of our bench for producing when we needed them. Eliana Cabral is in pain every five minutes, but she is out there battling her rear end off, and we could not have done it today without that group for sure.”
Wilson had a pair of steals off the bench.
Out of the locker room, the starters would take over, netting all 36 points in the second stanza.
The visiting Lady Techsters did make two surges in the final two quarters though, starting with a 6-0 run to go up 39-36 early in the third.
As has been the case all season, the Miners punched right back, rattling off nine straight points to build a 45-39 lead. To end the run, Jazion Jackson strung together the final seven points.
UTEP leading scorer N’Yah Boyd was kept without a basket until there was 1:28 on the clock in the third, sinking a 3-pointer right after Avery Crouse had hit one of her own to make it 51-42 in favor of the Miners.
The nine-point lead remained intact entering the fourth, a quarter which Boyd would start to assert herself.
Over the final 10 minutes, she put together eight points, highlighted by a pair of 3-pointers over the first 2:28 of action.
A pullup triple for Boyd on the first possession of the fourth opened up a 56-44 UTEP lead that would be the largest of the day.
LA Tech continued to fight though, with Keiunna Walker registering nine of her 24 points in the final 10 minutes.
Trailing 64-53 with 3:39 remaining, the Lady Techsters capitalized on back-to-back perimeter makes by Lotte Sant and Walker to get right back in the thick of things. Eventually, the UTEP lead that had seemed so secure was down to just two at 68-66 with 10 seconds on the clock.
It was Walker with the basket to cut it to two, driving baseline and battling through some contact before getting a friendly roll on her attempt in the lane.
On the ensuing possession, UTEP inbounded the ball to Elina Arike, who connected on both of her free throw attempts to make it a two-possession game.
Salma Bates would not be able to get the ball inbounded for LA Tech after the Arike freebies, resulting in a five-second call that would be the nail in the coffin for the Lady Techsters.
Four players reached double figures for the Miners, led by Jackson with 15 points and five rebounds. Boyd, Crouse and Adhel Tac each contributed 11 points. Boyd had five assists and Tac hauled down a team-high eight rebounds.
“I feel like we were kind of underrated coming into conference, and I feel like we are proving ourselves each and every game,” Jackson said. “I feel like we are putting fear in people’s hearts in our conference, so they see us now.”
In the win, UTEP forced LA Tech into 22 turnovers while outrebounding the visitors 30-25.
“Our game plan today was to guard them on the perimeter and when they drive, don’t foul them, and make them kick it out to shooters,” Baker said. “If they are shooting 3’s they are not shooting layups, and they are also not shooting free throws, and that was sort of our game plan today.”
“We were just trying to get in the passing lanes and be there to help when we needed to be,” Tac said. “Just stopping the drive when we needed to be there.”
From the floor, the Miners were 23-of-55 (48 percent). At the stripe, UTEP went 16-of-18 (89 percent). LA Tech capped the game 22-of-41 (54 percent) overall and 9-of-15 (60 percent) from beyond the arc. The Lady Techsters were 13-of-16 (81 percent) at the line.
“Every game in Conference USA is going to go just like that one right there,” Baker said. “It’s going to be close. Every game is going to come down to the end. Every game is going to come down to timely shots, big rebounds, big defensive plays, exactly like this one did. I’m really proud of our team for getting this win. It was hard-fought. We worked awfully hard this week preparing for them, so I’m glad to see that our team is getting some payoff for the hard work that they put in.”
The Miners travel to San Antonio to play at UTSA on Wednesday at 6 p.m. MT/7 p.m. CT.
Marilee Fiebig, wife of “Good Morning America” anchor T.J. Holmes, has publicly spoken out against her husband, who allegedly had an affair with co-anchor Amy Robach. Naturally, she’s not too happy about the scandal.“We continue to be disappointed by T.J.'s lack of discretion, respect, and sensitivity toward Marilee and the parties’ daught...
Marilee Fiebig, wife of “Good Morning America” anchor T.J. Holmes, has publicly spoken out against her husband, who allegedly had an affair with co-anchor Amy Robach. Naturally, she’s not too happy about the scandal.
“We continue to be disappointed by T.J.'s lack of discretion, respect, and sensitivity toward Marilee and the parties’ daughter,” Fiebig’s attorney Stephanie F. Lehman said in a statement shared Wednesday with The Times.
While Fiebig made no mention of either “GMA” or Robach, Holmes and his co-anchor have been embroiled in scandal after reports of their off-air romance surfaced in November.
Holmes and Robach — who were both married to other people — engaged in a “months-long affair,” according to Page Six. The Daily Mail published pictures and videos of the co-workers getting intimate with each other away from the “GMA” studio in New York.
After news of the co-anchors’ workplace romance spread, Fiebig and Holmes filed for divorce in December. They were married for 12 years.
In Wednesday’s statement, Lehman said she and Holmes’ legal representative are “working together to move their divorce forward, privately, expeditiously, and as amicably as possible.” The spouses share a 9-year-old daughter, Sabine, whose “best interests” have become “Marilee’s sole focus” amid the divorce, the statement added.
In December, ABC temporarily pulled Holmes and Robach — who separated from actor-husband Andrew Shue last summer — off the air amid the fallout. Both anchors have since been relieved of their on-air duties while ABC conducts an internal review of their relationship.
Holmes and Robach have not been suspended, but ABC has filled their “GMA” seats for now with a rotating roster of correspondents.
While her husband’s fate on the morning show remains uncertain, Fiebig just wants to move on.
“Marilee has been touched by the outpouring of support and looks forward to new beginnings in the new year,” the statement concluded.
The Caddo Parish Commission will interview the candidates who have applied to fill a vacancy on the panel next week.Five people have submitted applications to serve as a Commissioner for District 8 now that Jim Taliaferro has resigned his Parish seat to serve on the Shreveport City Council.Grace Anne Blake, Ron Cothran, Lea Desmarteau, Jason Frazier and Frank Thaxton submitted applications by the Dec. 31 deadline. All five of these candidates will be interviewed by the Commission during a special meeting set for 4:30 p.m. Janua...
The Caddo Parish Commission will interview the candidates who have applied to fill a vacancy on the panel next week.
Five people have submitted applications to serve as a Commissioner for District 8 now that Jim Taliaferro has resigned his Parish seat to serve on the Shreveport City Council.
Grace Anne Blake, Ron Cothran, Lea Desmarteau, Jason Frazier and Frank Thaxton submitted applications by the Dec. 31 deadline. All five of these candidates will be interviewed by the Commission during a special meeting set for 4:30 p.m. January 12. The candidates will have time to introduce themselves and take questions from commissioners.
The Parish Clerk sent us more information about the election saying "the fall election will have a ballot choice for District 8 Interim and another for Regular District 8 commissioner. This is odd, but it's the result of the timing of election years not lining up with charter timing requirements.
Here are 70 of Louisiana's ghost towns. We got some of the more colorful details on these former towns from this Wikipedia page.
Located in Allen Parish. According to Wikipedia, it was a sawmill town 5.5 miles NNE of Oakdale on U.S. Route 165.
Located in Rapides Parish. Wikipedia says it was a sawmill town between Forest Hill and Lecompte
Located in Calcasieu Parish. According to Wikipedia, its on the KCS line between Lake Charles and DeQuincy on HWY 27.
Located in Madison Parish. According to Wikipedia, its' located off US 65, northeast of Talla Bena, on Omega road.
Located in DeSoto Parish. Wikipedia says it was on the KCS line (and HWY 171) south of Mansfield and north of Converse.
Located in Sabine Pariah. According to Wikipedia, it was South of Florien on the KCS line and Christie and Eastern Railroad spur to Peason.
Located in East Carroll Parish. Wikipedia says it was located on US 65
Located in Calcasieu Parish. According to Wikipedia, it is on the KCS line between Dequincy and Lake Charles on Louisiana Highway 27 as shown on the 1906 KCS map.
Located in Vernon Parish. According to Wikipedia, its North of Leesville off U.S. Route 171, on Hawthorn road on KCS line.
Located in Beauregard Parish. Wikipedia says it was a sawmill town founded in 1901 by Central Coal and Coke Company of Kansas City. Located 5 miles (8.0 km) south of DeRidder on LA 27.
Located in Sabine Parish. Wikipedia says it was a sawmill town north of Florien. Boise Cascade bought the mill in 1966 and sold many of the buildings to residents. In 1976 the village started the Fisher Sawmill Days.
Located in Vernon Parish. According to Wikipedia, it is a former sawmill town on LA 465 East of La 117.
Located in East Carroll Parish. Wikipedia says it was located on US 65 south of Transylvania.
Located in Vernon Parish. Wikipedia lists it as a former sawmill town located East of Rosepine off Churchman road.
Located in Sabine Parish: Wikipedia lists it as a former sawmill town located on LA 118 north of Peason Ridge Wildlife Management Area
Located in Calcasieu Parish. Wikipedia lists it as on the KCS line between DeQuincy and Lake Charles on LA 27.
Located in East Carroll Parish. Wikipedia lists it as being on US 65 south of Transylvania
Located in Rapides Parish. According to Wikipedia, its a former sawmill town on LA 497. Borders the city limits of Glenmora
Located in Sabine Parish. Wikipedia lists it as being located on the KCS line between Zwolle and Many on Hwy 171.
Located in Vernon Parish. Wikipedia lists it as a sawmill town, south of Hornbeck on Highway 171. The town was founded when the sawmill of W. R. Pickering began operation.
Located in East Carroll Parish. According to Wikipedia, it was located on US 65, south of Lake Providence
Located in East Carroll Parish. According to Wikipedia iwas was Southeast of Sondheimer on US 65 and on the Delta Southern Railroad.
Located in Rapides Parish. According to Wikipedia, it was a sawmill town located on LA 465
Located in Vernon Parish. Wikipedia says it was on the KCS line, south of Leesville at the intersection of Louisiana HWY 10. Founded and named after W.R. Pickering
Located in Vernon Parish. Wikipedia says it was located between Leesville and Pickering at Hwy 171 and Cooper Church Road.
Located in Rapides Parish. Wikipedia says it was a sawmill town and location of the Pegram Plantation House
Located in Vernon Parish. Wikipedia says it was previously known as Keith. It was a sawmill town that resulted from the building of a sawmill by the Central Coal & Coke Company of Kansas City, Missouri. Located 3.8 miles (6.1 km) north of Rosepine the mill property was situated on both sides of current US 171. An abandoned cemetery with 24 identifiable graves, among forest trees on a tract of land on the west side of the highway below the W.D. Chip Mill, and a decayed cemetery and sawmill pond on the east side of the highway, is all that remains of the town.
Located in Rapides Parish. Wikipedia says it was a sawmill town that includes the 57 acres "Southern Forest Heritage Museum". Located on LA 497, that parallels U.S. 165 between Glenmora and Forest Hill.
Located in Vernon Parish. Wikipedia says it was a former sawmill town, north of Leesville, just off LA 117 on La 465, east of historic Alco
Located in Vernon Parish. Wikipedia says it was a sawmill town between Alco and Seiper on La 465.
First of all, this isn't actual legal advice. We will link to the information we've found on each of these scenarios. But know the person putting this list together is an idiot, and would never win in a court of law.
While a 1984 federal law set the nationally drinking age at 21, some states reserved some specific circumstances. Louisiana is one of those states. The 4 specific cutouts actually made it pretty easy for minors to drink in Louisiana.
Ever flash your lights at another car to warn them of a speed trap? Have a guilty conscious right away because you think you just broke the law? Turns out, you're in the clear. Now that doesn't mean they can't find another reason to pull you over, but it shouldn't be for warning other drivers.
With no federal law banning flamethrowers, Elon Musk went ahead and made some commercially available flamethrowers for the public. Louisiana doesn't have a specific law banning them, but like almost everything, there are laws that are vague enough they could apply with some effort.
Louisianan has legalized medical marijuana, even in smokable form. Which means that you can legally buy weed in Louisiana, as long as you have a prescription.
You can dumpster dive in Louisiana, but you need to be aware of some things. Where the dumpster is, and who owns it, are two really important parts to the equation. So just make sure you're educated on the dumpster you're eyeing up before you jump in.
This one might be the biggest technicality on the whole list. Technically, going topless in Louisiana is legal. However, while there are no restrictions on male nipples, a female nipple cannot be exposed "to cause sexual arousal" by Louisiana law. So technically legal, but you have to be careful.
This is a huge gray area...because there are deadly weapon laws in Louisiana, and brass knuckles are obviously a deadly weapon. But there are no specific laws to address them in the state. So technically they're legal to purchase and own.
Turns out you can collect rainwater in Louisiana, you just have to do it a very specific way. If you don't follow their exact specifications, you are breaking the law.
Can you record a conversation in Louisiana? Short answer, is yes. But as long as you're part of the conversation. Louisiana is a "one party consent" state when it comes to recording conversations, whether on the phone or in-person. Not everyone has to know, but at least one person involved has to know they're being recorded...which can be you.
You've seen the big scary warnings on mattresses before right? The ones that say you can't cut them off or remove them without breaking the law. Turns out, those aren't for you. The legal warning is actually for those selling the mattress.
Louisiana’s draft 2023 coastal plan calls for spending $50 billion over the next half century to build a slew of coastal restoration and flood protection projects and reduce annual storm surge damage by as much as $15 billion.The state would save an average of $11,000 in damages per structure by 2073 under the plan’s lower risk scenario and $15,000 in damages per structure under its higher risk scenario.Half of the plan’s money would be spent in the next 20 years on projects that are immediately needed and are...
Louisiana’s draft 2023 coastal plan calls for spending $50 billion over the next half century to build a slew of coastal restoration and flood protection projects and reduce annual storm surge damage by as much as $15 billion.
The state would save an average of $11,000 in damages per structure by 2073 under the plan’s lower risk scenario and $15,000 in damages per structure under its higher risk scenario.
Half of the plan’s money would be spent in the next 20 years on projects that are immediately needed and are most likely to be funded. The second half of its money would be spent in the following 30 years on projects that still need to be planned or funded, or that would only be enacted if water levels rise further.
The restoration funding, divided among seven categories, includes:
The flood risk reduction funds include two categories:
The nonstructural projects do not show up as individual projects in the master plan, as they often are identified on a building-by-building basis on a local scale and are funded through programs in which the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority is not involved.
An exception has been the Southwest Coastal Louisiana project, funded by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The project is being funded with $296 million to address elevation, floodproofing or possible relocation for more than 3,900 structures in the Lake Charles region. The Corps also expects to fund elevations or floodproofing of about 8,500 structures in St. Tammany Parish.
Other nonstructural projects are expected to be overseen by the state Office of Community Development or the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness, since funding for them often is given to the state after natural disasters, including hurricanes and major flood events.
The new plan divides the coast into five segments, compared to the three regions used in the 2017 version. Here's a quick look at the largest projects planned:
This region includes areas on the east bank of the Mississippi River from Ascension Parish through Plaquemines Parish, including the New Orleans area and the north shore, including Slidell. The plan calls for construction of 18 restoration projects and four levee and surge barrier projects that will cost $11.6 billion.
The Barataria region stretches between the west bank of the Mississippi and the east bank of Bayou Lafourche, and includes parts of nine parishes, Assumption, Ascension, St. James, Lafourche, St. John the Baptist, St. Charles, Jefferson, Plaquemines and Orleans.
The plan calls for 10 restoration and two levee projects, totaling $6.7 billion. Here are a few:
The Terrebonne region extends from the Verret Basin in the north to the Isles Dernieres and Timbalier Islands along the Gulf, and from the west side of Bayou Lafourche to the Atchafalaya Basin Floodway.
The plan calls for 13 restoration and three levee projects totaling $11.3 billion. Here are some of them:
This region includes shallow coastal bays between the Atchafalaya Floodway levee and Fourleague Bay to the east, and Freshwater Bayou to the west and stretches inland to the lower reaches of the Atchafalaya Floodway.
This southwest Louisiana region includes parts of Calcasieu, Cameron, Jefferson Davis and Vermilion parishes, and includes the Calcasieu Ship Channel and Lake Charles.
A master plan data viewer also is available online.
A PDF version of the plan is available below:
This work is supported with a grant funded by the Walton Family Foundation and administered by the Society of Environmental Journalists.
Un accident tragique... Dimanche 29 décembre 2013, Michael Schumacher a été victime d'un grave accident de ski lors de vacances en famille à Méribel, en Savoie. Transporté immédiatement à l'hôpital, l'ancien champion de Formule 1 avait subi deux opérations avant d'être placé dans un coma médicalement provoqué. Six mois plus tard, c...
Un accident tragique... Dimanche 29 décembre 2013, Michael Schumacher a été victime d'un grave accident de ski lors de vacances en famille à Méribel, en Savoie. Transporté immédiatement à l'hôpital, l'ancien champion de Formule 1 avait subi deux opérations avant d'être placé dans un coma médicalement provoqué. Six mois plus tard, celui-ci avait été ramené chez lui, en Suisse, afin de poursuivre sa rééducation. Depuis bientôt dix ans, l'état de santé du pilote automobile est gardé secret. En mars 2016, son agent, Sabine Kehm, avait déclaré : "En général, les médias n'ont jamais rendu compte de la vie privée de Michael et Corinna. Lorsqu'il était en Suisse, par exemple, il était clair qu'il était une personne qui aime garder sa vie privée, privée."
En toute transparence, son agent avait ajouté : "Une fois dans une longue discussion, Michael m'avait dit : 'Tu n'as pas besoin de m'appeler pour l'année prochaine, je disparais.' Je pense que c'était son rêve secret de pouvoir le faire un jour. C'est pourquoi maintenant, je veux toujours protéger ses souhaits et en ce sens ne rien dire aujourd'hui." Au cours des dernières années, Jean Todt, ancien patron de l'écurie Ferrari, a été l'un des rares a pouvoir rendre visite à Michael Schumacher. Assurant que celui-ci était bien entouré, c'est en septembre 2020 qu'il avait confié à PA News Agency : "Mon dieu, on sait qu'il a eu un terrible et malheureux accident de ski, qui lui a causé beaucoup de problèmes. Mais il a une femme extraordinaire à ses côtés, il a ses enfants, ses infirmières, et on ne peut que lui souhaiter le meilleur, à lui et sa famille. Tout ce que je peux faire, c'est d'être auprès de lui jusqu'à ce que je puisse faire quelque chose. Ensuite, je le ferai."
En 2019, au micro de RMC, l'ancien patron de l'écurie Ferrari avait déjà révélé : "Michael est très bien entouré, il vit avec sa famille, dans sa maison, entre Genève et Lausanne. Il continue à se battre. C'est la seule chose que je puisse dire aujourd'hui." Pour Fox News, l'ancien coéquipier chez la Scuderia Ferrari de Michael Schumacher, Felipe Massa, avait déclaré : "Je sais comment il va. Ma relation avec lui a toujours été étroite. L'essentiel est de savoir que la situation est difficile. Il faut respecter ça, car c'est le souhait de la famille. Ils n'aiment pas divulguer d'informations alors qui suis-je pour le faire ?"