As a Schonberg Care Community, our number one priority is always the safety and wellbeing of each of our residents. If you talk to one of our residents or their loved ones, they'll be the first to tell you that our emphasis on individualized quality of care is what matters most to them, and that exceptional level of care is our biggest concern day in and day out.
We operate within the exclusive "Schonberg Neighborhood Concept,” which focuses on grouping residents with shared needs and abilities, as we have found this to be highly successful in further enhancing specialized care and stimulating social activity and interaction. Residents that require minimal assistance are able to enjoy a fulfilling sense of independence without the daily stress of running a household, while residents that are experiencing varying stages of Alzheimer's and dementia are provided higher levels of assistance and security. No matter what level of care is needed, our residents and their families enjoy the peace of mind in knowing that their loved ones are receiving exactly what they need. At The Suites at Sugar Mill Point, as with every Schonberg community throughout the South, residents can age 'with grace and in place' in a loving senior living environment that accommodates their needs at every level.
"Several times each day, we answer the question, 'Is this in the best interest of each of our residents?' If the answer is yes, then we can't go wrong. This simple operating philosophy is the secret to our continued success." —David Schonberg
David began his extensive career in the senior retirement industry shortly after earning his MBA and MHA from Tulane University. He broke ground on his first assisted living community, The Suites at Sugar Mill Point, in Houma, LA in January of 2001. He went on to develop Alden Pointe Assisted Living and Memory Care in Hattiesburg, MS before acquiring ownership of three South Carolina assisted living communities, which now proudly bear the Schonberg name and distinction, as well as Schonberg’s exceptional standard of care. From there, David and his team went on to open two additional luxury assisted living and memory care communities: Vista Shores overlooking Bayou St. John in New Orleans, and the stately Ashton Manor in Luling, LA. Most recently, they debuted the highly anticipated Beau Provence Memory Care Assisted Living, the first and only memory care exclusive community in Mandeville, LA. Beau Provence was developed using ‘The Schonberg Neighborhood Design’ concept, which offers incremental levels of care depending upon individual resident needs and represents the highest and most personalized standard of care in the industry. Through his growing number of successful ventures, David has proven his innate ability to conceptualize, develop, and manage unique communities and programs that provide the utmost of excellence in state-of-the-art care.
"The way I judge the success of each one of our communities like The Suites at Sugar Mill Point is by asking myself this simple question: if that resident were my mother or father, would I feel that their every need and happiness were being met everyday?"
As the executive director of The Suites at Sugar Mill Point, Jay Tipton devotes himself to providing exceptional assisted living and memory care services to the residents he serves. Prior to joining The Suites at Sugar Mill Point family, Jay served for five years as the Executive Director of The Suites’ sister community, Ashton Manor in Luling, LA. Under Jay’s leadership, Ashton Manor was the first assisted living community in the state of Louisiana to be awarded the prestigious Dementia Care Specialists’ Distinguished Provider award.
Jay’s professional background is originally in marketing, but his love and compassion for senior healthcare led him pursue a successful career in the assisted living and memory care industry. He is trained in the Warchol Best Abilities Care Model, and uses the Allen Cognitive Assessment as an invaluable resource in caring for his memory care residents. Jay is married to his wife, Carla, and they have two children, Taylor and Sam, with a brand-new little girl on the way.
"I firmly believe that I have the best job in all of Houma. I lead a great team that commits everyday to going above and beyond the call of duty to serve the residents of The Suites at Sugar Mill Point. I am constantly amazed at their level of dedication and spirit."
Joann has been the Suites at Sugar Mill Point’s Director of Activities for over 8 years. Families and residents alike truly cherish Joann for the loving care she provides to all of her residents on a daily basis. The Suites at Sugar Mill Point is blessed to have such a dedicated and kind individual serving as the Director of Activities. Joann views her position as being more than merely a job- to her, it is truly a passion and a mission. Joann consistently brings fresh and creative ideas to the Activities program, and our residents joy and participation in the Activities program is a true testament to Joann's success. Joann is 100% devoted to her residents, their happiness, and their wellbeing, and it shines through every day in her performance.
"Daily activities are the hub of life at The Suites at Sugar Mill Point. My mission is to keep residents' minds and bodies active, stimulated and seeking even more new and wonderful things to do!"