About Us


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 care is our biggest focus 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.

The Schonberg Philosophy

Words We Live By

"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

Jay Tipton

Executive Director, The Suites at Sugar Mill Point


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 to 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, Karla, and they have three children, Taylor, Sam and Madeliene.

"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."

Paula Porche

Administrative Assistant


Paula has been employed at the Suites since June 2009. She enjoyed working in Activities until 2013 when she moved into the Administrative Assistant role. She enjoys working with the elderly and making their lives easier and more enjoyable. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family. She is a 1982 graduate of Terrebonne High School and is the mother of one son, Troy Lapeyrouse Jr.

Amanda Champagne

Director of Health and Wellness


Amada has been with The Suites since February 2017 and became
Director of Health and Wellness in September 2017. She has 17 years of nursing experience. She is a certified Dementia Care Educator and has a passion for teaching and caring for the elderly. Her Family is very important to her and is married with four children.

Emma Chafin

Activites Director


Emma joined The Suites team in September 2019. She has always considered The Suites a home as two of her grandparents had the pleasure of living here. She was born and raised in Houma and received a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Nicholls State University. She is compassionate about caring for the elderly just as she has cared for her own family for many years. While concentrating on what dementia/Alzheimer’s residents can do, she strives to alleviate the stress of what they cannot do for themselves to both residents and their family members. The biggest accomplishment of her day is seeing smiles on residents’ faces and hearing them sing-along during music therapy.

Core Values

We are committed to redefining assisted living and memory care.

We are at the forefront of our industry. We provide the expertise and vision that will advance the assisted living and memory care industry, as well as the vision and impact of our company.

We put our residents and their families first.

Everything we do is in the best interest of our residents, and we engage our residents and their families in every aspect of their care.

We appreciate and value that each resident is unique.

We respect our elders and their life stories. We aim to know each resident on a personal basis, including their histories, families, goals and dreams.

We respect our elders.

We only have team members who appreciate and respect their elders; people who understand that recognizing our residents’ life stories empowers them to provide exceptional care that is personal and meaningful.

We give our best every day of the year.

We provide our best work, care and service every day. How we do business is as important as the business we do.

We support team excellence.

Our success depends on the happiness of every team member. We maintain a work environment that motivates and rewards, and we provide our team members with the education and resources they need to succeed.

We are proud members of our community.

Our business is directly tied to the communities we serve, in which we work and live. We strive to be a good neighbor and true community resource.

We make a difference every day, at every stage of life.

We’re a family of caring, committed individuals. This is more than a job; we have a spirit to serve, and we’re honored to be there for our residents and their families through every stage of care.