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Patient and Nurse

Caregiver Support

At COAST we strive to provide resources in all areas of Caregiver Support for the well being of our clients caretakers. Educational classes and support groups led weekly by Matt Estrade are provided via ZOOM and Facebook. Caregiver Support with help from Trualta and Tailored Care are provided with the help of Patrice Jenkins.


Patrice Jenkins

Patrice Jenkins, a graduate of Loyola University in New Orleans with a B.A. in Mass Communications. Joining Council on Aging in June 2020 as Ancillary Program Coordinator and bringing over 20 years of support services and healthcare experience. Her valued role at COAST is best described as a “caregiver advocate”, someone who provides family caregivers with support and resources that assist them to care for their loved ones at home for as long as possible 

“I offer an extra layer of comprehensive care coordination” - says Patrice.

 Caring for a love one can affect one’s own well-being. The fact is, you can’t be a good caregiver unless you take care of yourself. It’s COAST's goal to provide caregivers with the essential tools to care for themselves, as well as, their loved ones. Patrice is enthusiastic to share the passion for senior care advocacy as a member of the COAST team and look forward to engaging with clients and building meaningful relationships with caregivers.

Email Patrice to join COAST today and start receiving the resources needed through amazing programs such as Trualta and Tailored Care.

Matt Estrade

Matthew Estrade earned undergraduate and graduate degrees from Auburn University and the University of New Orleans, respectively, and in 2017 he finished a Master's in Gerontology from the University of Louisiana at Monroe. Matt has been a  caregiver support group facilitator for 6 years this April and has completed 280 sessions for the Council on Aging in St. Tammany. He has published 30 episodes of The Peace with Dementia Podcast on iTunes. Matt self-published The Peace with Dementia Rosary: Education, Intentions, Community in January of 2019.  Matt can be contacted via email for any caregiving questions.

Email Matt to join the email reminder list. Groups are facilitated by Matt Estrade, MA, MBA Gerontologist

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