All Saints Hospice promotes the physical, emotional and spiritual well-being of both the person experiencing life's journey and their faith. We provide the highest quality skilled hospice care to all appropriate patients and will not discriminate against any patient due to age, color, race, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or inability to pay. We are always mindful of the privilege we are granted through our hospice ministry to express compassion, respect, sensitivity, hope and love. Providing compassionate patient care is our primary reason for existence.
The emphasis of our hospice care program is effective symptom management with a goal of making the patient as physically and emotionally comfortable as possible while enabling the patient to remain at home as long as possible with minimal disruption of activities of daily living.
The hospice medical director is available to provide in-home visits as needed and is on call 7 days a week.
WHO CAN RECEIVE HOSPICE?
A person facing a terminal illness is appropriate for hospice when the following conditions are met:
• An illness indicating a limited life expectancy
• Aggressive treatments are not working or providing
relief to the patient.
• The patient, family and physician agree that the focus
of hospice care is on comfort (pain control and
symptoms management), not a cure.
Brian Elkins, M.D., FAAFP
Dr. Elkins takes his role very seriously as an advocate for dignity and comfort in the final stages of life. He is certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and holds a Certificate of Added Qualification in Hospice and Palliative Medicine. In addition to his role as a hospice physician, his practice includes primary care, occupational health, forensic examinations, and teaching clinical procedures to medical students and residents. He and his wife have four children and are active members of Grace Presbyterian Church. He is an avid runner and cyclist.
Dr. LJ Mayeux
Dr. Lovell John (L.J.) Mayeux has been practicing family medicine in Avoyelles Parish since 1980. Over the years, Dr. Mayeux observed the growing need for hospice care in Avoyelles Parish. In 2011, Dr. Mayeux, along with others, fulfilled a life long dream and opened the doors to All Saints Hospice.
Dr. Mayeux graduated from Moreauville High School in 1969 and attended Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge from 1967-1973. Dr. Mayeux then attended LSU Medical School from 1973-1977. In 1977, Dr. Mayeux began his Residency at Earl K. Long until 1980, after which he returned to his roots in Avoyelles Parish. Dr. Mayeux became Assistant Coroner in 1980 and Coroner in 1991. He continues to hold the position as the Avoyelles Parish Coroner.
Dr. Mayeux is proud to have served as the Past National President of Ducks Unlimited from 2000-2002 and Chairman of the Board from 2002-2005.
When asked why he chose to provide hospice care, Dr. Mayeux paused and stated "My people. I love visiting and getting to see my people and being able to provide care at their greatest time of need."