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Growing Old in Louisiana, Part 2 (1990)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1990-02-09

Duration: 00:13:54

Subjects: Elderly | Aging | SENIOR CITIZENS | Nursing Homes | MEDICARE


  • Collins, Robert Host
  • Nachman, Karen Reporter
  • Boyd-Snee, Rancy Interviewee
  • Germann, Helen Interviewee
  • Miller, Jane Interviewee
  • Aucoin, Enos Interviewee
  • Aucoin, Robert Interviewee
  • Butler, Jean Interviewee
  • Donchess, Joseph Interviewee
  • Prejean, J.D. Interviewee
  • Futrell, John Interviewee


This segment from the February 9, 1990, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features the second part of Karen Nachman’s report on growing old in Louisiana. Her report focuses on the decision of where to live when you can no longer live at home alone and the high cost of nursing homes. She interviews: Rancy Boyd-Snee, a daughter who is moving her mother to her home; Helen Germann, a mother who lives with her daughter; Jane Miller, her daughter; Enos Aucoin, a father living in a nursing home; Robert Aucoin, his son; Jean Butler, the director of nursing at Heritage Manor; Joseph Donchess, the executive director of the Louisiana Nursing Home Association; J.D. Prejean, the vice president of government programs with Blue Cross of Louisiana; and John Futrell of the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals. Host: Robert Collins