About Us

Our small family of operators has over thirty years of healthcare and senior living experience including nursing home and assisted living administration, home health and hospice management, nursing care and nurse education.   It is our collective experience and the feedback from those we have served that has motivated us to offer our alternative to traditional senior living facilities.

Frequently, senior living facilities use words like ‘homelike’ in marketing materials to convey a more appealing setting, but even when done well, traditional models cannot escape the institutional feel.  A  true family home offers what large operations can only hope to emulate.

Peristyle Residences team of professional caregivers includes a Registered Nurse who serves as our Wellness Coordinator, an RN and LPNs who manage Medication Administration, Music Therapy Department, an Activities Coordinator, and each home is served by a dedicated House Manager and a caring team of CNAs.

PRINCIPALS:

SEAN ARRILLAGA is a graduate of Isidore Newman School.  He attended Tulane University and attained a BA in Psychology from the University of New Orleans.  Sean worked for 12 years as a business manager in the Pharmaceutical and Medical Device industry.  His career path transitioned to senior living and care services in 2008 when he joined the St. Margaret’s organization as the Director of St. Margaret’s Home Health & Hospice.  Sean was promoted to Vice President of Operations-Western Region for the St. Margaret’s organization and participated in the development  of St. Luke’s Medical Center, and The Belleville assisted living center in Algiers, LA. Sean resides in Gretna with his wife and three sons.

Learn more about our partnership with the LSU School of Nursing
Learn more about our partnership with the LSU School of Nursing

JASON HEMEL is a graduate of Jesuit High School and holds a BS in Finance and an MBA from the University of New Orleans.  His career in the senior living industry spans over two decades.  Jason’s first opportunity in senior living began in the finance offices of some of the premier non-profit nursing facilities in New Orleans.  He then became a licensed administrator and was promoted to COO of St. Margaret’s, a position he held for five years overseeing 2 nursing homes, an assisted living facility, a pharmacy company and therapy company.  Following Katrina, Jason was promoted to Vice President of Business Development for St. Margaret’s.  He has been a part of deal structuring and the development several notable projects including St. Margaret’s at Bywater, St. Luke’s Medical Center, St. Luke’s at Belleville and St. Margaret’s at Mercy nursing home and hospital.  Jason resides in Mid-City, New Orleans with his wife and three children.

MUSIC THERAPIST:

BECCA STONE is a board-certified music therapist who received her BA in music therapy from Berklee College Of Music in Boston, MA. A native to Massachusetts, she arrived in New Orleans by way of her music therapy internship at River Oaks Psychiatric Hospital, and after experiencing the unique culture of New Orleans, she decided to relocate. Before working at Peristyle Residences, Becca was the music therapist for the Geriatric Behavioral Health Unit at East Jefferson General Hospital, where she implemented daily music therapy sessions for seniors with dementia. She specializes in mental health across many populations and age groups including geriatrics, adolescents, and adult psych. Becca is Treasurer for the Music Therapy Association of Louisiana, an organization of music therapists dedicated to advocacy for the profession, as well as providing music therapy services to the community.