“enabling people with disabilities to live independently.”
New Horizons Independent Living Center
Established in 1984, New Horizons Independent Living Center is a private, non-profit, non-residential, consumer-controlled, community-based organization serving the 29 parishes of North Louisiana with offices in Shreveport, Alexandria, and Monroe.
Welcome to New Horizons!
Changes that make life more satisfying don’t occur overnight. But, for people who are willing to work toward greater independence, New Horizons Independent Living Center can help put the pieces together.
“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.”
American author, political activist, and lecturer & the first deaf-blind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree.
There was a time when people thought “independent living” was limited to “accessible doorways” and “special parking…” but that day is OVER!
Our services are offered to people with any type of disability. We believe that independence can come even to those with the most severe disabilities. Independence starts as an attitude – a desire to take responsibility for one’s own life. Independence continues through the development of knowledge and skills that enable one to control his own activity. Furthermore, New Horizons believes it is the responsibility for those who have achieved a measure of independence to advocate for the removal of all barriers to people with all forms of disabilities. New Horizons believes in the inclusion of all persons with all forms of disability, regardless of origin, age at onset, or degree of disability.
New Horizons believes that each individual is different and unique and should not be treated as if one size fits all. Because of this uniqueness, people with disabilities are in the best position to guide, direct, and control their own lives. We work with consumers with all types of disabilities to assist them in accomplishing their personal goals for independent living. Each independent living plan is as unique as the individual consumer.
New Horizons is funded by federal grants from the Independent Living Administration, state grants from the Louisiana Rehabilitation Services, and fee-for-service programs.
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Oral Antivirals for COVID-19 Treatment at home
There are treatments that may help reduce how sick you become if you get COVID-19. There are now two different pills available which will allow you to be treated at home. These medications are Paxlovid and Lagevrio. Both are twice a day pills given for 5 days and have been approved by the Food and Drug administration.
Paxlovid can be taken by adults and children (12 years of age and older, weighing at least 88 pounds [40 kg]), who are at high risk for getting very sick from COVID-19 and who have mild to moderate symptoms. Lagevrio can be taken by adults 18 years and older who are at high risk for getting very sick from COVID-19 and who have mild to moderate symptoms
If you test positive for COVID-19, oral antivirals should be started no later than 5 days after your first symptoms appear. The medications are by prescription only, so contact your healthcare provider or a Test to Treat provider. This a link to find a Test to Treat location in your area Test to Treat | HHS/ASPR.
Reference: Treatment Options for COVID‑19 | HHS/ASPR