About Us

Our small family of senior caregivers and operators in the Greater New Orleans area including Metairie, Lakeview, and Jefferson, have 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. The Peristyle Residences team of professional senior caregivers includes a Registered Nurse who serves as our Wellness Coordinator, an RN who manages Medication Administration, Music Therapy Department, an Program Director, and each home is served by a dedicated House Manager and a caring team of CNAs. 

Interested in our residential assisted living offered in the Greater New Orleans area, including Metairie, Lakeview, and Jefferson. Schedule a tour of our residences now!

Our Program Directors

Maggie Sewell is a native New Orleanian and attended Ursuline Academy. She is a graduate of Loyola University New Orleans with a BFA in Studio Art. Upon graduation in 2015, she joined Peristyle as the art and activities coordinator. Her role was quickly expanded to include additional responsibilities and she was promoted to Program Director in March 2020. Maggie lives in Uptown New Orleans with her dog Riley!  Maggie is the program director for the following residential care homes: Beau Maison, The Jefferson, Lake Louise, and Metairie Heights. 

Our Principles

SEAN ARRILLAGA is a graduate of Isidore Newman School.  He attended Tulane University and obtained 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. 


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 of 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.

Community Partners

  • Internal Medical Consultants
  • Dr. Mary Sheriff, Podiatry
  • Katherine Cascio, Hair Stylist
  • Mary Hall, Hair Stylist
  • LSU School of Nursing
  • Dave Doll, Music Therapy
  • Sarah Rothschild, Music Therapy
  • Love on a Leash Pet Therapy