June 18, 2013
The purpose of this RFP is to solicit proposals from qualified proposers for the purpose of seeking a social service agency to provide Elderly Protective Services (EPS) services to vulnerable seniors who are 60+ in the Baton Rouge Region. This region consists of eleven (11) parishes: Ascension, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberville, Livingston, Pointe Coupee, St. Helena, Tangipahoa, Washington, West Baton Rouge, and West Feliciana. The selected agency will receive reports from family, healthcare providers, and the general public regarding seniors who have been abused, neglected and or exploited. These reports will be investigated, assessed, and a customized intervention and monitoring plan will establish to resolve or stabilize the situation. The EPS Contractor will also be involved in locating alternative living arrangements if the senior is unable to remain in his/her own home. The EPS Contractor will work with district attorneys or EPS attorneys when the problem cannot be remedied by extrajudicial means, or when civil court action is needed.