Aging and Adult Services

February 28, 2019
The Department of Health’s implementation plan follows a review by the Department of Justice in December 2016 that claimed Louisiana was unnecessarily relying on nursing facilities to serve people with serious mental illness.
January 11, 2019
This page provides links to memos issued by Office of Aging and Adult Services
January 10, 2019
The Louisiana Department of Health’s Office of Aging and Adult Services is seeking input from health care providers, the public and others as it develops strategies to reduce the waiting list for its Community Choices Waiver program and help people swiftly receive the care they need.
November 30, 2018
The following are forms and instructions for the Community Choices Waiver (CCW) and the Adult Day Health Care (ADHC) Waiver.
October 25, 2018
A training program to reduce the incidence of pressure ulcers in Louisiana nursing facilities has resulted in some dramatic improvements, moving the state from 50th in the United States in 2016 to 42nd in the first quarter of 2018.
July 23, 2018
Secretary of Health Dr. Rebekah Gee announced the state had finally done away with the waiting list and ensured that every eligible person who was in line asking for help from the state had received some form of assistance.
May 10, 2018
In Louisiana, tens of thousands of elderly and disabled people could soon lose their Medicaid benefits. Betty Waller, 89, a polio survivor, says Medicaid is needed to cover the full cost of her care.