Aging and Adult Services

March 12, 2013
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) have awarded Louisiana funding for rental assistance to help extremely low-income people who have disabilities find affordable housing in their communities. This opportunity, provided through HUD, is a result of the Section 811 Project Rental Assistance Demonstration Program (PRA Demo). PRA Demo assists people with disabilities who earn less than 30 percent of the median income in their parish of residence and require long-term services and supports to live in their community as independently as possible.
February 27, 2013
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) is seeking viable, budget neutral strategies that will assist Louisiana with promoting and facilitating the purchase of Long-Term Care Partnership qualified insurance policies, a product that allows individuals to prepare for their long-term care needs and protect their assets should they ultimately need to seek Medicaid assistance.
December 14, 2012
Today, Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Secretary Bruce D. Greenstein announced mid-year reductions at the agency that will save $51.8 million in State General Fund for Fiscal Year 2012-2013. These reductions have a total impact of $82.6 million for this Fiscal Year, when federal funds that would be used to match affected programs and services are considered. DHH’s reductions are part of the State’s overall mid-year reduction plan that addresses the budget shortfall in the current fiscal year.
May 09, 2012
DHH is offering special recognition to its nursing staff during National Nurses Week, May 6-12, a week set aside to honor all of America’s 3.1 million registered nurses, including the more than 54,000 nurses in Louisiana.
January 13, 2012
The Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) has reached a settlement in a class action brought by Medicaid beneficiaries of the Long-Term Personal Care Services (LT-PCS) Program.
March 23, 2010
Louisiana Commissioner of Insurance Jim Donelon and Department of Health and Hospitals Secretary Alan Levine today unveiled the Louisiana Long-term Care Partnership Program, which will provide Louisianians with coverage for their long-term health care needs. The program will protect residents from being forced to exhaust their assets to become Medicaid eligible if they are faced with requiring long-term care, such as nursing home care or care due to a condition such as Alzheimer’s disease.
August 05, 2008
Louisiana’s efforts to improve the quality of care for aging and elderly citizens took another step forward on August 1, 2008 with the opening of a second location offering PACE services. PACE, or Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly, offers seniors a variety of services to address medical, social and personal care needs. The Baton Rouge program is made possible by a three-way partnership between the Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH), Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System, and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
December 28, 2007
Louisiana’s effort to improve the quality of care for aging and elderly citizens took another step forward with the approval by the federal government of a plan to encourage closure of older, low-occupancy homes. This follows two other reforms for long-term care undertaken by the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals.