Aging and Adult Services

November 16, 2020
This is a message from the Louisiana Department of Health Emergency Operations Center (LDH EOC) for the Louisiana Health Alert Network (LA HAN) recipients. This message is from Dr. Joseph Kanter, Interim Assistant Secretary of the Office of Public Health, regarding Visitation in Nursing Homes .
October 16, 2020
This letter provides an update to June 17, 2020 Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) guidance regarding SARS-CoV-2 PCR testing requirements at Nursing Facilities (NF) in Louisiana.
September 18, 2020
Louisiana will move to quickly implement new guidance from the federal government easing restrictions on visits to nursing homes during the COVID pandemic, Gov. John Bel Edwards said Friday.
February 04, 2020
The purpose of this RFP is to establish and maintain a payment mechanism and assure continuity of service provision for Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) households in nine (9) Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) regions that are currently receiving Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funded tenancy support 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 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.
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.