Aging and Adult Services

June 13, 2014
This weekend, communities across the nation and throughout the world will unite to observe World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. In Louisiana, Governor Bobby Jindal proclaimed June 15, 2014 as Elder Abuse Awareness Day.
March 06, 2014
Report to the House of Representatives Louisiana State Legislature - March 15, 2013. The report was produced as a result of a six month study of long term care financing, including: research, analysis, presentations from subject matter experts, debate, discussion and dialogue among the members and stakeholders. The methodology of the work of the study group utilized consensus decision-making. While participants may not necessarily agree with every statement within the report, the report does reflect the overall consensus of the study group.
February 21, 2014
The Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) reminds the public that it is hosting a series of public meetings next week to gather input about its proposal to transition people receiving long-term supports and services through the Medicaid program to a model of managed care.
February 13, 2014
The Department of Health and Hospitals is hosting a series of public meetings to gather input about its proposal to transition people receiving long supports and services through the Medicaid program to a model of managed care.
January 23, 2014
Department of Health and Hospitals Secretary Kathy Kliebert was joined by advocates for individuals with disabilities on Thursday as she announced $10 million in funding in Governor Jindal’s proposed upcoming fiscal year's budget, which will dramatically expand access to home and community-based services for some of Louisiana's most vulnerable residents.
November 22, 2013
The Department of Health and Hospital's Louisiana Permanent Supportive Housing Program (PSH) was honored at a ceremony this week by receiving the 2013 Great Places in Louisiana Award for its efforts to improve the health and quality of life for individuals with disabilities. Members of the PSH team were honored by AARP, the Center for Planning Excellence and the Lt. Governor's Office in an award ceremony along with the City of Jena and New Orleans City Park.
August 06, 2013
This week, much of Louisiana is under a heat advisory. Parts of the state are seeing temperatures in the high 90s with heat indexes over 100 degrees. The heat, coupled with high humidity, can cause potentially deadly heat-related illnesses. The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals and the Department of Children and Family Services encourage residents to take simple precautions to ensure their safety in the summer heat:
June 21, 2013
Today, the Louisiana Division of Administration and the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals outlined a plan to address funding reductions included by the Legislature in the state’s final operating budget for fiscal year 2014, which begins July 1. Without these actions, DHH projects that it would face an approximately $25.9 million state general fund shortfall at current operating levels.
May 10, 2013
DHH would like to recognize its nurses for the tremendous job they do each day in promoting public health and for the selfless care they provide during times of emergencies. This is National Nurses Week, May 6-12, set aside to honor all of America's 3.1 million registered nurses, including the more than 54,000 nurses in Louisiana. National Nurses Week is the time of year designated to recognize and celebrate these professionals and highlight the work they do every day to save lives and help people achieve better heath.
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.