Applications for Medicaid are filled out for clients 60 years and older. Applicants must call for an appointment.
Nutrition Congregate Meals
This service provides nutritionally balanced meals in a group setting along with supporting services such as outreach and nutrition education provided by the Lafourche Council on Aging. The meals are subcontracted through the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Department. A donation $2.80 per meal is encouraged and client must be 60 years of age or older to receive meals..
Nutrition Home Delivered Meals
This service provides for a hot, nutritious meal, five days a week, Monday-Friday to persons 60 and older who are temporarily or chronically home bound. The meals are subcontracted through the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Department. A donation of up to
$2.80 per meal is encouraged.
This service provides light housekeeping, preparation of food, and non-medical personal care depending on the older person’s needs. Errand services are available for the home bound to the nearest store, pharmacy, etc. A donation of up to $2.00 is encouraged.
Information and Assistance
This service helps older persons to obtain assistance in solving problems by providing information about and referrals to available services and service agencies. Outreach workers follow up on referrals, visit with older persons in their homes in order to determine their needs and seek out the isolated elderly.
Administers standard procedures for the purpose of gathering information about client to determine need and/or eligibility for services.
This service assists the elderly and disabled (60 years or older) who wish to travel anywhere in the parish and surrounding areas. Scheduling is required 24 hours in advance. Donations for this service are appreciated.
Suggested transportation donations are as follows:
In Parish $14.00*
Out of Parish $16.00* (LaFourche to Terrebonne)
*Elderly 60+ and Disabled, the cost is donation only
Services for this program are coordinated with our local Community Action Agency for the low-income, needy, elderly of the parish. This includes LIHEAP, Helping Hands, and co-op care.
Disease Prevention & Health Promotion Program
This program is designed to maintain and improve health, well-being and physical fitness to persons 60 years and older through group exercise, music, art and dance movement therapy. This program is subcontracted with Nicholl’s University.
Provides relief to caregivers who attend and care for frail, elderly, and disabled individuals. This program is subcontracted through the Medical Team.
Personal Care Program
The Personal Care Program is administered as a "last resort" service. As a last resort service the Personal Care services will be placed on hold during a client's receiving of any skilled services through an active Home Health Episode of Care. However, as soon as the episode has concluded, Lafourche Council on Aging funded services will be coordinated to being so there is not a lapse in service as funds are available.
Routine personal care is assisting client/patient with bathing or giving bed baths. Assisting clients/patient with grooming (i.e. shaving, washing of hair) helping clients dress, assisting client/patient with oral hygiene.
This program assist clients 60 years of age or older with a particular need they may have such as but not limited to medication, etc. not to exceed 200.00.
Senior Citizens Centers
Community facilities which offer a wide range of services including recreation and continuing education and serve as a focal point in the community for older persons. Centers also provide co-location of services. They have treadmills, wii games, do quilting, bingo, noon meals, etc. Come join the fun.
This service provides a “search and identify” program for hard to reach individuals to assist them in gaining access to needed services and provide them and their families the most appropriate care available in order to enable them to remain as independent as possible.
This service provides activities such as sports, supervised activity classes, performing arts, trips, games, and crafts facilitated by a provider.
SHIIP - Senior Health Insurance Information Program
Volunteers trains by a representative from the Office of Insurance Commissioner assist individuals in filling out forms. Call your local Senior Center or the Lafourche Council on Aging Office for more information.