Iberia Parish Council On Aging
(20 Miles Away - Go to:
Address: 126 W Washington St New Iberia, LA 70560 Map & Directions New Iberia, LA Financial Assistance) Telephone: (337) 367-1556 Website: http://louisianacouncilsonaging.com/Iberia_Parish.html Services: keywords: I&R aging council on aging transportation elderly meals on wheels senior recreation medicaid application transportation medical food for families/seniors utility assistance commodities pap long term care ombudsman programs telephone reassurance senior volunteer medical alert personal care attendant medical equipment/supplies medication assistance
The Council on Aging offers the following programs:
Material Aid - providing aid in the form of food and/or goods such as clothing, medical equipment, utility assistance.
Case Management - Activities include assessing needs, developing care plans, authorizing services, arranging services, coordinating the provision of services among providers, follow-up and re-assessment.
Congregate Meals - Serving hot, nutritionally balanced meals in a community setting throughout the planning and service area. These meals satisfy social as well as nutritional needs.
Home Delivered Meals - Delivering nutritionally balanced hot meals to the homebound frail or disabled elderly.
Homemaker/Housekeeping - Providing light housekeeping to those unable to afford or care for their homes themselves.
Information and Assistance - Provides the individual with current information on opportunities and services available to the individuals within their communities.
Nursing Home Ombudsman - Ensuring that residents of Long Term Care Facilities receive the quality of care and quality of life to which they are entitled.
Outreach - Identifying isolated and hard to reach individuals in order to assist them in gaining access to needed services.
Senior Employment - The goal of this phase of the program is to train older persons for placement in paid positions within community jobs Persons must be 55 years of age to qualify.
Telephone Reassurance - Contacting individuals by phone on a routine basis to determine physical status, to provide comfort and help.
Retired Senior Volunteer Program - RSVP volunteers serve through non-profit, and public community organizations Anyone 55 or older, retired or semi-retired, is eligible to become a RSVP volunteer, whatever level of education, experience or income.
Medicaid Enrollment Center - Applications are taken for Medicaid which is a federally funded program that provides health care coverage to persons within certain groups based on income and resource limits set by Congress.
Medical Alert - Providing Emergency Response System to older persons.
Transportation - transporting older persons to such necessary services as medical, social security, banking, grocery shopping, and other basic essentials.
Senior Health Information: promotes understanding of Medicare, Medicaid, Medicare Supplement and Long Term Care Insurance.
Prescription Assistance: determines an older individual's need for prescription assistance and provides funding for this medication.
Personal Care Assistance: to persons having difficulties with daily activities, such as dressing, eating, toileting, and transferring in and out of bed.
Nutrition Counseling and Education: provides guidance to individuals who are at nutritional risk and promotes better health by providing accurate and culturally sensitive nutrition, physical fitness or health (as it relates to nutrition) information and instruction.
Utility Assistance: determines an older individual's need for utility assistance and provides needed financial assistance.
Material Aid: issues assistive devices and other goods, such as walkers, wheelchairs, fans, commodities, personal hygiene items.
Family Caregivers Support: offers relief to the caregiver responsible for the constant care of an adult 60 years or older. Care is provided by a Certified Nursing Assistant.
Wellness: activities designed to support and/or improve the older persons mental and/or physical wellbeing, such as exercise, health screening, flu shots, blood pressure checks.
Recreation: provides individual and group activities that promote social interaction and wellbeing.
Visiting: visits in the home of elder individuals providing comfort, encouragement, listening and fellowship. Hours: M-TH, 8A - 3:30P; F, 8A-3P Eligibility: Iberia parish resident 60 years or older; priority given to low-income minority with greatest social & economic needs
Documents To Bring: Call for an assessment; proof of income and other documentation needed; call for information