Conducts needs assessments, develops coordinated service system, and contracts with local agencies for services to persons 60 years and older in Avoyelles, Catahoula, Concordia, Grant, LaSalle, Rapides and Winn Parishes.
Provides information and assistance to seniors and their families.
Also provides nursing home ombudsman services in the preceding seven parishes and Vernon Parish.
Every parish offers the following services under contract with this agency: 1. Information and Assistance; 2.Outreach; 3. Case Management for At-risk Seniors; 4. Transportation; 5. Chore Assistance or Homemaker; 6. Congregate Meals; 7. Home Delivered Meals; 8. Wellness Programs; 9. Recreation; 10. and Legal Assistance. Additional services such as telephone reassurance, respite or material aid are also available in some parishes.
Friendship House is the only licensed adult day services center in Central Louisiana. It is a not-for-profit organization that provides supervised programs and activities for adults who require a support system during the day-time hours, but can still live in their own homes or with relatives or friends.
Day-time, supervised and individualized programming and activities for older and impaired adults including daily exercise, music, arts and crafts, presentations by guest speakers/performers, cooking, gardening and much more. Activities focus on enrichment, education, wellness, nutrition, recreation and socialization. Daily healthcare and medical monitoring are provided by our nurses. Noon meals, prepared by Rapides Regional Medical Center, and two daily snacks are catered to meet each participant's dietary needs. Limited transportation to and from the center is provided by Atrans. Participants may attend 2 - 5 days per week. Caregivers may continue full-time employment, receive needed respite, and know that their loved one is well cared for. Our Caregivers' Support Group meets the last Tuesday of every month.
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